Top-flight dancehallstar Assassin aka Agent Sasco has thrown down the gauntlet to his deejay peers as he lays claim to the titleof being 'best lyricist'in the dancehall with therelease of the critically acclaimed 'River Stone Buss Dem Head' mixtape .
The mixtape is an hour-long romp of thought-provoking lyrics, witty one-liners and complex metaphors that underline Assassin's prowess as the best rhyme spitter in the dancehall game today.
TheRun the Placelyricist released his brand new livemixtape on January 17and to date,the mixtapehas racked upover 10,000 official Internet downloads.Producers of the mixtape, Boardhouse Records, confirmed that just within a week of its official release date, over 10,000 Internet downloads have been recorded, in addition to massive positive feedback via social networks, such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter along with other media outlets worldwide.
Boardhouse Records dubs this effort the"the first-ever live recorded dancehall mixtape" and to pull off this feat, they recruitedDr. Dre (Renaissance Sound) and Xync Fence Sound to provide the sound-system atmosphere. In addition to the versatile Agent Sasco, the mixtape also features fresh, young talents, Scaacha, Lady Ali as well as Muschino, aka Quick Cook, who is responsible for creating the catchy phrase, "river stone buss dem head".
The 63-track mixtape features a variety of new tunes displaying versatility, energy and originality as well as hit songs, such as Run Di Place, Talk How Mi Feel, Madda Badman, Hand In A Di Air, Drink And Merry and Late, which are currently storming the airwaves, social media networks and dancehalls, locally and internationally. Both Run Di Place and Talk How Mi Feel hit #1 on various dancehall charts during 2011.
Assassin's manager, and Boardhouse's CEO Gareth Campbell says, "the mixtape delivers lyrics not gimmicks and a lot of energy and vibes that keep you entertained." He also highlights the fact that there is "straight deejaying for an hour, with the artiste showing lyrical fitness and maintaining the energy and clarity throughout."
True original dancehall fans will definitely appreciate the authenticity of this compilation, the one rhythm, one microphone and non-stop delivery of tunes ranging from party vibes to hardcore, to thought-provoking current issues.
The River Stone Buss Dem Head Mixtape can be downloaded from Assassin's Facebook page www.facebook.com/AssassinAgentSasco.
Agent Sasco recently represented Jamaica at the worldwide Smirnoff Night Life Exchange Event in London and delivered a superb performance at the recently held celebrity-studded Shaggy and Friends Charity concert , held in Kingston, Jamaica. Fans also saw him at the annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival 2012, one of the Caribbean's largest music festivals, held in Trelawny.