News: Asher Roth Confirms Working W/ The Neptunes For New Album, "We Got Some Friends You Wouldn't Expect" [Video]
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 1:15PM
Rapper Asher Roth announced that he is working with production duo The Neptunes on his upcoming sophomore album.
According to Roth, it is most important to have a vision of the project before trying to rush out records.
"We got a couple joints, couple ideas that I was working with," Roth told television host Clinton Sparks. "But right now we're just getting the ideas and vision correct, we got our ball of clay, but we haven't started carving yet which I think it's super important to get a battle plan and vision together, if you don't have that, I mean, it's always nice to have your plan and let it go where it goes. But to just step blindly into stuff, it's fun but at the same time, that's why we're in Miami messing around, we got some friends down here. We got some friends that you wouldn't expect but we're in Miami with the Neptunes and we're gonna be hanging out with them. I'm not the traditional, 'Let's get a radio hit out of you guys,' it's more for that esoteric sound. This album is going to be about bringing the earth and kinda the spacey ideas together. It's about bridging the gap -- but we're here and that's kinda where we are right now." (Karma Loop)
Earlier this month, the rapper explained his aim to drop the solo effort around his birthday this summer.
"There's no album title yet," he revealed in an interview. "I talked to everybody I wanted to get on the album. I shared my vision with them. You want to meet them halfway. Yes, you want them to come into your world as well, but you want to make sure that they're still stamping it with them. You don't want to leave their comfort zone. All the producers that are going to be on the album, I've sat down with in their living room before we got into the whole music making thing. That's super important to any artist. It makes the creation process so much easier. The sound is going to give people feelings again. I'm through with listening to musicwith no intestines, no gut. I want to make that dope sh*t that people can feel. That's all the direction is. Ideally I'd like to release it on my birthday, which is August 11. That would be great, but I believe that's a Wednesday and they try to stick to Tuesdays. But my first album released on a Monday." (VIBE)
In the past, Roth has received critical acclaim from rappers like Eminem.
"Asher Roth, I haven't had a chance to, like, really get into everything, like, really get into what he's about, because I've only heard a couple songs," Em said in the new issue of XXL Magazine. "There was talk about people saying he sounded like me, and he was doing this and that and, you know, trying to take what I do and do it. You know, sh*t like that. I've heard things. 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." (XXL Magazine)
His debut album opened up on the sales charts last April.
Newcomer Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle debuted at No. 5. Roth's debut album pushed 62,000 records after being on store shelves for seven days. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out Asher Roth's interview down below: