Stro – Already Hooked
This is exactly why I have been following Stro or Astronomical Kid as he used to be called for the past five years! At only 18 years of age the young emcee is spitting lyrics harder than majority of rappers in the game right now and he has been for the past five years. First grabbing some fame from appearing on X-Factor in America at the age of 14 the Brooklyn rapper has since released a long list of mixtapes and EP’s which have been incredibly dope to say the least.
Year after year you can hear the young emcee maturing in his lyrics and he’s only getting better. Last year Stro released the underrated EP Computer Era which featured fellow up and comer Bishop Nehru. 2015 has seen the Brooklyn native release a few stray tracks here and there and now Stro has delivered a one take special titled Already Hooked. The track is part of a new freestyle segment from hotnewhiphop called Show & Prove and that’s exactly what Stro does here. The up and comer spits some astronomical bars on this one and its all in one take proving his place in the game.
Everyone needs to stop listening to the commercial garbage that is polluting the airways and start listening to some real shit like Stro. There are so many rappers out there today that are not getting the recognition that they deserve and Stro is definitely one of them. I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before this kid really blows up though, because you just can’t deny talent like that.
The instrumental for this one is provided by frequent collaborator BrandUn DeShay and the track is available for download over at hotnewhiphop.com. Keep you ears out for some new music from Stro and also check out the Show & Prove segment at HNHH.
Listen to Already Hooked below and if you haven’t already go cop Stro’s EP Computer Era on iTunes and also check out all his mixtapes because they’re dope as fuck!
Young up and comer Astro has been floating around the scene for quite some time now which makes it hard to believe he is only 18 years old. The Brooklyn rapper has released a number of quality mixtapes over the years however; the time has now come for Astro to release his debut album titled Computer Era. The album which was recorded entirely in Astro’s bedroom is due to drop on December 2nd and today we get to see the album cover and tracklist. The album cover which is a hand drawing of a computer relates to the name of the album and signifies the effect of things such as the internet and social media on music. The tracklist shows some appearances from Flash Gordy, Nathaniel, Noelle Flores and the one I’m most excited about Bishop Nehru. Production comes from a long list of up and coming artists much like Astro himself. Computer Era is definitely one of my most anticipated albums of the year and if it is anything like his previous two mixtapes we should be in for an incredible debut. Take a look at the tracklist below.
Astro – 88
Astro a.k.a The Astronomical Kid has released a new track titled “88” that will appear on his upcoming EP “Computer Era” which is scheduled for an October release. Everything about this track is dope! The beat has that classic 90’s feel to it as does his smooth flow that reminds me of the late Big L however; in no way am I comparing the two. The film clip also has that old school vibe to it showcasing the young rapper doing his thing around great scenes of New York. Astro who I must mention is only 18 years old is defiantly an artist to keep an eye on and if you haven’t heard his earlier work I highly suggest you check it out, last year he released two mixtapes titled “Starvin Like Marvin For A Cool J Song” and “Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics” which really blew me away. His story telling ability on tracks like “Lisa” and “Cordoroy Couch” are quite compelling whilst his flow on tracks such as “Didn’t Know” and “Flow” are remarkable. Keep an ear out for “Computer Era” which will be dropping in October, the future looks promising!