Planet Asia

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Planet Asia
Planet Asia performing in 2005
Planet Asia performing in 2005
Background information
Birth nameJason Green
Born (1976-10-24) October 24, 1976 (age 44)
Fresno, California
GenresHip hop
Years active1996–present
LabelsInterscope, Avatar, Gold Chain Music, Stones Throw, Wandering Worx Entertainment, Brick Records
Associated actsCali Agents, Durag Dynasty, Rasco, Dilated Peoples, Tha Liks, Zion I, Ras Kass, Termanology, Swollen Members, Strong Arm Steady

Jason Green (born October 24, 1976),[1] better known as Planet Asia, is a rapper from Fresno, California. He is prominent for being one half of the now reunited hip-hop duo the Cali Agents and is currently a member of the groups Gold Chain Military and Durag Dynasty. He is also well known for his vast discography of mixtapes.

History[edit]

Originally from Fresno, California, Planet Asia moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 and began working with local producer, Fanatik.[2][3] Between 1997 and 2001, 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 much and stayed with Interscope until 2003 without releasing an album. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for the song "W" by Mystic.

In 2003, Avatar Records signed Planet Asia 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, along with co-production credits from The Alchemist, Nucleus and 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.[4]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2002: Still in Training
  • 2004: The Grand Opening
  • 2006: The Medicine
  • 2007: Jewelry Box Sessions: The Album
  • 2010: Crack Belt Theatre
  • 2012: Black Belt Theatre
  • 2016: Egyptian Merchandise
  • 2017: Dirty Planet
  • 2018: The Golden Buddha
  • 2018: Mansa Musa
  • 2019: Initials on my Jewelry

EPs[edit]

  • 1998: Planet Asia
  • 2000: The Last Stand
  • 2011: The Bar Mitzvah
  • 2014: Zapco Exp
  • 2016: Asiatic Prince
  • 2017: Velour Portraits
  • 2019: Medallions
  • 2019: AGE: All Gold Everything
  • 2020: Arctic Plus Degrees: The Sun Don't Chill Allah

As Cali Agents[edit]

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • 1997: Representation (EP) - (with Skhoolyard)
  • 2002: A New Way of Thinking (with Skhoolyard)
  • 2008: Planet F.L.O. (with F.L.O.)
  • 2008: Pain Language (with DJ Muggs)
  • 2008: Pain Language: The Mixtape (with DJ Muggs)
  • 2010: Chain of Command (with Gold Chain Military Crew)
  • 2011: Camouflage Jackets (with G-Force)
  • 2011: Cracks in the Vinyl (EP) (with Madlib)
  • 2011: Each Step becomes Elevated (with Tri-State as General Monks)
  • 2012: Everyday Is Christmas (EP) (Gold Chain Music)
  • 2012: Respeta at Santa Barbarie (EP) (with Superanfor)
  • 2012: The Arrival (with Doo Wop)
  • 2013: Abrasions (with Gensu Dean)
  • 2013: The 2nd Coming (with Bronze Nazareth, Cappadonna, M-Eighty, Nino Grave & Canibus, as The Almighty)
  • 2013: High End Cloths (EP) (with DirtyDiggs)
  • 2013: 360 Waves (with Durag Dynasty)
  • 2014: Via Satellite (with TzariZM)
  • 2015: The Tonite Show: Starring Planet Asia (with DJ Fresh)
  • 2015: 2010 A.D. (EP) (with DirtyDiggs)
  • 2015: Nautica Nagas (with DirtyDiggs) feat. Eddie Brock
  • 2016: Seventy Nine (with DJ Concept)
  • 2017: Anchovies (with Apollo Brown)
  • 2017: Unfinished & Untitled (with Copywrite)
  • 2019: Blak Majic (with The Architect)
  • 2019: Jackpot (with El Maryacho)
  • 2019: The Planet Asia & Milano Constantine EP (with Milano Constantine)
  • 2020: Yard to the Last Song (EP) (with Yard Massive)
  • 2020: Trust the Chain (EP) (with 38 Spesh)
  • 2020: Cashmere Corners (EP) (with A-Plus Tha Kid)
  • 2020: Camo Jackets (with Calvin Valentine)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"In Your Area" 1999 Peanut Butter Wolf My Vinyl Weighs a Ton
"Madskillz-Mic Chekka" BT, Rasco Movement in Still Life
"Ear Drums Pop (Remix)" 2000 Dilated Peoples The Platform
"The Movement" 2009 The Jacka Tear Gas
"4 All My N****s" Mistah F.A.B., Turf Talk, Ya Boy Hyphy Ain't Dead
"Don't F*** Wit Them" 2010 J. Stalin, Philthy Rich Early Morning Shift, Vol. 3
"Serious Rappin'" 2011 Termanology, Inspectah Deck Cameo King II
"Sakura" 2012 Evidence Step Brothers
"Gat In Your Mouth" Rasco United Fakes of America
"Change Up" 2013 Lee Majors G Slaps Radio Vol 4: Turkey Bags In My Louis Duffle
"Put on a Show (Tonite)" Mitchy Slick, The World's Freshest, Murs Feet Match the Paint
"Triple Beams" 2015 Apollo Brown, Westside Gunn Grandeur
"Hold Us Down" E.D.I. Don, Translee The Hope Dealer, Pt. 1
"Iceberg" 2017 Nicholas Craven Craven N

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free Family Tree, Genealogy and Family History - MyHeritage".
  2. ^ "Planet Asia".
  3. ^ "Planet Asia - Planet Asia EP".
  4. ^ ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-05-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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