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)

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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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Single You Out: Planet Asia – Black Magic (ft. TriState) (prod. by Dirty Diggs)

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Planet Asia is an originator and the style and vision he has shown have been the template for so many artists, and I think it’s about time people give credit to where it is due.   He’s been cultivating his sound for almost two decades and remains a gold standard for me and my ear over the years.  And he’s back at it, flipping his smooth style along with comrade, TriState, over another delicious treat from Dirty Diggs.

His new album, Keita, is in the works and we should hopefully be seeing that soon.

Nowaah the Flood x DirtyDiggs – The Gratuity (ft. Planet Asia) (Video)

Who is doing smooth hip-hop better than the producer Dirty Diggs?   Who has been a more prolific producer in 2018 other than, you guessed it, Dirty Diggs?  The answer is no one.  The man is next level and he linked up with an incredibly talented emcee, Nowaah The Flood for their collaborative project, Private Stock.  On the track, The Gratuity, the duo links up with the legend Planet Asia.    Smooth production + dope bars = fiya track!