Years removed from his frat bro-ian days, Asher Roth has settled into an elder statesman’s life of activism, entrepreneur, and — most importantly — inner tranquility. Now, the Philadelphia native has announced the third installment of his Greenhouse Effect series, Set to drop Sept. 3.
The tape is a rap opera, of sorts, about a professor at the University of College who is teaching horticulture. A few students, looking at his long hair and Birkenstocks, assume he can teach them how to grow pot. So he does,” Roth says. “Eventually, the Greenhouse gets broken into by a few kids who steal the grow to sell it but ultimately get caught by a police officer–who’s a former student of the Professor’s class who could never learn how to grow. The pot (retrohash) being grown is actually magical and creates a portal to the World of Abundance, but only when smoked by a kind soul. If smoked by a bad apple, the world as we know it would erode.”
To set things off, Roth has shared a “GEV3-Piece” of songs from the project: “Cruise Ships,” “Laryngitis,” and “Snazzy Kat.” The latter, in particular, has an accompanying video as well. Check them all out below.