After an extended break from the spotlight, Asher Roth is ready to return to rap’s mainstream. The suburban rapper is leaving SRC/Universal Records for Def Jam, home of Big Sean and Kanye West, reports HipHopDX. The site also claims Roth plans to release a mixtape, Pabst & Jazz, next week and drop his sophomore album, Is This Too Orange, early next year. Def Jam executive Shawn Costner confirmed the news.
Is This Too Orange will be the follow-up to Roth’s successful debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle. According to MySpace, Roth has been in the studio with Pharrell Williams and Nottz Raw working on the upcoming disc.