Assassin (deejay)

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Assassin
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Agent Sasco at Ruhr Reggae Summer 2014
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Campbell
Also known as Agent Sasco, Agent 006, Agent 00
Born (1982-12-22) 22 December 1982 (age 34)
Kingston, Jamaica
Genres Dancehall, reggae
Years active 1999–present
Labels VP, Boardhouse Records
Website http://www.agentsasco.com/

Jeffrey Campbell (born 22 December 1982), better known as Agent Sasco, and previously as Assassin, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Campbell grew up in Kintyre, St. Andrew before relocating to Kingston.[3] His career began in 1999 when his lyrics to were recorded by Spragga Benz as "Shotta";[2] He soon started recording himself, releasing his first single in 2000.[2] He gained the nickname 'Assassin' while at Camperdown High School.[3][4]

He signed to VP Records, and released two albums for the label before switching to Boardhouse Records, which he co-owns and started in 2008.[5][6] His second album, Gully Sit'n, was described as a "celebration of ghetto life".[3]

In the mid-2000s, he started an internet based degree in Business Management from the University of Sunderland.[2] He began using the stage name 'Agent Sasco' as it has more "Googleability" than 'Assassin'.[1] His single "Talk How Mi Feel" reached number one on the Jamaica Countdown Chart in June 2011.[5]

In 2013, he was featured on the song "I'm in It" by American Recording Artist Kanye West on his 6th solo album, Yeezus.[7]

In February 2015, Assassin was featured on the song "The Blacker the Berry" by Grammy award winner Kendrick Lamar [8] It was certified gold after selling over 500,000 copies.[9]


February 15th, 2016, on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, was highlighted on the Global platform; with his feature from the politically charged hit single “The Blacker the Berry;” during Kendrick Lamar highly anticipated Grammy performance. [10]

On February 19th 2016 he released the album Theory of Reggaetivity.[9]

Discography[edit]

Agent Sasco at Ruhr Reggae Summer 2014

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Wah Gwaan" (2000), First Name Music
  • "Two Words For You" (2000), Mixing Lab
  • "Money Maker" (2000), True Blue Family
  • "Dam It" (2000), Penthouse
  • "Yu Nuh Coot" (2000), First Name Music
  • "Won't" (2001), Full Hundred – split single with Sean Paul
  • "Dedicated to the World" (2001), Natural Bridge
  • "Let Me Through" (2001), Massive B
  • "Stages" (2002), Gargamel Music
  • "Surprise" (2002), Awful Music
  • "The Answer" (2002), 40/40 Productions
  • "Diet" (2002), Black Shadow
  • "Do Ma Thing" (2003), Kings of KIngs
  • "Its A Girl Thing" (2003), Blaxxx
  • "Strait" (2003), Don Corleon Music
  • "Pull Up" (2003), Don Corleon Music
  • "We a Bad From" (2003), Builders
  • "Girls Alone" (2003), 40/40 Productions
  • "Nobody Else" (2003), Penthouse – with Nicky Burt
  • "Roll In" (2003), 40/40 Productions
  • "Have Dat" (2003), South Rakkas Crew
  • "Youth Well Cold" (2003), Penthouse – Assassin & Freddie McGregor
  • "Don't Like You" (2004), Jah Snowcone
  • "Man Town" (2004), John John
  • "Step Pon Dem" (2004), Birchill
  • "They Don't Know" (2004), Red Dragon Music
  • "Move And Go-Weh" (2004), Big Jeans
  • "Girls Gone Wild" (2004), H2O Productions
  • "Don't Like You" (2004), Jah Snowcone
  • "As A Man" (2005), Steely & Clevie
  • "Some Gal" (2005), Birchill
  • "Break You Down" (2005), First Name Music
  • "Gangsta City" (2005), 40/40 Productions
  • "Tell Wey U Come From" (2006), Gargamel Music
  • "No Price" (2006), Champagne International
  • "Talk Bout Yu Youth" (2006), Don Corleon – Voice Mail & Assassin
  • "Mouth Mek Fi Chat" (2006), Don Corleon
  • "Low The Music" (2006), Supertronics Muzic
  • "Real Gallis" (2006), 2Cus Production
  • "I Don't Care" (2006), Zero G Records
  • "Boring Gal" (2007), Birchill Records
  • "Do Mek Me Hold You" (2007), Don Corleon
  • "Carry News" (2007), Big Ship
  • "Can't Beg Fi Dem" (2007), Pure Music Productions
  • "Beep Out" (2007), H2O Productions
  • "Spare Dem" (2008), Don Corleon
  • "Surveillance" (2008), Daseca
  • "Money" (2008), Big Ship
  • "Wha Do Dem Guy Deh" (2008), Boardhouse
  • "The A. R." (2008), Stainless
  • "Pure Gal" (Remix) (2008), Music World Entertainment
  • "Priority" (2009), Juke Boxx Productions
  • "Hand Inna Di Air" (2009), Big Ship
  • "More Peace on Earth" (2009), John John – Michael Rose & Assassin
  • "Gal Dem Time Now" (2009), Techniques
  • "Wanna Be Ballaz" (2009), Dem Yute Deh Music
  • "Dancehall Again" (2010), Daseca
  • "History Book" (2010), Juke Boxx Productions
  • "Bam Bam" (2010), Juke Boxx Productions
  • "Boopsie" (2010), Juke Boxx Productions
  • "Mad Sound" (2011), Maximum Sound
  • "Ghetto State of Mind" (2011), Maximum Sound – Assassin, Bounty Killer & Half Pint
  • "Squeeze Off" (20??), City Dawgs
  • "Sissy" (2008), Don Corleon
  • "Yard Man" (20??), Pot of Gold
  • "Serious Time" (2006), Birchill
  • "Free Style" (20??), Danger Zone
  • "Guinep Stain" (20??), Liv Up
  • "Stop the Fighting" (20??), Penthouse – Richie Stephens & Assassin
  • "Anywhere We Go" (2005), Mad House
  • "Dancehall Defender" (20??), Opera House
  • "To How Yu Livin" (20??), Shy Shy – Spragga Benz & Assassin
  • "Good Over Evil" (2006), Mad House
  • "Our Style" (20??), Natural Cut
  • "Stand By Your Man" (20??), Penthouse – Assassin & Marcia Griffiths
  • "Visa Line" (2002), Footsteps
  • "As A Man" (20??), VP
  • "Do It" (20??), Kings of Kings
  • "Dem Ting Deh" (20??), Renaissance – Bounty Killer & Assassin
  • "Idiot Ting Dat" (2004), Renaissance
  • "I'm In It" (2013), Yeezus – Kanye West, Assassin & Justin Vernon
  • "The Blacker the Berry" (2015), Kendrick Lamar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Richard (2012) "‘ONLY A MATTER OF TIME’ – Deejay Assassin awaits that moment", Jamaica Observer, 20 January 2012, retrieved 7 June 2012
  2. ^ a b c d Porter, Christopher (2007) "Assassin", Washington Post, 15 August 2007, retrieved 7 June 2012
  3. ^ a b c Malcolm, Tennesia (2007) "Assassin – Taking 'Gully Sit'n' to college Archived 28 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.", Jamaica Gleaner, 24 August 2007, retrieved 7 June 2012
  4. ^ Henry, Roland (2007) "Discipline, drive key to success as a deejay", Jamaica Observer, 30 September 2007, retrieved 7 June 2012
  5. ^ a b "Assassin scores first #1 this year", Jamaica Observer, 13 June 2011, retrieved 7 June 2012
  6. ^ "Assassin hoping for more success Archived 8 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine.", Jamaica Star, 5 June 2012, retrieved 7 June 2012
  7. ^ Morgan, Simone (2013) "Assassin in it to stay", Jamaica Observer, 17 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013
  8. ^ "Kendrick Lamar Takes on Hypocrisy on Powerful New Track”,”Rolling Stone”, 10 February 2015, retrieved 2015-02-11
  9. ^ a b "Theory according to Sasco", Jamaica Observer, 21 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015
  10. ^ "Agent Sasco gets major highlight at 016 grammy awards show", Jamaica Star”, 16 February 2016, retrieved 20 February 2016

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