Jewish Rapper Asher Roth Debuts at #1 on iTunes

Asher RothBy Marista Lane

Asher Roth is now number one on iTunes. The white Jewish rapper from Morrisville, Pennsylvania, struck it big with “I Love College,” an anthem/satirical ode to college life. It was the first hit off his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle, which climbed atop iTunes rankings after it’s release on Monday.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

["I Love College"], which Roth calls ‘satire at its finest,’ has sold nearly a million copies since its release in January, and been streamed more than 36 million times on his MySpace page….

[The Guardian proclaimed] “rap is about to get its first white Jewish superstar since the Beastie Boys.”

The Inquirer also said, “A spokesman for Roth said he does not consider himself Jewish and does not practice Judaism.”

 

2 responses to “Jewish Rapper Asher Roth Debuts at #1 on iTunes

  1. Hey Idiots, He’s not jewish. Do your homework before you fabricate an article.

    • Bob, not sure why you’re so angry. I think what you’re getting at is the fuzzy nature of Jewish identity. Is it strictly religious, or is it something else? The author mentioned that Roth does not see himself as Jewish. But there are many who argue that his music is somehow a product of his Jewish background. Anyway, there aren’t any idiots around here, or fabricators.

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