Living rap legends Planet Asia and Milano Constantine team up for six hard-hitting, lyrically-charged tracks for their collaborative EP helmed by New York’s DJ Enyoutee
As the deejay tells it, getting these
two together not only felt right but completely necessary.
Enyoutee, a staunch supporter of C75 Live on his No Ideas Original mix show, said “Planet Asia
and Milano respect each other as artists, so when I reached out, they
were both down to make it happen without hesitation. We all felt it was something that needed to be done.”
They were right, because this project embodies everything you’d want
from the players involved with its creation. The two emcees remain at
the top of their game with their rhymes, and they make their intentions
clear straight from the jump. Like this line from Milano, a D.I.T.C.
affiliate with roots in NYC, on the opening track, “Pharoahs”: “The
joinin’ of the two pharoahs/ Tango & Cash, n***as hit you with
double-barrels.” His West Coast partner-in-rhyme shares a similar
sentiment later on the project during lead single “Milano Medallions”
when he spits, “From Fresno to Manhattan/ We came to restore some order
to this sh*t/ Because most of y’all need to be mad rappin’.”
Equally important, the production is absolutely perfect
for Milano and Planet Asia to talk their most lavish shit. Enyoutee
picked out a collection of neck-snapping boom-bap from six different
producers, and he was able to keep the sound consistent and cohesive
throughout. “Being a deejay, I know that combining the two artists would
work from a sonic perspective, while also being something that their
fans would want to hear, so I knew the beat selection had to be rugged
but also diverse,” he says.
It all makes for another stellar entry in the already-impressive
catalogues of both Milano and Planet Asia. These two have been at it for
years and refuse to slow down, all while maintaining the same level of
passion and desire. This ain’t some grown-up rap or anything like that;
it’s hip-hop at its best, pure and simple.
DJ Enyoutee Presents 'The Planet Asia & Milano Constantine EP' is
available now through all major digital retailers and streaming
platforms via East Rock Entertainment.