Known to annihilate and “assassinate” all competition through his lyrical brilliance and original sound, Assassin (hence the name) returns with his sophomore album, Gully Sit’n on August 28th. Gully Sit’n arrives after his critically acclaimed album Infiltration, a slew of #1 hits on the International charts, a recent summer tour in Europe and Japan and performance at Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest 2007 in Jamaica. The dancehall star now prepares himself for his anticipated climb to the top.
According to Sean Paul, “Assassin is the one to take dancehall music to an international level and step up on it like I have been doing it, Beenie Man, Shaggy… The girls dem like him, the lyrics he puts together are always top, he chooses good melodies, and he has an image,” as stated on a BBC 1 Extra Interview.
The rising superstar showcases a multitude of these talents on his upcoming album, Gully Sit’n. Assassin explains that the title track is “a celebration of ghetto lifestyle as opposed to a lamentation about how horrible it is.” Also songs like “The A.R.” take an uncompromising look at the reality behind the gun play so prevalent in popular entertainment. "Don't Make Me Hold You," which is expecting its video debut shortly, alarms all allies on this popular hyper-charged tune. “No Boring Gal,” his hot single and video reaching the top of the charts, boldly expresses his enthusiasm for a gal that can turn up the heat. The album also boasts an all-star roster of producers ranging from veterans like Dean Fraser and Dave Kelly (whose massive 85 riddim provides the aural backdrop for Assassin’s player’s anthem “Anywhere We Go”) to newer talents like Lenky Marsden and Daseca Productions.
“On his second album, Assassin brings the energy level of an Elephant Man, the passionate delivery of a Capleton and the fierceness of a young Buju Banton, all rolled into one deejay” according to an early review inside Jamrock Magazine.
Assassin first became involved with the music business at the age of 17, while still a student at Camperdown High School, Assassin wrote “Big Up All The Shotta Dem,” which Spragga Benz recorded on the Street Sweeper riddim. Before long, he was recording for himself, and from “Ruffest,” his breakthrough hit on the Diwali riddim and through Infiltration, his critically acclaimed 2005 debut album on VP Records, Assassin distinguished himself in a musical arena known for bluster and bravado. Assassin continues to strengthen his solid reputation as he tours around the world, prepares for his upcoming album Gully Sit’n and invests in his education. Currently, he is enrolled as a student at University of Sunderland in England, studying towards a degree in Business Management.