B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story
|B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story|
|Studio album by Cassidy|
|Released||November 6, 2007|
|Recorded||2006–2007 at The Saltmine Studios|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop|
|Label||J, Full Surface, Ruff Ryders, Epic|
|Producer||Swizz Beatz (Exec.), Bink!, Devo Springsteen, Hi-Tek, Neo Da Matrix, Nottz, Cassidy, Kanye West, The Individualz, Lamont "Logic" Coleman, Devon "Gold" Golder|
B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story  is the third studio album by American rapper Cassidy. It was released under Full Surface Records/J Records. Before its release, XXL Magazine ranked the album the 10th most anticipated album of 2007. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 with 63,000 copies sold in the first week released.
The album was originally titled This Time Around, then it was changed to It Is What It Is and finally to B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story. Cassidy named the album B.A.R.S. after spending 8 months behind bars (in prison). B.A.R.S are also his initials, Barry Adrian Reese [Story]. The album features songs about his accident and his time in jail as well as his relationship with God. He also created a B.A.R.S. Competition Freestyle Battle with finalists, G.O.D. Jewels, 21, of Chicago, IL, Rocky, 17, of Detroit, MI, and Lil' Chugga, 23, of, Columbia, TN on October 10, 2007 live on MTV's Sucker Free.
Producer Swizz Beatz handled some of the production on the album. The CD was released on Swizz Beatz' Full Surface Records imprint, a subsidiary of J Records. Other producers involved with the project were Neo Da Matrix, Don Cannon, Kanye West, Bink, Hi-Tek, and others.
|“||Swizz and Sean aren't only collaborating on music for world peace — they are also teaming up for some big upcoming albums. "Sean is an incredible talent," Swizz said, "and yes, he and I have formed a partnership to change the game. We have projects we are currently working on from J. Lo to Eve, Beyoncé to Cassidy."||”|
Cassidy himself produced the track "All By Myself" which sampled "Me, Myself & I" by The Dramatics.
"Celebrate" featuring John Legend samples jazz singer Nina Simone's version of the song "Strange Fruit."
|1||"Intro (B.A.R.S. vs. da Hustla)"||Avenue & Joe Bravo of The Individuals||6:20|
|2||"My Drink n My 2 Step"||Swizz Beatz & Anthem Frost||Swizz Beatz||3:13|
|3||"Where My Niggaz At"||Neo Da Matrix||4:52|
|4||"I Will Never Tell (Uh Uh)"||Lamont "Logic" Coleman & Devon "Gold" Golder||4:39|
|5||"I Pray"||Lamont "Logic" Coleman & Devon "Gold" Golder||Shiz Lansky||4:56|
|6||"Innocent Man (Misunderstood)"||Swizz Beatz||Mark Morrison||4:12|
|7||"Cash Rulez"||Hi-Tek||Bone Thugs-n-Harmony & Eve||3:54|
|8||"Leanin' on the Lord"||Swizz Beatz||Angie Stone||5:07|
|9||"Damn I Miss the Game"||Bink||Rell||3:24|
|10||"Done 4 Me"||Dready||3:29|
|11||"I Get My Paper"||Nottz||Swizz Beatz||4:41|
|12||"Take a Trip"||Swizz Beatz||Mashonda||3:33|
|13||"Celebrate"||Devo Springsteen||John Legend||3:57|
|14||"All By Myself"||Cassidy||5:02|
|U.S. Billboard 200||10|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||3|
|U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums||2|
- AllHipHop Review
- Allmusic Review
- RapReviews Review
- Rolling Stone Review
- XXL Review
- DJBooth.net Review
- [News] Cassidy gets his B.A.R.S right
- Cassidy Leans On The Lord For 'B.A.R.S.'
- "Jay-Z Leapfrogs Eagles, Britney For No. 1 Debut". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
-  Archived May 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Dj Big Mike & Dj Thoro The Hustlas Home (OFFICIAL CASSIDY MIXTAPE!!!) MixTrap - www.mixtrap.com
- Cassidy - 7-7-07 - Free Mixtape @ datpiff.com