be hosting a chat online with the entertainer of the month, Assassin
on Tuesday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m. EST
Below we present the BIOGRAPHY of Assassin.
He is still
young, but his style, talent and lyrical prowess are far advanced
for his age. Deejay Assassin, known to his family as Jeffrey Campbell,
chose his stage name after coming out on top in several deejay clashes
among his friends, while attending high school.
positive thinking youngster who is under the guidance of the Penthouse
label, is serious about putting his musical career on higher ground.
Its no mere coincidence that Penthouse was responsible for the success
of a number of reggae and dancehall stalwarts over the past decade.
Cutty Ranks, Marcia Griffiths, Tony Rebel, Wayne Wonder and Buju
Banton are among those listed.
A former student
of the Camperdown High School, Assassin successfully completed 6th
form prior to embarking on his musical endeavours. His talent not
only lies within his vocal style, but also in his songwriting capabilities.
He has written songs for artistes in the Red Square Crew, including
fellow deejay and mentor, Spragga Benz.
songs that deal with societal issues that plague families and communities
across Jamaica", he said. He also added, "I really want
to make a meaningful contribution to music and eventually help myself
and my family of 4 brothers and 5 sisters. That is one of the main
reasons why I strive so hard to do well at whatever I do. I look
at what is happening in the society and interpret that in my songs
to the listeners".
and positive youngster (something which is rare among deejays in
the dancehalls), Assassin is making sure that he has a sound education
to act as a backup if his musical career doesn't work out. He majored
in History and Sociology while in High School. A degree in Business
Management is something he feels will help him fullfil his ambitions
in the entertainment industry.
to move up the social ladder and take my family with me", he
said. He hopes to make a name for himself, a quest which looks all
set to come to fore. Already he has recorded songs for the likes
of the Penthouse label, Natural Bridge Records, the First Name label
among others. His better known songs to date include "Make
Money" (on the First Name label's Full Moon rhythm); "Dedicated
to the World" (with Sugar Slick for the Natural Bridge label's
"rice and peas" rhythm)' "Pon di Ends" (Penthouse);
"How We Roll"; "Friend and Company"; "Oh
Damn It"; "How Fi Get it"; "You Young";
"Won't" and "Gi Wi Dem" (with Red Square on
the Ward 21 "trilogy" rhythm).
Among his musical
influences are Buju Banton, Luciano, Spragga Benz and Bounty Killer.
He is especially appreciative of Spragga, whom he highlights for
the brotherly advice that he has given him from time to time.
been busy doing the promotional rounds. Appearances at local nightclubs
and stage shows, have been warmly received by appreciative crowds.
to do is to try and find some kind of motivation and believe in
yourself and your talent. There will always be elements that will
challenge that, but as long as you know you are doing the right
thing, you will make it", he said with confidence.
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