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Planet Asia

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Planet Asia also known as King Medallions (real name Jason Green) is an rapper from Fresno, California who is a member of The Nation of Gods & Earths, and performs in groups the Cali Agents, and Skhool Yard. He is also well known for his vast discography of mixtapes. During the 1990’s, Planet Asia moved from Fresno, California to San Francisco, California and started rapping religiously. From 1997-2001, Planet Asia had been releasing various popular 12 inch singles. These singles such as “Definition of ILL” and “Place of Birth” were released by various labels such as Stones Throw and ABB Records. He reached full acclaim in 2001 when The Source gave him the First Round Draft Pick and Independent Album of the Year awards for How the West Was One. How The West Was One was recorded with fellow rapper Rasco under the group name Cali Agents and landed him a deal with Interscope Records.

Since Interscope Records had many other popular artists like Eminem and 50 Cent, Planet Asia did not get much promotion. The Fresno rapper stayed with Interscope until 2003 and did not release one album. He did however get nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for the song “W” by Mystic. In October, 2007 Asia performed at the OC Tavern after Aliso Black an acclaimed member from the X-tort Clan opened for him. He also made many collaboration tracks with famous artists such as Linkin Park, Bun B, Talib Kweli and Ghostface Killah.

In 2003, Avatar Records signed Planet Asia to an exclusive world-wide recording contract and in 2004 released Planet Asia’s debut album, The Grand Opening, to positive feedback.

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