On TV: Asher Roth, Nick Cannon, Snoop Dogg

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Rap acts on television this week include:

Nick Cannon visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

Asher Roth visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

The Roots are the musical guest and house band on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Snoop Dogg visits ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Friday.

Asher Roth Backstage At The B96 Pepsi SummerBash

Showbiz Shelly interviewed Asher Roth backstage at the B96 Pepsi SummerBash after he performed. The rapper talked about his first single ‘I Love College’ and the message behind it, teaming up with Keri Hilson on his next single ‘She Don’t Wanna Man’, having sisters who tried to dress him up, wanting to get outside and away from the studio when it’s a nice day, brushing off Lindsay Lohan and not liking the alterior motive thing, having no interest in acting like a celebrity, and how he never overdrinks, but is more of a pot smoker. Watch via YouTube below.

Asher Roth Visits Fuse’s ‘No. 1 Countdown’

Asher Roth visited Fuse’s ‘No. 1 Countdown’, talking with host Jared Cotter about being called the future by Beanie Sigel, loving that some people can’t stand him and others are passionate and loyal, how he’d be finishing college to be a teacher if he wasn’t involved in music, who he’d put on this year’s “Freshman Class” in hip hop after XXL gave him the honor last year, how life is his inspiration, and more.

The three videos have since been removed.

Asher Roth: Fans Know I’m Not Another Eminem

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Asher Roth again got asked about the Eminem comparisons in an interview with Altitude.tv. “What’s cool about is that I don’t even have to say anything, because the people who are outside looking in, they already know,” he explained, referring to his fans. “It’s obnoxious to me, you know what I mean. To me, they already know.”

Video at YouTube has since been removed.

Asher Roth ‘Be By Myself’ Video

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Asher Roth is out with the video to his new single ‘Be By Myself’, featuring Cee-Lo, the second release off the Morrisville, Pennsylvania rapper’s debut album ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’, out now on SchoolBoy/SRC/Universal Motown. Watch the John Christopher Pina directed video below the cut. (more…)

Asher Roth ‘Asleep In The Bread Aisle’ Release Party

Asher Roth release party

Asher Roth returned to his hometown of Westchester, Pennsylvania for a MySpace Release Party for his debut album ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’ at The Note. Roth’s manager Scooter Braun discovered him via a random MySpace friend request. Scooter went on his “gut feeling” about him and went on to manage him. Asher dropped out of college, moved to Atlanta and the rest is history. Watch highlights from the evening via MySpace below.

Asher Roth Performance & Interview On KIIS FM

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Asher Roth was on hand at KIIS FM in Los Angeles before the release of his debut album, ‘Asleep In The Bread Isle’, co-hosting the new music show with DJ Skee. The rapper discussed how he got in the industry, life, the album, and much more. Asher also performed his breakout hit ‘I Love College’. Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Asher Roth Discusses New Album, Eminem Comparisons

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Asher Roth talked with ThisIs50 about his new album ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’, the story behind the title, getting it out on the 4/20 holiday, his hit ‘I Love College’, Eminem comparisons, and the biggest misconception about him. He’s also seen performing and hanging out with Cee-Lo and Beanie Sigel.

“It’s really hard to comment on someone who I don’t know personally,” Asher said of the Slim Shady tag. “For me, I want that same respect. I want the same respect in the sense of people shouldn’t comment on someone they don’t know anything about. So there’s a lot of speculation on who I am as a person, and a lot of preconceived notions on he’s just a wannabe this or that. And they’re basing that on one interview or ‘I Love College’. There’s just so much more going on.” He thinks it will be a matter of time before his sound, which isn’t as dark as Eminem, when people will understand him as an artist.

Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Asher Roth ‘I Love College’ Video

Asher Roth 'I Love College' music video

Asher Roth is out with the video to his new single ‘I Love College’, the first release off the Morrisville, Pennsylvania rapper’s debut album ‘Asleep In The Bread Aisle’, out April 21st via Universal. Watch it via YouTube below.