Dancehall artiste Agent Sasco (formerly known as Assassin) has been featured on Kanye West’s upcoming Yeezus.
The song called I’m In It, sees Agent Sasco delivering his hard hitting lyrics to the beat of the multi-platinum and multiple time Grammy Award winner.
“Kanye’s production was there working on a summer project and wanted some verses from dancehall artistes, and I was one of the artistes selected. I spat some verses, some with and some without music. I got a call in January and I was told he liked what he heard and I’d be hearing from them soon in order to do a bit more work,” said Agent Sasco.
“What it means for my career really is a reinforcement that I am a diverse artiste who isn’t limited to a specific genre or type of music. I believe in being creative, and working with Kanye’s team was one of those great opportunities,” he told reporters, adding that he is open to any other such opportunities.
Dancehall is quite vocal on Kanye West’s upcoming album with samples from Capleton, Popcaan and Beenie Man.
One of the most noticeable ideas on the 10-track album, Yeezus, was the strong presence of dancehall.
One of the songs, “I Am A God,” features sections of Capleton‘s “Forward Inna Dem Clothes,” while another track, “Send It Up,” has samples of Beenie Man’s Memories. Popcaan is also featured on a track called “Blocka.”
Assassin says he recently released other songs like “Shell,” “Tell Unnuh,” “How Yuh Mean” featuring Ankle Socks (Twins of Twins character) and “Material Girl.”
Kanye West recently got his first child with his fiancé, sex-tape and reality TV star Kim Kardashian.