Asher Roth :: On His G.R.I.N.D.

Asher Roth is an interesting artist. Initially thought to be the next Great White Hype, his debut was solid but left a bit to be desired in my opinion. Since then, his star has been eclipsed by the uber-talented Yelawolf. But this record is a step in the right direction. It has that hip-pop crossover sound that the kids are diggin’ these days but, as a duepayer, I was more drawn to the message than anything. Like I always say, rather than force feed edutainment to the masses you gotta put that pepto bismol in a bottle of YooHoo. Make it fun to listen while serving up some good food for thought. But what really brought it home for me was the visuals. Again, I was drawn to the authenticity of the imagery. Just like NY, LA is definitely a “feast or famine” type of town. You’re either doin’ it way big or hustlin’ to get by. This video does a great job of depicting the Hollyhood side of LA. Not mad at this at all.

4 replies on “Asher Roth :: On His G.R.I.N.D.”

I think Nation or Dre from Nahright posted this a few weeks ago. I was reluctant to check it out because I was never a big fan but I clicked “Play” anyway. To say the least, I was thoroughly impressed. If he’s puttin’ out joints like these then this new mixtape might be the first of his that I actually download. He has definitely muffled all Eminem comparisons. Good post selection.

I’m tellin’ you. the more I watch/listen to this, the more I dig it. Def looking forward to hearing what this mixtape is gonna sound like. thanks for taking the leap of faith. I plan on posting a few things that are out of the box for me but still sound dope. I’ll keep u posted

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