I love Cassie.
Or, well…I love the idea of Cassie. In my mind, I see her as a kind of icy, electro R&B princess-in-waiting yet to release her grand opus.
Then again, maybe it’s just my Connecticut bias.
All week, I’ve been listening to “Me & U” and “Long Way 2 Go” on repeat (as I am wont to do). Four years after her initial debut, Cassie’s two major singles continue to be the epitome of chilly electro-R&B perfection.
However, her sophomore effort has been hopelessly mired in setbacks, including dozens of song leaks (such as the impossibly delicious “Fuck U Silly” featuring Nicki Minaj), nudie pix, and salacious gossip.
As a result, we’re still waiting.
In the meantime, Cassie’s been involved in a number of fashion collaborations, including a fierce-as-fuck Fall/Winter 2009 campaign for DimePiece.
Now she’s teaming up with L.A. street-wear designers Diamond Supply Co. and photographer Estevan Oriol for a new Summer 2010 campaign. You can check out some of the images of the campaign here and here. Looks promising.
Information on the campaign is still minimal, so stay tuned by visiting Diamond Supply Co.’s official website.
NOW RELEASE A DAMN FOLLOW-UP ALBUM, GIRL. Goddamn.