Posts Tagged ‘planet asia’

Take It Personal (Ep 18: Return Of The Boom Bap) with Meyhem Lauren & Planet Asia

Friday, November 17th, 2017

After spending the last 4 episodes on the West Coast, we return to the boom-bap for episode 18. Hip-hop has been very good this year and it’s because of guys like Meyhem Lauren and Planet Asia. Both Gems From The Equinox and Anchovies are up there for album of the year, so it only made sense to have these guys as our special guests interviews. We have new music from Apathy & O.C., Sean Price, Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs, MF DOOM, Conway, Benny, Westside Gunn, Fashawn, Da Flyy Hooligan, Edo. G, SmooVth & Giallo Point, Defari, Apollo Brown & Planet Asia, Masta Killa, Hus Kingpin, Heavy Metal Kings, Big Twins, Bermuda Triangle and Mach-Hommy to name a few, plus a ridiculous DJ 360 remix of Winter Winds. Keep it locked as the TIP crew entertains you for the next 3 hours with hip-hop and hilarity.

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90’s Vol. 21

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

SLT90s 21-front

It’s been an awfully long time since we last dropped Sounds Like The 90’s, 586 days to be exact.

Moving forward I will be doing my best to produce this series every 6-8 weeks. It’s hard gathering select tracks because as many of you know, there just isn’t a lot of music these days that remind us of the 90s.

I make these compilations because it represents where we are today. It usually contains tracks that emphasize an era in which we all know will more than likely never be duplicated again.  Some tracks on these compilations contain contemporary music that might have a slight hint of that era. Others, well it may just contain an artist that was very relevant from the 90s. Overall, these are put together to showcase today’s music as a music time capsule.

So, whether you like one track, ten tracks or all of them, enjoy these compilations for what they are. While terms like “exclusives” have become extinct due to new age technology and the blogsophere, we do our best to hand pick relatively newer material.

Enjoy 21 and sorry for the wait.


Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 13 (2010)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Nope, you’re reading the title right. If I’m being completely honest here, the real reason for the delay was I was just waiting on some good music in 2010. Being that most of the tracks I select for compilations are current I didn’t just want to throw something together and label it SLT9s.

For the past two years I’ve taken ample time in creating this series. In selecting the right tracks, to sequencing them, to finding the best quality mp3s available. I still don’t know if there has been an abundance of dope music in ’10, but there is there plenty of time left. We’re always open to suggestions so continue to leave comments or shoot us an email with the goodness.

Peace to my T.R.O.Y. fam for helping me gather some of these joints. Special shouts go to to Strategy, Blake Reznik, Meyhem Lauren, Ide, Skavenger,Verge, Open Mike Eagle and Dirt Dog for the ill cover. Enjoy Volume 13 and stay tuned for plenty more to come in 2010. –Philaflava

T.R.O.Y. Presents – Sounds Like The 90s Vol. 13

1. Freeway & Jake One – Throw Your Hands Up
2. Black Thought – Contract On The World feat. Dice Raw & Porn
3. The LOX – Slow Down (You’re Killin’ Em)
4. Smiley The Ghetto Child – I’m Legend (prod. DJ Premier)
5. Freddie Gibbs – The Ghetto
6. U.G. – Beat Yo Ass
7. Big Noyd – New York Lights
8. Meyhem Lauren – 7000 Thoughts
9. Roc Marciano – Snow
10. Mobb Deep – Whole Lotta Thug (prod. Alchemist)
11. Sadat X – Turn It Up feat. Pete Rock
12. Consequence – Let U Live feat. Pharoahe Monch
13. Ski Beatz – Prowler 2 ft. Jean Grae, Jay Electronica, Joell Ortiz & Mos Def
14. Wu-Massacre – Dangerous
15. U.G. – My Soldiers feat. Steele & Casual
16. Open Mike Eagle – Unapologetic feat. Nocando
17. Planet Asia & Goldchain Military – Organic Food (prod. Large Professor)
18. Tanya Morgan – Cheesesteak
19. Meyhem Lauren – Treat Her Like A Prostitute feat. Thristin Howl III
20. Brotha Lynch Hung – Meat

(Download) Sounds Like The 90s Volumes 1-12

Planet Asia W/Gold Chain Military & DJ Babu @Fat Beats LA In-Store

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

On February 26, Fat Beats LA hosted a double In-Store for the releases of Planet Asia & Gold Chain Military – Chain Of Command and DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol.2. Led by Planet Asia(Fresno,CA), Killer Ben, Tristate(LA), and Sav Killz(Brooklyn,NY) of GCM performed tracks off their new album with DJ Babu on the turntables. The album features production from Alchemist, Large Professor, DJ Babu, Evidence, Masterkraftsmen, and more… GCM brings back real lyricism and style to hip-hop with the new album “Chain of Command“. Go Cop It!
Tash of Tha Alkaholiks and Prince Po of Organized Konfusion dropped by Fat Beats to show some love and they freestyled with GCM over Babu’s beat from The Beat Tape Vol.2.
— Thomas V
For More Videos, GCM @Youtube.

R.I.P. Killa Sha Aka Prince AD (Of The Killa Kidz)

Monday, January 18th, 2010

I bought his first solo album “God Walks on Water” when it came out in 2007 and I saw him when he came in 2008 with Large Professor in LA to perform @ The “Main Source” release party. R.I.P. Killa Sha

— Thomas V

Update- Killa Sha passed away due to complications with his diabetes.

T.R.O.Y. Guest Blogger w/Superstar Quamallah

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Top 10 Cali 90’s Joints That You Probably Can’t Find
by Superstar Quamallah

1. “To Whom It May Concern” (compilation)/ Freestyle Fellowship:
Microphone Myke as i knew him was doing shit on this album that cats ain’t never been able to even bite! i saw him freestyle over “mo’ better blues”at the good life cafe doing a style that was so ahead of it’s time, it would take a worm hole for mcs to check it! this album, which they put out themselves in 1991, was a catalyst and a much have for any true collector of the music. find it!

2. The ’93 til Infinity DEMO/ Souls of Mischief:
I got this joint on a cassette tape and i remember when they were putting the joint together to catch their deal. i rolled up to del’s (the funky homosapien) house with andre (the emperor) and adam (A-plus) was laying scratches for the last song. they got some joints on this cassette that never came out or were different versions like “never no more” is different and crazy fresh yo!
maybe somebody got this on ebay but i doubt it!

3. Barber Shop MC’s DEMO/ Barber Shop MCS:
not sure if this was a demo but i remember defari letting me hear these cats and i was like this cat phil tha agony is sick to def!!! i can’t find that cassette i had, but these joints were so ahead of their time as well.

4. “Change and Switch”/ Defari:
this joint is a personal fav because i remember heru asked me to lay the scratches on this cut and we did it at kutmaster kurt’s crib and a young evidence, who made the beat i believe, was there chillin and i thought damn these some cool dudes. i told heru that that song was the joint and a few months later it was the b-side as one of the first records to launch abb records in 1997.

5. Planet Asia EP/ Planet Asia:
man what can i say about my man asia that ain’t already been said. this was one of the hungriest mcs i’ve ever met and he still gets it in! this joint was released on heratik records in 1998 and if you can find a copy, you done came up!

6. “People’s Choice”/Defari:
gotta mention this joint cause it’s one of my favorite underground singles man that really set off that classic evidence heru connection and heru’s offbeat on flow on this was classic and spawned
a lot of imitators whether people recognize or not. i remember when beni played the acetate for me at kalx, i was like – “wheeeeeeew weeeeee….classic!”

7. “The Hiero vs. Hobo Junction (Saafir) Battle”/:
this is one of the greatest and most enjoyable mc battles ever done on the radio and i know
copies are floating around! this was easily one of saafir and casual’s greatest off the head lyrical drudge matches and nobody from both sides on the mic was a disappointment! it went down around 1994 and you can’t say nothing about cali mcs if you never heard this battle! a historical moment fo’ sho’!!!

8. Del tha Funky Homosapien DEMO:
i met del in 1988/89 in berkeley. he’soriginally from new york and he had the mc skills to pay the bills way back then as a shorty! but his music production was through the roof. his
sampling abilities were ahead of his time and when he got his deal, i believe his cousin ice cube had a major influence on the style and sound of his first album. but his shit i got on some cassette tapes would be compared to current shit mf doom is doing. del is definitely from another
planet and cats ain’t getting copies of the shit i got with him on it! lol

9. RIP Government/ Stevie Jay, Velvet B, Adam (Buck), and more:
these cats put a record out and my joint is in storage so i don’t remember the name
but they were all from nyc and living in south central los angeles back in the late 80’s. they was doing shit to break beats before cats was on that out in cali and had hooked up with whipple whip, the original. these cats had a major influence on cats within jurassic five as well as many others whom they shared rhyme cyphers wit. if you can find this record (rip government is the name of the crew) then i salute you!

10. “JazzHopSoul”/ Clever Jeff:
this is actually my favorite hiphop album by a cali artist and one of the most underrated or slept on joints for anyone who digs pete rock& cl smooth or gang starr! this cat was one of
the first to perfect the jazz soul hiphop fusion and was working with quincy jones’ label but they didn’t know how to promote the project back in 1994. clever is at his best on this lyrically with smooth knowledge and those 90’s jazzy joints i can never get enough of! a must have for anyone
serious about the music!


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