"I think right now, the way that I got the hood on smash and the way that my song is poppin' off, I don't think it would be a smart decision for Hov to drop on November 6," Cassidy said.
And though Jay's "unofficial soundtrack" to the flick of the same name has been getting good reviews, Cass said American Gangster is not as anticipated as any of Hov's classics.
"It ain't like when [The Blueprint] Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 was gonna drop, it's a lot different," Cassidy said.
Cassidy's third solo effort is the follow up to I'm a Hustla, in which he sampled Hov's voice on the title track.
Cassidy compared the projected sales stand-off to that of 50 Cent and Kanye West.
"The same way that Kanye and 50 both benefited from dropping on the same day, I think if I drop with somebody as legendary as Hov, I can't do nothing but benefit from that," Cass said. "I'm happy that Hov, a person that really takes lyricism seriously, is coming back out again."
Hov isn't the only one Cass says isn't fit to come against him. The rapper recently smashed rumors of a battle rap with Joe Budden, saying the only emcee fit to battle him was himself.