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Frat rap is ready to graduate

Despite whatever hip-hop's perceived "intended audience," it's never been a secret that rap music has long been adored by the Caucasian crowd.
It's been four years since "I Love College" -- now it's party time!
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2011

2011 brings Jon Hope, the McGunks, Jocie Adams, and more

We're wrapping up our 2011 preview, checking in with a few more of our favorite local acts and artists.
On the horizon
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 07, 2011
Collegefest 2010 at Hynes Convention Center

Collegefest 2010 at Hynes Convention Center

If you love college, you love drinking, and you love women, you'll be in good company at Collegefest 2010. Frat rapper Asher Roth will perform...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 08, 2010

Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez | Seared Foie Gras W/ Quince And Cranberry

Now that Boston boy toy Sam Adams has blown onto hip-hop’s front lines, there’s almost room for original frat rapper Asher Roth to find a respectable position somewhere between the big-indie Atmosphere types and the upper echelon of major-label boom-bap.
School Boy (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010

Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
Licensed to Ale
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
Asher Roth

Asher Roth

Enjoying the greenest buds, searching for his inner Captain (Morgan), flaunting his Mario Kart skills and making out with baby sitters - Asher Roth doesn't...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2009


Review: David Dallas | Something Awesome

In the 1990s, every rap album had mellow bangers buried in the tracklist.
Dirty Management (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009

Smack downer

I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 24, 2009
Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, 88-Keys, and 2,500 Abercrombie Models at the House of Blues

Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, 88-Keys, and 2,500 Abercrombie Models at the House of Blues

Something strange was happening at the Kenmore Square T stop before the Asher Roth and Kid Cudi show last night. With no explanation whatsoever, every...
By Chris Faraone  |  July 15, 2009

The other white beat

In the home of Slaine, Esoteric, Sullee, Bomshot, Lyrical, and about 10,000 other pale MCs who can hang with brothers of all shades and styles, the notion of prolific whiteboys is hardly novel.
Four random caucasian MCs better than Asher Roth
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009

Raw brah

"My experience in college was that blunts started killing my lungs. I had to switch to joints. I mean, I was smoking like five or six blunts a day."
Why you need to shut up about Asher Roth
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009


The Big Hurt: Jacko solvent! Boyle swelling! Lupus dissed!

If you had your heart set on picking up a gently used chimp tuxedo or a suspicious child skeleton, you're outta luck
MJ's ranch, Hoppus and Wentz on Twitter, and Susan Boyle
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 01, 2009
Tuesday mp3 round-up: Connor Oberst, James Blackshaw, Asher Roth, more

Tuesday mp3 round-up: Connor Oberst, James Blackshaw, Asher Roth, more

Connor Oberst, "Nikorette" Oberst and his new band have a new album out next month and a new docume...
By Ryan Stewart  |  April 07, 2009