Asher Roth – Pabst & Jazz Review

Pabst and Jazz (feat Hassani Kwess; Kenny Keys)4.25/5
Choices (feat Action Bronson)4.5/5
In The Kitchen: 5/5
Useless (feat Pac Div)2.75/5
More Cowbell: 4/5
Bastermating (feat A$AP Twelvy, Chip Tha Ripper, YP)4.25/5
Common Knowledge: 4.5/5
Golden Midas (feat Boldy James, Nico Segal, Greg Landfair Jr. of KTD)4.25/5
Insurance (feat ZZ Ward, Rockie Fresh, Blu)3.5/5
Hard Times (feat Kids These Days, Casey Veggies)4.5/5
Ampersand: 4.75/5
Get By (feat Nico Segal of Kids These Days)4.5/5 (I feel like I’ve heard these drums in an Aaiyah song)
Not Meant 2 Be (feat Nathan Santos)4.25/5
Running Away (feat Nathan Santos)4.5/5
Charlie Chaplin (feat Phil Ade’, GLC, Thurz)4.75/5
Dope Shit: 5/5

Asher comes back with arguably his best release yet. He continues his humorous rhymes over playful beats, this time while calling in a host of features including funny-man Action Bronson, former U-N-I spitter Thurz, G.O.O.D Music affiliate GLC, and more in arguably the best feature list of the year. Blended Babies produced the bulk of Pabst & Jazz while Chuck Inglish had a hand in a few tracks; Asher did what he does best with his silky smooth flow. However, seemingly uncharacteristic, Asher showed his variety in subject matter on Pabst & Jazz, putting the jokes aside on the second half of the album to vent his frustrations with the music industry on “Dope Shit” and vented on “Insurance” starring Chicago’s own Rockie Fresh and Cali’s Blu, and continued to air out his mind on “Not Meant 2 Be” and “Running Away”, both featuring musician/composer Nathan Santos.

This mixtape is accessible to anyone – it’s hip and poppy enough for the teeny boppers yet lyrical enough and boasts enough underground features for the hip-hop heads – recommended to all. Asher showed here that he’s more than “the guy who made I Love College”, displaying himself as home of the “dope”-est rhymers in the rap game.

4.32/5

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