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Rapper Asher Roth On The L.A. Way

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Fans will remember his breakout single “I Love College” but that was soooo 2009. Rapper Asher Roth is back with a fresh new sound he calls “more enlightened. At midnight, Roth drops a record titled RetroHash. It is a self-release which he says allowed him a genuine self-expression without the constraints of a big record label.

Off-camera, with my fiance’ being a rock musician, Roth and I talked everything industry, from making money at music, to shooting videos. While he’s much younger, we both agreed we were glad we grew up before social networking showed all the ins and outs of our lives.

It’s been five years since the blond rapper released his debut album which earned him critical acclaim. He considers himself wiser and more spiritual. Roth also moved from Philly to L.A. giving him a West Coast inspiration. Roth and his band perform live at the Troubadour Tuesday, April 22nd. Read on for a look at where else you might spot the 28-year old rapper:

My L.A. Q&A with Rapper Asher Roth

- Pinkberry  or Pink’s Dogs? PINK’S DOGS – “It’s a staple.”

- Runyon Canyon or running on the beach? RUNNING – “It’s great for the calves.”

- Santa Barbara getaway or San Diego? SB “Cause wine drunk is a good drunk.”

- The California Pizza Kitchen or Crustacean? CPK “I’ve never been to Crustacean.”

- The Santa Monica Pier or Third Street Promenade? Pier “Galaga is an incredible game.”

- The Superbowl, The NBA Championship, or The World Series? GIANTS

- Malibu or Beverly Hills? MALIBU “Live by water is a life rule.”

- Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram? INSTAGRAM “It’s a visual world.”

- Sunset or sunrise? SUNRISE “Something special about a new beginning.”

- Television, Netflix or DVR? “DVR, as long as social media doesn’t spoil it.”

-  Los Angeles Times or The LA Weekly? Times “Still feels good to read a newspaper.”

- Disneyland or the Disney Concert Hall?  DISNEYLAND “Splash Mountain is everything.”

- Hollywood or the Hollywood Bowl? BOWL “Music makes the world go ‘round.”

- The Grove or Griffith Park? GRIFFITH PARK “My Frisbee game is nice.”

- The Farmers Market or Knotts Berry Farm? FARMERS “Fresh food for the win.”

- The Sunset Strip or The Vegas Strip? “WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…”

-  King Taco, Titos Tacos, or The Kogi Truck? KOGI “Can’t deny the greatness.”

-  In ‘N Out Burger, Original Tommys, The Counter, or Umami Burger? “Double double w/cheese” 

-  Roscoes Chicken and Waffles, or Mel’s Diner, or Jerry’s Famous Deli? “Chicken and waffles are an amazing comb.”

- California Dreamin’ by The Mamas & Papas, or Van Halen’s California Girls or Katy Perry’s California Gurls  THE MAMAS & PAPAS “It encompasses the vibe of California.”

 - Rappers Delight or Atomic Dog – BOTH “Wouldn’t be here without either.”

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