Asher Roth Recruits DJ Khalil, Ryan Leslie for Sophomore LP

XXL Freshman alum Asher Roth is preparing to drop his sophomore album, The Spaghetti Tree. He recently spoke with DJ Skee, giving some details on the album, including that he’s working with a range of producers including Nottz, DJ Khalil, Ryan Leslie, Don Cannon and Oren Yoel, who handled the bulk of production on Asher’s 2009 debut, Asleep in the Bread Aisle.

“The second time around, the sound is esoteric,” the Pennsylvania native told Skee. “It’s spacey. It’s dope, though. But it also has this really earthy, organic sound. So, if that even makes any sense, it’s kind of the air and the earth.”

Back in the July/August issue of XXL Magaine, Ash revealed details on tracks he recorded with Game, Peedi Crakk, Swizz Beatz and Pharrell. He also explained that the album title stems from a joke played by the BBC on April Fool’s Day 1957, when they ran a fluke news story saying that there was a family in Switzerland growing a spaghetti tree. Roth told XXL that the title signifies “reality-based events stressing the importance of imagination.”

Roth recently released a video for his first single, “G.R.I.N.D.” [Watch here]

The Spaghetti Tree does not have a definitive release date, but is expected to drop later this year. —Adam Fleischer

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  • Gunshot93

    Good news

  • Q461

    I fucks with the boy asher… I gotta feeling his new album is gonna be a big step forward… that new single he put out is dope.

  • BeerGangsta

    Honkey mixing the flavor up. DJ Khald on your team will help your Record Sells a little bit. Smart move. That’s what music is all about. Doing different shit that nobody else is doing.

    • Dinero

      “Honkey mixing the flavor up. DJ Khald on your team will help your Record Sells a little bit. Smart move. That’s what music is all about. Doing different shit that nobody else is doing.”
      Example of ignorance…. I dont even know where to begin… I’ll skip tha honkey part and get to my point…. If u can read (dont know how u can use tha net without knowin how to read) it said DJ KHALIL. Not DJ KHALED. Dj Khalil. If u know anything about hip-hop, Khalil works for Dr. Dre. Khalil also has produced for T.I. & Jay-Z as well as others….

      However, u r right about music… Being different is key….

    • Jon Dog

      DJ Khald on your team will help your Record Sells a little bit. On what fuckin’ planet? Khald is trash there Barley Pop Wanksta! And that would be far from “different shit that nobody else is doing”. Besides, it reads DJ Khalil. Dumb ass.

      signed, SOME HONKEY!!!

      Handi-Tard ass mufucka!

  • jburg

    Looking forward to his new album. His last one was actually pretty dope. “Fallin” is a really nice track.

  • $yk

    I actually thought he was gonna take the Cudi lane this time out.

    @ XXL

    can you guys ease up on the AsherEm promo this time? ‘preciate it.

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