Monday, September 5, 2011

Asher Roth to Teddy Ruxpin: "Is This Too Orange?"

Asher Roth professed his immense love for college on the aptly-titled break-out hit ["I Love College"] from his 2009 debut, Asleep In the Bread Aisle. While one could easily tell that Roth indeed had a lot of potential, I'll be the first to admit that the collection as a whole wasn't exactly a "Classic Album." But with this said, tracks like "Lark on My Go-Cart," "Be By Myself," "She Don't Want a Man," and "Sour Patch Kids" without a doubt hold a certain amount of re-play value. Shouts are also due to friend and fellow new-comer, Oren Yoel [producer].
I have always been a champion of the theory that Asher Roth's between-album mixtapes are his utmost best source of recorded output. Case(s) in point: The Greenhouse Effect (2008) and Seared Foie Gras with Quince & Cranberry (2010). Freestyling over Popular tracks from the likes of Jay-Z, The Cool Kids, Clipse, Britney Spears, OutKast, Lil' Wayne, John Mayer... Madlib, Ryan Leslie, Talib Kweli, Saigon, Little Brother, GZA, and J Dilla. In my eyes, Asher Roth has single-handedly re-invented the remix/freestyle; Brutally massacring the instrumental of any "Hit Single" he can get his grubby hands on.

In a recent video-interview dated Sept. 2nd, 2011, Asher Roth revealed some EXCLUSIVE info to the beautiful Rikki Martinez @ Power 106. The crux of their 4-minute conversation included: Roth's past albums and mixtapes, sources of inspiration, Miley Cyrus, [video] gaming... and announced the titles of his forthcoming projects: Is This Too Orange? / Paps & Jazz. While no release dates were yet revealed, Paps & Jazz (mixtape) will serve as a first taste and will indefinitely precede the album's release.
Production Duties will be handled by Chuck Inglish (The Cool Kids), Blended Babies, 1500 or Nothin, Oren Yoel, Nottz Raw, and Organized Noize, amongst others. It can be assumed that recently-released tracks such as: "Another One Down," "G.R.I.N.D." "Last Man Standing," "Summertime," "Ampersand," and "In the Kitchen" will be included... on either Is This Too Orange? or Paps & Jazz. "The Spaghetti Tree" a rumored 12-track, Pharrell-produced album is in fact completed, but shelved for the time being.

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