To set it off, take a look at that album cover again. Who wouldn’t listen to this, or at least be curious? It’s gold. Now, allow Fresno’s [veteran emcee] Planet Asia and Long Island’s Dj Concept to take you on a half hour ride in their ’79 Cadillac Seville. The weather’s finally warmer. The cigarette is lit and the windows are down.
Seventy Nine is a concept record – one that should not scare the short attention spanned heads away. We assume you forgot this from high-school, as did we, but gold (Au) is the 79th element on the periodic table of elements. Pretty tight, huh? The tracks transition quite beautifully and stay true to it’s theme. And the LP features some top tier artists ranging from the late Sean Price to Blu. If you’re not convinced by this point that this album a good idea, you may need a doctor. This is hip-hop in it’s purest form in 2016. Science and soul – true artistry.
The question remains, however, what part of the country are you riding around with Planet Asia and Dj Concept? Are you in Fresno, “the best little city in the U.S.”? Are you breezing over the Verrazano Bridge? Well, this album illustrated their journey and that’s up to you to decide perhaps. Check out the stream here and enjoy yourself.