Asher Roth Reacts To Eminem Props

Eminem digs Asher Roth. Roth’s been plagued by Em comparisons since he first surfaced on the scene. So, for months hip-hop fans speculated on Eminem possibly dissing Asher, the latest white MC to show superstar potential. No beef here. Slim actually gave props to AR in XXL’s June cover story.

“I’ve heard things,” Em told XXL Editor-In-Chief Datwon Thomas. “But the stuff that I’ve heard from him honestly, which certainly isn’t enough for me to make my own opinion and say, ‘Yeah, he does sound like me’ or ‘No, he doesn’t.’ But the couple of songs I’ve head, I don’t really think he does. You know what I mean? He’s doing his own thing. I can respect it, too, because at the end of the day, I think he’s dope.”

XXLMag.com caught up with AR earlier this week and had him read the Em quote in which he’s mentioned for the first time. [Watch Video Below]

“Em’s where he is for a reason, he’s a very intelligent man,” AR told XXLMag.com. “Stuff that he touches upon in that article is pretty much how I feel too. To an extent of it, a majority of it, the comparisons lie mainly because we’re both white MCs and we’re both talented, you know.”

“Really, it’s just crazy that he even knows my name in the sense of being a 23-year-old kid on the come up, it’s great to have the pioneers before you really know who you are,” he continued. “It’s still early on in this project, there’s a lot to do, so, it’s awesome, man. That’s cool.”-Marvin Brandon

  • PARIS PERHUN

    AND NOW INTRODUCING 2009 EMINEM…. SOFT, COMPASSIONATE; HEART WARMING= BITCH!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK ….

    • 310thewestlos420

      ya’ll needa stop hatin’ on my boy Asher Roth..he’s about the music and has better “shit” than most out there right now.

  • the WIRE

    “we’re both talented, you know.”…

    uhhhhhhhh… what makes YOU think YOU’RE talented?

    • Yayza

      You don’t have to be the greatest to have talent.

    • fukasher

      loooonie toonues = asher roth…. sorry dog but u AI’NT gonna b the next EMINEM….. u know IT the USA knows IT n the rest of the world knowssssss it… soooo plzzzz stand UUUUPPPP plzzzz STAND UUUUPPPP..

  • Knowledgable

    Asleep in the Bread Aisle is going to go platinum!

    • General

      If it doesn’t, I’m sure XXL will ensure it receives other awards.

    • fucksher

      I’ve heard he wants to be like em talk like em walk like em…. but he doesn’t want everyone to know that he wants to sound like em……n he grew up listening to em….. jjajajajja sooorrry dog.. but u nedddsss to go back to listen to EM…. so u can atlest try 2 b like EMINEM.

  • sealsaa

    So much hate. Is his music really any worse than the rest of the shit being put out now? Tell me he’s any worse than Lil Wayne, who’s shit is all over the radio these days?

    • Pierzy

      Two shitty wrongs don’t make a right.

      • jburg

        ^^^thats funny. But on the real, dudes album is pretty hot dog. Dude is not bad with the mic. And his shit is really better than alot of shit that is out.

        • Superstar Extraordinaire

          hey ar’s shit is ok……that Y.O.U track with slick rick is actually pretty dope

      • BigDan!

        Anyone else think he looks like Whitey from Me, Myself & Irene in that video still?

  • Underground HHHead

    This guy Eminem has become so soft. He’s lost it. Asher is weak, no talent white boy. I guess if Em aint on the drugs, he just isnt the same…

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    3 rights DO make a left, though…

    Why is everyone so quick to call “hater” the instant ANYONE calls this dude overrated?
    Do I not have a right to be unimpressed with this dude, and everyone else who has an album coming out in the foreseeable future?
    I am sad with the shitty product expected to be worth our hard earned money.

    • X

      In response to your questions,
      1. It’s because they’re overly sensitive and can’t stand anyone having a different opinion than them.
      2. Of course, what mainstream rap has evolved into is crap. The only way this regression will change is if people become genuinely different COMBINED with good lyrics (being “different” is not enough, that’s why many people don’t like Asher Roth. Plus he’s not that different anyway).
      3. Co-sign to the fullest. Much of the hip hop world should go into the step your rap game up section.

  • http://detroitrap.com JASON T

    sorry he sounds like eminem i respect eminem for sayin what he thinks but sorry em dude sounds like you and kinda makes me mad cause if he had a differant voice he might not be where hes at right but mabye not idk but i bet if he had diff voice he would be climbin as high as he is but hey mabye he might not climb mabye he might flop idk but hey i guess do your thang but i aint buyin his album untill i hear a album that really changes my mind

    eminem sound alike lol

  • Juzzy

    Fair play to the guy (Asher), its seems like hes going to sell a lot of records….but someone explain to me….IF he does go platinum, how in the hell can MC’s like LUDA only shift 200,000 or so? Theatre of the mind is a shit hot album!

  • CLARK

    I cant think of any logical reason why Eminem would want to diss Asher Roth. I’m so sick of this argument.

  • $ykotic

    Another 2 AsherEm drops today? *ching ching*

    These scorched earth promo campaigns are becoming irritating. He’s gonna sell. Bigger than a lot of fave 5′s out there. Let the lil dude earn his keep then ride him.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Sorry, this is the kinder gentlier eminem.
    This is Paul Rosenberg, telling Em “Hey you might look like a bully if you pounce on this clone”. This is an older Eminem, starting to become insecure about his worth within the Hip Hop community, and doing what he can to “play nice” with the yunger clones in the sand box. Eve though he probably cant stand them. This is Eminem weary of beef and controversy, after seeing proof die and being dragged into the Benzino/ Ja Rule thing along with his daughter. This is an unhealthy Eminem with heart problems from years of cocaine abuse, who does not have the energy to beef with younger clones and men who kiss men and call them out…

    He said lil wayne has substance in his rymes, so we really cant take his words serious anymore. So let me be said… Asher IS AND EMINEM CLONE. His album WILL underperform.

    Eminem…I chock that up to wht I’ve written above, and the Drugs. He gets a pass. If

  • zayzkidd

    Asher Roth and Eminem will sell a billion records if they shiit on the mic…what you expect, this is the white man’s nation!!!

  • ljone71

    can xxlmag please get off asher roths nuts? the album isnt selling shit and xxlmag is acting ignorant to the fact that nobody bought the stupid album and it is pathetic. Its like, theres a headline everyday about asher roth and they are all so pointless 1. he undershipped (really? terrible excuse) 2. eminem gives him a shoutout (wow is that really big news) and 3. xxl picks who is gona sell mnore cds out of roth and rick ross (really, i mean they both suck but at least rick ross has actually made some crossover hits, asher roth hasnt done shit) stop trying to push the xxl ten freshman so damnmuch

  • http://www.rizzleworld.blogspot.com allnice

    Em only had one decent album, Marshall Mathers. After that he is pretty much been asleep. He not really nice like that. This Asher Roth kid is garbage. He’s getting run because he know somebody on the inside and what not. Most of these rappers are trash so a cosign from another nigga in that business has nothing to do with how nice you are.

    • tru predator

      man you must have fell and bumped your fuckin head.slim shady lp hot,mm lp hot,d12 devils night flows just startin to really kill shit,eminem show (best album to date),d12 d12 world still killin em (i think he was at the top of his game for along time.aftermath/shady droppin heat album after album.not til encore did eminem start to lose sight,thats because he started experimentin with different styles.hes back and im lookin forward to hopefully two more classics from him this year.straight up your retarded if you think that was decent and thats all he had.i you really believe that you must be a fan of vanilla ice and insane clown posse.= subpar will never make no matter how hard they try

      • tru predator

        not to mention the eminem show has got to be one of the best rap albums ever made right up there with all eyez on me and ready to die.

  • El Tico Loco

    Eminem has bigger fish to fry! RICK ROSS

  • http://www.myspace.com/ruthless_ryder ROYCE

    FUCK WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYIN’ ABOUT THIS DUDE’S ALBUM..THOSE DAMN CRITICS ARE MAD STUPID TALKIN’ NEGATIVE SHIT ABOUT AR’s ALBUM..WTF!

    HIS ALBUM IS DOPE CAUSE HE KEPT IT REAL, HE DIDN’T SELL OUT LIKE LIL WAYNE DID WITH THE CARTER 3!!
    ASHER ROTH DID SONGS HE WAS COMFORTABLE DOING UNLIKE WAYNE WHO SOLDOUT WITH HALF OF THE SONGS ON THE CARTER 3 ALBUM!!
    THE REASON HIS ALBUM DIDN’T GET ACCEPTED FAIRLY WAS BECAUSE THEY THINK HIS TRYIN’ TO IMMITATE A WORLD-WIDE SUPERSTAR LIKE EMINEM..IF CRITICS DID COMPARISONS LIKE THOSE EVERYTIME..I BET YOU THE CARTER 3 WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSE AS WHAT IT WAS..HOT GARBAGE!! HE COPIES GILLIE DA KID STYLE IN EVERY FUCKIN RAP SONG OF HIS AND YOU DON’T HEAR LAMES TALKIN’ ABOUT THAT..CARTER 3 A CLASSIC?? HAHAHAHA!! THOSE CRITICS RATING THE ALBUM MUST’VE BEEN HOMOS LIKE WAYNE!

    ASHER KEEP DOING YOUR THING!! REAL HIP-HOP FANS RECOGNIZE YOUR DOPE SKILLS!!

  • newyawka631

    MUTADA,U HIT THE NAIL ON THE FUCKING HEAD..SAVED ME SOME TYPING…..FUCK DAT.THIS DUDE SOUNDS LIKE ME,AND IM LETTING THIS SHIT SLIDE.NO FUCKING WAY.HE COULD EVEN BE A POTENTIAL THREAT IF EM’S SHIT ISN’T ALL THAT.AS FOR BIGGA FISH..I MIGHT AGREE,BUT HE GOT A VIDEO DISSING SARAH PALIN ETC.BUT A ARTIST WHO SOUNDS LIKE YOU FROM BACK IN DA DAY……NOOOO,I CAN’T DO DAT.HE NEEDS TA BATTLE [SKINNY JEAN WEARING/DICKRIDING OTHAZ STYLE] WEEZY AND RICK ROSS.AS FOR YOU WAYNE DICKRIDERS…WHO EVA HEARD OF AN ARTIST THAT CLAIMS HE’S THE BEST,YET REFUSES TO BATTLE ANY1.[BESIDES BIGGIE,BUT BIGGIE WASN'T TELLING EVERYBODY HE WAS THE BEST ALIVE EITHER.HE LET YOU DECIDE] HE GOT SKELETON’S IN HIS CLOSETTTT.DOESN’T WANNA GET EXPOSED,BECAUSE DAT SHIT COULD COOL YA ASS OFF…WORD UPPP…WHO GOT SOMETHING TO SAYYY

  • newyawka631

    AND NIGGAZ ON HEA,REALLY NEED TA LEAVE THEIR MYSPACE LINK,SO WE KNOW WHUT DA FUCK U LOOK LIKE.I DON’T WANNA HEA,I DON’T HAVE 1.WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME 14 YEAR OLD BOYS POSTING IN HEA.nOT KNOWING WHAT DA FUCK THEY R TAWKING ABOUT.

    • $ykotic

      Do or die, NY!

      2 in a row co-signs. That’s why we label dude AsherEm. It is what it is. He has another market to sell to that IS NOT HOOD. But he will sell. I’ve been dropping let this dude EARN his props.

      But promo money from a label is long. Ima cop Em’s joint and let that rookie get them paks off and pay his dues, then I’ll peep him out.

      His clientele is different than others.

  • Mika

    lol @ ^^^ but seriously though….I rlly REALLY dnt hve a myspace …. i do hve my face in a book though…

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    I leave my blog link in mine, since I work for a company that is respectable enough to understand that blocking social networking sites is a good idea.
    -Also-
    I don’t type in all caps.
    -Also-
    I spell, space and punctuate properly.

    Not to pick nits or anything, but what I look like has approximately dick to do with the fact that I simply do not like this album as much as XXL tells me that I should. I also neglect to see where ANYONE in this particular conversation said that Carter 3 was “classic,” but I will go on the record as saying it was a good album, a pleasant surprise out of Wayne and that I enjoyed it.
    I still didn’t BUY it, though.

  • http://xxlmag.com Goldie

    His album is not fuckin wit ross bottomline he rappin bout gettin fucked up at college parties he can rap but dont compare him to ross, not the same type of poetry dey should put him in da pop genre

  • Nate

    PARIS PERHUN says:

    AND NOW INTRODUCING 2009 EMINEM…. SOFT, COMPASSIONATE; HEART WARMING= BITCH!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK
    ——————————————–

    Yeah he’s a bitch because he’s successful.

    Sure….

    Game recognize game Paris. And if you want to talk BITCH well that name…(Paris)…

    Asher just brought something new to the table, and people who got caught up in nonstop gangsta shit since 1989 don’t know how to react. They think mediocre rappers with good production are better than great lyricists like Asher with above average production…

    Listen to the entire album.. I can tell you what Asher ISN’T

    A snitch…
    A compulsive liar…
    Someone who would take down his own people..

    That’s what you get with Officer Ricky
    He’s the true bitch of the season. You don’t need a fake beef to make good music, you need good storytelling and lyrics, and true experiences. That’s what Asher gives, and we already know about Em.

  • http://xxlmag jb

    OOOH! The earth moved! Eminem like Asher! Who gives a fuck! lol!
    http://www.myspace.com/lidujay

  • Supreemwun

    WTF!

    “it’s great to have the pioneers before you really know who you are”

    Eminem ain’t no pioneer nice but he ain’t no pioneer…not even for a white emcee. Pioneers, lets see…Beastie Boys and 3rd Bass come to mind off the top. This clown doesn’t even know his hip hop history. Just when I wanted to give the young dude some props (not that I would purchase) he says this dumb Sh*t!

  • soy yo

    He aint soft, hes been off the scene for a while dealin with the death of proof. Do you really expect him to come dissing people? Thats for dudes like ross whos got to prove he aint that fake ass CO. Em has proved everything already, he is just into hip hop. He aint bitter anymore, hes more a laid back mc who has been through much but that makes him even scarier to fuck with. Hes got the same skills (listen to 3 am) but know hes got experience. He just waits until the right strings are pulled for him to even take time to respond to shit like ross´s. That´s how it is.

  • c-up

    “we’re both talented, you know.”…

    uhhhhhhhh… what makes YOU think YOU’RE talented?

    hmm…. maybe cuz your watching him on the computer not the other way around you fuckin flake

  • TheRefriedMexican

    ALTHOUGH NOT A CLASSIC “ASLEEP IN THE BREAD AISLE” IS A VERY SOLID ALBUM
    +++++
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  • Shawty J

    I’ve say this once, and I’ll say it again. Asher does sound like ’99 Eminem in a vocal sense. As far as everything else like flow, delivery, and subject manner they don’t sound much a like.

  • Stylistic

    Goldie…-Rick Ross SUCKS and his album is garbage! Just another garbage album by another overrated ass rapper from the south! Fuck outta here with that shit!

  • Drew Taylor

    Let the dick sucking contest begin!

  • PeRs_1

    Ones entitled to their own opinion, and if ya dont like this guy thats your call but Jesus after listening to his shit ya cant say the boy aint got Talent?

    If he Wasn’t white and had a different sounding voice but could keep his flow and style of rap he would still be ill. He may not have made it this far, but he would still be ill Period!

    Any smart person would use any resource they have at hand to make it far and be a success! You cant just be a dope rapper and blow up! AR got a bit of a package deal Dudes White, sounds a bit like the only other Great White Rapper and he can Actually Spit!

  • IndyKid

    Well guys (you know who you are)… sounds like no one else agrees with your idiotic opinions. Even the guy you said would hate Roth. Take it all in boys…Maybe next time you won’t spout off about your stupid ideas before you think about it. Ash is on the come up and you guys can sit back and take it all in. Sorry ’bout it…

    Indy

  • http://xxl All Dae

    it’s good Em’s being a man about this. Ashor is the only white rapper besides Em to be in the limelight.
    Of corse they sound the same to black folks the same way blacks sound the same to white folks. There both white.

    There’s no reason to wax beef there’s money for all…

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Ashor is comming up in a diffrent hip hop era then Em so he’s not going to approch the game like it’s “96″.

    Eminem is from 8 mile and Ashors from the suburbs so both white but not the same. Do be ignorant and short sighted my black and latin brothers….

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    asher roth is the truth stop hatin’

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