Check out my exclusive interview with Astro ! We talk about his debut mixtape, LA Reid, Cher Lloyd and The X Factor ! Traduction française (French translation) disponible ICI !
Your new mixtape is now available, are you on a promotional tour? Is it a lot of pressure for you?
Not on tour yet. I love the pressure that comes with success. Nothing good comes easy.
You are very young, but you have a real personality and you seem very mature for your age. How are your relationships with your friends? Do they support you in your work?
I never had a lot of friends. My close friends are all part of my music and I’ve known them forever. So, yes they support me 100%.
You are an urban artist! What do you think about the urban artists who decided to make dance music so they can be at the top of the charts?
Everyone has different reasons or goals for what they do. So I can’t knock anyone who takes a different path than me. I want to make it to the top doing real hip-hop music.
LA Reid signed me to his label, Epic Records. I haven’t seen Simon since the show ended.
I read that you are working with Pharrell Williams, Boi-1da and Hit-Boy on your debut album! Is it true? Tell me about this experience!
I have recorded with Pharrell and Boi-1da but not Hit Boy. Pharrell is a legend, sitting and watching him create a beat for me was like watching a rocket scientist at work. Boi-1da is the next generation of great producers, it was a great working environment cause he’s young and laid back, had a lot of fun up in Toronto.
You produced your single Methods! Would you like to write/ produce for other artists? Who?
My production isn’t as good as my writing skills. So yes, I wouldn’t mind writing for other artists, especially if its one of my own. But I need to get my production skills up before I try to produce any records for other artist.
You worked on Deadbeats And Lazy Lyrics during one year! Are you a perfectionist artist?
Yup. Nothing goes out to my fans unless its perfect!
Another successful label exec and another multi-platinum recording artist. Lol
Here in France, French Channel Numéro 23 is airing the first season of The X Factor USA. So now, you have a lot of French fans! Do you have a message for them? Would you like to come in Paris to perform your music?
Enjoy the X Factor, but remember you can see and hear the real Astro on the Internet. I would love to come to Paris. Hook it up!
Stream or download Astro aka The Astronomical Kid’s mixtape, ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’, HERE !