Tagged: Assassin


GEN F: Assassin

“None of these so-called young artists or new artists are younger than I am, really,” Assassin says, leaning conspiratorially across a poolside hotel bar in New Kingston. “Probably a couple months, but it’s not like … read more »

POSTED October 13, 2011 1:00PM IN GEN F TAGS: , ,

Ghetto Palms 120: Serani / Future Fambo / Dancehall Again!

Daseca again! Everybody’s favorite makers of gun-drop, Island pop, and dubstop snapped back this week with a new riddim that is decidedly not a hybrid or micro-genre of anything except in the sense that they … read more »

POSTED November 11, 2010 10:30AM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms 113: Vegas / Wayne Wonder / Exodus—Exclusive Daseca Riddim!

I could try to do a Ghetto Archipelago headline without mentioning Monday’s Labor Day festivities here in New York. But that would just be silly. Three million strong, Brooklyn Carnival is the elephant in the … read more »

POSTED September 8, 2010 12:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms 100: Refix Special #2: The Very Best / Los Rakas / Busy Signal/ Bunji Garlin / Chief Boima

There’s been so much damn genre-splicing going on around here that I was literally forced, gun to my head, to record a refix special edition part II—plus I had too much fun doing the first … read more »

POSTED May 5, 2010 11:30AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , , ,

Assassin’s New Agent Sasco Mixtape is Absurdly Good

One of our favorite dancehall deejays slays every good beat from the last few months. It almost makes us tired just listening to this dude’s reckless abuse of the microphone. Download: Assassin is Agent Sasco … read more »

POSTED April 23, 2010 10:55AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Ghetto Palms 91: Rihanna f. Assassin / De Tropix / Serani / Gyptian / Mujava

I tend to be kind of a DJ-centric snob about the audio for this column, but every once in a while I end up with a ton of ghetto-platinum material from the artists I have … read more »

POSTED March 3, 2010 11:40AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,

Gabriel Heatwave’s UK Funky Bashment Mixtape MP3

It was only a matter of time before the hottest dance music in London, with its African influences and syncopated jangling, began drifting into reggae territory. On Gabriel Heatwave‘s mix for XLR8R, he shows exactly … read more »

POSTED October 9, 2009 2:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Freeload: Two Mixtapes Killed by Assassin

In FADER #60, we positioned Assassin as dancehall’s perpetual next big thing, calling him the “permanent underdog.” And while he still hasn’t reached the worldwide status of a dude like Mavado, these two mixtapes, from … read more »

POSTED May 8, 2009 10:31AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Freeload: Assassin “Pum Pum Surveillance”

This the second Assasin track to make the blog in a week. Not because the collegiate dancehaller is on a roll (he is) or because producers Daseca murk the boards consistently (they do), but because … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2008 2:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Freeload: Assassin, “Money” (Work Out Riddim)

We profiled dancehall producer Stephen “di genius” McGregor back in Issue 48 in our Beat Construction section, detailing his rise from son of Freddie to teenage riddim killer, and even projecting that his relationship with … read more »

POSTED May 16, 2008 3:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,