Jamaican deejay Agent Sasco has unleashed the official video for the title track of his latest EP Sasco vs Assassin.
Directed by Jay Will for Game Over, he goes bar-for-bar switching from his younger persona, Assassin, to his current self, Sasco. U.K.’s hitmaker Toddla T brings sleek keyboarding and battering snares to the song’s production.
Sasco vs Assassin EP is the lyrical titan’s fifth release, consisting of five tracks—his most condensed work to date.
Assassin stormed onto the dancehall circuit in 2001, and evolved into Agent Sasco through his own personal maturation. The EP is his take on the hybrid sound of afrobeats and dancehall.
The guest list for Sasco vs Assassin reflects Agent Sasco’s revered reputation as a respected artist amongst his peers. The Caribbean island’s top artists like Sean Paul, Chronixx, and Kranium are featured guests on the jam-packed EP.
Nigerian producer P2J and Brazil’s Tropkillaz fuse together afrobeats and samba-style percussion on the Sean Paul-assisted “Do Mi Thing.” Agent Sasco reunites with beatsmith RiffRaffKeyz on the Kranium-featured “No Stranger to Danger.” Chronixx and Agent Sasco juggle verses on “Represent,” a celebratory anthem for one’s heritage, produced by Fanatix.
For almost two decades, Agent Sasco has maintained an active presence in Jamaican music.
Through the pandemic, Agent Sasco has taken to Instagram Live to produce a weekly retrospective Riddim Classics series where he revisits classic dancehall rhythms through interviews with producers and the contemporary artists that appeared on the compilations with him back when he was most-known as Assassin (circa 2001).
The Diwali Riddim (2002), Good to Go Riddim (2003), and the Applause Riddim (2005) are featured in some of his many live broadcasts that take fans back to when his voracious wordplay put him on the map.
Watch the new video for Sasco Vs Assassin below: