Asher Roth finds a home at Def Jam

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He’s no novelty act.

Pennsylvania-bred artist Asher Roth is a well-schooled white hip-hopper who can actually spit, even though his humorous 2008 debut disc “Asleep In The Bread Aisle” and flagship single “I Love College” might suggest otherwise.

He’s stayed busy since then, releasing a mixtape last year called (wait for it) “Seared Fois Gras With Quince And Cranberry,” a collaboration wit his producer pal Nottz. And on Dec. 20, just in time for Christmas, iTunes will release his new “Pabst & Jazz Sessions,” a collection of tracks by Roth, the Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, and the production duo Blended Babies. All proceeds will go to The Philadelphia Hunger Coalition.

Roth, of course, has several recent videos floating through the YouTube ether — “Summertime,” “Last Man Standing” and “In The Kitchen featuring Chuck Inglish.” And all of this paving the way for the man’s second proper release, with the working title of “Is This Too Orange?” which streets this March. He’s also been snapped up by prestigious imprint Def Jam for this one, which will do wonders for his street cred.

“Def Jam is a great place to call home,” Roth says. “I’m excited to get back to the basics with good, honest music.”

Keep up with him at www.asherrothmusic.com.

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