News: Asher Roth Takes Aim At Will.i.am, "I Want To Talk Some 'Joints & Jams' Type Sh*t"
Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 10:28PM
Rapper Asher Roth recently updated fans on the status of his forthcoming Spaghetti Tree sophomore album and what artists he is looking to collaborate with.
When asked about guest features, Ash said he was not planning to rush the LP.
"We haven't really got there yet. Not yet. Game got on 'Splish Splash' because he was just there in the studio. I think it's great to make the music and then figure out who would sound good on what. Robin Thicke did get on one though, but we'll see if it'll stick around. I just linked up with Cannon and I still want will.i.am to come holla at me because I want to talk some "Joints and Jams" type shit. He's super talented. It really just comes down if they want to do it or not at this point. I don't have big money. I mean wish I could say lets get in the studio for a million dollars but it's just not like that." (VIBE)
Last month, Roth said he was working with a variety of producers.
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." (XXL Mag)
Earlier this year, Roth talked about linking up with Pharrell Williams for his solo effort.
"We linked up in Miami," he explained in an interview. "Very good chemistry as far as creating music. We was down there while it was all snowy in New York. We had a blast. I think we have some really beautiful music for warm weather. He really is a genius. Working with him, it's really fast. We wound up doing 12 records in 12 days, which is really good numbers. It's quick. He gets an idea and he harnesses that idea really quick. It's cool when someone like me gets to step into the studio with him. I feel it's probably different vibes...We wrote 12 different records. We didn't try to write one record 12 times -- we have stuff all over the map, from live drums that are going to incorporate itself well into a live show...I'm excited for you guys to hear that stuff." (MTV)
Last February, the rapper revealed what he wanted fans to understand about his new material.
"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)
Check out a recent Asher Roth interview below: