Rick Ross & Asher Roth Leak Onto The Net

As is the industry norm nowadays, the upcoming albums from both Rick Ross and Asher Roth have already leaked online. However, both rappers are taking considerable measures to offset the losses incurred by the leaks and promote their efforts.

The Miami emcee’s highly-anticipated Deeper Than Rap boasts cameos from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nas, The-Dream, and Ne-Yo, among others, as well as production from the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, The Runners, and DJ Toomp. Initially announced in February, Ross mixtape Before I Self Destruct will follow the album. The effort takes the name from nemesis 50 Cent’s long-delayed disc, with tracks beginning to surface including “Down South Hustlaz,” which features ex-G-Unit member Young Buck. It remains uncertain whether the recently released “Mafia Music (Remix),” on which 50 foes The Game and Ja Rule appear, is a cut from the tape, as well as the remix to the 50 diss track “Valley of Death,” set to have a verse from Lil Wayne.

As for Asher, his debut Asleep In The Bread Aisle lists guest spots from Cee-Lo, Busta Rhymes, and Keri Hilson, with Oren Yoel and Don Cannon behind the boards, as well. According to streetlevel.com, Roth, a PA native, has once again teamed up with streetwear label UNDRCRWN for the second part of the “College Collection,” inspired by the hit “I Love College.” The Philly-based brand also recently partnered with Mos Def for a separate line of tees.

Asleep In The Bread Aisle finally hits stores on stoner holiday 4/20 (Monday), with Deeper Than Rap following a day later. – Devin Chanda

  • maCaso

    Asher Roth 89k
    Rick Ross 92k
    but i hope Roth outsells Ross

  • maCaso

    Asher Roth 89k
    Rick Ross 92k
    but i hope Roth outsells Ross

  • General

    Asher Roth-63K
    Rick Ross-125K
    You better believe Def Jam will make sure that Ross does atleast that amount, while from all the feedback I have been seeing, I think Asher’s debut will be a big disappoint sales wise for the kid the TI’s crowned King

  • venemez

    Roth 250k
    Ross 55k

    • http://yahoomail.com Official!

      U cant be serious bro!?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    I must say this.

    If nothing else, Rick Ross has showed he’s not a punk. He may be a liar, an idiot, a caricature of actual human beings, even somewhat of an accidental comedian/fucking moronic bafoon, but he’s no punk.

    50 didn’t go 1/3 as hard on Ja, Joe, to name a couple, & we can all admit that after the “beef” they sort of went into seclusion, even if only briefly (‘Kiss & Game being the exceptions). Their careers just weren’t the same when they did eventually come back out. But he went in super extra hard on Rick (no homo) & dude never ran. Rick literally kept inviting Curtis back to pummel him more a la Rocky Balboa.

    Granted he embarassed himself dozens of times over & made matters worse everytime he spoke, on top of the fact that he started the whole thing, he never backed down, which probably bothered Fif more than any particular song or verse.

    @ this point in this now-boring war, 50 can’t do anything else to tear this man down. & he’s still standing, recording & making decent music. Outside of a homo-sex tape, there’s nothing left. & I doubt highly that Ross is gay; Rap niggas get pussy no matter what goes on in the industry, that’s just a scientific fact.

    He may not go gold in a week, or two for that matter, but all this free publicity ain’t going to hurt dudes career. & whether Fif admits it or not, he has helped this mans career tremendously.

    I’m not a fan. I’m positive I won’t buy the album. @ best, I may download a couple songs. but you have to admit that the nigga stood his ground, whatever ground that may or may not be.

    • jburg

      I don’t like the dude. Didn’t when he first came out. Still don’t. His stories just always seemed made up. Which they were. He did stand his ground though. 50 threw some hella shot at ya boy and he took them like a G. I feel he may have won a couple rounds but the fight will go to 50 in the end. After this album drops and doesn’t sell well, who will be looking for him next time? 50 killed him softly and nobody is paying attention. He didn’t just take him out like Ja all publicly in songs and shit and make everyone in the industry stop fucking with him. 50 is hurting dude long term. There are only so many songs you can talk about cocaine slinging, especially when everyone knows you didn’t do it like you said you did. Again though, I commend him for not backing down but I still think he picked the wrong fight. Roth will sell more than him. I actually might cop that Roth.

      • RWord

        Here is the fact, ROSS WILL SELL. First of all, Ross fan base is not internet user. He when #1 without the internet.

        All 50cent did was give Ross an internet audience. EVEN IF 90% of all internet heads hate Ross and will not buy his album, it is still 10% who will. That is a gain either way.

        Look, Ross won this. Ross is guarantee 200K first week. I can put money on that. When it comes to rap battle on such a commercial level like 50 and Ross, sell determine the winner.

        I just want to hear the excuse 50cetn and his fans will make when he sell 200K first week.

        • twoholla

          TO RWORD…THE ONLY WAY THAT RICKY IS GOING TO SELL 250K THE FIRST WEEK IS DEF JAM BUYS SOOOO MANY COPIES OF HIS LP, WHICH WILL PRODUCE HIGH SELL NUMBERS, MAKE THE LP CHART HIGHER ON BILLBOARD, & CREATES THE TYPE OF HYPE THAT ELICITS MORE PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY COP IT…THAT PRACTICE DOESN’T HAPPEN SO MUCH ANYMORE BUT THAT SCENARIO WAS DONE FOR THE 1ST ALICIA KEYS, A BUNCH OF THOSE NO LIMIT RECORDS,ETC…THE THING IS DEF JAM IS SPENDING SOOOOO MUCH MONEY IN MARKETING, VIDEOS & ADVERTISING THAT UNFORTUNATELY RICKY SHOULD DO OKAY…

    • Enlightened

      Ha! Your description of Ross is perfect.
      The only thing you didn’t mention though, is when 50 was going at Game, Fat Joe and Ja – he was at the height of his powers. G-Unit was pretty much running the game – hands down.
      Now, them niggas can’t get an album out and a lot of the hip-hop world has turned on him and gotten tired of him, so he’s in a much different position this time.

      The 50 Cent from 3 years ago could have ended his career immediately.

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    CAN SOMEONE HONESTLY TELL ME WHY THESE HIPHOP WEBSITE’S REPORT THESE ALBUM LEAKS?!!! IF YOUR JOB AS A HIP HOP MAGAZINE IS TO REPORT ON THE BUSINESS & YOU HELP TO KILL THE BUSINESS ITSELF THEN WHAT ARE YOU GOOD FOR?! THE AVERAGE PERSON AT HOME DOESN’T CARE ABOUT DOWNLOADING SOMEONE’S CD, BUT YOUR TAKING $$$ AWAY FROM THE ARTIST. IF YOU WENT TO WORK & SOMEONE STOLE A PROJECT YOU’D BEEN WORKING ON & YOU GOT A MUCH SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF THE PROFIT YOU WOULD’VE GOTTEN HAD THE PROJECT NOT BEEN STOLEN YOU’D BE READY TO KILL SOMEONE!!! I WOULD BE, I WORK HARD & WANT ALL MY $$$ THAT’S OWED TO ME. IF AN ARTIST’S FLOPS PRETTY SOON HE/SHE/THEY HAVE NO CAREER. REPORTING A LEAK IS LIKE SAYING “HEY GO STEAL FROM ________ HE DOESN’T NEED TO GET PAID FOR HIS WORK!!! TO ME THIS IS VERY SUSPECT, UNLESS I WAS IN A DAZE THE WEEK HIS CD CAME OUT, I DON’T REMEMBER JENNY JONES’ CD BEING LEAKED OR BOW WOW OR MIMS’. IF YOU CAN’T UNDERTAND WHAT I JUST TYPED THEN EVENTUALLY THE MUSIC WILL DIE!! NOW EVEN TEENAGER’S TALK ABOUT AN ARTIST’S 1ST WEEK SALES, IF AN ALBUM IS LEAKED & PEOPLE DON’T BUY THE LEGIT CD OF COURSE IT’LL LOOK LIKE THE CD WAS A FLOP & WASN’T WORTH BUYING!! THE PEOPLE THINKING ABOUT BUYING IT WILL SAY, IT ONLY SOLD ____ COPIES I’M NOT BUYING IT WITHOUT EVEN GIVING IT A CHANCE, JUST LIKE THE JERK’S WHO DOWNLOAD CD’S & THEN TYPE SHIT LIKE “I HEARD IT 2 WEEKS AGO IT’S WACK, THUS INFLUENCING THE WEAK MINDED PEOPLE WHO BELIVE EVERYTHING THEY READ!!! “I HEARD IT WAS WACK, I AIN’T FUCKING WITH IT”. WHO TOLD YOU IT WAS WACK? I READ ON THE NET IT WAS GARBAGE!!! XXLMAG.COM IS HELPING KILL THE BUSINESS IT SUPPOSED TO BE SUPPORTING!!!

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’09!!

  • murK

    for real, right? damn XXL, why do you report on leaks. your hurting the artists you put on your covers.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Dang Rickety Rackety Ross got Ja Rule, Game, and Young Buck on his shit? I can see some heavy dissin’ going on on his mistape and album…got me curious and wanting to get his actual album….well kinda…

    Co Sign with MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL, XXL ya’ll ain’t helping much posting news like this…damn man wheres Scratch when you need it????

  • romil

    If jadakiss did 130k something the first week.

    I think Ross is gonna hit 160k

    Overall I think his album will sell 800K

    People wanna buy the real album when its a clasic.

    Yall are gonna be shocked after the first week dont say I told ya 1st.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Ross 200k
    AsherEM 43K

    Fuck XXL for reporting on leaks eat a dick, btw I’m buying Ross on Tue

  • RWord

    why is this news. all albums are leaked. I know a webiste that post ALL NEW ALBUM one week before release.

    Detox was leak like months ago. And Em’s.

    xxlmag is late as usual

  • zayzkidd

    Ross – 110k roth – 15k

    Southcidal 4life!!!

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  • http://www.MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop Stan

    Yo if Jada only sold a lil more than a 100 out the gate (and apparently nowadays that aint bad), I can’t see neither Ross or Roth puttin up better numbers.. Jada got Ross by straight up talent, and compared to Jada, Roth is a veteran.. I mean he’s a veteran anyways, but im sayin If sum1 like Jada is only puttin up a lil more than a Cnote, I just can’t see em doin better…

  • http://www.MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop Stan

    Ehhh, Scratch that.. I meant compared to Roth, Jada is a veteran…

  • brand-new

    i hope ross does cappadonna numbers, u fuckass cop wannabe pretend blow pushing faggot!!

  • brand-new

    i hope ross does cappadonna numbers, u fuckass cop wannabe blow pushing faggot!!!

  • brand-new

    i hope ross does cappadonna numbers, u fuckass cop wannabe blow pushing faggot!

  • $ykotic

    We will see people. We will see. It is only beginning.

  • http://yahoomail.com Official!

    Ro$$ 170k
    Asher 45k

  • big skiz

    rick ross 8 albums if hes lucky.
    asher roth, who gives a fuck.

  • Manamongst Hussein

    Roth 197,000 (by tues. 28th)

    Ross 119,000 (by the same time)

    hate blinds all.

  • tommy gunz

    LOL at how high 50 raised the bar….

    G-Unit album does 250k first week = massive hate and massive flop status from the internets

    Rawse *might?* do 200k first week = same #’s he did on trilla album and = never been Plat….and he “wins”…what just because enough “rap fans” don’t care if they listenin to a fugazi? what does that say about the state of this art form we choose to partake in?.. lol…

    but let’s be real…Def Jam will cop a good 25k of the album so…see u at 200k Rawse…and hope u gotta good accountant cuz after this the bottom has fallen outa that yacht fulla ki’s u pushin…

  • gkid12345

    asher 35k Ross 80k

    even tho the ross numbers is a big stretch seeing as how no1 wanna buy an album from a former correctional officer

  • John Cauner

    I just finished listening to Asher’s album, and I have to say, I thought it was good. I just forgot about all the politics for the moment, and let the music speak for itself.

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