Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Diddy calls Cassie's "Official Girl" a 'smash'

Cassie's yet untitled album is looking for a September release. Production duties reported so far include Seven, Mario Winanas, Bryan Michale Cox, long time collaborator Ryan Leslie, Eric Hudson, Sean C and LV, and Danja. With over 300,000 copies sold for her first album, Cassie and her label head, Mr. P Diddy Combs are looking to break the possbile sophmore slump. Here's what Diddy had to say:

On the album:
"That's going to really, really catch people off guard. There's a huge [cry] out there for a younger Britney Spears, a younger Janet Jackson. Those two great artists have paved the way. She has a single out called 'Official Girl' and Danja produced it, and it is a smash.

On her past performances:
I just don't think she was ready," Diddy says. "I think that we threw her into the spotlight without the artist development -- that goes on with a lot of new artists. We pulled out, we took our time, we developed her for like, a year-and-a-half. People are just going to see her there and be like, 'Wow, she's really cocooned into a butterfly.'"

Remember as we told you, Jim Beanz has vocal production and writing duties for "Official Girl" so you can bet the Danja/Beanz will be in full effect.


  1. If I was Danja I would feel so pressurized by the biggest industry heads to expect a guaranteed hit out of me these days. But then again Danja has almost always delivered beyond expectations for a relative newcomer (especially as of late and without Timbaland, which a lot of people didn't expect).

    Considering how humble he was when I complimented him a few days ago, he fully deserves what he's worked hard to earn. If you had any idea how much tracks he makes that people DON'T get to hear aswell, I don't know where he fits his life!

  2. Alright Unreal, we get it, you have contacts with Danja! :D

    Any ways, i always felt that Cassie was released a little too early. She came out when there was so many hits being released, and she didn't stand a comparing chance. She felt undeveloped to me. Gld Diddy noticed that!

    Looking forward to her (hot, her album, and Danja and Beanz on the trackz!

  3. Cassie is not naturally gifted. bottom line. in other words she is wack. no vocal classes, no Danja, NOBODY can help her becoming an respected singer. the only way she could entertain me is go naked biatch

  4. I am NOT looing forward to Cassie's new music, but I am very much looking forward to her new music videos if you know what I mean.

  5. Being a typical dude i have to agree with the previous 2 posts

  6. WHY is everyone so concerned with people who can sing? Britney can't sing for shit, her album is hot, Madonna can't sing for shit, it looks like her album will be hot too. Do people not realize that just because you can't hit notes like Leona Lewis doesn't mean your album won't be awesome?

    Cassie's last album was great and she has a pleasant voice (when fucked around with on auto-tune anyway) more comparable to someone like Janet, she can't sing live for shit we all know that (remember that performance on TRL? Damn!) just get over it people. Look at who is on just her first single - Danja, Jim Beanz & The Clutch! With all these top notch producers on it, this album will be FIRE! I can't wait!

    * I agree with the peeps above however, I am also looking forward to the videos! * Recalls "Me & U" and dribbles...

  7. She will"NEVER" become Janet or Britney, But i do like her.

  8. In addition, if Diddy himself says she is better, and has turned into a butterfly, I doubt he is lying.

  9. NEW Yung Berg & Trey Songz track PRODUCED BY DANJA!!! Track is called My Kinda Girl


  10. I am almost SURE this is NOT Danja! obviously its "La Bella Mafia", whoever that might be

  11. OK, this song has just recently leaked and i'm pretty certain its Karina Pasian's cut of the same song.

    Not a great look for Cassie or her team.

    Karina Pasian - Official Girl


  12. Poor Cassie, if this is true.

  13. ..... ya so funny diddy you think cassie single "official girl" is a smash.. thats why karina pasians version is already out on the internet..... lets see wat you have to say about that

  14. Wow!!!!!
    I'm so sorry for Cassie, after listening to Karina Pasian's version I think that Diddy will look like a fool to put cassie out there to compete with this incredible young singer.

  15. @ the 2nd post, haha I honestly didn't mean it like that!

    Lukes post is the truth.

  16. yeah but to me Britney and Madonna are wack, sorry. I do admit tho, that they have few hot songs. but thats not their effort, its the production

  17. Of course, but at the end of the day good music is whatever about sounds the best really...

    But yeah especially in Britney's case, it was more of recorded Karaoke for her really lol.

  18. cassie is a dime. vocal talent, not there at all.. but she's a decent dancer and she has star quality. i hope she does well.

  19. Hmm... her vocal is too... "raspy" and "thick". I'd prefer Cassie's lack of vocal talent over this. It just doesn't fit for me.

    Nah... it ain't fitting.

    It has no movement, the production. It's tjust "there". I don't know, no change ups or anything, just feels like loop.

    Bring on Cassie. I'd prefer Cassie over this girl for this track.

    And you can tell them I said it...


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