Here’s some smoothness off of Planet Asia’s project, Velour Portraits. You’ve got Rozewood and Hus Kingpin lending their skill sets to the track, so what can go wrong? Nothing. This is definitely something to vibe out to. Production from Sonny Vintage.
This is Junior Makhno’s first single from his forthcoming album, Party Discipline. And what a magnificent single it is! He enlists Planet Asia to spit inside of his production vortex.
Asia has been one of the most consistent emcees over the course of the last decade plus and he never disappoints, while Makhno is no stranger from boom-bap production and hard hitting sounds.
Here’s a single from DJ Rybe’s recently released album, Channel Zero. Power Bars features Planet Asia and Agallah on the mic ripping up a production from Rybe that features heavy synth and a sort of shrouded mystique.
The album is really dope and something you really need to check! It goes heavy!
We got some new visuals for Planet Asia and DJ Concept’s cut, International, lifted off their collaborative project Seventy Nine.
It’s a retrospective joint that features Asia reminiscing from his earlier years grinding in the streets to the international stage that he now entertains. The track is butter-smooth, and features vocals from Marvelous Mag.
If you are not familiar with Grand Opus, it’s about time you get familiar. Grand Opus is comprised of Joc Scholar and Centric. They dropped two incredibly singles last year and this, their third, hmeans their new album, Forever, is around the corner. Dropping on March 22nd.
Their sound is ill and this time they bring in the mix a couple of heavyweights in Planet Asia and Fashawn.
Artist: William Cooper
Album: God’s Will
01. Yesterday (God Frequency)
02. God’s Will (feat. Pace Won)
03. Something Ain’t Right (feat. Nature)
04. Grym Reaper
05. Never Fall
06. Blue Dreaming
07. True-n-Livin’ Nightmares (feat. Reef The Lost Cauze & Sticky Fingaz)
08. Stairway to the Matrix
9. Morpheus Prophecies (feat. Planet Asia)
10. Verbal Checkmate (feat. Killah Priest)
11. Holy Mountain (feat. Sean Price & Stoneface)
12. Secrets of Oz
13. The Cycle (feat. Ill Bill & Trife Diesel)
14. Volcanic Winter (feat. 9th Prince)
15. 7th Odyssey (feat. Timbo King & Killah Priest)
16. Channel Z
17. Zombieland (feat. Diabolic)
18. Marvelous Minds (feat. Big Twins & Big Noyd)
19. Closer to God (feat. Rah Digga)
20. MC Supremacy
21. Second Chance (feat. Stoneface)
23. The Sequel
24. My Brother’s Keeper (feat. Stoneface)
25. Ultimate Spit (feat. Young Zee)
26. Illustrious Vision
I can’t think of an album in recent memory that was this long that maintained this much consistency as does God’s Will from William Cooper. When listening to this album you will notice a cohesiveness you typically don’t associate with a project of this length. In my mind that’s just one of the things that makes this album special. There are so many individual components that contribute to making this album a must listen so let’s take a look at some of those finer points.
First off, producer Ben Hadibi laced a straight banger for the trio of emcees to spit over. It’s got a smooth, stalking style yet still snaps the neck. At the same time G dot and Born and Planet Asia each drop some sensational bars for the masses. This cut is definitely a major win for hip hop.
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West Coast legends Born Allah, Erule, and Planet Asia connect on the appropriately titled cut, Classick. These emcees are some of the originators of this classic hip hop sound and have represented the Left Coast more than appropriately throughout the years. Enjoy this cut and cross your fingers that there’s more music left to hear! (This is the remix version of the track produced by Longevity)
Good gravy! This beat from Tzarizm is unbelievably fresh. I love the guitar samples lay over the drums. It’s a nice change of pace to hear Planet Asia flow over something this unique. All Jokes Aside is just a taste of what’s to come off of their collaborative album, Via Satellite.
Disclaimer: It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year. It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012. Click the links to listen to the song! I think it’s a great list. There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones. I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!
1. Said Before – Goldini Bagwell
2. Rhyme Of The Year – Nino Bless
3. Believers – Mayday
4. Outlive, Outshine – Theo3
5. War – Stryfe and Marc Byrd