Hip-Hop | Astro – Deadbeat (Come Bad Boy)

Posted by on October 31, 2012

At a young 16 years, Brooklyn born rapper, Astro aka Astronomical Kid, has certainly built up quite a resume.   He is a true student of the game, crediting the early legends as his inspiration, despite the fact he and Tupac shared the same air for a mere 18 days.  Since notching a 7th place finish on season one of The X-Factor, Astro found himself on the single version of Cher Lloyd’s worldwide hit, “Want U Back”, made his TV debut on CBS’ “Person of Interest”, and most significantly signed a record deal with L.A. Reid’s Epic Records.  Since inking his deal he has released one mixtape, Løser, close to a year ago, but since has been rather quiet.  His newest release, and first single off his upcoming mixtape, Dead Beats & Lazy Lyrics, stems from a tough childhood relationship with his father.  Produced and written by Astro, lyrics and a raw, authentic hip-hop sound are two things you can continually expect from the young MC.

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Pop, Videos | Cher Lloyd ft. Astro – Want U Back [Video]

Posted by on January 23, 2012

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Every once in a while I’ll come across that pop tart track that I’m too ashamed to admit I’m in love with.  The kind of song that is so catchy you can’t help but hit the repeat-1 button in your iTunes.  Unfortunately for me, it’s my job to supply you with fresh music, so I have no choice other than open my closet and share my latest gem.  The 18 year old smokeshow singer from the UK was a contestant on the British-turned-American TV series, X-Factor, back in 2010.  Although she didn’t win, she was signed by Simon Cowell to a Sony Subsidiary, Syco Music, launching her young pop star career.  I’d classify Cher’s style as a hybrid between Ke$ha, Rihanna, & Jessie J.

Like Cher, Astro made it to the final 7 before he was shipped off by the fans.  He was one of my personal favorites and since signing with L.A. Reid, this 15 year old star is on the path to having one hell of a career.  This is his first major feature and he shows just why he’s been buzzing in the industry.  Hell, this kid’s 15 and rapping about relationships.

DOWNLOAD: Cher Lloyd ft. Astro – Want U Back (Prod. by Shellback)

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