The New Classics

March 18, 2009

New Music: Asher Roth, Lark on My Go Cart

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , — Greg @ 11:17 am

03.17.09

asher_lark artwork

Song: Lark on My Go Cart
Artist:
Asher Roth
Album:
Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Label:
SRC / Universal Motown
Producer:
Oren Yoel & David Appleton
Notes:
2nd single from LP
Analysis:
Asher has a lot of pressure on his shoulders, as he has been emerging lately as the heir to Eminem’s white rapper throne. But what does that really mean? Sort of how Barack Obama is still being referred to as our first black President, people refuse to look past Asher’s color because we haven’t seen many (successful) white rappers in the past, and also because it’s the easy way to label him. But it’s still a sign of ignorance. I know that only a handful have gained the respect of true hip hop fans, and Asher is still trying to win them over. But he’s had co-signs by some of rap’s best and the list speaks for itself: Mos Def, Beanie Sigel, and Don Cannon have all given him props and/or worked with him, plus Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes and Cee-Lo are all making guest appearances on his debut album next month. And true talent always shines through. ‘I Love College’ has become a nationwide anthem for beer pong & off-campus parties, but is it just the novelty? Asher has to prove himself, and follow it up with a good album before people start accepting him as “the next Eminem”. Lark on My Go-Cart’ should go to prove that he is something entirely different. He is always going to hear the Eminem comparisons, but he’s clearly rapping to a different crowd, with a lighter, more playful subject matter. In this case, there is no subject matter at all. ‘Lark’ is instead three minutes of random free associative rhymes to fill the air while you nod your head to Oren Yoel’s killer instrumental. It feels more like a rhyming exercise than a real song, but if you think about it, rarely does a rap song stick to one particular theme. This track just happens to not have one. But he’s got flow up the wazoo, and with a little more seasoning he could be hanging with some of the best, in terms of party songs. Eminem is yet to speak about Asher’s growing popularity, but I hope he leaves the kid alone, or better yet invites him to collaborate on a track. Roth has been nothing but humble when asked about the comparisons and there’s no need for anyone to try to ruin his career before it really takes off. I don’t believe that ‘Lark’ is going to really represent the rest of Asleep in the Bread Aisle, but it’s a decent song and shows that the record has the potential to be a must-own in 2009.
Rating:
6.5
Source: Nah Right

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2 Comments »

  1. 6.5 and it might be a must own???? hmmm… i can pass on a 6.5. the song is hott though

    Comment by llate — March 18, 2009 @ 11:26 am

  2. 6.5 only because the lyrics are all over the place. There’s gotta be some substance for it to get higher. But like I said, I don’t think the rest of the album will be like that. I’ve seen some performance videos of some album cuts and they all sound crazy. His Greenhouse Effect mixtape last year with DJ Drama & Don Cannon was awesome. Based on those two facts alone, I’m claiming that this album has the potential to be must-own. I could be wrong, but I’m excited to hear the rest.

    Comment by gM — March 18, 2009 @ 11:37 am


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