Lion's Roar

Album: Asleep in the Bread Aisle (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • This track features Busta Rhymes, as well as producer Oren Yoel's band, New Kingdom.
  • The song's title alludes to Roth's astrological sign, which is Leo.
  • Roth explained to MTV News that on this track, he wanted to let the beat do its thing, instead of trying to outshine it. He explained: "Sometimes the best way to handle a record is sort of getting out of the way."
  • Though the middle class, ginger haired Roth does not conform to many hip-hop stereotypes, he is not adverse to some macho swaggering now and again, and this song is a celebration of his sexual prowess. However the rapper told the London Times August 21, 2009 the song's sentiments don't truly represent the real Asher Roth. He said: "I have girls throwing themselves at me. But am I sleeping with these girls and catering to them? Absolutely not. I'm not attracted to any of that." (Read more in our interview with Asher Roth.)

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