Frat bros loved him -- Eminem fans, not so much
After indulging in three minutes of laid-back lifestyle porn about the no-stress, all-debauchery college lifestyle, the song devolves into a series of frat-house chants: "Chug, chug, chug, chug," "Freshman, freshman, freshman, freshman," "Do something crazy" and, of course, "Keg stand, keg stand, keg stand."
It is, in other words, a total novelty song, a descendant of Jesse Jaymes's "College Girls (Are Easy)." It feels more like the sole salvo from an inveterate one-hit wonder rather than the beginning of an auspicious career -- but then again, the same could be said of Eminem's "My Name Is."
Roth is no Eminem, despite the fact that his voice, wordplay, syntax, and delivery (building to an industry entrance engineered by Scooter Braun, the man who made Justin Bieber happen) are so similar that he felt the need to devote an entire song on his major-label debut to stating the obvious: that he respects the hell out of Eminem, that Em paved the way and inspired everyone who followed, but that Roth is his own man, with his own story and flow and blah, blah, blah, who cares.