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 Behind the scenes with the #StackingPesos familia. Peep the video. Link in bio now. #SquadUp #BehindTheScenes #BTS #OnSet #HipHop #IndieMusic #TheTeam #LosAngeles #TheAsokaHustle #IndiePlaylist #HipHopThursdays #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #SquadGoals #Squad  Thinking about romantic poetry.  @kabeerwalia93 . . . . . #Photography #Portrait #LosAngeles #Mood #PortraitMode #BW #BlackAndWhite #BlackWhite #Monochrome #ShotOniPhone #Dapper #LookingFresh #IndiePlaylist #Rapper #Actor #Handsome #Style #LookOfTheDay #ootd #OotdFashion #Fashion #Fashionable #SoCal #California  Crafting websites & master plans with one of my all time favorites @jen_nik. She’s an amazing actress and has some really good taste in hip hop too!
 Stackin’ up the escrow/ Buyin’ up the block, burning charts like we Death Row/ Hanging with my friend. Making music in Santa Monica. #LifeIsGood. P.S. Sports Illustrated just mentioned my Stacking Pesos music video. Link in bio! : @iamkatlynnichol.  Morning auditions and afternoon hangs with @instamac88 & @kabeerwalia93. Love my agents for getting me out and my friends for supporting me. #HollywoodLiving : @instamac88 . . . . . #Photography #Portrait #LosAngeles #Mood #PortraitMode #BW #BlackWhite #BlackandWhite #monochrome #RedCameras #RED #Film #dapper #suit #suitedup #IndiePlaylist #Rapper #Actor #handsome #Style #look #lookoftheday #ootd #ootdfashion #fashion #fashionable #socal  Back when I was a young thug ridin’ N tamin’ dem wild horses in the motherland. Then I traded my mustang for my first Benz when I moved to LA at age 7. #StartedFromTheBottomNowWeHere
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Win This War!

Win This War

Coming out of the gates with my guns blazing! The official first single off “Lions In The West” arrives today. It’s called “Win This War” and features the talented Naia Kete (from NBC’s The Voice). Produced by super producer RawKey!

DOWNLOAD: Win This War – The Asoka featuring Naia Kete (Right Click – Save File As)

Listen To The Fortune Cookie…

 I always love going back home to Detroit. I cherish every opportunity I get to spend time with my family, eat home cooked meals, and shoot the shit with childhood friends… It’s where I grew up. Is it sad? Sure. Detroit’s not the easiest place to grow up in. But over the years I developed […]

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Win This War (The Arrow Cut) – The Asoka featuring Naia Kete

This summer I had the pleasure of working on a song with the talented Naia Kete, though the song is inspired by the humble hustle that so many artists are on, I also found inspiration in Arrow, an American television series. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite shows!

The song featured above is titled “Win This War.” Enjoy the sneak peak for now and make sure you watch the season premiere of Arrow, this Wednesday, on the CW network!

I’ll hit you guys with the official video next month!
-Asoker

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Let’s build an EP together!

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Thinking about putting together a new EP full of Remixes. What are some of your favorite songs that I’ve put out? List them in the comments below and I’ll chose the songs that get listed the most and get the acapellas to some very talented producers to get this project underway!

Let’s build this together!

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There’s a Storm Coming…

Win This War Music Video Sneak Peak

You feel that? I think Asoka Season is about to kick into full gear soon…. #WinThisWar!

The first single from the highly anticipated Lions In The West album is right around the corner….

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#ThankYou

VH1 India Wishes The Asoka Happy Birthday

Today I feel thankful. Thankful for the people in my life, the love that I’ve been given, the talent that God has bestowed upon me,  the support that I’ve received because of that and… just thankful for the life that I’ve been given.

I woke up today to beautiful messages, texts, emails etc from people all over the world wishing me for my Birthday. I don’t know the majority of these people… my only connection to them is the music that I make… And that in itself is such a beautiful feeling!

So in return, I’d like to extend my gratitude, and I’m going to make Heart Of A Lion available to download for free on ReliveHipHop.com for one week! If you miss out on this opportunity you can always grab it later on: iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, XBox Live Music and other fine retailers!

1. Asoka PSA 2013 2. Through The Door feat. Bobby Creekwater & Royce Nelson 3. She's a Fairy Tale feat. Martin Purtill 4. Behind (Without Her) + Interlude 5. Mystic Dream feat. Martin Purtill 6. If You Save Me feat. Shade Sheist & Lucia 7. For My Soul feat. Stat Quo & Lucia 8. Power (iWant) + Interlude feat. Lucia 9. Tupac Shukria feat. Lucia 10. Lost in a Portrait feat. Knoc-Turn'Al & J0HN S0L0 11. Heart of a Lion feat. Stat Quo & Sonjay Dutt 12. Hate 13. Afar 14. Evil A

Times up! But you can still download the album on iTunes:
The Asoka & RawKey – Heart of a Lion (Deluxe Edition) 

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Escapism?

Asoka Dane Cook

I always find comedy to be the best kind of escapism. Well, comedy and creating music. Dane Cook‘s CDs have helped me get through some really tough times. I was very pleased to meet him today. Make sure you check out his Under Oath tour this fall! I’ve heard some of his new material and it’s hilarious!

What are somethings you guys do to escape from a bad day, boredom, or just to make your day a little brighter? Leave me your thoughts in the comments below & I’ll check em out!