Asher Roth

Oct
28
Rap-Up TV: Asher Roth Talks Second Album, Hoedowns with Pharrell

Asher Roth just wants to have fun and “make music just to make music” on his sophomore album The Spaghetti Tree, due early next year. He shares some of the producers who are supporting his cause including Swizz Beatz, Ryan Leslie, Organized Noize, and Pharrell, while Game and Kardinal Offishall are among the collaborators on the follow-up to his 2009 debut.

“He’s the man. He really is a genius,” Asher tells Rap-Up TV of Pharrell. “I haven’t been around many people who can harness energy and harness ideas and turn it into musical language like he can.”

The “G.R.I.N.D.” rapper reveals one record in particular he did with the N.E.R.D. frontman called “Cheat So Bad” in light of the recent Brett Favre scandal. “That record is super fun and kinda hoedown-ish.”

Previous: Asher Roth Shares Friendship with Justin Bieber

Oct
27
Rap-Up TV: Asher Roth Shares Friendship with Justin Bieber

Asher Roth reminisces about seeing his little bro Justin Bieber go from his basement to becoming the “biggest pop star in the world.” “He was rapping with us in our basement when we were creating The GreenHouse Effect,” the “I Love College” MC tells Rap-Up TV.

Asher also reveals that the new 16-year-old host of MTV’s “Punk’d” is quite the prankster, but a good kid. And could a collabo with the Biebs be in the cards?

Oct
7
Shontelle Talks Rihanna, Asher Roth Collaborations

Shontelle

Fresh on the heels of releasing her sophomore album No Gravity, Shontelle is back on her grind as a songwriter. The Barbadian singer recently linked up with her childhood friend Rihanna to pen the track “Man Down” for Ri’s fifth album Loud, explaining how the collaboration came to be.

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Sep
30
New Music: Nottz f/ Asher Roth & Colin Munroe – ‘Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)’

Nottz and Asher Roth

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood—a beautiful day, that is, for producer-rapper Nottz, who enlists Asher Roth and Colin Munroe on the collabo “Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor).” Sampling the classic theme song from the children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the tune sports a chunky boom-bap instrumental complemented by a twinkling piano melody, with Asher taking a stroll down memory lane and Nottz bigging up his native ‘hood. Won’t you listen below?

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Sep
24
Video: Asher Roth – ‘G.R.I.N.D.’

Asher Roth

Asher Roth is back on his grizzy in the official video for “G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It’s a New Day),” the first single off his sophomore album The Spaghetti Tree, due in early 2011. Rapping along to the 1500 or Nothin’ production, the “I Love College” rapper cuts through the gritty streets of L.A. on his bike while bringing people from all walks of life together in pursuit of the American Dream.

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Sep
23
Asher Roth Blasts Off at Brooklyn Bowl, Digs Deep on Sophomore Album

Asher Roth and Spree Wilson

Asher Roth turned Brooklyn Bowl upside down for the Hennessy Artistry Series kick-off on Wednesday night. “They take upcoming artists that have a foundation, they blend it together—music and culture,” the 25-year-old rapper tells Rap-Up.com. “It’s respectable. It’s one of those no-brainers that you want to be a part of.” Inside the venue, the Pennsylvania native helped turn the party into a drinker’s and cannabis enthusiast’s heaven.

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Sep
17
New Music: Shontelle f/ Asher Roth – ‘DJ Made Me Do It’

Shontelle and Asher Roth

Shontelle blames it on the DJ on the aptly-titled “DJ Made Me Do It” from her sophomore album No Gravity, landing next Tuesday. Though the previously leaked version of the track was carried by only the Barbadian songstress, the LP cut features none other than Asher Roth who stops by to add a sweet 16 to the effervescent club jam, originally recorded by duo Nina Sky and penned by The Smeezingtons and Jackie Boyz.

“We just wanted to do something fun with a house feel, and that’s the song that came out,” Nina Sky previously told Rap-Up.com. “We love the record, it’s dope.” Listen below and get in the Friday night mindset.

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