FWMJ Mini Rant: Asher Roth and his Nappy Headed Hoes

By April 24, 2009Misc, Real Life

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.

Dart Adams: “Dart’s Rant Of The Day: Hype, Lies & Corprate Co-signs”.

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?

FWMJ

FWMJ

Founder of Rappers I Know and Art Director to the Stars...of the Underground. Follow him on Twitter @fwmj.

40 Comments

  • vision herd says:

    his gimmick is college party syndrome. if i wanted to listen to that shit id put on some louie logic. at least logic had substance and intelligence. Asher Roth is Corporate America doing its job, and he prolly doesnt even know it.

  • The Pot Belly Melancholic says:

    Fuck That Cracker.

  • FWMJ says:

    why he gotta be all that though?

  • jdub says:

    dissed by a dude who posts drake tracks on his site.

  • C says:

    “La Di Da” is a good song.. but thats really the only one I enjoyed listening to…

  • DBDR says:

    JDub beats the guy who scanned the Nas article for 2009 “Douche Of the Year”!

  • FWMJ says:

    jdub: you mean a drake & tanya morgan track? what up Heinz!

  • The Pot Belly Melancholic says:

    Fuck That Cracker Asher Roth. If You Like That Cracker, Fuck You Too.

    If You Know That Bitch Ass Cracker Tell Him I Said Fuck You.

  • mavrek says:

    That’s fucking hilarious. Cracker and fuck just happens to be 2 of my favorite words.

  • d25 says:

    Asher is just corny to me. I’d rather pick The Cool Kids over Mr. Roth…

  • Leblanc says:

    I can’t remember the last time I saw something like that…bookmark ftw =)

  • miko says:

    I just don’t find Asher Roth to be a talented individual. I don’t understand how he qualifies as talented.

    There are people out there – people who work for record companies who know movers and shakers, industry reps, talking heads, etc – who ACTUALLY THINK that “there is nothing better out right now” than Asher Roth. The other day Mr. Diseducation challenged me to come up with anything in hip-hop that is “better than Asher right now” because apparently, Asher is all there is. I was completely scandalized…for I would rather listen to Mims for 24 hours straight than hear “College” again.

    Give me a break!!!

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