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Asher Roth, Framed

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Gather 'round the monitor, everyone, and join us in welcoming rapper Asher Roth to this week's blog. Our video is Roth's oft-hilarious "I Love College," the big hit off his 2009 album, Asleep In The Bread Aisle.

Asher's story isn't the hip-hop norm. He began rhyming in high school and eventually sold tapes of his tracks around Morrisville, PA, where he grew up. Going on to attend West Chester University, he started posting his raps on MySpace. It all led to a manager, a record contract, and incipient stardom.

"Roth's lyrics center around what has been called 'middle-class minutiae,'" says the Internet. That, as well as the smoke and the drink...which could also be classified as middle-class minutiae, we guess. In any case, it's all good fun, and pretty damn catchy. So please enjoy, and tell us what you think!

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1 -- Obama's secret program to bury the nation's nuclear waste on college campuses is working!

 

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2 -- "Gummo, eh? Nice to meet you, man. I'm Asher."

 

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3 -- And, as everything began to go black, the slice remembered the oven...the oven, where he had been happy.

 

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4 -- "This looks like a job for breasts!"

 

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5 -- "These dentizzure's suck! Fo' shizzle!"

 

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6 -- Kermit's war on the wiggers was now for keeps!

 

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7 -- "OK, this time just drink if you applaud God for abandoning an entire generation!"

 

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8 -- "What's that? You want us to post everything about tonight on Facebook so that it's preserved for all time? Right now??"

 

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9 -- "OK, I see the problem. You're gonna need a new flush valve. That, and it's completely filled with vomit."

 

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10 -- "Peace!"

 

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11 -- Got prefrontal cortex activity?

 

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12 -- "Y! Music bleeped out the word 'weed?' What do your users think I was smoking, a ham?"

 

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