Asher Roth Lyrically Bugs Out On Some Cutting Edge Nottz Production (Video)

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Asher Roth’s 2014 has been experimental, as has been the case surrounding the last three years of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania native MC. However, it also seems that the now-Def Jam-inked artist has really carved his way back into bending bars, witty wordplay, and thoughtful theses on things. This is what made Asher the subject of a 2008 bidding war, and gave him legions of fans.

Teaming with Virginia Hip-Hop mainstay Nottz, “Rasputin” is a bugged out beat with rhymes to match. The usually bass-driven DMP producer has a beat that’s especially jarring and cacophonous (nobody’s complainin’), while Asher minces his message down to a beat-down of bars. The video also aims to capture this unease, with special effects and distortion:

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