Asher Roth is scrapping his album title Is This Too Orange? because of his Def Jam labelmate. The Pennsylvania rapper has opted for a new title “out of respect” for Frank Ocean.
Due to the Odd Future crooner’s similarly-titled channel ORANGE, which was released earlier this year, Asher has decided to rename his sophomore LP—but he won’t disclose the new title just yet.
“I can’t reveal the title of it yet. I wish I could. We’re getting there,” he told MTV Hive. “It was tentatively titled Is This Too Orange?, but that’s no longer the title out of respect to Frank Ocean. We’re re-energizing it with something brand new and we’ll announce it in a couple of weeks.”
Oren Yoel, Organized Noize, Nottz, and Jim Jonsin are among the producers involved, as well as D.A. Wallach of Chester French, who will be a featured guest. Expect an eclectic sound as Asher has been listening to everything from afro-fusion to R. Kelly to Paul Simon while recording.
The oft-delayed follow-up to Asher’s 2009 debut Asleep in the Bread Aisle is due January 22, 2013. To tide fans over, he released the song “Wrestling Is Fake” last week.