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 Boardhouse Production and mixed by Xynk Fence Soundsystem, should prove that he at least deserves to. We'd recommend you assess your current mood before deciding which one to listen to first—one drop for easy vibes, dancehall if you want to wine pon your Aeron. Or you can shuffle them up and just marvel at the sandstorm that is Assassin's voice.
May 08, 2009