Dancehall artiste Assassin is certainly more mature and has even developed into ‘Agent Sasco’.
The artiste, whose real name is Jeffrey Campbell, said Agent Sasco is a “more spiritually aware, socially conscious” version of himself.
“It’s just a new branch to the whole brand. As I get more mature I try to focus on music that is not only geared at entertainment,” Assassin told THE STAR.
“Agent Sasco is a mission and a movement that is giving people music that they can relate to, give them thought, create more social awareness and encourage people to think more,” he said.
Assassin said he started the Agent Sasco movement with songs like Same Thing Again and Give Thanks. His other straight dancehall songs like Pree Dis and Almighty Protect Me, he said, he will leave to the interpretation of his listeners.
“Sometimes you put songs out and people find deeper meaning in them,” he told THE STAR.
While the Agent Sasco persona will release more socially aware songs, Assassin said it is not an alter ego.
“It may be similar but not entirely an alter ego ’cause that is usually outside your normal character. This has always been a part of my work, I’m just fine-tuning it now,” Assassin said.
His new CD, Assassin Agent Sasco Dancehall Mixtape, was recently released and another onedrop CD is currently being manufactured for distribution soon. He also has new songs like Stimulus Package and Guinep Stain which are doing well.
Assassin, who is currently in the United States, will return to Jamaica on Wednesday after shows in Atlanta and Los Angeles. In June, he will have shows in the US Virgin Islands and The Bahamas.