Astro

Born and raised in New York where he resides with his mother, Astro attends high school in the Bedstuy area of Brooklyn. What sets this young emcee apart from other rappers is his ability to conceptualize and convey his thoughts over any track, in such a way that evokes nostalgia in the hearts of old school hip-hop followers, all the while providing a fresh new sound that is sure to get the heads of the new hip-hop generation bopping. A contradiction in and of himself, Astro is a diehard old school rap fanatic. He spends much of his time studying the lyrical styles of artist in the likes of Rakim, KRS1 and Run DMC, just to name a few. Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls and Nas also serve as sources of influence for Astro. His greatest musical influence however, is Jay-Z, to whom he is often compared.

Astro’s undeniable talent has garnered the attention of everyone within earshot of his microphone, earning him a ¾ page write-up in the New York Daily News, an invitation to speak at the NYC Council against Street harassment of girls and women, mentions on all of the major hip-hop blog sites, including multiple features on Thisis50.com. Astro also gained the approval of one of the air ways’ most controversial personalities, Imus of the “Imus in the Morning” radio talk show. “Not stopping for a second” as the young phenom says in one of his rhymes, Astro is intent on world domination, saturating the media with features on BET’s “106 and Park” as well as dual features on MTV’s newest hit show “The Seven.” WPIX 11, Fox 5’s Good Day New York and Brooklyn News 12 are only a few of the programs on which Astro has made appearances. He is also featured in the December 2010 issue of The Source Magazine in their “Unsigned Hype” segment as one of rap’s burgeoning up and comers.

For everyone who knew hip-hop when she was about raw lyrical skillz and flaming deliveries, before she became the guinea pig for every wanna-be emcee across the board, dust off your boom box, lace up your Adidas and let Astro take you back to hip-hop.

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