DJ Cassidy is an American DJ, MC and record producer. With his trademark boaters, the cricket sweaters, bow ties, color-blocked tuxedos, and gold microphone, DJ Cassidy became popular for his work at celebrity functions. By the way, how much is a net worth of DJ Cassidy? Well, let us find out that information from this page.
Net Worth of DJ Cassidy
DJ Cassidy is an American rap and hip-hop artist who has a net worth of $500,000. He has released five studio albums, beginning with “Split Personality” in 2004. In the year of 2003, his single “Hotel” was a hit, reaching#4 on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart, #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #2 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, and #3 on the UK Singles Chart. Also, DJ Cassidy has appeared in some films including:
- “American Gangster” (2007)
- “Next Day Air” (2009)
- “Rhyme and Punishment” (2011)
- “Kony Montana” (2014)
Aside from that, in 2013, he published the book “Behind B.A.R.S: The Authorized Biography of Cassidy.”
Career of DJ Cassidy
In the late 1990s, DJ Cassidy began competing in rap battles, and he switched to traditional hip-hop in the early 2000s. In the year of 2002, DJ Cassidy signed with the record label Full Surface, Swizz Beatz’s imprint under J Records and Ruff Ryders Entertainment. On March 16, 2004, his debut studio album, “Split Personality,” was released, and the certified Gold album included the singles “Hotel” (featuring R. Kelly) and “Get No Better” (featuring Mashonda). His album reached#2 on the “Billboard” 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. In March 2005, DJ Cassidy released the Platinum single “I’m a Hustla”, followed by an album of the same name in June, which reached #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts.
DJ Cassidy took a break from music to serve time in jail and recover from a car accident, then in November 2007 he released his third album, “B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story.” The album reached at #2 on the Top Rap Albums chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and featured the singles “My Drink n My 2 Step” (featuring Swizz Beatz) and “Innocent Man (Misunderstood),” that featured Mark Morrison.
In 2009, DJ Cassidy signed with Kross Over Entertainment, Carmelo Anthony’s record label, and released the “Apply Pressure” mixtape series while working on his 4th album. In the year of 2010, DJ Cassidy released the EP “Face 2 Face” and the album “Cass a Straight Hustla.” It was featured on the tracks by DJ Absolut and Prince Negaafellaga. In the year of 2012, DJ Cassidy and Meek Mill began a “Twitter beef.” Both said that they would battle each other for $100,000 each.
DJ Cassidy’s song “The Diary of a Hustla” was thought to be dissing Meek Mill, but DJ Cassidy denied it. After Meek dissed his song “Condom Style” (a remake of Gangnam Style which earned him an endorsement deal with Trojan), DJ Cassidy fired back with the track “Me, Myself and iPhone.”
In the year of 2013, DJ Cassidy released the mixtape “Don’t Trust Anyone” and followed it with some more, including “Da BARbarian” (2016) and “Numbers” (2019). Then, in 2020, he released his fifth album: “Da Science.”
Early life and Education of DJ Cassidy
DJ Cassidy was born on July 7, 1982, in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania). He is the second child of Monica Podell, née Faust, and Jonny Podell. Cassidy’s sister, Brittany, was born in 1977. When DJ Cassidy was born, his father was a booking agent for Norby Walters Associates. In 1996, he became head of music at ICM. In 1982, he and Monica Podell separated.
DJ Cassidy said that he had always been a “hip-hop kid”. As a child, DJ Cassidy watched dance films such as Breakin and Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo, and then loved Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and Kool Herc. His tenth birthday gift was two turntables and a mixer. DJ Cassidy began by working at teenage parties, school carnivals, and talent shows then, from his senior year, in nightclubs. In the year of 1999, DJ Cassidy began his undergraduate studies at George Washington University before transferring to New York University, where he majored in sociology and eventually graduated in 2003.
Personal Life of DJ Cassidy
On April 15, 2005, DJ Cassidy and two other men were in possession of an AK-47 and pistols and fired at 3 men during an argument in Northwest Philadelphia. One man named Desmond, died after being shot in his back. While his two friends were treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds. On June 9th, a warrant for Cassidy’s arrest was issued, with the charges listed as attempted murder, murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, weapons possession, and conspiracy.
On June 17th, DJ Cassidy surrendered to the authorities, then was denied bail at his arraignment. He sent to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. DJ Cassidy waived his right to a jury trial and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime on January 25, 2006. DJ Cassidy received a sentence of 11 to 23 months in jail (and was credited with seven months served) plus probation. On March 2, 2006, DJ Cassidy was released from jail. He talked about the experience in the 2011 documentary “Rhyme and Punishment.”
In October 2006, DJ Cassidy suffered serious injuries in a car accident once a commercial truck hit the SUV he was in. DJ Cassidy was treated at the Jersey City Medical Center for a fractured skull and broken bones in his face. On the accident, DJ Cassidy said that he was in a coma for about eight days. The doctor put him into a medicated coma so that if he woke up he would not be traumatized by what he went through. When he first woke up out of his coma, he had amnesia, so he could not remember everything. The doctor told him that he suffered brain damage, but it was temporary.