Asher Roth Might Be the Next Great White MC

February 3, 2009

Say hello to Asher Roth. The 21-year-old MC developed most of his character in his birthplace of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, but he recently moved down to the ATL to step his game up.

Over the summer, Roth dropped the DJ DRAMA and Don Cannon-produced mixtape The GreenHouSe Effect. Needless to say, this record got the mainstream hip hop world goin’ nuts. Even Andre 3000 is down with the dude saying “Let me know if there is a record you guys need me on.” Jay-Z also got caught saying “OK…OK…You’re nice.” Damn, son.

After reading all the hype I really wanted to hate this guy, but the kid’s got skills. His flows are really well put together and the context of the raps are crazy intelligent. He does sound a lot like Eminem, but that’s way better than Vanilla Ice if you ask me. No matter what Asher does he’s going to get thrown into the "white rapper" category. So far the guy has handled it like a pro.

For more on the up-and-coming phenom, check out his interview with RealTalkNY.

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