Available now online, Fresno’s famed forefather Planet Asia and his artful accomplice all the way from Long Island (NY), DJ Concept come together to present a prized piece filled with paramount production and articulate rhyming vital to the now less lyrical landscape in hip-hop. With a string of solidifying and stifling singles in “Gold Vases”, “International” and “The Festival”, featuring an unheard verse from the highly heralded and dearly missed Sean Price, their ten track project entitled Seventy Nine is a trip back to the essence of rap.
This hard body of work truly embodies the times, with radio styled transitions segmented between tracks as to have it ride as smooth as a ’79 Seville (which it does), giving it a soulful touch and direction fitting to its title. For longtime PA fans who’ve truly taken notes on the Cali Agent’s science, 79 is also the scientific number assigned to gold, which has been a motif in his music & overall aesthetic from the jump. Receiving additional contributions from notables like Blu and DJ Pain1 along with many others, Seventy Nine is a definite shining moment that hip-hop historians can cherish both now & for years to come. Enjoy the joint below and cop your copy of this modern art here.