A gangly redhead from the Philadelphia suburbs is the unlikely candidate to carry the mantle of the white MC, but that’s exactly what’s poised to happen as Asher Roth ducks and dodges Eminem’s shadow. His wardrobe looks like he picked it out of his hamper, resembling a college senior not quite ready to step into the real world. But Roth’s tight, witty debut lives up to the Internet hype that has swirled around him for months. With a name as unique as Asher, you’d think it might be a no-brainer but Roth actually matured through several monikers before fully embracing his given name.
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