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The World Champion!

 

Got world champions on my album. So yeah, this album’s about to kick some ass! #MyCoStarsAreBetterThanYours Photo by: Erika Lane Enggren

I’ve been sitting on this album for a moment. Going to release it when I’m ready; on my own terms. It’s my love letter to music. A piece of work that I’m comfortable being defined by. Collaborated with some amazing people on this. Humbled to create art with each and every one of you. The world is dark but creating this album brought me freedom and had me free from concern. Catch me soon… On your playlists and right here, at ReliveHipHop.com.

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Remembering Fatal…

 

“As some of you know 2Pac‘s music has had a huge influence on me. It was his music that initially turned me onto Hip Hop music. The same can be said for his group of brothers, “The Outlawz.”

Fatal and Noble, from The Outlawz, were the first artists to take the time to talk with me, give me guidance and collaborate with me. I always look at my records with them as milestone moments in not only my career, but also my life. I remember doing those records and pinching myself to see if this was in fact reality…. And indeed it was!

The songs we created together are amongst some of my fondest memories. They are proof that dreams do come true. That if you work hard and are nice to people… Good things can and still do happen.

It deeply saddened my heart to learn that Fatal tragically passed away last week. Life is so fragile and we should never take it for granted. I’m still in shock… I don’t think it’s fully resonated with me yet. I was talking to my good friend Tero, who handled most of the artwork for Fatal’s albums, and he was saying, “I can’t believe I won’t be hearing from him again. We just spoke last week about a new project.”

With a heavy heart, I want to share two songs that I recorded with Fatal. Two of my fondest memories in music… “Heroes Always Die and “Remember.”

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iAmerikan

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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 – iAmerikan (produced by Q-Brick & The Asoka)


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BTS: The Humble Hustle pt. 1

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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.

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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!

Asoker

 

 

Sonjay Dutt Entrance Theme!

Playing WWE 2K14 this afternoon as my favorite wrestler… Sonjay Dutt. Check out the sweet tunes! I linked up with RawKey to do Sonjay’s theme. If you don’t have it already, download it by clicking right here!