Monday, October 31, 2005

Florida: Hip Hop's Best Kept Secret? [Part 4 - Asamov]

"Blow Your Whistle (Remix)" from The Trailer Mixtape (2005, 6 Hole Records)
"Gone Head" from And Now... (2005, 6 Hole Records)

Asamov, an up-and-coming Jacksonville crew consisting of (from left to right in the picture above) Therapy (MC/producer/DJ), J One-Da (MC/producer), Willie Evans Jr. (MC/producer) and Basic (MC/producer/DJ).

These multi-talented artists were the first signees to MLB switch hitter Desi Relaford's 6 Hole Records in 2003. In 2004 they released their first single with the label, "Standing Room Only", which featured an unlikely combination of guests: J-Live, Wordsworth and...Cassidy? The single went through three pressings to accomidate demand.

Asamov really picked up steam in '05. Early in the year they released the precursor to their full-length, "The Trailer Mixtape", which featured several tracks from the upcoming album, along with a few tracks from previous efforts. A standout track from this release is the "Blow Your Whistle (Remix)", which originally appeared on the "Standing Room Only" single in edited form. Additionally they released their second 12", Supa Dynamite, which features Mr. Lif of Definitive Jux. This month they released their full-length release, "And Now...". The album has been met with critical acclaim, receiving high marks from the press circuit. That includes us here at Diggin' Music, this album is as solid as they come. Expect an interesting blend of Jurassic 5 and Little Brother flavor (which isn't a surprise, considering 6 Hole label mate 9th Wonder contributes a beat). "And Now..." can be found at the usual online Hip Hop shops, go out and support if you like what you hear.

Still not convinced? Click here for a free download of their "Gettin' to Know Us" mixtape, a.k.a. "The Return of Otis Holdem", courtesy of 6 Hole Records. More information on Asamov can be found at


Blogger Planet said...

Yeah I dig his new single. It's ddope. Dope cover too.

11/02/2005 4:12 PM  

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