It’s getting chilly neighbors, so let’s throw on our cardigans and pack up the corncob pipe for some warmer up inside with Nottz and Asher Roth, this time with the new dual single Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor). Fittingly also posing a dual threat on the track, producer/emcee Nottz, fresh off his DJBooth approved Blast That, throws down an impressive beat that’s strong but still flexible enough to accommodate some incredibly different vocal styles. Asher does a fine job with his bars, as always, while electro-crooner Colin Munroe keeps up with his predictably unusual style, but it’s Nottz who truly impresses and delivers, in my opinion, the best lyrical performance. Dontcha Wanna Be may be one cool track, but thankfully it brings the fire to keep us warm this fall. If you liked this unlikely hip-hop Mr. Rogers tribute, be sure to keep a lookout for two upcoming projects, Nottz’ You Need This Music (out October 26) and his collabo with Asher, the amusingly titled Rawth EP, which currently has no release date.
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Change Gonna Come ft. Charles Hamilton & Asher Roth" (2008)
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