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 It’s so important to surround yourself with people that uplift you. This is Gurv & Harv Sihra - They’re work horses, grinding and living their dream everyday. As WWE superstars they travel upwards of 300 days a year, wrestling night in and night out. We connected a few years ago through a mutual friend and bonded over our love for wrestling, hip-hop, and acting. They always make time to hang out when they’re in town and have been really supportive to me. I walk away feeling inspired every time I talk to these guys. When you’re building your dream - it’s important to have friends like that around. #FindYourTribe. PS Moment Gurv and I saw each other we both pointed at each other’s outfit and said, “of course.” As you can obviously tell - we’re both all about that 2Pac life.  My self worth, as an artist, is not defined by the number of records I sell. It comes from the euphoria of being completely free from concern when I’m creating - whether it be rapping, writing, breaking down a script and acting. Though recognition and financial success are welcomed... My greatest blessings are the beautiful souls I’ve encountered, connected and collaborated with. #MakaveliBranded. #NeverShady.  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
 Happy and inspired to hang with my guy @rohitsharmacomedian today. #NewBrownAmerica right here. #Repost @rohitsharmacomedian with @get_repost ・・・ I feel inspired. Today was cool, I finally caught up with a guy who I've wanted to meet up with for some time and today was the day we finally connected. It happens "oh we should totally meet, let's do it, hit me up... " then nothing. But we were supposed to link up, a higher power wanted us to meet. I have admired @theasoka from the first time I met him. He is a kind soul, someone you should be lucky to be friends with. A supremely talented Indian rapper, actor and creative. It's easy to be alone or get busy with your daily grind. I recommend taking the time to be kind and link up with those kind of people. You never know who can help inspire you to grow as an individual. Be thankful. Be kind. Eat pizza. #powerinnumbers #americanindian #theasokahustle #bekind  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
 First production meeting (of hopefully many many more to come) with a few of my best friends. This is the #DreamTeam. #FindYourTribe.  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...
 Happy Diwali to all of you. To all the beautiful souls from every religion, culture, and race. Diwali is the Festival of Lights, for us Hindus. Let’s choose #LOVE over hate and dominate the next year with light, prosperity, and peace! #Om  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

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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!