A red hot Cassie covers the August 2011 cover of Blank magazine where she talks about her hair, new album, dream collaboration, working with Carol’s Daughter and what she would be doing if she wasn’t a performer.
What do you most value from your multicultural Heritage?
I love that I am me. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I have so many influences musically. My parents always played music in the house when I was growing up in CT. The music they played ranged from Parliament Funkadelic to Carol King to Stevie Wonder. As an artist I think that the music you’re exposed to when your young influences the music you choose to create. I also went through a Jimi Hendrix phase, it was interesting. I used to listen to him on my dads old 8-track player. I was in love with Janet Jackson and of course Aaliyah.
You’ve collaborated with some of the music industry’s biggest names. Who would you like to work with someday?
Prince would be amazing. Isn’t that everyone’s answer to that?
We heard you’re working on a new album. Can you give us a sneak peak? What can we expect?
Its top secret! (smiles) I’m going to let the music speak for itself. The one thing I will say is I love it.
Do you have any pre-stage rituals?
Chill with my friends catch a vibe… I don’t need much. Candles, candy, wine and before I even think about hitting the stage- a prayer.
Check out an EXCLUSIVE track – “Make You A Believer” feat. Jadakiss from her upcoming album along with behind the scenes video from the photoshoot and the rest of the interview after the jump.
You are a spokeswoman for Carol’s Daughter beauty products. What qualities do you admire in its founder Lisa Price?
She is just really kind, talented and its great to see how far a girl and a dream can get.
Would you ever consider acting or being on TV?
I’ve done a few things. I would love to act more; film is ideal for me. Its something I want to devote more time to – for sure. I would love to work with David Fincher or Oliver Stone.
What are the pros and cons of being a quadruple threat?
Wow that sounds pretty epic. I don’t know that I see it that way. Honestly, I feel blessed that I get to do what I do and be creative that I just try to focus on constantly growing and being the best Cassie I can be.
What would you be doing today if you hadn’t become a performer?
I’d be a chef or a museum owner I’m into modern art.
Not many people can pull of a half shaved head, but it looks very hot on you! Do you consider yourself a risk taker?
My hair wasn’t a risk to me. I just did it. Loved it, still love it actually. And am I a risk taker?! You gotta live, no risk no reward. Life is boring if you paint inside the lines.