Freshman rap class rapper Asher Roth says he isn't a battle rapper. "I'm not a battle emcee," Roth revealed in a New York Post article. "I don't like using my powers
to tell people they suck. I'd rather just rap about what's going on in
Asher went on to talk about the advantages of being a young white rapper. "As far as content and substance, I don't think [I'm like Eminem], but you never really know…I'm just happy I've been given a platform. Being white spawns [comparisons] right off the bat, but I think time is on my side, and people will see that there's something really here."
"There was talk about people saying he sounded like me," Eminem said in XXL Magazine. "The couple of songs I've head, I don't really think he does. You
know what I mean? He's doing his own thing. I can respect it, too,
because at the end of the day, I think he's dope." Asher Roth responded to Eminem's props saying "Really, it’s just crazy that he even knows my name in the sense of
being a 23-year-old kid on the come up, it’s great to have the pioneers
before you really know who you are."