It might be a stretch to call Cassie‘s rise to fame a fairy tale (Cinderella never worked as a model in New York City, after all), but her story does contain certain elements of the fantastic. The 19-year-old singer has come a long way since her stage debut as one of the seven dwarves in a fifth grade production of Snow White, and she couldn’t have done it without singer/songwriter/producer Ryan Leslie, who took her under his wing and encouraged her to pursue a career in music.
Currently preparing for the first quarter ‘09 release of the as-yet-untitled follow-up to her self-titled debut, Cassie is ready to show listeners a new side of her musical persona. The lead single “Official Girl”, featuring Lil’ Wayne, finds the rising star asserting her status as Numero Uno in a romantic relationship, and fans can look forward to plenty more cuts demonstrating her growth into a mature, versatile artistic force on her forthcoming sophomore effort.
In an exclusive interview with our very own DJ “Z,” Cassie steps inside the Booth to discuss what it really means to be an “Official Girl,” how her modeling experience (and striking good looks) have affected her musical career, and which cable program she considers her “Addiction”.
Shout to Z (DJBooth.net)