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 Always a night to remember when you’re with @TheTravelHer.  Life is beautiful in California - it’s where the creative soul is fed and nourished. Words of encouragement and journeys come together to blossom new art. . : @twothirtyfive  Grateful for another birthday . Grateful for another year filled with love, support, and amazing opportunities to continue chasing my passions. Now if you’ll excuse me... This Butter Chicken & Garlic Naan isn’t going to eat itself. ♥️ . . . . #Photography #Portrait #Grateful #Blessed (had to do it), #Purp #PurpleHaze #PortraitPage #Portraits #Birthday #Birthdays #LovePassion #Passion #passionpainanddemonslayin #KidCudi #TheAsokaHustle #DeathRow #IndieArtist #IndieArt #IndieFilms #IndieMusic #CaliforniaLiving #Outlawz #GorgeousGang (that’s the new motto)
 Butter Chicken & Thums Up with baby bro before he moves. Beginning to realize how precious “everyday moments” are. Simplest things... Like a nice meal together become sparks of light that guide us through our journey. Through the constant challenges of life - you have to recognize all the “little” moments for what they are... #Blessings.  Spilling coffee on people as we take our photos. Ain’t no thang...  Maybe it’s the iconic visuals, or the turn dreams to reality attitude. I can never get enough of that west coast flavor. ⚫️ Speaking of visuals. Always wanted to recreate that iconic death row shoot with @2Pac, @SnoopDogg, Dre, and Suge. @thesidp helped me reimagine those shots. . . . . #DeathRowRecords #DeathRow #WestCoast #WestCoastHipHop #Lotd #lotw #style #photography #looks #lookbpok #mood #californialove #2Pac #classic #style #dapper #dapperman #90s #indie #indiemusic #indieartist #Portrait #portraitspage #portraitpage #editorial #watch #watches
 Shooting with these creative and talented people. #LifeIsGood. #TheAsokaHustle.  Happy 25th Anniversary, Conan! I have met some of the most wonderful people I’ve known through this show. And those people have impacted my life in such a wonderful way. Use to set my VCR to tape Conan on school nights - Little did I know one day I’d get to be on the show too. Life is fun, and @TeamConan adds a little more to that. #Conan25 PS screenshot from The Conan O’Brien Rap Anthem Video I did years ago  . . . . #Conan #TeamCoco #Actor #LosAngeles #LateNight #TBS #TonightShow #Coco #Goals #Burbank #WBStudios #BTS #ConanRapAnthemVideo #ThrowBack #TBT #ThrowbackThursday #FBF #FlashbackFriday  Hanging with @TheWrestlingClassic & @tnijjar28 talking wrestling, hockey, and butter chicken. . . . . . #LosAngeles #Fairfax #Style #Dapper #SethRollins #Tupac #Ootd #Lotd #Lookbook #style #summernights
 Some days I’m up, other days I’m down. Lately I’ve been feeling the LA City Blues... As all artists do. Yesterday, during my sister’s birthday brunch, Richard Lewis (who I grew up watching on Curb) told me I’m witty and to never lose my passion. We had a really nice conversation about acting, comedy, writing and even rapped together. It really lifted my spirits - sometimes the universe tells you exactly what you need to hear. #RichardLewis  🇮🇳New Delhi vibes on Melrose. 🇺🇸 . . . . . #Portrait #PortraitMode #Mood #Moods #IndianAmerican #Hollywood #Melrose #California #Californians #Actor #Rapper #ShotOniPhone #Photography #Yellow #Orange #IndieHustle #IndieMusic #IndieFilms #IndieArtist #NewDelhiNights #HollywoodNights #NewDelhi  #Badmaash is hands down the best Indian food in LA! @ArjunBadmaash & @NakulBadmaash are putting it down for our culture. Love the new location at Fairfax and the giant #Hindi sign! . . . . . #PunjabiFood #LosAngelesRestaurant #GoodEating #ButterChicken #ButterChickenLife #ButterChickenLiving #MealOfTheDay #IndianFood #LAFoodie #Thrillist #FoodLife #Foodie #LAFoodie #AashKaro

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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!

sunday-operations

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!