Asher Roth "RetroHash" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

posted Tuesday April 22 ,2014 at 11:00AM CDT | 32 comments

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UPDATE #3: Asher Roth reveals the stream of "RetroHash," which features Vic Mensa and ZZ Ward.

Asher Roth says people often ask him about where he's been and what he's been doing. He understands, he says, because he has not been able to sell music for five years. Now, however, he says he is ready to release an official album, the upcoming RetroHash, which is set to be released April 22. 

"RetroHash, as a whole, is a record of renewal and self-discovery," Asher Roth says in an interview with Billboard. "It's not Asher trying to be this or that. It's just me trying to be me."

Asher Roth says he's spent the past year organizing and preparing to release RetroHash, an album that is slated to feature music that differs from his first official album, 2009's Asleep In The Bread Aisle, which features "I Love College," the rapper's breakout single. 

"'I Love College' was an honest record that worked," Roth says. "But instead of doing that again and again, it's like, 'Let's try something new.'"

Part of what is new is balance, he says. 

"I'm still out drinking beer," Roth adds. "I still like to partake in my recreational marijuana. It's one of those things where I want to operate at a high level. My whole thing with RetroHash is progress, every day, topping what I did yesterday…Sometimes you gotta eat Chick-Fil-A at 3:00 in the morning, but it's all about moderation."

RetroHash is set to feature production from the Blended Babies and features from ZZ Ward and Vic Mensa. Mensa is slated to appear as a guest on "Fast Life." 

Roth is scheduled to perform RetroHash in its entirety at SXSW and other locations. An itinerary of the RetroHash performance dates can be found below courtesy of Billboard. 

Mar. 15: Austin, TX (Blackheart Bar)
Apr. 2: Philadelphia, PA (The Barbary)
Apr. 4: Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
Apr. 5: New York, NY (The Westway)
Apr. 22: Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)

Asher Roth's Asleep In The Bread Aisle earned a 2 out of 5 rating on HipHopDX when it was released. Since this album, Roth has dropped several mixtapes, including 2013's The Greehouse Effect Vol. 2, which earned a HipHopDX consensus rating of "Just A Mixtape." 

(February 27, 2014)

UPDATE: Asher Roth has released the cover art for his upcoming album, Retro Hash

(March 6, 2014)

UPDATE #2: Asher Roth has released the tracklisting for his upcoming RetroHash album, which is set to be released April 22. The tracklisting is below courtesy of iTunes.  

1. Parties at the Disco (Feat. ZZ Ward)
2. Dude (Feat. Curren$y)
3. Tangerine Girl
4. Pull It
5. Something for Nothing (Feat. Coyle Girelli)
6. Fast Life (Feat. Vic Mensa)
7. Last of the Flohicans (Feat. Major Myjah)
8. Be Right (Feat. Major Myjah)
9. Pot of Gold
10. Keep Smoking (Feat. Chuck Inglish)

(March 25, 2014)

UPDATE #3: Listen to Asher Roth's RetroHash below. 

RELATED: Asher Roth Addresses Woes With SRC & Def Jam Records

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Comments 32 Posts

  • Anonymous
    one of the most underrated.
  • hitman
    cool & chilled album
  • genoMU69
    like it.
  • jae
    lol aa
  • Anonymous
    who the fuck is this white boy
    • Asher Roth
      he is a rapper
  • Danny
    Lol Asleep in the Bread Aisle got a 2 out of 5 when you guys actually fuckin cared about your ratings and didn't throw 4's to trash albums.
  • psmurf954
    #Retrohash
  • psmurf954
    Damn yo, complex/dx yall a little hard on the Roth child there huh? I already know that joint with Spitta is gonna be the best on the album but do yall even listen to Asher tho. This has been Roth's style and direction from day one. Love what that nigga did with the Fast Life video. That shit is Hip-Hop. My generation has forgotten the meaning of balance. And its not our fault. Fully....
  • Kramer
    This will definitely be different than things hes done in the past but thats not a bad thing. That Tangerine Girl is a good song. If you havent listend to Pabst and Jazz, Searred Foi Gras and The Rawth EP, go listen to those and then I would respect your opinion of if you dont like his music. If you have only listened to his debut and Green House Effect 1 and 2..then you dont know much
  • pandakid
    mac should be on ''retrohash'' as a feature
  • EarthToneDaProducer
    I HATE the album cover...
  • smh
    next time i see 50 im gon ask him if he can bash asher roth 4 me or at least rite a diss song, coz asher roth piss me off so much, dis game is 4 g's and g's only when these crab ass niqqas and wite boys gonna learn the rules of da game smh
    • ^
      Next time you see a teacher tell them to teach you how to write.
    • TaZzZ
      I'm sure 50 hates dumb ass uneducated cocksuckers like yourself much more than he does young whiteboys who stay in their own lane and try to make a living... Especially considering that 50 would be no one without a white boy
    • YOTF
      The fact that you think the game is only for "G's" proves that you don't really know what you're talkin' about. Hip-Hop is a universal culture that extends across the entire planet. The originators of the culture (Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, etc.) never said it only for G's. They never said that white boys couldn't participate. Rap music is only one part of Hip-Hop culture. Learn where your culture comes from so you can stop lookin' ignorant.
    • Anonymous
      lol, idk smh, idk
  • Tek
    Who???!!!! Oooooh, this kid, he can rap but who cares at this point, no1 checkin out 4 him....
    • Anonymous
      U are, since u even came down here to comment on this nigga shit
  • Hell Block
    Looks like Kid Rock fucked a Cherokee indian...............He's a dope mc tho
    • COCA
      HOW DOES A PERSON LOOK LIKE THAT? YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS IS WHAT'S REALLY SAD.
    • Anonymous
      ...actually...his album cover does look like kid rock mashed w/ a cherokee indian
  • Anonymous
    This dude tries sooo hard to be hip and cool..He just comes of as a corny pretender to me.
  • Anonymous
    does anyone really listen to him?
    • Polle
      hell yeah
    • R.Pgh
      Yes. People really listen to him. Check out Pabst and Jazz, it's dope. Free download on DatPiff
    • Anonymous
      He's only made one album, hes been on break for a while, so obviously no one has been listening to him.
    • Anon
      um.....people still fuck with him. I still fuck with him. Did you even hear Pabst & Jazz? That mixtape was near-classic, if not classic. And the GE2 was dope as well.
  • Anonymus
    Where they got Chik Fila's that are open at 3am? Now that's white priviledge, I bet he goes there every sunday too.
    • Anonymous
      lmao
  • Anonymous
    ANDRES TARDIO FUCKING SUCKS!
    • Andres Tardio
      THE ANONYMOUS PUSSY ABOVE ME FUCKING SUCKS!