Asher Roth might be one of the biggest breakout stars of the year. His hit “I Love College” made him into an instant cult hero on the university circuit, and his significant skills on the microphone have allowed him to team up with some of the best in the business. One particular tag team that might not be as expected? Justin Bieber, the 15-year-old singer who took the music world by storm with a series of online videos and a commitment to Twitter. Roth and Bieber share a manager, and he said that the two of them first moved to Atlanta around the same time, which lead to an interesting alliance.
“He lived like a block away from me,” Roth told MTV News on the red carpet of the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards. “Watching him is like watching your little brother. It’s crazy.”
Roth, who just moved to New York, is hard at work on his second album, which he promises will feature a handful of quintessential New York producers and guests. He was short on details, but promised that we would be hearing new music soon.
Would we be hearing Bieber on Roth’s new album? The MC says that wouldn’t be all that strange. “He can rap,” Roth revealed. “I put him on a remix, but I don’t think his mom would like that very much.” For more from Roth — as well as the rest of the stars at the 2009 mtvU Woodie Awards — be sure to check out the show this Friday, December 4 at 10 p.m. on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU.