Asher Roth is one of hip hop’s brightest young stars, having taken his “White, Suburban” rap mode, and turned it into mainstream super stardom!  With the success of “The GreenHouse Effect” (Produced by the Mixtape legends DJ Drama and Don Cannon who Kade Nation will remember I interviewed last year), and his debut studio album that debuted at #5 on the Billboard Charts, “Asleep In The Bread Aisle”, with mega smash “I Love College”,  Asher has proven that successful hip hop stars can come from any walk of life, and he supported the album with a sold out tour alongside B.O.B. and Kid Cudi, where Roth was featured on the cover of XXL magazine’s annual Top 10 Freshmen: Hip-Hop’s Class ’09 issue.  Asher was one of the first artists to creatively utilize social media in getting discovered when after graduating high school, Roth entered West Chester University and became an Elementary Education major, while continuing to record verses over other people’s beats. During sophomore year, Roth posted some of his verses on his MySpace page and sent a Friend Request to Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s Manager and one of music’s most powerful forces), an Atlanta-based promoter and former VP of Marketing for Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def. One week after speaking to Braun, Roth flew down to Atlanta and was immediately signed by Braun, who subsequently became his manager, and fast forward, the whole music world is waiting for the release of Asher’s next studio album, which is now untitled after going through several name changes, which will undoubtedly send this mold breaking artist into another stratosphere.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of music’s brightest talents, Asher Roth, before his sold out show at Best Buy Theatre in NYC, to talk about how a suburban kid from Philadelphia was able to break the traditional Hip Hop mold and find success, what to expect on his next album, the meaning behind his mega smash “I Love College”, meeting Jerry Rice, how other hip hop stars looked at him in the beginning, what his greatest moment as an artist has been, how he has been most in awe of working with or meeting, and sooo much more!!  Asher was awesome and is a great example of the humility that should be exhibited by an artist, understanding that success can fade just as fast as it’s gained, and you can see how much he treasures and understands the moment he is living and enjoying it to the fullest.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!

And of course what interview with Asher would be complete without attaching “I Love College”!!