Planet Asia aka King Medallions (real name Jason Green, born October
24, 1976) is an underground hip hop MC from Fresno, California
who is a member of hiphop groups the Cali Agents, and Skhool Yard.
He is also well known for his vast discography of mixtapes.
During the 1990s, Planet Asia moved from Fresno, California to San
Francisco, California and started rapping religiously. From 1997-2001,
Planet Asia had been releasing various popular 12 inch singles. These
singles such as "Definition of ILL" and "Place of
Birth" were released by various labels such as Stones Throw
and ABB Records. He reached full acclaim in 2001 when The Source
gave him the First Round Draft Pick and Independent Album of the
Year awards for How the West Was One. How The West Was One was recorded
with fellow rapper Rasco under the group name Cali Agents and landed
him a deal with Interscope Records.
While signed to Interscope Records, Planet Asia was not promoted
like more popular Interscope acts Eminem and 50 Cent. The Fresno
rapper stayed with Interscope until 2003 without releasing an album.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for the song "W" by
Mystic. Planet Asia has collaborated with famous artists such as
Linkin Park, Bun B, Talib Kweli, Tupac and Ghostface Killah.
In 2003, Avatar Records signed Planet Asia to an exclusive world-wide
recording contract and in 2004 released Planet Asia's debut album,
The Grand Opening, to positive feedback. It earned him another Independent
Album of the Year award from The Source. Avatar also released 12" vinyl
records including "Summertime In The City" b/w "G's & Soldiers" featuring
Kurupt produced by J. Wells, "Its All Big" b/w "Right
or Wrong", and "Real Niggaz" featuring Ghostface.
His record "G's & Soldiers" featuring Kurupt was prominently
featured in John Travolta's 2005 film "Be Cool" released
by MGM. After leaving Avatar, Planet Asia started his own record
label, Gold Chain Music, with Walt Liquor.
His latest album, The Medicine, was released on October 3, 2006
on ABB Records. The entire album was produced by Evidence of Dilated
Peoples, with co-production credits from The Alchemist, Nucleus & Bravo.
On June 26, 2007, Planet Asia released "The Jewelry Box Sessions:
The Album" on Gold Chain Music. The album featured the single "Havin'
2002: Still in Training
2004: The Grand Opening
2006: The Medicine
2007: Jewelry Box Sessions: The Album
2008: Pain Language (with DJ Muggs)
2010: Crack Belt Theatre
2011: The Bar Mitzvah
2011: Each Step Becomes Elevated (with TriState as General Monks)
Planet Asia (1998)
The Last Stand (2000)
The Steady Gang Mix (2004)
The Sickness Part 1 - (2006)
Direct from C.A. (2008)
Planet Asia & The Architekt: Blak Majik - King Medallion vs. Arch Angel
DJ Warrior Present DJ Muggs vs. Planet Asia: The Pain Language Mixtape (2008),
Planet Asia Present: Turbin - The Boys a Problem Vol.1 (2009)
Planet Asia & F. L. O. : Planet F. L. O. (2009)
Collabos and Bullets (2003)
Throwbacks (Classics 1997-2001) (2004), Liquor Barrel
Faliure is Not an Option (2010)
Follow The Leaders (2011)
 with Cali Agents
How The West Was One (2000), Ground Control
Head of the State (2004), Pockets Linted/Groove Attack
Fire & Ice (2006), Pockets Linted Entertainment
 with Skhoolyard
Representation EP (1997), Black Scorpion Records - as Yard Massive
A New Way Of Thinking (2002), Threshold Records
 with Gold Chain Military
Chain of Command (2010)