Cassie – RockaByeBaby

As a gift for her fans and interlude before her sophomore album, Cassie drops her mixtape RockAByeBaby, a more aggressive sound that the exotic beauty says was inspired by the character Keisha from New Jack City.

"The initial concept started with RockaByeBaby from New Jack City. Keisha from New Jack City who was like the girl they called in to do the dirty work. She would just go and straight up, for a lack of a better explanation, go and blow people’s heads off in the middle of the street. She had to go handle the business that the boys couldn’t handle because the guys had to keep their hands clean," Cassie told XXLMag. "It’s not really literal at all; just concept-wise it’s a stronger side of my personality. Just music I wanted to make for so long. As an artist you get put in a box where you have to make music to please other people and not just necessarily yourself and get your “creative” on. It’s loosely based on New Jack City, but not completely. It was just an inspiration."

The previously released tracks “Numb” with Rick Ross and “Paradise” featuring Wiz Khalifa were the first to surface from the tape, showcasing Cassie’s edgier side. Most of the tracks boast appearances from some of the hottest rappers out right now, from Wiz, to Ross, to Pusha T, Meek Mill, and Fabolous. Cassie rocks out on every track with her soft voice, but with the bravado of a female rapper. Jeremih hops on the tape for a slow jam break with “Sound of Love.”