Asher Roth's career has taken a strange path since the mainstream success of "I Love College" and Asleep in the Bread Aisle. A long-awaited full album once called Is This Too Orange? still hasn't panned out, and Roth has instead released several underground mixtapes—The Greenhouse Effect, Seared Foie Gras with Quince and Cranberry, Pabst and Jazz—that show the lyrical weirdness and try-anything hunger of a rapper who hadn't already charted a top-20 single in his career. I love that Roth obviously doesn't want songs about beer pong to define his career. I just wish he had kept enough attention on him so others can see, say, Pabst and Jazz for what it was: A really fucking good album; one of the best of 2011. He made a strongman Magnús Ver Magnússon reference!
Anyway, The Greenhouse Effect 2 will be the fifth EP or mixtape to come between LP releases. That's a shade like Lil Wayne's 2007 We'll see, though, if Roth has also taken the free music freedom to continue to get better.