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Stro Runs Through 7 Minutes Of Classic Beats In 1 Of The Year’s Best Freestyles (Video)

Stro (f/k/a The Astronomical Kid) has had a quieter 2016 than other years. However, the Brooklyn, New Yorker is just ramping up, and showing that his skills have refined. Appearing on the most recent episode of Statik Selektah's ShowOff Radio show, Stro asks if he can go off the top... Read more

Stro Celebrates His Ideal Woman on a Lil Bow Wow Update (Video)

Stro (fka Astronomical Kid and Astro) is all grown up. After stepping into the spotlight in 2011 as a contestant on X Factor with his infectious song, "Stop Looking at My Moms," he's eighteen now and turning his attention to another lady in his life. On "Ghetto Girls Freestyle," he... Read more

Stro & Bishop Nehru Take Aim At All Those Exploiting Hip-Hop (Video)

Stro (f/k/a Astro) and Bishop Nehru are '90s babies, but they are clearly historians. "K.I.N.G. (Keeping Ignorant Niggas Glorified)" is a collaboration tasked with speaking on some of the pitfalls existing in the mid-2010s, especially for Black folks. Lyrically, the two New York natives attack status symbols like sneakers, exotic... Read more

Astro Shortens His Name But Keeps Pushing Forward Lyrically (Audio)

As he's gone from a boy to a man, The Astronomical Kid has shortened his name to Astro and now Stro. No matter the moniker, since his seventh place finish on the first season of the U.S. version of X Factor, he has remained one of Hip-Hop's most promising voices.... Read more

Astro Equates Boxing To Rapping & He Wants A Title (Video)

Brooklyn, New York's Astro seemingly makes everything a sport. The young MC with the viral video past has been a DIY juggernaut in taking on Hip-Hop in the digital age, and he's winning. But for the Astronomical Kid, it's far from where he wants to be. "Champion" locks in on... Read more

Astro Makes A Compelling Narrative In Yes I Know My G (Video)

Okay, take a record called "Yes I Know My G." You might not expect a heavy concept or dense narrative. The simple tune from Starvin' Like Marvin For A Cool J Song got a very cool video though. Like "What's Up Fatlip?," Astro waxes lyrical while taking a catchy song... Read more

Astro Kid – Crazy

Brooklyn's Astro Kid (a/k/a Astro, a/k/a The Astronomical Kid) keeps the output coming with "Crazy." This is a simple beat with a rapper's rap to go with it. Astro flexes his varying flows over a drum arrangement provided by BMC. For all the throwback fashion styles and rappers liberally grabbing... Read more

Astro Kid – Don’t Test Me (Video)

Okay, this one's interesting. Whether by way of Sha Stimuli's My Soul To Keep album a few years ago, "X-Factor," or the Backroom Freestyle, Astro Kid (who also goes by just "Astro") is making some big waves across many pockets of listeners and fans. Today he released the visual to... Read more