"“Retro Mackin” – Review Of Planet Asia’s Crackbelt Theatre"
By : Friday
01.28.2011 @ 7:41 PM
i wish this dude would get a solid production crew behind him and make a classic album.. hes got it in him
planet asia ep is still my favorite “album” from him.. the production just suited him.. if the pete rock produced “planet rock” album ever surfaced itd blow his catalog out the water im sure. consistency is key.. asia just needs to sort his production out
By : chronwell
01.28.2011 @ 9:52 PM
@Friday I think 11,13 years of making albums, what u hear is what u get with Asia. I still ride to Grand Opening tho. Pain Language and the Kin Medallions joint were raw dogs too. He’s a timeless talent like Ghost or Rskim.
By : Thun
01.28.2011 @ 11:55 PM
“The artistic work of the social dynamics of crack cocaine, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, The Wire, often get labeled “cinematic,” by high-art critics who live far away from where the shit actually goes down at.”
This might be true. But speaking on behalf of non-high art critics who lived on ground zero and/or immediately adjacent to the crack wars, I can say that it is also true that we’ve described OB4CL and The Wire as “cinematic” because they are explicitly influenced by cinematic conventions. You don’t need to be an intellectual snob or a suburbanite or be anything other than someone with a functioning brain to make the connection, and claiming these works as “cinematic” is not the same as suggesting that they do not intend to capture a certain reality.