Asher Roth‘s sophomore album has been a long time coming. It’s also been through a few changes, originally given the title Spaghetti Tree, until being renamed Is This Too Orange?—a title which was eventually scrapped out of respect for Frank Ocean’s acclaimed debut, channel ORANGE.
Roth’s new record—the follow up to 2009’s Asleep In The Bread Aisle and his first on Def Jam—still lacks a title (as far as the public’s concerned), but it does have a release date. In a recent interview with MTV Hive, the Morrisville, PA rapper revealed that he’s working towards a Jan. 22, 2013 release.
In the discussion, Roth also shared a few appetizing details on his upcoming second album. He name dropped frequent collaborators Oren Yoel (who crafted the bulk of Roth’s aforementioned debut) and Nottz (who partnered with the MC for 2010’s Rawth EP), as well as heavyweights like Jim Jonsin (Kid Cudi “Erase Me”) and Organized Noize (Big Boi “Turns Me On”) as producers.
Roth also offered that his album boasts influences from Blues, Alternative Rock and Pop, and will be “very accessible and fun.” Let’s hope so! You can read the full interview on MTV Hive.