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planet asia
19 May, 2011 1:17 am

Off General Monks (Planet Asia & TriState) first LP Each Step Becomes Elevated, coming May 31st, 2011. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: General Monks (Planet Asia + Tristate) – “Trouble” General Monks (Planet Asia + Tristate) – “Trouble”

5 May, 2011 9:07 pm

TzariZM takes a beat from conception to completion on the Akai MPC1000 in 4 minutes. Looking forward to his collaborative project with Planet Asia; Via Satellite, coming soon from Doxside Music Group.

20 April, 2011 3:46 pm

New video from Planet Asia’s group; Legacy. Consisting of Planet Asia and 2 Dj’s, DJ Adlib and Dj Me Myself & I from Cologne, Germany. Dopeness.

13 April, 2011 2:16 am

Camp Lo and Pete Rock teamed to form a group called 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, releasing a pre-album mixtape a few weeks back. This cut, which borrows the beat from Pete Rock and CL’s “Back On The Block” appeared on the tape, now remixed featuring Planet Asia. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: [cont.]

4 March, 2011 4:14 pm

Planet Asia and Madlib, pure fire. Off of Planet Asia’s Crack Belt Theatre out now.

5 January, 2011 7:57 am

This is the nicest thing we’ve heard from Asia in a while, as he tries on Rakim’s flow for size. 80′s heads will appreciate this one for sure….. Taken from Crack Belt Theatre, on Itunes now. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Planet Asia – “Mixtape Madness” Planet Asia – “Mixtape Madness”

3 December, 2010 7:16 am

This Fresno representative joins with a couple of 90′s rap legends to celebrate the great taste of Pabst. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] LISTEN: Mean Doe Green – “Blue Ribbon Rap” (feat. Raekwon + Planet Asia) (MP3) Via: Fader

19 October, 2010 4:59 am

Kyle Rapps wastes no time serving up another banger. On “Hand Over Fist”, Kyle teams up with Fresno’s Planet Asia, for the money makin’ anthem “Hand Over Fist”, produced by L.A. beat-smith, Belief (Ghostface, Talib Kweli, El-P). Released by Mayhem Poets/Diamond Music Group

6 October, 2010 12:54 am

Ras Kass recruits a crew of west coast emcees for this re-imaginging of the A Tribe Called Quest + L.O.N.S. classic. Taken from A.D.I.D.A.S.

3 August, 2010 7:34 pm

“The Ecology” b/w “The Score” (featuring Planet Asia), both from Fashawn’s debut album “Boy Meets World” in stores now. Directed by Punit Dhesi.

30 April, 2010 4:05 am

Asia might be late to the #fucksolar party, but his heart’s in the right place. Yesterday he made it very clear how he felt about Solar via Twitter.

17 March, 2010 8:01 am

Planet Asia and crew deliver moving video images from Chain of Command.

26 February, 2010 8:55 am

It seems like it has been more then two years since we have had a full length Planet Asia album, but it hasn’t. This critic never got into the flow of the Planet Asia and DJ Muggs’ Pain Language and it always seemed as if they were just trying to recreate something they did before. [cont.]

16 June, 2007 12:00 am

   When you hear West Coast music, what pops into your head first?  90% of fans probably said something either to do with Dr. Dre or perhaps the Hyphy movement.  The truth is, there’s more to West Coast Hip-Hop than what you’re used to, and for nearly two decades, Cali rappers have been trying to break out [cont.]

17 December, 2006 12:00 am

Medicine: a drug or remedy used for treating illness.    Nas proclaimed that Hip-Hop is dead and Jay-Z declared his return would save the game.  Many artists are not pleased with the current state of Hip-Hop, but refrain from being vocal about their disdain, in fear of being called a hater.  Others make their own [cont.]

10 May, 2006 12:00 am

    Planet Asia is back with a sickness. With a solid flow and more than five years of success under his belt, it would be assumed that he would have put together a real banger, opposed to an album that could easily get played out in three to four spins.  The Sickness Part 1, appears [cont.]

22 December, 2004 12:00 am

    Where did the funk go? Did it die when Prince lost his edge (supposedly)? Did it just get phased out with disco? 2004 witnessed a small resurrection of funk. Whether it be the rebirth of the iconic Rick James or Andre 3000′s foray into the spaced out vibes of his critically acclaimed, The Love [cont.]

2 March, 2004 12:00 am

     Getting his start under the wing of Peanut Butter Wolf, Planet Asia first caught the attention of hip-hop fans with appearances on two defining Stones Throw releases, PB Wolf’s My Vinyl Weights a Ton and Rasco’s Time Waits For No Man. Show stealing verses on both albums led to subsequent 12inch singles with west-coast staple [cont.]

8 April, 2003 12:00 am

  What first caught my attention from Planet Asia’s new album Still In Training was the irony of its title.  After all, Asia has already sewn his oats on the underground scene and parlayed that into a major label deal with Interscope where he recorded a still vaulted debut that included collaborations with Pete Rock and Ghostface [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am

Planet Asia has undoubtedly made an impact on Hip-Hop consumers these last few years. Running with the ethic of dropping joints one after another has proven a successful pay-off, scoring the vainglorious Fresno-bred emcee a major deal with Interscope Records. As a precursor to the album and to keep his momentum up, Asia delivers the slim-yet-thick [cont.]

  Mixtape D.L.