News: Asher Roth & Nottz Offer Post-Christmas Delight
Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 9:37AM
Rappers Asher Roth and Nottz have announced plans to keep hip-hop fans jolly after Christmas with a free EP called The Rawth.
According to reports, the project is set to drop at the end of December.
XXL Freshman alumni, Asher Roth, and producer/rapper Nottz Raw have teamed up to release their free Rawth EP on Monday, December 27. The two met while Roth was finishing his debut album Asleep In The Bread Aisle and began to devolve a working relationship, which led to the project. With beats by Nottz and verses from both MCs, the Rawth will be available for download just after Christmas. (XXL Mag)
A few months ago, Nottz talked to SOHH about working in the studio with Roth.
"This album is going to be different than the first one," Nottz promised SOHH. "He has more hip-hop records on it. His first album was hip-hop but it's more urban this time. It's dope and coming out really good. He's a dope writer, artist and a lot of people try to kick a lot of sh*t on him and it's not cool. It's just not cool, let the man be. Then you got a lot of people getting on me because I'm rocking with a white boy and it doesn't matter what color I am, what color he is, if he's dope, I'm rocking with him. He f*cks with me, I f*ck with him. We gonna see how dope he is with this CD coming out." (SOHH)
In October, Roth justified his reasoning behind not rushing out his sophomore album, The Spaghetti Tree.
"I'm not just trying to put out a song, make quick money and get out of here," Roth promised in an interview. "I wanna put something together that's gonna last, that people are going to appreciate, listen to and they're going to break it down. Personally, I love it when people take the time to break it down, every single song on the album -- we're making the best music with the people that want to be a part of it. Not just, 'Hey, can I get a quick check and get out of here.' Anybody who knows me knows that I have no budget at all. Anybody within this circle offriends knows I'm working purely off a wing and a prayer. But yo, it's been fun..." (Vlad TV)
When recently asked about guest features for his solo album, Ash said he was not planning to force the LP into stores without solid records.
"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 sh*t. 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 let's get in the studio for a million dollars but it's just not like that." (VIBE)
Check out a recent Asher Roth interview below: