Category Archives: Asher Roth

E-Feezy interview

Ooh wee, its two thow-wow twelve, and here’s super OG E-40 in discussion with Nerd-man Nardwuar. The kang o’slang talks tampons, Too Short & Freddy B, the origins of IZZLE and MC Hammer. He also talks ‘crevice’.

Check the others for important answers to important questions like ‘DJ Premier, how many times have you sampled James Brown’ and ‘What do you have for breakfast 2Chainz’ ?

Says it all…

iv’e been realworldin.

P.A to V.A

notts and the roth kid, doing they thing thing over one of the harder beats on the “RAWTH E.P”..the scratching is ill, and so rare nowadays…’llow the training day bit tho, the e.p is worth a look if you like your rap progressing beyond hood fantasy.

Bananas, Banoodles….BANOFFEE PIE!!

Asher Roth

Compromise is rarely discussed within the realms of Rap. Truth be told, as experienced and elder Hip-Hop listeners, we compromise alot, whether we wish to admit it or otherwise. We accept beliefs and wordplay that we dont care for, simply due to our addiction for musical and rhythmical merit. Ostensibly, if the beat is bangin, were happy to sign up to whatever tosh is being talked about.

We here at the BALLS are grown men, so aggressive behaviour within the soundtrack to our lives is unnecessary, we dont like it [not all the time]. We’re comfortable with ourselves, we dont require threatening strangers reminding us of their masculinity, nor do we need ugly as bum-hole men Rapping about how they will remove us from this mortal coil if we choose to be anything other than harmonious in terms of their view-points of the world around us.

More often than not in 2010, Rappers like Asher Roth, and others that metaphorically veer off to the left, keep us interested. We’ve heard them all, we know that Rapping about Rapping is spent, it is done, we’ve witnessed more battle rhymes than Kat Stacks has witnessed weener. We can harp on about what we like til were blue in the face, but Hip-Hop means alot of different things to alot of different people and we respect that.

The BALLS got they own view, a view that harks back to when we began listening. For me personally, it was the Summer of 1981, but Roth is so refreshing in his outlook, he infuses a sense of spirit that I cant say I feel from the majority of MCs, even the ones I have time for. Pardon the hyperbole but it is truly TRULY inspiring to hear a kid like Asher articulate emotion, sensibility and a visionary Hip-Hop view-point in 2010

When I feel like punching some numb-nuts in the back of the head for being an inconsiderate numpty in a supermarket car park, or dropping litter beside a bin, I might turn up the volume and press play on an MC REN EP [I would never actually raise a fist to anyone, I dont wish to be remembered as a murderer]. When I dont wish to be threatened by my headphones, when I dont feel like hearing materialistic comments or basic bragadocio, I sometimes listen to Asher Roth, and I feel young again. That’s how this fellas output affects me, and I salute the young man, as well as his many mates who are almost equally as entertaining [HAHAYO]. His work brings me back to what I have always felt was THEĀ  important issue of Hip-Hop, the bloody words that Rappers rap !!

Asher Roth may or may not be your cup of tea but joisus Bobby, there aint many that take me back to those days when I looked forward to new material.

Big respect is automatic, white…

Takes me back, man…

Takes me back, man…

don’t know about you, but sometimes i get misty eyed for those carefree days when, either through unemployment, or drug (mis)use, you seemed to have loads of time.

Time to be mates, just listen to music, get stoned, fuck around or whatever.those days are special, cos it’s only through the chemistry of you and your buddies x time spent goofing around, that you get real friends, the kind that might even stick with you in hard times, as well as when the weed and liquor are flowing freely, and before everyone gets girlfriends and real lives that take precedence over fucking around.

Checking my internets this week, i dug up BOYDERCAM.boydercam, realname tom boyd, is asher roth’s buddy/weed/everything carrier, who in connection with brian bangley, aka “brain bang”, who iv’e heard mention of in ash’s rap songs, form his home team, and it seems that the animal house,bill and ted, pork’s type humour of a group of lads is definately still IN the animal house, as it were…get a cannonball coming and be prepared to be spirited back…ah.

anyhoo, it turns out this group of lads are enjoying this stage of life, but with the added dimension of having a friend that’s been sucked into the fame machine, as the “next” great white hope,so they’ve got access to 5 star shit, better weed, and the ability to embarrass their friend/employer to a massive degree in front of the cool people in the record industry.

a heterospective starts here..

the man behind the camera, tom boyd.actually being high enough to fall over the dishwasher.

the other of the booze brothers, brainbang, ashers hype man, and all round funny dude.

some of the shit they get up to is hilarious..to me , a jaded stoner, at least..ah, the good old days.

cue dj wreckeneyes, the one with “the look”, a nerd from the burbs with the skilz to meet all his credit responsabilities.

if this tickles you then there is a hundred and fifty of these..go for your life.good times, lads, good times..

 

 

 

“dont you wanna be?….!!NEW ASHER ROTH!!

asher roth has been developing nicely as a rap singer..he carries himself with less pretention, and certainly cannot be accused of apeing marshall mathers the third anymore…being true to yourself is always gonna be cool and this is no different.not to leave out nottz raw,as it’s his track..he’s been “bubbling under” for a minute, so its nice to see this project out there…

this has been a real brainworm for me over the last couple of weeks, and it’s good to see it visualised on the screen.skin up.and take the tour of the streets they both grew up in.isn’t nice that hip hop’s moved beyond “theĀ  hood”?