Asher Roth vented his frustration with his album delays. The rapper spoke to Shade 45’s Sway In the morning about why his sophomore album has yet to see a release.
“I would like it to come out by the end of the year,” Roth said.
“It’s like all these rules, all these unspoken rules. It’s like, ‘Oh, we’re not going to drop something in the fourth quarter, because if I drop it December 18, the whole world resets on the New Year, so you’re only getting like 12 days of real promotion until like budgets…reset,” he added. “You might as well just drop in January.’ And stuff like that.”
“I’ve always broken my music on the Internet. ‘I Love College’ was a MySpace record before anything else. I’ve always used the Internet to my advantage, so it’s tough for me when someone says, ‘Hey, no, hold up. Wait.’ Because the Internet waits for no one,” said Roth.
“I wouldn’t have changed anything because I’ve learned so much from my experience,” concluded Roth. “And just humble realities of life. Just understanding that life isn’t fair, and you have to see your obstacles and overcome them.”