Planet Asia & DJ Concept – Gold Vases

Planet Asia & DJ Concept – Gold Vases

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.
After breaking on the national scene in 1998, he quickly gained a reputation for his crisp, intense
rhyme delivery, his versatile lyrical content, and his consistent productivity. The rapper moved
from Fresno to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 and met up with producer Fanatik, whose
sparse relaxed beats provided an interesting backdrop to Planet Asia’s battle-tested flow. The
two appeared together on Tripek Records’ Rules of the Game compilation alongside veterans
like The Living Legends and The Coup, creating instant national buzz. Planet Asia released his selftitled 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.

Planet Asia released several 12″ singles, including “Definition of Ill” (Stones Throw) and “Place of
Birth” (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. While signed to Interscope Records, Planet Asia was
not promoted like more popular Interscope acts Eminem and 50 Cent. The Fresno rapper stayed
with Interscope until 2003 without releasing an album. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in
2002 for the song “W” by Mystic. Planet Asia has collaborated with famous artists such as Linkin
Park, Bun B, Talib Kweli and Ghostface Killah.

In 2003, Avatar Records signed Planet Asia to an exclusive world-wide recording contract and in
2004 released Planet Asia’s debut album, The Grand Opening, to positive feedback. It earned
him another Independent Album of the Year award from The Source. Avatar also released 12″
vinyl records including “Summertime In The City” b/w “G’s & Soldiers” featuring Kurupt produced
by J. Wells, “Its All Big” b/w “Right or Wrong”, and “Real Niggaz” featuring Ghostface. His record
“G’s & Soldiers” featuring Kurupt was prominently featured in John Travolta’s 2005 film “Be Cool”
released by MGM. After leaving Avatar, Planet Asia started his own record label, Gold Chain
Music, with Walt Liquor. His next album, The Medicine, was released on October 3, 2006 on ABB
Records and produced by Evidence of Dilated Peoples in its entirety, along with co-production
credits from The Alchemist, Nucleus & Bravo. On June 26, 2007, he released “The Jewelry Box
Sessions: The Album” on Gold Chain Music. The album featured the single “Havin’ Things and in
2010, he collaborated with Malaysian artist, Mizz Nina, on a song called Hope.

In 2011, Planet Asia was a judge on the Ultimate MC TV show alongside Royce da 5’9”, Sean
Price, Organik, and Pharoahe Monch. Since that time, Planet Asia has released a host of Solo
Albums, EP’s, Colaborated Albums and Mixtapes. Most recently, Planet Asia’ has released his
newest single, “Mansa Musa” which is currently available for your streaming pleasure on

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