Asher Roth

Mar
13
Video: Asher Roth – ‘Tangerine Girl’

Asher Roth

Asher Roth brings back the good old days in the video for “Tangerine Girl.” Directed by Matt Spicer, the throwback clip tells a strange love story that starts at the skating rink and ends in the bedroom. A couple finds love under the disco lights, while Asher plays DJ.

“I always prefer to use music videos as opportunities to tell stories,” said the Pennsylvania rapper. “‘Tangerine Girl’ was ideal for a bizarre love story at the skating rink.”

“Tangerine Girl” is the first single off Asher’s sophomore album RetroHash. Due April 22, the follow-up to his 2009 debut Asleep in the Bread Aisle was produced by Blended Babies and features ZZ Ward and Vic Mensa.

To celebrate the release, he will preview the album at SXSW in Austin on March 15 before performing four intimate shows in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles.

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Feb
26
New Music: Asher Roth – ‘Tangerine Girl’

Asher Roth

In the five years since his debut Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Asher Roth has been in and out of the spotlight. After releasing a series of mixtapes and scrapping his sophomore album Is This Too Orange?, the 28-year-old rapper is gearing up for the independent release of RetroHash, due April 22.

RetroHash, as a whole, is a record of renewal and self-discovery,” he told Billboard. “It’s not Asher trying to be this or that—it’s just me trying to be me.”

The project was produced entirely by Blended Babies and includes collaborations with ZZ Ward and Vic Mensa.

He will host a “live listening session” at South By Southwest on March 15 before hitting the road for four shows in Philadelphia, Boston, New York, and L.A.

Hear him vibe out on the wavy “Tangerine Girl” below.

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Dec
19
New Music: Asher Roth – ‘Pot of Gold’

Pot of Gold

After announcing his oft-delayed album RetroHash, Asher Roth searches for the “Pot of Gold” on his new single produced by Blended Babies. The blonde lyricist settles into a laid-back flow as he rides the wavy beat.

“I be on my own/ Scouring the globe in designer clothes/ Surfing on the waves, million-dollar boats/ Really wanna stay, but I gotta go/ Searching for the pot of gold,” he sings on the hook.

RetroHash will be available on January 7.

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Dec
18
Asher Roth Announces ‘RetroHash’ Album

Asher Roth

Asher Roth is starting out 2014 with new music. After several delays, the “I Love College” rapper will release his new album.

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Jun
25
New Music: Asher Roth f/ Rye Rye, Justin Bieber, & Chris Brown – ‘Actin Up’

The Greenhouse Effect, Vol. 2

Asher Roth lives young, wild, and free on “Actin Up.” The Pittsburgh MC recruits a rapping trio of Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Rye Rye for the party record, which appears on his new DJ Drama and Don Cannon-hosted mixtape The Greenhouse Effect, Vol. 2.

The Biebs goes girl crazy on his verse (“I’m on some Risky Business/ I like women and French kisses”), while Breezy gets wasted and wilds out.

The 23-track project also features Lil Wayne (“Party Girl”) and freestyles to “Pass That Dutch,” “Numbers on the Boards,” and “Blurred Lines.”

“I’ve decided to stray from the path UMG has laid for me and continue on the scenic route,” said Asher, who is signed to Island Def Jam. “I prefer to relay my music directly to my fans. Show them what it is I see. Share with them what it is I think.”

Listen to “Actin Up” and stream the entire mixtape below.

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Jun
13
New Music: Asher Roth – ‘Blurred Lines (Freestyle)’

The Greenhouse Effect, Vol. 2

Asher Roth gears up for his upcoming DJ Drama and Don Cannon-hosted mixtape The Greenhouse Effect, Vol. 2 with yet another freestyle. The Pennsylvania MC raps over Robin Thicke’s No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines.”

“I told Pharrell I was bummed he didn’t ask me to feature on this jam,” tweeted Asher.

Also check out his freestyles to Missy Elliott’s “Pass That Dutch” and Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Boards.”

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Jun
13
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, & Tyler, the Creator Celebrate New Myspace

Pharrell

Myspace gathered some of its famous friends and celebrated its relaunch with a star-studded party at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Looking sharp in a black-and-blue tuxedo, Pharrell entertained the crowd of celebrities and techies with his hits and new material including “Happy.” He brought out Robin Thicke to perform their No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines” as Leah LaBelle and Miley Cyrus danced onstage.

“Big bro killed it tonight @Pharrell,” tweeted Miley, who worked with Pharrell on her upcoming album.

Tyler, the Creator also joined his idol onstage, tweeting about the moment. “WOW TODAY WAS SO AWESOME OMG,” he said.

Myspace co-owner Justin Timberlake grabbed a front row seat to watch the festivities, showing love to his peers. “Shout out to @robinthicke for playing tonight!” he said, adding, “@fucktyler I LOVE this kid.”

Other stars in attendance included JoJo, Melody Thornton, and Asher Roth.

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