His new album ‘Theory of Reggaetivity’ explores what makes Jamaican music so special, zeroing in on the unique qualities of reggae and dancehall music.
For the latest episode of The Abstract — filmed in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at Keeling Reggae Video — Sasco dive deep into his Reggae Roots.
Featured on plenty of rap hits, Jamaican artist Agent Sasco is more focused on making a name for himself, according to Mass Appeal.
Although his career started in 1999 when Spragga Benz recorded his song “Shotta” for the popular Street Sweeper riddim, Assassin really busted out as a dancehall star in his own right with “Ruffest and Tuffest” on the Diwali Riddim in 2002.
Since that time Assassin (aka Agent Sasco) has emerged as one of dancehall’s top ranking lyricists—and hip hop’s best kept secret weapon.
First he was picked by Kanye West to appear on the Yeezus track “I’m In It”—based on a blind demo, selected solely on the power of his vocals.
Next Sasco was tapped by Kendrick Lamar to drop bars on “The Blacker The Berry,” the first single off To Pimp a Butterfly. And when Royce Da 5’9″ was looking for a reggae-flavored hook for his track “Rap on Steroids,” Assassin got the gig—and ended up rhyming alongside Black Thought and Eminem.