Asher Roth‘s sophomore album – the follow up to his 2009 debut, Asleep In The Bread Aisle – has been in the works for a while now. Details have been scarce, and we’ve only received one confirmed single thus far with the Meek Mill-assisted “Party Girl,” but talking to Karmaloop backstage at Peter Rosenberg‘s “A Night of Real Hip-Hop” showcase last weekend, the Morrisville, PA rapper shed some more light on the long-awaited Def Jam LP, Is This Too Orange? In fact, it doesn’t look like he’ll be running with that title anymore, out of respect for a certain Odd Future crooner.
“Obviously the initial title of the album was ‘Is This Too Orange?’ and out of respect for Frank [Ocean] and the project that he put together, you know, he kind of beat me to the punch,” he explained. “I just want to make sure that we have an original idea, I don’t want any connotation or any comparisons or anything like that, just simply off of a name, so we might have to start fresh from a namesake, maybe have the fans name it and we’ll see what’s up.”
This isn’t the first name change for Roth’s second album. It was originally titled The Spaghetti Tree, until the rapper tagged it with its now defunct second name back in May. What are the chances he’ll pick an equally-as-bizarre moniker third time round?
You can catch the full interview below, in which Ash also spoke on his favourite project so far, trying not to compromise in the music industry and inventing drinking games while out in Malibu, California.