There's a method to Asher Roth's madness. He rapped over beats from the likes of the RZA, Q-Tip and J. Dilla on his mixtape Seared Foie Gras With Quince and Cranberry because you might hear him flow over original tracks by those super producers on his next album. One dude who is definitely working on Roth's upcoming LP is Pharrell Williams — and Skateboard P might even serve as executive producer on the project.
"We linked up in Miami," Roth said of the Williams sessions. "Very good chemistry as far as creating music. We was down there while it was all snowy in New York. We had a blast. I think we have some really beautiful music for warm weather.
"He really is a genius," Roth gushed. "Working with him, it's really fast. We wound up doing 12 records in 12 days, which is really good numbers. It's quick. He gets an idea and he harnesses that idea really quick. It's cool when someone like me gets to step into the studio with him. I feel it's probably different vibes. ... I feel like it's different vibes. Even though he works with everyone from Britney to the Clipse, he can do that because he stays in his lane. He stays true to himself. He's got a very real sound he's harnessed with the Neptunes stuff; he's got a real sound he's harnessed with N.E.R.D. We wrote 12 different records. We didn't try to write one record 12 times — we have stuff all over the map, from live drums that are going to incorporate itself well into a live show ... I'm excited for you guys to hear that stuff."
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Game's new mixtape The Red Room is set to drop very soon, but there has been a slight change in the lineup — instead of making the mixtape a Gangsta Grillz and putting it out with DJ Drama, Game said he secured the services of DJ Skee.
"I immediately called Skee, but he was in Toronto," Game said about reaching out to Skee once he and Drama amicably agreed to part ways on the project. "He got back, came in and then the tape took a turn left, man. But it's all good, man, 'cause me and Skee got history. Skee's at home right now just going in working on it to get it out to the people ASAP. So there ain't no love lost to Drama, I talk to him. He asked me if there wasn't gonna be anymore G-Unit disses on the tape and I was like, 'Not really,' but I reserve the right to do whatever I want. So it's probably best that I use Skee."
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