‘X Factor’ Rapper Astro Signs with Epic Records

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“X Factor” contestant Astro is blasting off into the next phase of his career. The 15-year-old hip-hop sensation has inked a deal with Epic Records.

The Brooklyn-born MC, born Brian Bradley, will unite with his mentor L.A. Reid at Epic, where he will join his fellow “X Factor” alum including Chris Rene, Marcus Canty, and winner Melanie Amaro.

Astro captivated the attention of America following his 10-week run on Simon Cowell’s singing competition. As the only contestant to write new material each week, Astro thrilled with his versions of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray,” and Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On.”

“I’m excited to continue my journey with L.A. Reid and his staff at the new Epic Records,” said Astro, also known as the Astronomical Kid. “The first time L.A. saw me he said I’d be a star, and I can’t wait to get to work and prove him right. 2011 was Dope, but 2012 is gonna be Epic!”

Although he’s been rapping since the age of 10, Astro first burst onto the scene a few years ago with his original song “Stop Looking at My Mom,” which became a viral sensation.



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38 Comments

  1. Yeah

    saw this coming. congrats

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    listen Reply:

    @Yeah, so this is L.A.’s idea for the new label: this kid, Karmin and Ciara. end of a dynasty.

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  2. REAL TALK

    that kid has good diction…he is pretty good for a 15yr …wish him luck!

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  3. Phoenix Wright

    Expected. LA got all of his acts signed (well his top 3). Wonder if there rest of the judges will do the same.

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  4. Lauryn

    Would I Download His Music? NO
    Would I BUY His Music? NO
    Would I Google Him? NO

    Reason Being I Think He Doesn’t Carry Himself Respectfully & His Got That 05 Rapper Mind-Frame, But The Game Has Changed – Arrogance Is Only OK If Your Fly Like Ye & Grind Like HOVA! He Hasn’t Got That. He Needs To Look Up To Diggy, & Follow His Way Of Life!!!

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @Lauryn, but u know diddy is hella cocky hisself lol diddy is the wrong person to get ideas from. true on that

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    Ice Reply:

    @Alfonso, Lol, she said Diggy as in Diggy Simmons, not Diddy.

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @Ice, no, i know who she said im just bring up diddy myself

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    ed Reply:

    @Alfonso, suuure you are. we believe you. lol

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    chris shorts Reply:

    @Lauryn, you do relize that your talking about a 15 year old boy so what if his into himself at least he has the confidence and the drive more then people twice his age hes still growing

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    JoyAnnw Reply:

    @chris shorts, THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT, HE IS JUST A BOY AND LAURYN EXPECTS HIM TO CARRY HISELF LIKE A GROWN MAN, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT SHE SHOULD GROW UP AND MATURE, HE IS A CHILD!!!

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    Replay Reply:

    @Lauryn, Agree!

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @Lauryn, and another thing most of the parents push there sometimes to much cuz u got ur cocky kids like him (very lil kids r cocky) but must of them do wanna do the things the parents want them to do. i know his mother didnt made him cocky. he thinks hes the shit but he will never been no jay-z, bow wow, or diddy in business but diddy cnt rap he raps slow like hes talkin out his rap.

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  5. A Realist

    Yesssssssssssss!

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  6. Alfonso

    fuck this lil kid with all his fuckin’ cockyness, i have no idea or clue where the fuck he thinks he’s a bad ass, thinkin he’s been in this music business for over 10years sit the fuck dwn kid u will b a epic fail with that fuck’d up rude ass attitude. and epic records will do you dirty cuz they always end up bein’ a epic fail when they dont care bout there artists anymore bad luck on that one kid.

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    JoyAnnw Reply:

    @Alfonso, YOU ARE STUPID AND A HATER, SPEAKING ABOUT A CHILD IN THAT MANNER, WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SPEAK ABOUT YOUR CHILD IN THAT WAY?

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  7. Alfonso

    no good boo

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    Alfonso Reply:

    @Alfonso,fuck this lil kid with all his fuckin’ cockyness, i have no idea or clue where the fuck he thinks he’s a bad ass, thinkin he’s been in this music business for over 10years sit the fuck dwn kid u will b a epic fail with that fuck’d up rude ass attitude. and epic records will do you dirty cuz they always end up bein’ a epic fail when they dont care bout there artists anymore bad luck on that one kid.

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  8. Iceman

    Industry rule #4080…

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  9. Triniti

    Marcus & Chris!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. thecool

    @Lauryn
    How old r u and how old is Astro. I not a fan of him but i do like his music. He’s young he’s a jit if he feels somebodies doing him wrong he’s gonna show out. THATS WHAT JITS DO he gotta grow up but dont hate his shine. hes winning and ur hateing.

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  11. BLAZE

    Im glad he got his deal this kid worked his ass off on this “Singing” show an had to write his own lyrics each week so proud of him.An so what he’s a lil bit cocky name one rapper thats not.

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  12. V

    Yayyy for Chris Rene :D

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  13. Ice

    Marcus Canty has a record contract, lolol

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  14. canibe

    Bat move Reid.

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  15. lyfechanges

    Astro..cool..Marcus..i can dig it…Chris?…HELL NO!..Dude made it as far as he did because of his sob story..sad to say but its true..chris sounds almost identical to mike posner..but hey, congrats i guess :|

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  16. nicegirl

    Yes!! Congrats Astro!! He’s only 15 so he has time to develop. But he better stay out of trouble and do not do drugs.

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  17. 1234567890

    @Lauryn He’s only 15. I’m sure you weren’t the perfect child then too. Atleast he’s trying. Trying to get somewhere in life. What were you doing at 15?

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  18. Songstress

    YESSSSS #TEAMASTRO ! I love this kid, Chris, & Melanie (not a big fan of Marcus, but we shall see) ! This show is THE best ! Everyone clearly ends up winning in some way, shape or form !

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  19. RED#4

    the kid’s bout to have a uk #1 in few weeks with cher lloyd, kids talented as fuck

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  20. bluie day Iveyz

    nice 4 the kidz

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  21. MB92

    I feel he will do good overseas, but in the US…. that might take some time. What was LA.Reid thinking when he signed Karmen?????? I can’t wait to see what Ciara has to offer!!!!!!

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  22. Fan Of A Fan

    He’s just another basic rapper to me

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  23. Rap artist

    I think a lot of rap nowadays is terrible. Lil’ Wayne was terrible to begin with. Jay-Z doesn’t make sense half the time. Plus, they all rap like they have something new, but it’s always the same old “F bitches, make money, smoke purps.” Most of them STILL can’t get women, the jewelry and nice cars in their videos are RENTED, and they obviously don’t have any idea that purple weed doesn’t make it GOOD weed. So, with that being said, better grab a seat. I’m about to make your heart stop but your soul complete. Retreat is futile, just like your music, I’m ruthless… Time to show the world like a teacher to student that I’m the ONE

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  24. kalustic

    astro is a brilliant kid no matter wot any1 tinks or feels about dis kid dis is his time, we all have our short comings. encourage him or shut up.

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  25. kato

    de boy has alot to prove,given time he will change his attitude,he’s still young.

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  26. anita

    This kid is great and i don’t even like rap music at all. it would be a shame if he do not continue rapping. He need a real man in his life that he can trust and listen to ..a good manger that will help him and not rob him. Good lucky young man

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  27. ola

    Yoh astro, waiting for ur album boy we love u down here in africa boy.. Keep it up…. And @that full call alonso or what a fuck dose he call himslf, cox none of his family got any talent or whatsoever, all the idiot can do is trying 2bring a star down an’t gonna work full….

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