keeping up with the joneses

Asher Roth…=Kweli??

First off, let me say that i like this kid. I don’t love him..i don’t think he’s by any means making great generation-defining, or style-changing music. Maybe he’ll open more doors for white emcees, but whatever.
In this video he considers himself to the likes of Talib Kweli, The Roots, Lupe, etc. Ok, i understand his point in that he’s smart, he feels like his music is conscious in that he is conscious of what’s going on in the world and within himself…but his first single was a pop party anthem called “I Love College.” I don’t know, maybe i’m being cynical, but i have a slight kneejerk reaction to the statement.
I still dig him enough though.
Asher Roth on Rap Radar
Peace, and much love.

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