His album is called ‘Asleep In The Bread Aisle’, and he’s known for extolling the ‘relaxing’ qualities of cannabis in tracks such as ‘I Love College’ – so perhaps it was no surprise I found Asher Roth crashed out on the bed when I turned up to interview him in his suite in the Marylebone Hotel on Welbeck Street, parallel to London’s manic Oxford Street.

Still, the exhausted up-and-coming rapper soon woke up, and was happy to talk once the camera was rolling. Enjoy the interview – and make sure you catch him on ‘Later…With Jools Holland’ tonight (May 15) at 11:35pm on BBC2…