New Planet Asia, Holy Water, is slated to be out today. I am hoping that’s the case because I always look forward to his music. This is an emcee’s emcee. He can rock over ANY beat. And here he represents over some audible chaos from The Architect. Planet Asia is dropping some Revalations in the truest sense of the word!
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
Darkim Be Allah has been making hip hop music for a while but very sporadically so it’s great to hear that he has a complete album with Endemic Emerald coming out on November 6th! This track has that jazzy and smooth vibe to it which seems to suit Darkim Be Allah and guest emcee Planet Asia perfectly.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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!