This is not how it was suppose to go
I was suppose to blow, get platinum gold
And sell out shows, go around the globe
Because on the road, we’d make lots of dough
Be the pot of gold and get lots of hoes
Knock em down, one by one, dominos
You think you know but you only know a part of it
You see me on the screen but don’t know how I started it
Bought Heart Of A Lion but you don’t know the heart of it
Lend me your hand, man I’d love to tell you all of it
The official single off the new album #LionsInTheWest is here! I said Asoka season was starting up and I meant it. New songs on new songs and videos on top of videos! I might throw this up on iTunes but for now you can cop it for free right here at ReliveHipHop.Com! Also, go grab the #MultiVersePlaylist while you’re here. Ten songs over ten weeks. Much love and respect to #PappaArtwork for putting his stamp on all these records! Shout out to all the producers who’ve been contributing to all the new records as well! #LionsInTheWest is coming and it’s crazy! Get ready world!
Oh, and make sure you share this on all your social media accounts. Make the cover your default photo and spread that download link like buttah! Hashtag it as #TeamAsoka, your support means the world to me… but you already knew that! Holler atcha l8r world! ♛
DOWNLOAD: The Asoka – Grey Skies
Hollywood land, American dream messiah
Standing in the gutter just trying to get higher
Tears dry out and hearts can turn cold
Knowing damn well you got the passion in your soul
Anne Frank or Kennedy, did either get the remedy?
Pain in the pictures of the grain of our centerpiece.
Runnin towards the life that won’t even have me...
Rejection I face, nothing could hurt so badly.
I’ve been gone a long while… I had a lot to see. I had a lot to learn.. I had to find me. So I let it all go… I unplugged from the matrix. I followed my heart.. And flew through spaceships. – JOHNS0L0
The Multiverse Playlist.
The Multiverse Playlist is a collection of new songs and songs re-imagined. A different take on some of my favorite songs from my own discography. What they might sound like if they were created in another world. Starting Monday, I’ll be releasing a new record every week for ten weeks. Keep checking back… spread the word, share the record and most importantly… Enjoy.
I recently recorded a song for the lovely ladies over at TomboyKC. Tomboy KC is a fashion & lifestyle site created by actress Katie Cassidy and her friend Lynsey Eaton. They’re classy, cool, and doing some great things. So sit back, relax… check out the video, download the song and head on over to their website today!
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have your own rap song? Like all of your thoughts, hopes and dreams wrapped up into one soulfully rapped poem set to a perfectly orchestrated beat? We would be lying if we pretended we hadn’t thought about it and failed miserably at our attempts to make one ourselves (everyone has their talents, OK). Lucky for us, about two months ago…
Check out the entire post at “We are TKC… This is Asoka” and download both covers for the single below…
If you want something bad enough you have to believe in it. Just as a wall is made out of individual bricks, realistically all dreams are made out of individual efforts. At times it can seem like a daunting task… but you just have to focus on placing one brick down at a time.
Today I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ve officially been nominated by VH1, for the “Best Hip-Hop Artist” category, at the VH1 Sound Nation Awards later this month.
It’s so crazy to reminisce on how everything’s turned out. I started rapping in Detroit on a three-dollar microphone, got placed on 2Pac album, which led to the feature in Rolling Stone magazine, which in turn enabled me to collaborate with Eminem & Dr. Dre’s artists, to eventually self releasing music videos that would get picked up by MTV & VH1.
Which brings me to today… Believe in yourself even when no one else does. Hard work does pay and good things do come. Win, lose, or draw… It’s been one hell of a ride.
Hope you’re enjoying the music as much as I am!
Last week I embarked on a journey with a few of my comrades. We set out to the middle of the desert and what followed was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I grew up wanting to rap. I grew up listening to legends… Not realizing that one day I’d be working with them or calling them friends. We shot a music video last week for a song that I chose to call “The Humble Hustle.”
I wrote and recorded the song with Hittman…. You know, the Hittman who appeared on more than half of the songs on the Chronic 2001 album by Dr. Dre. The same Hittman, who wrote one of the most iconic hip-hop records of all time… The Next Episode.
I’ve been working with Hitt over the last year and it’s been a journey on it’s own… Talking to him about different writing techniques to hearing the behind the scene stories of the 2001 album and the Up In Smoke Tour. It’s kind of surreal. I feel like we captured a lot of that on this new record (The Humble Hustle). For the first time, Hitt publicly addresses his feelings towards his situation with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment from 98 till now.
Without a record label involved we also had full creative control on this project. And blessed with a great crew, we had the privilege to shoot this project with multiple RED EPIC cams. Carlos Haynes took the helm as he directed and brought precise greatness to each shot.
Working with Carlos was an absolute pleasure as well. He’s one of the nicest guys that I’ve met, immensely talented and about as humble as they come, no pun intended. You should check out his website CarlosHaynes.com and check out some of his work! You might even recognize some of his work from Big Boi‘s last album “Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.”
The Humble Hustle music video will be out soon! Until then, I’m working on a few other projects… I’ll catch you on the flip side!