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Where Are They Now: Asher Roth

It being Freshers’ Week, whose flop of a career would be more appropriate to scrutinise than that of the genius who gave us lyrics including “time isn’t wasted when you’re getting wasted”?

Released in 2009, Asher Roth’s ‘I Love College’ may be a recent addition to the One Hit Wonder hall of fame, but the poet behind it is now firmly established as the king of crappy college songs which bear little relation to university life.

Nothing smells like desperation more than a debut album called Asleep In The Bread Aisle released on April 20th. “Omygod guys I’m SO EDGY and I love weed!” Now 29, he wasn’t even at college when he released his hit single.

You’d think this guy would have vanished into oblivion, but according to Wikipedia he went on to work with Pharrell Williams and Nottz Raw. He then released an EP called The Rawther. Fascinating. 2014 saw the release of his sophomore album Retrohash, which suggests that he’s now trying to shake off his try hard fake frat boy image for something a little more sophisticated; the try hard hipster stoner. Well he needs some cash flow to fund all of those mad blunts.

He also tweets things like this from time to time. “Bout to roll this joint and draft the best fantasy football team of all time…”. Cool story bro.

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