Weezer Frontman Refuses To Clear Asher Roth Single

Not even Weezer front man Rivers Cuomo can stop Asher Roth’s quest for hip-hop stardom. After his debut single “I Love College” leaked to the Internet some months back, Roth ran into clearance issues with Cuomo.

According to inside sources, the song which borrows from Weezer’s 1994 hit “Say It Ain’t So,” seemed to have struck a chord with Cuomo who refused to clear the sample even after Asher offered the rock star 100% of the record’s publishing. “Asher offered Rivers all of the publishing and he still wouldn’t clear the sample,” said a source from Asher’s camp, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.

Rather than abandon the record, which has gained a healthy following since it’s initial leak, Roth debuted a remixed version of “I Love College,” on his Myspace page yesterday. Asher is reportedly “thrilled” with the new version of the single, as it still maintains the feel of the original recording and is planning to shoot a video in the coming weeks. – Rob Markman

  • TheRefriedMexican

    WEEZER IS ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVE ROCK BANDS I’M DOWN WITH. LET THIS BE A LESSON TO ALL WHO WANT TO SAMPLE:
    CLEAR THE SAMPLE FIRST, THEN DO THE SONG! DUMBF%$S!
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    • G-UNOT KILLA

      Look @ this Larry Bird lookin Bitch! I outta come out to his nice house in the Burbs disguised in my Cresnshaw janitors uniform and smack him up real good. I’d smack the moose out this bitch hair! He literally is scared to meet me! I asked to meet him about a potential extortion proposition and he just sent me $4 in the mail w/o even meeting me! He is so shook! I got a rocc band commin soon called Crippin & Roses!

    • re-yo

      Why the fuck would you clear a sample before you make the song????????????????

      • Weezer Fan

        You clear a sample before the song is released so you dont piss off the artist who created the sample and so that you can claim royalties on your song FOR MONEY YOU DUMBASS!

  • DJ Knox

    Oh,if only it were that easy “refried”. When ur in the zone and sampling songs to make new music, and the beat’s thumping, the last thing on ur mind in the smoke-filled studio is, “Oh shit, we gotta call the sample clearance agent, son!!” Not happening, even tho, rock artists are known assholes to rappers. Paul McCartney, anyone?

    Ghost!!!

    • Shady shade

      Rock artists are known assholes to rappers because rappers can’t even create their own shitty music without stealing it from somebody else first.

  • marcus

    fuck it…I Like the New Version Better anyway. Old ass rockstars are out of touch. Asher is that dude

    • marcus is a dumbass

      you’re such a dumb fuck. rivers cuomo is not an “old ass rockstar” and asher roth is a rich preppy jewish white boy who acts like he’s ghetto with his shitty ass, completely stolen song. his lyrics are fucking shitty also.

  • latino heat

    hatin ass cracker!

  • Drama

    Refried Mexican,

    clearly youre not going to go through the trouble of clearing a sample if you dont know that its going to make a good song. Y waste time if it turns out to be shitty. So ur a dumb ass 4 dat

  • TheRefriedMexican

    OK. CLEAR THE SAMPLE AND THEN RELEASE IT! NOT VICE VERSA!!
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  • dusty boy

    Nigga FUCK a sample be original make ya own shit!!!

    This dude do go hard but come on, Weezer is a legendary band they aint gon’ help this foo make no “Hip Hop” album.

    TEXAS STAND UP!!!!

    Awready

    Yall go cop that Devin!!!

    • Jerry

      Dusty Boy, you’re a incoherent idiot.

      You may want to leave those last parts out.

      Actually mean what you say and not “This dude do go hard”

  • The Doctor

    “Say It Ain’t So” seems to be about the fear of alcohol while “I Love College” glorifies it. Google some lyrics and compare the two. A lil’ homework never killed no one.

    Rivers ain’t a hater; just passionate to his work.

  • The Nurse

    I agree with the Doctor.

    More importantly, Say It AIn’t So is a very personal song and the lyrics clearly indicate that as much about how a random bottle of Heineken in his icebox triggered memories of Rivers’ father’s alcoholic and abusive past “Dear Daddy, I write you, in spite of year’s of silence/This bottle of Stephen’s, awakens ancient feelings” so no wonder Rivers refused to clear sampling of his song to Asher Roth, who glorified alcohol abuse.

  • http://celeberitygossipvi.info/bookmarks/ Sean Grate

    Do you know of your content jogs my memory of one other very much the same engineered so I read somewhere else?

  • Latino Heat is a Bitch. Marcus is a dumbass

    Actually Rivers used to love hip hop. Before it got shitty, which we all agree it did. He even covered “The Bomb” by Ice cube in the Pre-Blue album days. I agree with the Doctor.