Underrated: "I Think He's Very Ahead Of The Game [With] How He Presents Himself"
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Beck Motley gave Wyclef Jean the title last week, reggae artist I-Octane crowns Assassin SOHH Underrated.]
I think Shaggy made the right choice when he named Assassin as SOHH Underrated. Assassin is an artist that's very, very talented. I think Shabba and Assassin are two of the most underrated and talented artists out.
I think Assassin's a very complete artist in terms of lyrics. He has very good lyrics. I also picked him in terms of how he presents himself. He's the complete package.
I think Assassin is very ahead of the game in terms of how he presents himself in the music. I think there are a lot of artists who are trying to reach his [musical talent] status.
Every continent, every country knows about reggae music. Reggae music is a language. People all over the world really look to reggae music and it's because of artists like Assassin.
Before he became known to the world as I-Octane, young Byiome Muir was just another youth growing up in Sandy Bay, Clarendon with big dreams. Now he is known for his uniquely powerful voice and spit-fire lyrics but before that he gained himself the reputation of being a noisy little boy who was constantly belting out a tune, much to the annoyance of his mother and siblings. Young Byiome took this passion for music and singing to school and could always be found beating a rhythm on the desk and entertaining his classmates. Before long, the casual performances gained Byiome respect and no schoolyard clash, concert, or function was complete without an appearance from the budding artist.
Check out Assassin's music below: