Nothing like that west coast vibe as veterans DJ Revolution and Planet Asia join forces to deliver pure hip-hop in the form of the song “Elements.” The title is a reference to the legendary weekly hip-hop event that helped facilitate the careers of many underground notables. Bolstered by DJ Revolutions cinematic and bouncy production, Planet Asia takes listeners down memory lane with vivid storytelling that is both entertaining and enlightening. From rising stars getting their shine to some of our favorite emcees almost ruining their careers with hungry rappers. He even divulged a little-known fact that even though he was signed to a major label (Interscope) he’d still go down to the event to slug it out with the best emcees from the underground.
This single is taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming documentary film, Where We’re From: Rise of L.A. Underground Hip Hop which will be available via all digital platforms on 8/24.
The soundtrack was fully created by DJ Revolution who produced over sixty instrumentals for this film. As the on-air DJ for the iconic Wake Up Show With Sway & Tech through the 90’s Revolution himself witnessed a lot of spill-over the Elements emcee battles, which would continue in-studio as scene favorites would stop by and spit on the show.
Available via home theatres everywhere on August 24 th the film is a first-hand look at the fertile but often overlooked scene that produced legendary West Coast figures in hip-hop that made impacts globally. Assembled lovingly by Club Elements co-founders and producers DJ Bonds and DJ Breeze, the film features footage and interviews from such artists as The Freestyle Fellowship, Jurassic 5, Planet Asia, Talib Kweli, Souls Of Mischief, The Beat Junkies, and Dilated Peoples.