This week’s Peek’s Pick isn’t exactly trying to change the world, but it’s cool nonetheless. If you haven’t been using Mixcloud, check it out! You can customize the genres of music you enjoy and follow the DJ’s who play the best mixes. You can find me there as Andre C Griffiths!
So I want to start profiling talented people of which I’m a fan. I’m starting this with my “Artist of the Week” series.
Asher Roth made his entrance into the hip hop scene with his hit, “I Love College.” The ode to frat parties and college chicks was a success, but in some ways it pigeonholed this incredibly talented artist.
After the release of his first album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, Roth released a few mixtapes and EPs before debuting his second studio album, RetroHash. This album sees a much more mature Roth adventure into new territory over the production of Blended Babies. I’m not here to write a full review; just check it out for yourself! Below are three videos that sum up Asher Roth’s recent journey. They represent escape, ego death, and transformation respectively.