Mac Miller and Asher Roth are both white rappers from Pennsylvania and based on that alone they are often compared. Mac Miller's debut album "Blue Slide Park" is projected to sell 100,000 units in its first week, whereas two years ago, Asher Roth's debut album "Asleep In The Bread Aisle" only moved 62, 000 in its first week. Why is that? XXL spoke to Mac Miller about the comparisons of himself and Asher Roth and what he says is quite true.
“Asher Roth came out with ‘I love College’ and that’s not really him as an artist,” Mac told XXL. “He likes to rap his ass off. He likes to spit, and he’s on some positive change the world type shit for the better, and that’s not him. They thought that would be a hit song. And I think that was the thing, like, he came out in that lane that they pushed him in and he didn’t wanna go there. He just wants to rap and shit.”
On his own music he says,
“I have some jams where you’re like, ‘Hell Yeah, these are great to get high to,’” he explains. “These songs are great to fuck a bitch to. These songs are great for you to sit by yourself and think about some shit. These songs are good for you just to hear someone rap they ass off, so for you to box me into one type of thing is like you kinda being an idiot.”