The New Classics

April 7, 2009

New Music: Asher Roth, Be By Myself [ft. Cee-Lo Green]

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , , — Greg @ 7:15 pm

04.07.09

asleepinthebreadaisle

Song: Be By Myself [ft. Cee-Lo Green]
Artist: Asher Roth
Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle
Label: SRC Records
Producer: Oren Yoel
Notes: 2nd single from LP
Analysis: I’ve spoken about how much I’ve been pulling for Asher Roth to come through as a breakout success, and as the album release draws near, it seems like it’s actually happening. I’m hearing people who normally know nothing about under-the-radar music talk about Roth and his ‘I Love College’ monster jam, and that’s always a sign of someone about to blow up huge. In his follow-up to his ode to college, the concept is living single, and while it isn’t mindblowing, it’s still a lot better than that single released by another white rapper this week. Cee-Lo Green (Goodie Mobb, Gnarls Barkley) provides the chorus to what’s sure to be another college house party staple this year, but Asher still isn’t showing the potential that I’ve been expecting from him for this album. I boldly predicted that Asleep in the Bread Aisle is going to be a must-own, but with the Weezer-less ‘I Love College’, the scatter-brained rhyming exercise of ‘Lark on My Go-Kart’, and now a basic-sounding safe track being what I’ve heard, the album is looking to fall slightly short of that. I still have high hopes though because there have been videos floating around of his live performances of some new tracks, and they’ve all been good. At the very least he’s bringing some fun back to rap, but this kid’s got more in him than just fun. Still waiting on that to fully shine.
Rating: 6.5
Source: Dajaz1.com

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1 Comment »

  1. […] Be By Myself [ft. Cee-Lo Green] Artist: Asher Roth Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle Label: SRC / Universal […]

    Pingback by Music Video: Asher Roth, Be By Myself [ft. Cee-Lo Green] « The New Classics — April 30, 2009 @ 9:30 pm


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