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Sold as hip-hop's Great White Dope, rapper Asher Roth ("The King of the Blumpkin") came on the scene with the great "I Love College," an infectious slacker anthem as simple as "I love college," I love drinkin', I love women" and with a "Chug! Chug! Chug!" chant in the middle. A hilarious 18-minute freestyle on Tim Westwood's radio show made him all the more lovable, but Asleep in the Bread Isle is an everyday suburban rap album, if there is such a thing. The first problem is the big cut itself, now stripped of its Weezer sample thanks to Rivers Cuomo's reluctance to license the riff to "Say It Ain't So." It blows the whole mash-up charm of the original bootleg, but it's ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Sold as hip-hop's Great White Dope, rapper Asher Roth ("The King of the Blumpkin") came on the scene with the great "I Love College," an infectious slacker anthem as simple as "I love college," I love drinkin', I love women" and with a "Chug! Chug! Chug!" chant in the middle. A hilarious 18-minute freestyle on Tim Westwood's radio show made him all the more lovable, but Asleep in the Bread Isle is an everyday suburban rap album, if there is such a thing. The first problem is the big cut itself, now stripped of its Weezer sample thanks to Rivers Cuomo's reluctance to license the riff to "Say It Ain't So." It blows the whole mash-up charm of the original bootleg, but it's still a party starter, and one with a conscience as it fights against date rape and suggests doubling up on the condoms. That doesn't mean Asher is the responsible type, as "Blunt Cruisin'" drives around town stoned, while "Lark on My Go-Kart" speaks of a "door-matted whore" who needs her feet fixed. If that sounds like Eminem, the differences are outlined on the reggae-fied "As I Em" which explains Asher's relationship to the Slim Shady LP with the brilliant "My Mom brought it down while I was ironing/Irony." "Don't get it twisted/I definitely benefited" shows respect, but when the song goes off on a tangent about how hard it is to break through it seems like side-stepping how Em's debut was filled with danger while Asher's is relatively safe. Smoking weed, having sex, and swearing is hardly riveting material, and when Asher can't turn these topics into something clever, it becomes tiresome. The promising "Fallin'" pulls the rudder up at the last moment, making one believe the rapper could have made a knockout debut if the meteoric rise of "I Love College" hadn't hurried things along. [Asleep in the Bread Aisle was also made available in a clean version with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527018362
  • Catalog Number: 001281302

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lark on My Go-Kart (2:54)
  2. 2 Blunt Cruisin' (3:36)
  3. 3 I Love College (4:01)
  4. 4 La di Da (3:47)
  5. 5 Be by Myself (4:22)
  6. 6 She Don't Wanna Man (3:37)
  7. 7 Sour Patch Kids (4:30)
  8. 8 As I Em - Chester French (4:18)
  9. 9 Lion's Roar (4:12)
  10. 10 Bad Day (3:38)
  11. 11 His Dream (4:35)
  12. 12 Fallin' (6:35)
  13. 13 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Asher Roth Primary Artist
Tony Reyes Bass
Spree Wilson Percussion
Andrew McKay Guitar
Paul Dateh Violin
DJ Wreckineyez scratching
Chris Llewellyn Bass, Guitar
Joe Rausch Bass
Technical Credits
Carlton Lynn Engineer
David Appleton Programming, Producer, Engineer
Mike Caren Programming, Producer, Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Kathryn Frazier Publicity
Phylicia Fant Publicity
Don Cannon Programming, Producer, Engineer
James "Scrappy" Stassen Engineer
Asher Roth Composer, Art Direction
Graham Marsh Engineer
Scott "Scooter" Braun Executive Producer, Art Direction
Damon Taziyah Art Direction
Oren Yoel Programming, Producer, Engineer
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