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GO-JAMAICA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE JAMAICA STAR
APRIL 22, 2003
JAMAICA-STAR.COM: ARTISTE OF THE MONTH ASSASSIN
TRANSCRIPT OF LIVE SESSION


Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:17:07 PM)
You and Kartel are family?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:17:07 PM)
Not biological but brethren.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:19:53 PM)
Assassin what do you have plan for the youth, in terms of advise and motivation?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:19:53 PM)
Stay focus, your goals and what it take to achieve them.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:20:39 PM)
ASSASSIN WHEN YOU A PUT A NEXT TUNE?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:20:39 PM)
There are about 3 or 4 yet to be release as soon as the producers desire.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:20:53 PM)
ASSASSIN WHEN R U COMING TO LONDON [UK]?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:20:53 PM)
Maybe this summer.

Question Apr 22, 2003 7:21:15 PM)
Assassin when you come back to Boston MA it warmer now?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:21:15 PM)
I do not know yet.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:21:41 PM)
Yo Assassin when Top Shotta the movie coming out ?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:21:42 PM)
From the last time I heard, it will be in a month time.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:22:06 PM)
HI ASSASSIN DO U KNOW TETIMUSE
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:22:06 PM)
Yes

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:23:05 PM)
How can a song writer get a song to an artiste such as yourself? I am in Montego Bay.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:23:05 PM)
Well I personally write my own material. Other artistes can be reached through their booking agency or manager.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:24:33 PM)
ASSASSIN,,,,,,,,, A LOT OF PEOPLE ABROAD NEVER HEARD THE NAME ASSASSIN AND WHO REALLY IS ASSASSIN,,,,CAN YOU TELL US WHO IS ASSASSIN AND WHERE ARE YOU FROM ORIGINALLY?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:24:33 PM)
Well Assassin is the DJ who gave you the Roughest and the Toughest on Diwalli Rhythm and I'm originally from Kintyre, Papine.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:25:02 PM)
ASSASSIN WHEN U COMING TO CALI? YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN HERE, AND YOU FANS IN CALI NEED TO SEE YOU
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:25:02 PM)
Still negotiating with promoters but, sometime soon.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:25:39 PM)
how do u plan to use your work to make a positive nfluence on the youths in the society
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:25:40 PM)
By conducting myself in such a manner befitting a role model.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:26:50 PM)
Hey Assassin who inspired you to come in the music business and who do you look up to as a role model
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:26:51 PM)
I was inspired mainly by my brother Gareth and artistes such as Buju Banton, Spragga Benz and Bounty Killer. Any body can be my role model as I admire positive traits in everyone.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:27:37 PM)
assassin its good that an aspiring dj like yourself has gotten this far what can you tell others out there who are still trying to get there what points can you give them to use?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:27:37 PM)
Be true to your talent and try to develop yourself. Both as an individual and as an artiste.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:28:02 PM)
ASSASSIN ME NO KNOW MUCH BOUT THE MAN STILL..........BUT TRUST ME ANYTHING FI MEK JAMAICA LOOK GOOD NOW IS WELCOMED ...........SO BIG UP MY YOUTE AND ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE.....JAH BLESS
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:28:02 PM)
Nuff respect and thanks.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:28:23 PM)
YO ASSASSIN U DROP IN A GEORGE'S BAR-B-QUE
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:28:23 PM)
When is it?

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:28:56 PM)
When did you graduate from high school?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:28:56 PM)
I graduated from 5th form in 1998 and completed 6th form in 2000.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:29:51 PM)
What are your favorite websites?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:29:52 PM)
I usually visit whatddat.com and any educational web sites. For example Discovery.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:30:44 PM)
HOW MUCH LOVE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FANS?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:30:44 PM)
Enough to make me respect them and try to make them happy.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:31:01 PM)
Just wanted to say hi and that you are a wicked artiste.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:31:02 PM)
Thanks.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:31:50 PM)
Are you currently signed to a label? A label wants to sign a contract for some songs I have...is it a good idea?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:31:50 PM)
Yes I am signed to Penthouse. Depending on the terms of the contract.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:32:09 PM)
I'm in Atlanta and i would like to say aAssassin a very good job you have been doing Zimi.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:32:09 PM)
Thanks again.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:32:48 PM)
Who are your main influences in the music business?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:32:48 PM)
Bounty Killa, Spragga Benz and Slim Shady.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:33:22 PM)
Where did you first perform?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:33:22 PM)
School concerts and barbeques.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:33:32 PM)
Hi Assassin I just wanted to let you know that you are a tough artist
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:33:32 PM)
Thanks

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:34:13 PM)
Yo assassin how do I get a dub plate from you at how much would it cost?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:34:14 PM)
-Contact me at Penthouse at 968-1222 and we can discuss the issue.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:35:35 PM)
Assassin people may see you and say you are young and you may fall along the way and be lead away from what you should be focused on how would you handle a situation like that if it should happen?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:35:35 PM)
Well I try to stay focus and people around me make sure or try to keep me on the course which will ensure my longevity and continued success.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:37:08 PM)
ASSASSIN this is 'Weedie' I love to model and I would like to be in a music video. How would I go about this with out paying all that money? Do you know any one that can help?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:37:09 PM)
By contacting the various directors who are usually responsible for recruiting talents such as models and dancers etc.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:39:00 PM)
IT SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE A STRIVING YOUNG DJ,,,,,,,,,WHO IS WILLING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT THE FORE-FATHER'S OF DANCE-HALL AND REGGAE HAVE MASTERED,,,,,,,,,,WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR ASPIRATIONS TOWARDS REACHING SUCH HEIGHTS AND TO SET A FOUNDATION FOR UPCOMING ARTIST?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:39:00 PM)
Well I hope to see dancehall music be competitive in very large markets with Hip Hop and Pop R & B etc. So I am willing to do all I possible can to contribute to make this a reality.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:40:32 PM)
Assassin, have you performed internationally as yet? As this is the first time I am actually hearing about you.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:40:32 PM)
I have performed in various international locations the UK, Germany and various parts of the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:41:10 PM)
Assassin what is your biggest achievement to date?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:41:10 PM)
Reaching a level where people both locally and abroad appreciate my work.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:42:06 PM)
Yo Assassin really what you think about 'topshotta' and if it is one of the best Jamaican movie ever made and why?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:42:06 PM)
Well it is one of my favourite and I say that without bias. It being one of the best Jamaican movies is left to the opinion of the viewers.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:43:04 PM)
SO ASSASSIN, HOW HARD OR EASY IS IT TO BECOME A DJ?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:43:05 PM)
You're a DJ by talent and not by choice. Having a career as a DJ, however, is very difficult.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:43:26 PM)
Assassin you and Vybes Kartel planning a combination?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:43:27 PM)
Yes, along with Wayne Marshall.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:44:04 PM)
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO GET INTO WID U ASSASSIN IF A SOUND NEED DUBS AND ON AVERAGE HOW MUCH FI A PLATE?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:44:04 PM)
Contact Pent House at 968-1222.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:44:40 PM)
Ok, when are you coming to North Carolina or New York?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:44:40 PM)
In the later part of this year to start promotion for the album

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:44:58 PM)
ASSASSIN WHEN YUH GONNA DO MIAMI?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:44:58 PM)
Sometime soon.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:45:14 PM)
Assassin, are you coming to the soccer match this memorial weekend?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:45:14 PM)
Not yet certain.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:45:32 PM)
Assassin when are you coming to Boston or Connecticut?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:45:33 PM)
I do not know yet.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:45:49 PM)
I saw you in that movie Shotta you were pretty good.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:45:49 PM)
Thanks

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:46:42 PM)
When are you going to play in more movies, where you don't die? Cause Jah know me cry.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:46:42 PM)
Well acting is not really my thing that was only for experience.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:47:04 PM)
Are you single?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:47:04 PM)
Not married but currently in a relationship.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:47:30 PM)
When can we expect to hear some new material from you Assassin?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:47:30 PM)
Keep listening.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:47:44 PM)
Assassin I love what u doing, so keep it up.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:47:44 PM)
Thanks.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:48:33 PM)
Assassin you have nothing pan the bun and cheese rhythm?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:48:33 PM)
No I do not.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:48:56 PM)
Which high school did u attend?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:48:56 PM)
I attend Camperdown.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:49:42 PM)
Hi Assassin weh yuh up to for da rest of da year?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:49:43 PM)
Promotions and continuous releases of new songs.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:50:21 PM)
Assassin I might be white but I want to say I have loads of respect for you and I hope you continue doing what you do best.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:50:21 PM)
Thanks and nuff respect.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:51:02 PM)
Assassin- your hair changed these days...still have the longish braids or the tight rows? I favor the rows...
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:51:02 PM)
I switch back and forth but thanks anyhow.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:51:17 PM)
WHEN ARE U GOING TO BRING A SHOW TO TEXAS?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:51:17 PM)
I do not know yet.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:51:56 PM)
IF YOU CAN PICK ANY ARTIST TO WORK WITH WHICH ONE AND WHY?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:51:57 PM)
Slim Shady, because I respect his writing ability.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:53:08 PM)
WHAT WAS YOUR PARENTS RESPONSE WHEN YOU TOLD THEM THAT YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTERTAINER
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:53:08 PM)
They were not in agreement at first but realised that I had made a choice and that their support was needed. So they are cool with the idea now.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:53:28 PM)
WHAT LUXURY U ENJOY MOST AS AN ENTERTAINER?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:53:29 PM)
Admiration from the fans.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:54:19 PM)
Yeah I got to say, I have heard u and your style is out of the ordinary a lot like someone not only I admire but yourself (Spragga Benz) a lot of positive and influential lyrics and a lot of "next level" verses, not the every day nursery rhyme that just about anyone can accomplish ...what am I saying? You got IT my youth, we behind you100% and continue doing your thing.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:54:19 PM)
Nuff respect and thanks

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:56:18 PM)
I know your not a politician and times gone by the deejays always have their little solutions to the problems in JA what would you contribute to making a better Jamaican society for not only yourself but for the upcoming generation
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:56:18 PM)
A system free of corruption one in which there is hope of social mobility through hard work which can realized by those at the bottom of the social ladder.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 7:58:16 PM)
In your bio, I saw you are planning on going back to school. What school? And by the way, that is very awesome...it is very nice when an artiste can realize the importance of tertiary education...nuff respect!!
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 7:58:16 PM)
Well for now going back to school will not be practical as all of my time is taken up being Assassin. However, in the future I hoped to pursue some form of tertiary education for my personal development as Jeffrey Campbell.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:00:11 PM)
ASSASSIN WITH ALL THE COMPETITION THAT IS GOING ON IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS HOW DO U COPE?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:00:11 PM)
By trying to produce material that is tasteful to the listeners, and doing the necessary things to survive a healthy competition.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:03:22 PM)
Assassin you went to sixth form and a lot of people think that its not even necessary even if u want to go on to UWI (e.g.) what was your sixth form experience like, in other words would you implore another person to take the sixth form route?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:03:22 PM)
Sixth form made me realize that there is a lot more to be accomplish on a educational level far exceeding that of secondary education. It is very good personal development and I will encourage anyone to go the sixth form route.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:03:56 PM)
Are you a fan of Beenie Man and/or his lyrics?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:03:56 PM)
I am not a fan but I respect all entertainers.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:04:20 PM)
ASSASSIN YOU ARE IT TAKE CARE GOOD LUCK MAN AND REMEMBER YOU'VE GOT SOME REAL SUPPORT FROM YOUR MOST DEDICATED FANS
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:04:20 PM)
Thank you very much.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:04:54 PM)
MI RATE UR SONG PON DI BAD COMPANY RIDDIM
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:04:54 PM)
Respect and a look out for the video hopefully, premiering this weekend.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:07:25 PM)
Where do u expect to be, or what do u hope to accomplish by the age of 35?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:07:25 PM)
A family of my own in a stable environment in which I am able to support them, financially and emotionally. In other words be a good father. I also hope by that time I would have made a reputable contribution to the dance hall music fraternity.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:08:10 PM)
WHAT IS YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS OR YOUR WEBSITE ADDRESS
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:08:10 PM)
www.assassindj.com

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:08:29 PM)
GEORGE'S BAR-B-QUE A DI 3RD OF MAY U A PASS THROUGH
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:08:29 PM)
OK I will try.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:10:18 PM)
Why you made the song you to show off?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:10:19 PM)
People show off every day so it just another part of life and as an artiste that is what we do.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:11:41 PM)
I must commend you on your success which you are still achieving and also like Shaggy, Bounty, Beenie, Shabba and the entire Bob Marley family you are putting Jamaica up there for the world to see that we are creative musically as well. Assassin, you are one of the many Jamaican artistes that I can truly say I am proud of congrats.
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:11:41 PM)
Thank you for your commendation and I will do my best for you to continue to be proud.

Question (Apr 22, 2003 8:12:56 PM)
How does it feel to know that you are young you are making it big?
Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:12:56 PM)
Overwhelming at times but I try to remain humble.

Assassin( Apr 22, 2003 8:15:03 PM)
Due to the constraints of time I am not able to answer all your Questions. However, thank for your interest and support in me. I maybe writing for Go-Jamaica soon so you can send your Questions and I will answer what I can. Thanks and goodbye.

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