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Asher Roth reclaims his position in the rap game with RetroHash

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RetroHash by Asher Roth

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The long awaited studio LP follow up to Asleep In The Bread Aisle proves to be a fitting addition to Asher Roth's catalogue. RetroHash may blend genres with rap being just one of them, but it surely is a fun listen. Averaging out to about one or two rap verses from Ash per song, the album teases real hip hop heads for more verses of hardcore rhymes. It's a shame such a great rapping talent is pushed aside for long, melodic chorus lines, but after several mixtapes and extended plays of straight raps, Asher Roth must have longed for something new. Overall Ash is less goofy and more sagely here, expertly covering life and love over cool, jazzy hip hop productions. He definitely has something to say and sends several valuable messages, especially on "Fast Life," which features a strong guest verse from new coming Chicago emcee Vic Mensa. All in all, RetroHash is an impressive album even if it defies categorization.

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