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Top flight dancehall star Assassin a.k.a Agent Sasco has thrown down the gauntlet to his deejay peers as he lays claim to the title of being 'best lyricist' in the dancehall with the release of the critically acclaimed 'River Stone Buss Dem Head' mixtape. The mixtape is an hour long romp of thought-provoking lyrics, witty one-liners and complex metaphors that underline Assassin's prowess as the best rhyme spitter in the Dancehall Game today.

The 'Run the Place' lyricist released his brand new live mix tape on January 17th and to date, the mixtape has racked up over 10,000 official Internet downloads. Producers of the mixtape, Boardhouse Records, confirmed that just within a week of its official release date, over ten thousand (10, 000) Internet downloads have been recorded, in addition to massive positive feedback via Social networks, such as Facebook, Youtube, Twitter along with other media outlets worldwide.

Boardhouse Records dubs this effort the "the first ever live recorded Dancehall Mix Tape’ and to pull off this feat, they recruited Dr. Dre (Renaissance Sound) and Xync Fence Sound, to provide the sound system atmosphere. In addition to the versatile Agent Sasco, the mix tape also features fresh, young talents, Scaacha, Lady Ali as well as Muschino a.k.a. Quick Cook, who is responsible for creating the catchy phrase, ‘River Stone Buss Dem Head’.

The 63-track mixtape features a variety of new tunes, displaying versatility, energy and originality as well as hit songs, such as, ‘Run Di Place’, ‘Talk How Mi Feel’, ‘Madda Badman’, ‘Hand In A Di Air, ‘Drink and Merry ’and’ Late’; which are currently storming the airwaves, social media networks and dancehalls, local and internationally. Both 'Run Di Place' and 'Talk How Mi Feel' hit #1 on various dancehall charts during 2011.

Assassin’s manager, and Boardhouse’s CEO Gareth Campbell says, “…the mixtape delivers ‘lyrics not gimmicks’ and a lot of energy and vibes that keep you entertained.” He also highlights the fact that there is “straight deejaying for an hour, with the artists showing lyrical fitness and maintaining the energy and clarity throughout. ” True original dancehall fans will definitely appreciate the authenticity of this compilation, the one riddim, one microphone and non-stop delivery of tunes ranging from party vibes, to hardcore, to thought provoking current issues.

The mixtape starts off in high energy mode with the River Stone Intro by Muschino a.k.a. Quick Cook , followed by Assassin with ‘Almighty Protect Me,’ a song which has become an anthem in the dancehall, and which affords the artiste the opportunity to publicly give thanks for continued blessings, a track he mentions as his ‘warm-up’ to the rest of tape. The title track, ‘River Stone Buss Dem Head’ featuring Assassin and Quick Cook gives a vivid, somewhat comedic description of the metaphorical title, likening the ‘heavy’ impact to what can be expected from the hour-long high quality mixtape.

The ‘River Stone Buss Dem Head Mixtape’ can be downloaded from Assassin’s Facebook page -

Agent Sasco recently represented Jamaica at the worldwide Smirnoff Night Life Exchange Event in London and delivered a superb performance at the recently held Celebrity- studded ‘Shaggy and Friends’ Charity concert, held in Kingston, Jamaica. Fans can look forward to seeing Assassin live in performance, at one of the Caribbean’s largest Music Festivals, the upcoming Annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012, to be held in Trelawny, Jamaica, on January 26-28th, 2012, headlined by R&B legend, Celine Dion. Kicking off the prestigious event, Assassin is slated to perform on the first night (January 26), where he will be joined by a host of other top local acts, marking Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco is set to make appearances in Oakland, California on Feb. 17th at the New Karibbean Night Club, Los Angeles on Feb. 19th at Club Mirage and Washington DC, March 8th at Club Legend. He will also be doing a European Tour this summer. Dancehall nice again!

River Stone (fling and) Buss Dem Head…Watch out!

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