Cassidy has been named a suspect in a murder case and two attempted murder cases in Philadelphia this according to law enforcement.
Cassidy was arrested in Hackensack, New Jersey this weekend on a probation violation and according to the Hackensack PD, the arrest was made in connection with the alleged crimes in Philadelphia.
Cops tell us police in Philly had phoned in a favor to the Hackensack PD telling them to arrest Cassidy on the probation violation and warned them “to consider Cassidy armed and dangerous,” saying it was a “high-risk warrant”.
Undercover officers with the Hackensack PD followed the 28-year-old rapper real name Barry Reese and arrested him during a felony motor vehicle stop.
Cassidy previously did an eight month jail stint for involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime. He was released in 2006. Cassidy is still in custody in NJ bail was set at $200,000.
Rapper M-Bone, member of popular rap group Cali Swag District, was murdered Sunday night in a drive-by shooting. M-Bone, whose real name is Montae Talbert, was only 22 years old. Although the investigations are currently pending, TMZ.com reports that M-Bone's incident appeared to be a random act of violence and his murder wasn't premeditated. They further added that M-Bone was "just in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Fellow Cali Swag District members tweeted on M-Bone's death, with member C-Smoove stating, "Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone." Lil' Twist, an artist currently signed to Young Money, tweets, " R.I.P M-Bone of Cali Swag District! Got the homie and his family in my prayers!! To the whole crew keep y'all heads up!" Friends and families of M-Bone even received condolences from many respected hip-hop artists ranging from Game, Edo. G, and to legendary DJ Premier who tweeted, "R.I.P. M-Bone of Cali Swag District.....so sad !!! And I learned how to "Dougie" because of these youngsters....Love To his Family"
Cali Swag District is best known for their platinum-selling single "Teach Me How to Dougie," which recieved major airplay during 2010. Their upcoming debut album "The Kickback" is currently being prepped. RapReviews.com sends our condolences to the family, friends, and to all those affected by the tragic death of M-Bone. Whether one likes the song or not, this video below will be imminently played for summers to come. R.I.P. M-Bone.
Far East Movement Join 2011 Billboard Music Award Performance Lineup!
AR EAST MOVEMENT JOIN LINEUP OF ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT THE 2011 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, AIRING MAY 22 ON ABC
Los Angeles, CA - May 12, 2011 - Far East Movement have joined the list of musical artists announced to be perform at "The 2011 Billboard Music Awards," hosted by Ken Jeong, which airs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. They join announced musical artists Black Eyed Peas, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Keith Urban, Pitbull, Lady Antebellum, Taio Cruz, Ke$ha, One Republic, and Ne-Yo. Far East Movement are nominated for the Billboard Top Rap Song category at the awards.
Far East Movement found mainstream success after building a following in the Downtown Los Angeles club scene. They triumphed when their song, "Girls On The Dance Floor," co-written by Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, topped radio charts across the country. The success led to a record deal with CherryTree/Interscope Records and release of their debut album, Free Wired, in October 2010. The album's lead single, "Like A G6," exploded on radio and sales charts, reaching triple platinum-plus status and the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart making them the first Asian-American group with a #1 song in the country. "Rocketeer," the second single featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, became another platinum selling Top 10 Billboard charting that connected with new fans of all ages. "Like A G6" took home Top Pop Song of the year at the 2011 ASCAP Awards.
Far East Movement's current single off Free Wired, "If I Was You," is climbing Top 40 radio charts across the country, already at the top of many playlists.
Finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album, single and digital sales, airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on MySpace, Facebook and many of the other most popular online destinations for music. The awards will be based on the reporting period of February 28, 2010 through March 1, 2011.
"The 2011 Billboard Music Awards" is a production co-executive produced by Richard D. Beckman, CEO Prometheus Global Media and Don Mischer Productions. Louis J. Horvitz is directing. David Wild and Jennifer Mischer are the writers.
The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HD format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-14 D, L parental guideline.