Originally recorded in 2008,
G_ & Asia first connected thru MySpace (remember that?)
when G was still just 18 years old & living in Eugene, OR
& reached out to the Fresno rap veteran.
Asia dug what he heard,
& quickly the duo started sending trading back beats & verses to each other.
The tracks that resulted from the sessions
were intended to have a few different homes,
including a period when they were signed to Talib Kweli’s label, BlackSmith,
but were ultimately left in the vault -
never to be heard from again,
where they are available, in full, as a free download.
Naturally sample-heavy in nature,
the beats on Camo Jackets
pull from sources of classic soul, psych rock & even reggae/dub records -
& w/ them as his backdrop, Asia delivers
one of his most hungry & focused album performances in years
w/ his streetwise battle raps & unmistakable cadence.
You can hear three previews from the LP
& see the tracklisting & credits
before getting the full download – all below.
1. Page For Page
3. Gold Kufi’s (feat. TriState)
4. Public Housing
5. Corner Store
6. Supa Bad (feat. Epp & Tope of TxE)
7. Backwoods (interlude)
8. Get Your Weight Up (feat. Phil The Agony)
9. Murder Dem (feat. TriState)
10. Cruise Control
Originally produced & recorded in 2008.
Produced by G_Force AKA Calvin Valentine for Gravity Hits Productions (ASCAP)
Rhymes by Planet Asia for Bleedy Eyes Music (ASCAP)
Scratches on “Get Your Weight Up” by DJ Create
& on “Cruise Control” by Celsius
Mastered by DJ FlipFlop
Artwork by Craig Sprecher
Selected by KNNY FRSH for FRSH SLCTS