A lot of people dismissed 9th Wonder when he called Nottz Raw the best beat maker in the game, but that was before the Virginia producer dropped two of the hottest projects of 2010. You Need This Music was released to critical acclaim, and in my mind Rawth is every bit as brilliant.
Putting the ‘th’ in Rawth is one of the frontrunners in the new breed of backpack rappers that are making an attack on the rap game. In the UK Asher has struggled to shake off the tag of one hit wonder after the success of his party anthem “I Love College”. He’ll never be an aggressive flamethrower rapper in the mould of Busta Rhymes, but there is so much more to the Pennsylvania wordsmith than throwaway punchlines.