Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Casserine

Casserine (born Casserine Young on January 3, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York) was a female R&B singer from the 90's.

She started singing when she was 3 years old, graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in New York and even rejected an opera scholarship from Howard University to become a funk\R&B singer.
In 1994, Casserine released her debut album, "Gotta Get to Know Me" on Warner Bros. Records which didn't appear to chart at all. Casserine worked with Cato and Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on her album.
The first single from the album, "Why Not Take All of Me" (featuring Cato) peaked at #33 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #33 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.

The follow-up single, "We Gotta Run" (featuring rap group Da Bush Babees) peaked at #75 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.

Casserine's debut album received mediocre reception because critics seemed to be unmoved by the musical content, but however, much of the lack of interest was attributed to Casserine's lack of development.

Despite that, the album impressed R&B singer Patti LaBelle enough to invite Casserine to duet with her at a performance at the Apollo Theatre.

She was featured on the 1995 single, "Freedom" from the "Panther" movie soundtrack along with other female R&B artists such as Jade, Aaliyah, and Brownstone.

After that, it seems as if Casserine has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see the music video for "Why Not Take All of Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFje4hbsjs

To see the music video for "We Gotta Run," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sWsbQgZwI0

1 comment:

Honieraye said...

I Looooved Casserine's CD! Cato was a rare talent as well!!! " I Get a Buzz" is still one of my Favorite Jams!

H.R.V