Split Personality (Cassidy album)

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Split Personality
Studio album by Cassidy
Released March 16, 2004
Recorded 2003
Genre East Coast Hip hop
Label Full Surface/J/Ruff Ryders/Epic
Producer Swizz Beatz, J. Brown, Felli Fel, Nottz, V. Flowers, Neo Da Matrix, Rockwilder
Cassidy chronology
Split Personality
(2004)
I'm a Hustla
(2005)
Singles from Split Personality
  1. "Hotel"
    Released: September 23, 2003
  2. "Get No Better"
    Released: September 14, 2004

Split Personality is the debut album by rapper Cassidy. It was released on March 16, 2004. It debuted at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with 118,000 copies sold in its first week.[1] The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipping over 500,000 copies.[2]

Background[edit]

Cassidy recorded the Split Personality album in 2003. The record is divided into three parts. The first part (credited as "Cassidy") reflects his pop side, the second part (credited as "The Problem") is directed to his fans of his mixtapes, and the third (credited to "B. Reese") from fans from his early days.[3]

Cassidy recorded the track and lead single "Hotel", which references the song "Housewife" from Dr. Dre's album 2001, with R. Kelly in Kelly's Chicago studios with a vocal contribution by Kelly and a remix featuring vocals by Trina. The song became a hit, reaching the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in February 2004 and was nominated for a Vibe Award in the category Coolest Collabo that year.[4] The second single, "Get No Better", featured a contribution from labelmate Mashonda but did not do as well on the singles charts, reaching #82 on the Billboard Hot 100. The promotional video features Vida Guerra.

The tracks "Take It" and "Make You Scream Pt.2" didn't make the final cut but were released as promotional singles.[2][3]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
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Vibe 3.5/5 stars[7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[8]

Allmusic described the album as "a minor disappointment while simultaneously showing promise". Its review considered the first third of the album as the disappointing section. It considered the best tracks as "Hotel", "Can I Talk to You" and "Real Talk".

Tracklisting[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s)
1 "My Interpretation" Felli Fel
2 "Hotel" Swizz Beatz R. Kelly
3 "Lipstick" Swizz Beatz Jazze Pha
4 "Get No Better" Swizz Beatz Mashonda
5 "Make U Scream" Swizz Beatz Snoop Dogg
6 "Tha Problem" (skit)
7 "Tha Problem" Swizz Beatz
8 "Pop That Cannon" Swizz Beatz Styles P
9 "Blood Pressure" J. Brown
10 "Can I Talk to You" V. Flowers Jadakiss
11 "Real Talk" (skit) Swizz Beatz
12 "Real Talk" Nottz
13 "Husslin'" Swizz Beatz
14 "I'm Hungry" Rockwilder
15 "Around tha World" Neo Da Matrix
16 "Hotel" (Vacation Remix) Swizz Beatz R. Kelly & Trina

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

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