Planet Asia – 1984 (Video)

Loving this Evidence produced track from Planet Asia. There is beauty in the subtlety of sound here. I love the guitar, the vocal sample, and the sound scape in general. It’s engaging but it lets Asia demonstrate is supreme lyricism and delivery. There aren’t too many who can match this man’s career and talent.

He’s got another heater coming called Rule Of Thirds which is dropping on October 29th. You aren’t going to want to miss that!

Single You Out: Freshman Woes – More Rap Dudes (ft. Blu x Planet Asia x MED)

I didn’t feel enough people were given this project from Freshman Woes enough shine and I thought I should do something about that. This is my favorite joint from this dope producer album, Thank The Rap Gods, that recently dropped. I love the heavy funk driven track and the line up of emcees that grace it’s presence in, Blu, Planet Asia, and MED.

This may not be a song that was originally crafted in 2021 but it’s definitely going to be in my “Best Of” list by years end. It’s too strong and dope to be ignored.

The whole project is diverse and has an original knock to it. I strongly recommend you check out what Freshman Woes has going on.

Planet Asia – Gunman Zen (Video)

Prolific? You want prolific…I give you Planet Asia. You would be hard pressed to find someone who has a better discography than him…ever….period. And he is still producing some of his finest work to date. Dirty Diggs production is an instant win and I like how they used the sample to give it a Buddhist chant feel on the chorus. And don’t take Asia’s zen as weakness, he’s always a deadly shooter.

Off the album, Bodhidharma

Planet Asia & Milano Constantine – Milano Medallions (Video)

We have a couple of the illest emcees, each representing one side of the continent. Certified legends in Planet Asia representing the west coast, and Milano Constatine repping the east coast.   And together they bring out the best of hip hop from the perspective of any coastline.  Brought to you by DJ Enyoutee, Asia and Constatine each rep their unique styles to the fullest over the track Milano Medallions.

New EP do out on November 8th, and I have my pre-order in!

Single You Out: Big Turks – Turkish Delight (ft. Planet Asia)

Turks

Big Turks is comprised of Rome Streetz, Lord Juco, and Jamal Gasol and they unleash what could be a summertime anthem with their new joint, Turkish Delight.   The rhythm and the rhymes will have you in a trance if you are not careful.  As an added bonus you have the venerable rhyme spitta’  Planet Asia there to set it off with an impeccable verse.

There is a BIG project in the works for this tandem, so be on the lookout for something fantastic in the near future.

Hip Hop Dependency: Best Albums Of 2018

Well, here we are!   Our Top 10 albums from 2018.   I literally listened to hundreds of projects this year so giving you a top ten was no easy task considering not only the number of albums but also the quality.  And these lists are always prone to spark debate and conversation, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?  I simply wanted to shine a light on my favorite joints this year and in part give my definitive salute as a fan to these artists and their body of work.   Here we go…Enjoy!!

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