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Encyclopedia > Planet Asia
Planet Asia

Background information
Birth name Jason Green
Genre(s) Hip hop, Underground rap, West Coast hip hop
Years active 1997–Present
Label(s) Interscope Records (2001–2004)
Gold Chain Music (2004–present)
Associated
acts
Dilated Peoples
Tha Liks
Zion I
Talib Kweli

Planet Asia is an underground rapper from Fresno, California known for his vast discography of mixtapes. Image File history File links Asia-studio3. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Hip hop music, also referred to as rap or rap music, is a style of popular music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Underground rap is a term sometimes used to describe forms of rap music which have little or no mainstream appeal, visibility or commercial presence. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the 1980s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Interscope Records is an American record label owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Dilated Peoples are a hip hop group who have achieved great fame in the underground hip hop community, although they have had little mainstream success, with the exception of the song This Way, a collaboration with Kanye West, in 2004. ... Tha Alkaholiks, also known as Tha Liks, are an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. ... Zion I is a hip hop duo that started in Oakland, California. ... Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene in Brooklyn, NY on October 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. ... Alternative hip hop (Bohemian hip hop) is a style of hip hop distinguished by socio-political lyrics, sparse beats that sample few and/or unusual sources (see jazz rap) and uniquely positive rhymes. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Contents

History

During the 1990's, Planet Asia moved from Fresno, California to San Francisco, California and started rapping religiously. From 1997-2001, Planet Asia had been releasing various popular 12 inch singles. These singles such as "Definition of ILL" and "Place of Birth" were released by various labels such as Stones Throw and ABB Records. He reached full acclaim in 2001 when The Source gave him the First Round Draft Pick and Independent Album of the Year awards for How the West Was One. How The West Was One was recorded with fellow rapper Rasco under the group name Cali Agents and landed him a deal with Interscope Records. Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Stones Throw Records is a California-based hip hop independent record label. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Interscope Records is an American record label owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ...


Since Interscope Records had many other popular artists like Eminem and 50 Cent, Planet Asia did not get much promotion. The Fresno rapper stayed with Interscope until 2004 and did not release one album. He did however get nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for the song "W" by Mystic. He also made many collaboration tracks with famous artists such as Linkin Park, Talib Kweli and Ghostface Killah. Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III on October 17, 1972) is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, producer and occasional actor. ... For the U.S. currency value, see Half dollar (United States coin). ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... Linkin Park is a nu metal/rapcore band from Los Angeles, California. ... Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene in Brooklyn, NY on October 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. ... Ghostface Killah, aka Ghostface, aka Tony Starks, aka Iron Man (born Dennis Coles, May 9, 1970, Staten Island, New York) is a rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. ...


In 2004, Planet Asia released his highly anticipated debut album, The Grand Opening, to positive feedback. It earned him another Independent Album of the Year award from The Source. He also started his own record label, Gold Chain Music, with Walt Liquor in November of 2004.


His next album, The Medicine is slated for a release in the summer of 2006. It is rumored to have production from The Alchemist and Evidence of Dilated Peoples. The Alchemist, born Alan Maman, is one of East Coast hip hops leading producers. ... An American Hip-Hop artist and producer and memeber of the Rap Group Dilated Peoples. ... Dilated Peoples are a hip hop group who have achieved great fame in the underground hip hop community, although they have had little mainstream success, with the exception of the song This Way, a collaboration with Kanye West, in 2004. ...


Discography

Albums and EPs

  • Representation EP (Yard Massive) (Black Scorpion Records 1997)
  • Planet Asia EP (Heratik Records 1998)
  • How The West Was One (Cali Agents) (Ground Control 2000)
  • The Last Stand (Mona/Landspeed 2000)
  • Skhoolyard A New Way of Thinking (Threshold Records 2002)
  • Still In Training (Liquor Barrel 2002)
  • Throwbacks (Liquor Barrel 2004)
  • The Grand Opening (Avatar Records 2004)
  • Head of the State (Cali Agents) (Pockets Linted/Groove Attack 2004)
  • The Steady Gang Mix (Mix CD)
  • Jewelry Box Sessions Part One (King Medallions) (Gold Chain Music 2005)
  • The Sickness, Pt.1 (Copter 2006)
  • The Medicine (ABB 2006)

The Medicine is an album by West Coast hip hop artist Planet Asia, released on October 3, 2006 through ABB Records. ...

External links

  • Planet Asia's Career History

  Results from FactBites:
 
Planet Asia - Music Downloads - Online (224 words)
Bio: Planet Asia (born Jason Green) rose from the uncharted hip-hop territory of Fresno, CA, to become one of the stars of the West Coast "true school" generation that emerged in late '90s.
The rapper moved from Fresno to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 at the age of 22 and met up with producer Fanatik, whose sparse relaxed beats provided an interesting backdrop to Planet Asia's battle-tested flow.
Planet Asia released his self-titled debut soon after and never looked back, appearing on over 20 releases in the next two years and working with countless artists, big and small.
:: MVRemix Interviews - Planet Asia :: (810 words)
Planet Asia hails from Fresno, California and is well known in the underground scene for his powerful delivery, and slick rhyme scheme.
Planet Asia: I met up with Rasco in Fresno, when he was going to Fresno State.
Planet Asia: I'm on the new Dilated LP and my EP is comin' out.
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