Planet Asia performing in 2005
October 24, 1976 |
|Labels||Interscope, Avatar, Gold Chain, Wandering Worx|
|Cali Agents, Rasco, Dilated Peoples, Tha Liks, Zion I, Ras Kass, Termanology, Swollen Members, Strong Arm Steady, Blu, Fashawn, Self Scientific, TzariZM, DJ Concept|
Jason Green (born October 24, 1976), better known as Planet Asia, is a rapper from Fresno, California. He is prominent for being one half of the now broken up 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.
Originally from Fresno, California, Planet Asia moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 and began working with local producer, Fanatik. 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 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.
|"In Your Area"||1999||Peanut Butter Wolf||My Vinyl Weighs a Ton|
|"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 Reppin'"||2011||Termanology, Inspectah Deck||Cameo King II|
|"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"||EDIDON, Translee||The Hope Dealer, Pt. 1|
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