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Explicit Version. 2009 debut from the fast-rising Rap phenomenon. While so many rappers are delivering tired rhymes to back up their fake back stories, Asher Roth has quickly emerged as the future: a Hip Hop anomaly grounded enough to take pride in his suburban roots but confident and talented enough to have already earned the respect of Rap royalty such as 50 Cent, Ludacris, Akon, and Andre 3000. The album's sound fuses influences from Hip Hop, Rock and R&B to create a masterpiece for the ages. With a humble and hard working demeanor, a vigorous live show and MC skills to match, the sky is the limit with Asher Roth. Features the single 'I Love College'.
Mike Caren; Graham Marsh; Ben Allen; James Stassen; David Appleton; Oren Yoel; Don Cannon; Carlton Lynn
Mike Caren; Novel; David Appleton; Oren Yoel; Don Cannon
Number of Discs
50m : 3s
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Andrew McKay , Chris Llewellyn (guitar); Paul Dateh (violin); Spree Wilson (percussion); Mike Caren, David Appleton, Oren Yoel, Don Cannon (programming); Novel (drum programming); DJ Wreckineyez (scratches).
Audio Mixer: Manny Marroquin.
Illustrator: Dan Thompson.
Photographer: Hannibal Matthews.
Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Roth's timbre and cadence will remind listeners of Eminem, a subject he addresses head-on in 'As I Em.' But he is his own man -- a blithe braggart, untroubled by the need to keep it real."
Billboard (p.63) - "Live instrumentation supports Roth's poetic, witty lyrics over head-bobbing beats, with drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, tambourine and even violin in the air."
Blender (Magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'I Love College' is the hit, a charmingly debauched romp..."
XXL (Magazine Publisher) (p.99) - "[W]ith his first shot, Asher more than proves his musical worth, crafting an album too good to sleep on."
Asher RothWho am I?My name is Asher Roth also known as Asher Paul Roth and my friends say I'm the truth. I started rapping a little bit ago. They say I'm poetic. I say I'm nice. See me.To answer your questions, yes I'm skinny, yes I rapped 150 bars to Jay-Z in his office on the spot, yes I have porn on my computer, yes Scooter Braun found me rapping in my dorm room and signed me as the first artist to SchoolBoy Records off of MySpace, yes I throw keg parties every Sunday, and yes Steve Rifkind (Wu-Tang, Akon, David Banner, Big Pun, Loud Records, SRC, etc. etc.) calls me the "best lyricist he has heard in the last 10 years." Thank you Steve, I'm not very good with compliments, but thank you that means alot big guy. Funny thing is I'm not even a rapper. See me.As for this whole career thing I now have the #1 most downloaded mixtape in the country, The GreenHouse Effect, with my boys Cannon and Drama and the college anthem, my single "I Love College" is now on iTunes and the video is on your TV right now...so tell your friends you knew about me first. For now I'm living with my boys entourage style (we all picked up and left) in ATL while we record this project on Universal and Scooter's dime. See me.When I'm not rhyming I find time to purchase rare kindergarten art off ebay. As I was recently enlightened that it portrays the soul in its purest form. On the weekends I like to watch football and dance in celebration of the coming week. I collect business cards purely for prank phone calls and pay my rent by doing BICH Work (Boys In Cougar Homes). My boy Greg Mike and I, both started living by the credo...WWJD. What Would JEEZY Do? More often than not we find ourselves going with answers "YEEAAHHH" and "HAHAAAA." Ever since I've been living a much more positive lifestyle. See me.Kind regards to genius Scooter Braun and bulldog Steve Rifkind. Glad to be signed to you guys. What up Brain Bangley!? Hola Tommy Blowpops aka Boyder! Glad to be here. Hello to all my friends and family and anyone who decides they want to come with us. Special hello to the ladies especially my heavyset honeys. Can I get a soul clap!Seeee me.
Lark on My Go-Kart
I Love College
La Di Da, La
Be By Myself
She Don't Wanna Man
Sour Patch Kids
As I Em - (featuring Chester French)
Lion's Roar - (featuring Busta Rhymes)
Universal Music Group
Roth never floats sham tales of suburban hardship here. Instead, he just wants to have a good time--and for the most part, he provides one as well.
New Musical Express
The effortlessly cool beats, hooky choruses, and above all, his witty, super-fast flow indicate this skinny blond to be a genuinely talented star.