Now, I don’t think this necessarily means he’s racist, more than it means he’s an idiot with inappropriate humour for the arena he’s chosen to pursue and perform in. He’s also a dumbass for deleting said offensive Tweets, like they didn’t happen, as if folks don’t have screen capture. Idiot.
But let’s stay focused, who actually likes this guy’s music? I mean, really.
I know a few people that claim to like it, but I figure that’s just being political and playing the game, and, you know, Asher doesn’t seem like a bad kid. Seems pretty easy to get along with to be honest.
But let’s stay focused. Who actually likes this guy’s music, that counts, you know, when it comes to the canon of hip hop. I’m sure he’ll get there if he keeps at it and keeps getting hook ups based on his management team calling in favours all over the industry, but I can’t see naan one person I know that likes rap ridin’ around with this guy’s music blarrin’ out the car with a screwface on like the first time you heard Mic Geronimo’s “Masta I.C.” (Remix) or something. In fact, I can’t think of a record that’s thrilled me less, with as many accolades at the moment than Asher’s project. I’d honestly put on a Audio Book or Snoop’s No Limit Records album before this.
I gave it a go, honestly, but man, snoresville. I can’t front, he can make words rhyme a little bit, but a) I’m not tryin’ to hear him rap about Teddy Ruxpin b) I don’t really like these C+ Danger Mouse/Danger Doom-y kind of beats when Danger Mouse does em. You can’t sample rock music and not make it sound lame/dry/boring. I understand we’ve got different generations of hip hop fans and listeners out there now, but I don’t know how anyone that’s been listening to rap since Run DMC and enjoyed rap music with some weight and gravity to it in the early to mid 90s can find this anything more than a vain, mediocre, novelty social experient with a hardcore marketing blizzard. Peep the god Dart Adams’ take in his blog post.
Now, Rick Ross album (you was right Kay, 9th Wonder, Jessie Maguire) that’s an unexpected kick in the neck. The beats on that album SLAM! He still a liar no doubt the beats crank!
P.S. Are we still mad at Eminem for callin’ his (black) ex-girlfriend when he was 16 (?) a bitch?