Happy Oldies Sunday! For today’s selection, we highlight a Lyricist who is criminally underrated. A Man who has staying power, commanded respected, and has delivered every time. Some call him Jeffrey, but the world knows him as Agent Sasco. Before that however, he was known as “Assassin“, and we feature the track, “To Make Money“.
Produced by Troy McLean and Garfield Hamilton for First Name Music on the “Full Moon Riddim” and released in 1999 and 2000, “To Make Money” was one of Assassin’s first official music releases. Armed with motivation, he deejayed his plan to make the money. He shared his aspirations including having lots of fans, being the object of every Woman’s attraction, and becoming so successful that his funds will never cease. He makes emphasis however on getting to the money the right way, keeping his Brain sharp, and possessing superb lyrical abilities. Assassin’s “To Make Money” has a hit, making it one of the first few singles that placed his name on the map. “To Make Money” was one of the standout tracks on the “Full Moon Riddim” compilation, making way for Assassin to secure more hits in the 2000s.
Since the release of “To Make Money”, Assassin enjoyed a successful career as a member of Spragga Benz’s Red Square collective, and as a solo Artist. He was involved in a couple feuds, changed his name to Agent Sasco, was featured on GRAMMY-winning album by Kendrick Lamar and a GRAMMY-nominated album by Kanye West, released albums, secured corporate partnerships, is raising stars as a Father of 3, and was recently given the Order Of Distinction at the 2022 National Honours & Awards Ceremony. Assassin has come a long way, and “To Make Money” holds a special place in the hearts of many of his fans.
Thank You Assassin/Agent Sasco For This Classic!
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