Agent Sasco announced he is dropping a new album in May this year.
Sasco, also known in dancehall circles as Assassin, announced that he has been working on a new project. The dancehall legend recently opened his own studio at his home where he has been doing his recording. His last album Theory of Reggaetivity was released in 2016. The project earned Sasco a lot of respect for its quality and depth. He told that Star that the project started out as a 12-track effort and has grown significantly since then so he is close to finish.
“It started off as a 12-song project and now we’re up to 14 because we start finding some song where we say ‘no we cant leave off dat,’” Sasco said. “We’re close to the finish line and I’m thinking that we should have a solid project for the people.”
If there is any dancehall artist who is deserving of a honorary Grammy award its Agent Sasco. With two decades under his belt in the music business, he has amassed a vast catalog over the years that helped cemented his place as one of the most lyrically acclaimed dancehall artist of all-time.
As for his aspirations of getting a Grammy, Agent Sasco says he is just making music for the fans and if it earned him one of those trophies then its icing on the cake.
Dancehall music is currently back in mainstream, but Assassin, aka Agent Sasco, says the music need more balance.
Sasco has around two decades of experience in dancehall and has created a vast catalog for himself including some international hits with overseas artists. The 34-year-old deejay made a name for himself as one of the most prolific lyricists in dancehall and often drew attention for his socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics.
Sasco recently weighed in on the state of the music and how the young acts stacks up to the veterans in the business. “You have 17-year-olds now that have an idea of what dancehall should look and sound like,” he said. “I am not going to be one of the man dem who dictate how fi dem (young artistes) world should look because it is for dem to use how dem see it to come up with material. The issue is when there is no balance to it or when it is one-dimensional.”
Agent Sasco added that currently he is hearing too much of the same thing on the airwaves and want to see more balance among the new acts. He also want stakeholders to start look at the business aspects of dancehall and that’s a sentiment that has been echoed from musicians over the last few years. The full earning potential of dancehall acts are not being met, despite the huge popularity of the genre worldwide and over the last few years you have some big name international acts like Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran tapping into the genre to make massive hits.