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Asher Roth (born Asher Paul Roth 11.08.85)
Asher Roth is a US rapper from Pennsylvania, best known for his debut single 'I Love College'.

Childhood: Asher Roth was born in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. As a child, his parents listened to music like Bruce Springsteen, Earth Wind and Fire and Dire Straits. He says that his first exposure to hip-hop was when he listened to Annie's sample with Jay-Z Whilst he was at high school, Asher and his friends would perform rap battles for fun, calling their group the 'hip-hop workshop'. By the time he was in 10th grade, he was recording tracks in a friend's basement and selling the tapes at school. In a single day, he sold 250 copies and it was this that inspired him to follow a career in hip-hop. When he graduated from high school, Roth began studying at West Chester University, where he majored in Elementary Education. He continued rhyming and recording his work. In his sophomore year, he set up a MySpace page and alerted his work to Scooter Braun, who had previously worked for Jermaine Dupri's So So Def company. Braun took an instant liking to Roth's work and became his manager. Roth moved to Atlanta to focus on his hip-hop career.

Career: A number of labels were interested in signing Asher Roth, including Def Jam, Warner Bros. and SRC. When he met the head of Def Jam, Jay-Z, Asher was made to perform an impromptu rap for the label boss. Roth eventually signed a joint deal with Steve Rifkind, the chairman of SRC / Universal Records and Scooter Braun's Schoolboy Music. In June 2008, Asher Roth's first professional record was released on the internet. The release saw Roth collaborating on 'The Greenhouse Effect' with DJ Drama (known for his work with Lil' Wayne) and Don Cannon. Roth later became the first white rapper to collaborate with DJ Drama on the Gangsta Grillz series. Asher Roth's first full album release was entitled 'Asleep In The Bread Aisle' and was released in 2009. One track on the album, 'As I Em' refers to the frequent comparisons between himself and Eminem. Roth's lyrics tend to focus on suburban life. The single 'I Love College' is about partying at college, drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. Although he has stated that he respects Eminem, he thinks the references are inaccurate and has claimed that the likes of OutKast, Mos Def and The Notorious B.I.G. have been bigger influences on his work. After a performance at Rutgers University, Asher Roth posted on his Twitter page and made a racist remark. He was forced to retract the remark and apologise publicly. When Roth released his second studio album, 'RetroHash', on 22nd April 2014, it was met with positive reviews and went on to debut at number 45 on Billboard's 200 list.

Personal Life: Asher Roth is a supporter of legalised marijuana, and against smoking cigarettes. He has claimed in interviews that the use of marijuana helps with his creative process, while the use of cigarettes has no benefits and will only lead to death.



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New Era Presents 7th Annual Friday Night Lights

Asher Roth - New Era Presents: "7th Annual Friday Night Lights" Hosted by Rick Ross & DJ Khaled Featuring DEF JAM 30th ANNIVERSARY in Good Units at Hudson New York - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 31st January 2014

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BILLBOARD CELEBRATES THE 2014 POWER 100

Asher Roth - Celebrities attends BILLBOARD CELEBRATES THE 2014 POWER 100 at The Emerson Theatre. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

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2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival Honouring Joan Jett Just Two Weeks Away On 1-3 August

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2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival Honouring Joan Jett Just Two Weeks Away On 1-3 August

All-star Celebrity Kickball Game To Benefit 'Rising Stars Of America' In Westwood

Asher Roth Saturday 11th August 2012 All-star celebrity kickball game to benefit 'Rising Stars of America' in Westwood

Asher Roth Changes Album Title To Avoid Frank Ocean Clash


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Asher Roth has scrapped his plan to name his sophomore album Is This Too Orange? in order to avoid a potential mix up with the debut album from Frank Ocean, Channel Orange.

Speaking to Karmaloop TV, the rapper - who is signed to Def Jam - said that his decision to scrap the initial album title came because he wants it to stand up on its own and not piggy-back on any of Ocean's success.

He said that Ocean had beaten him to the chase when it came to naming the album, adding that he "just want to make sure that we have an original idea. I don't want any connotation or any comparisons or anything like that, simply off of a name."

Its been three years since Roth's first album, Asleep In The Bread Aisle, and Roth digressed in the interview that the delay surrounding the new record was largely down to the politics within the music industry. He said that, in reference to the delay "obviously with the music business and the industry being the way that it is, the shape that it is, we're kind of dealing with those strings. we're just having fun and making sure we're doing it right."

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Think Pink Rocks - Show At The Mizner Park Amphitheatre

Asher Roth Saturday 5th November 2011 Think Pink Rocks - Show at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre Boca Raton, Florida

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Think Pink Rocks - Arrivals At The Mizner Park Amphitheatre

Steve Rifkind and Asher Roth - Steve Rifkind, Terrence J, Asher Roth Boca Raton, Florida - Think Pink Rocks - Arrivals at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre Saturday 5th November 2011

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Roth's Student Show Angers Anti-drugs Group


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Rapper Asher Roth has come under fire from officials at an anti-drugs group after he was booked to play a concert for students in Virginia - with campaigners accusing the star of promoting "illegal and unhealthy behaviours".

The I Love College hitmaker has been hired to perform at the Back To School gig, which is organised by a student committee at Virginia Commonwealth University for incoming freshmen.

Roth and Airplanes star B.o.B. are both reportedly earning $100,000 (£66,666) for the show.

But the choice of performers has angered Denise Miller, the president of the Regional Drug Free Alliance, who insists Roth and his support acts are bad role models for impressionable young college-goers.

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Roth Slams Media Over Gay Rumours


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Rapper Asher Roth has set the record straight on rumours he is gay, slamming the media for turning his sexuality into "big news."

The I Love College hip-hop sensation was at the centre of fervid internet gossip alleging he was planning on 'coming out' during an interview with showbiz news show E!.

The vice president of his record company, Loud.com/SRC Records' DJ Vlad, refuted the rumours, and the star himself has spoken out to banish the claims for good.

Roth says in a statement, "I hate to disappoint and take away the entertainment of it all but I am straight, not gay. It's disheartening to know such news on someone's personal life can be portrayed as fact with no viable source. This, to me, is an opportunity to expose our vulnerability to lies and manipulation through unprofessional and irresponsible news outlets, in which people consider truth."

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Roth's Record Boss Refutes Gay Rumours


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Rap sensation Asher Roth's label bosses have been forced to deny the star is gay after rumours swirled suggesting he was set to reveal his homsexuality in a U.S. TV interview.

Online reports claimed that the Asleep in the Bread Aisle hitmaker was due to 'come out' in an interview with America's E! News Network.

Further rumours stated that he had been dropped by his label Loud.com/SRC Records because of his plans to make his sexuality known.

But DJ Vlad, Vice President of the record company, has refuted the rumours, insisting, "Asher Roth is not gay, and is not scheduled to be interviewed on the E! Channel. Furthermore, Asher has not been dropped from SRC Records, and is a top priority at the label after having sold over a million copies his I Love College single. Asher is currently working on his next album for SRC.”

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Lohan Snubbed By Rapper Roth


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Actress Lindsay Lohan was left reeling following Asher Roth's recent Los Angeles concert - after the rap sensation snubbed her repeated requests to join him onstage.

The Mean Girls star was reportedly eager to step into the spotlight at Roth's gig at the University of California's Santa Barbara campus when he performed his track She Don't Want a Man.

But Roth refused to bow to her demands and ignored her altogether after tiring of her pestering, reports the New York Daily News.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "Lindsay was bugging both Asher and his management team to get onstage during She Don't Want a Man, but Asher was so annoyed by her requests that he actually skipped performing the single."

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Pratt: 'I'll Show Roth How To Rap'


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Reality star-turned-hip-hop hopeful Spencer Pratt was happy to keep his MC talents a secret - until rap sensation Asher Roth hit the charts.


The Hills star recently revealed his plans to hit the studio to record a hip-hop album under the name Great White, boasting, "First I took over TV, the tabloids and the Internet - now I'm going after the airwaves. Nothing can stop The Great White."


Pratt has reportedly hit the studio to lay down the lyrics for his first track, I'm A Celebrity, which includes the line: "Baby I get paid I've been around the world, but I'm still not finished yet... I'm in the limelight and I love it like my wife (Heidi Montag)."


And the TV personality admits he was happy to keep his rapping under wraps - but felt forced to break into the scene to show newcomer Roth how hip-hop is really done.

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Asher Roth Confirms First UK Date


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23 year old hip-hop performer Asher Roth has confirmed his first UK show. The 'I Love College' star will play the Tabernacle venue in Notting Hill on 7th May 09. Tickets went on sale last Friday, if you're a fan be sure to buy tickets quickly as it's sure to sell out.


Asher will be playing songs from his new album 'Asleep In The Bread Aisle'. The album was produced by Oren Yoel, and features many established acts including CEE-LO and Busta Rhymes.

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Asher Roth

Date of birth

11th August, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.78






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