The past few days have been interesting.
Last week, Eminem had a release party for his new book, “The Way I Am”. During the event, Shade 45 (Eminem’s radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio) played a new song from Em called “I’m Having A Relapse”.
Ever since the song spread throughout the net, I’ve been noticing a lot of people talking about the effect it will have on Asher Roth‘s career.
Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, online radio… the discussion is everywhere. Here are just some of the comments I’ve been seeing across the net:
i think Asher needs more time before you can compare or put him in the same sentence as Em. but i really like the kid’s music. he’s really dope. i support the dude. he’s got talent.
i can’t wait to hear more from this cat. however, Em is a superstar & he’s just beyond a majority of rappers. i’m not sure if Asher could accomplish what Em has in his career. but you never know…..
how does EM have depth…dude is 38 and just rapped about killing an 18th month old baby. I can relate to Asher much more than EM’s corny old ass. These old rappers need to get out of the way. Plus there is room for both of them. I just hope Asher has the killer instinct to stay alive. That is the one side we havent seen from dude. His mixtape is the truth though
to say that Asher wont be successful is irrelevant because as long as he has good production, then he will do just fine. Eminem is a legend and shouldnt be compared to anyone unless youre talking about Jay, Nas, or anyone in that category.
The real question is, will the mainstream audience accept them. That remains to be seen. If Asher keeps dropping catchy songs like “I love college” I think he will be aight, cuz like someone said, he rhymes about college and cartoons. Em rhymes about his troubled upbringing and “stickin his dick inside a manicans ass”…..btw they’re not white rappers, they’re just rappers with a lighter skin tone…lol…race isn’t real, it’s just a figment of everyones imagination..seriously
It’s pretty interesting to read through everybody’s comments on these sites, but since my blog focuses more on the business side of the industry and attracts a different kind of reader, I’m curious to know what you think about this topic.
Do you think Asher Roth has it in him to stay relevant and succeed now that Eminem is back?