Following his sold-out performance with Kid Cudi, XXLMag.com chopped it up with suburban sensation Asher Roth about his his follow up to Asleep in the Bread Aisle, his chemistry with the G.O.O.D. Music artist and The Great Hangover Tour.
When asked how if he felt his recent New York City show (July 15) was successful, Roth said he has to go back to the tapes. “We tape everything,” he told XXL. “We tape all the shows so it’s like watching a game. So we’ll go back and peruse through everything and watch. It was good. I mean it was really crazy. New York is notoriously a tough crowd so you gotta bring it. You got to come with it and I think overall the show went well.”
Surprisingly the “Day ‘N’ Nite” rapper— who has yet to drop a full-fledged album— headlined the NYC stop instead of Asher. “Cudi and I just kind of sat down like, ‘Oh, what days do you want to rock and which cities are important to me,’” Asher said on how they decide who headlines which shows. “So it’s pretty easy. You know he’s headlining Cleveland tomorrow. I’ll headline Philadelphia, and stuff like that. I’ll be in Atlanta, and he’ll be in Seattle, and San Francisco.”
Switching gears, Asher told XXL that he is currently working on his sophomore album. And it seems like the SRC rapper is trying to deliver an old school vibe for his next LP. “You know I’m really interested in Pete Rock and [DJ] Premier and that New York sound, and that ’90s sound. I really wanna get in on that.”
Joining the Great Hangover Tour tonight in Cleveland is fellow XXL Freshmen alumni B.o.B. The young upstarts will be traveling the country until August. –Elan Mancini with reporting by Kamaria Gboro