On Friday December 30, me, Weapons of Audio and @MikeRips went to see Asher Roth and Kosha Dillz at The Viper Room in Hollywood. Here’s my review of the artists we saw perform and I have provided some free mp3′s of my favorite songs I heard live!
When we first got there, we stumbled upon Rob Roy, a musician all I can say is, “If you don’t have anything good to say, then don’t say anything at all.” I don’t recommend seeing Rob Roy.
Next came Kosha Dillz, who actually performed the best on this night with tons of energy. He also spit dope rhymes, kept the crowd real entertained and got the crowd super hyped for Asher Roth, as he mentioned Roth would be coming up real soon. I highly recommend booking Kosha Dillz as the artist up to bat when the headliner’s on deck. My favorite song he performed is “Doo Doo”; Below is “Doo Doo” and his newest music video, “Sweatpants Song”.
Before Asher Roth came on, Luke Christopher stepped up with Roth’s DJ, DJ Recognize, and spit some forgettable rhymes for 10 minutes before giving the stage to Asher Roth. However, Luke seemed nervous but I think he’s an artist that needs time to develop as he showed the most promise. While I digged “Roof Tops” as Asher Roth came on stage and then went right into his set after he finished rhyming, “Social Network” was my favorite with great production and solid rhymes.
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While Asher Roth may have bursted onto mainstream as a college frat rapper and opened the gates to many mediocre white rappers but as one of the first “frat rappers” to gain mainstream attention with the hit “I Love College”, he’s my favorite. However Asher Roth has transcended the frat rapper sound and ascended to being more of on some chill shit focusing more on rhymes than hits, much like like Curren$y, Pac Div and even Macklemore come to mind. This chill sound is most evident on his latest mixtape Pabst & Jazz (DOWNLOAD), which is a must-download for the hip-hop, sneaker and sports heads. Listen and download below.
Pabst & Jazz by Asher Paul Roth