News: Asher Roth Promises "Dope" Music For Sophomore Album, "Just Finished W/ Pharrell For 12 Days"
Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010 10:15AM
Rapper Asher Roth has recently spent time in the studio collaborating with The Neptunes for his forthcoming sophomore album.
According to Roth, he is also looking to work with Q-Tip.
"Just finished with Pharrell for 12 days. We were in Miami just dickin' around, just being a bunch of a**holes and making some really dope fun music for the new album," he revealed in an interview. "I'm not going to release the title yet, just 'cause you know I want people to take in Seared Foie Gras With Quince And Cranberry for a couple months before I get them excited about the album. But, you know, working with Pharrell and Chad was a blast. I mean genuinely good, good people who are doing it for the right reasons. I was just out in Chicago working with my friends Twan and Evan, better known as Chuck and Mike of the Cool Kids. The next on the list is my man Q-Tip and go chop it up with him and just go make some dope music." (XXL Magazine)
Last month, the rapper talked about what he wanted fans to get out of his next effort.
"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)
He previously revealed his aim to drop the solo project on 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...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...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)
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 a past Asher Roth interview down below: