Mixtape Mondays: The Best Mixtapes of 2012

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December 17, 2012

Assassin, River Stone Buss Dem HeadOur folks at Federation Sound linked us this mixtape from Kingston general Assassin (a.k.a Agent Sasco) at the start of this year and it’s one of those mixes that will live on for years. Each tune on this 63-track mix is voiced over Dave Kelly’s timeless Showtime riddim, so if the thought of the same riddim for close to an hour frightens you this one isn’t for you.  Mixed live in studio, this has the energy of a live show, with Dr. Dre of Renaissance at the controls, a heap of sound effects, and off-the-top murderation from Sasco and friends from the Boardhouse camp. This is straight 100% dancehall business right here, and a reminder for those who may have forgotten that Assassin is one of the baddest deejays in the world. As Federation put it, “How much Showtime riddim is too much? The answer is NOT 53 minutes… at least not when Assassin is delivering a pretty much non-stop barrage of lyrics from his extensive catalog of hits.” Peep the youtube for full effect, download here.