Autonomous, aka Auto (born Travis Applegate) is a NJ Underground Rapper/ Artist. After spending several months at Woodridge Mental Hospital in Johnson City, TN at 13, Auto left home at 14 to persue his career as an artist, and lived on the streets till 19. During these years, while in and out of Detention Centers and Mental Hospitals, he sang in a couple punk rock bands and wrote poetry that would later inspire him to pick up the mic again.
In 2003 Auto started the rythmatic, electronic, noise project "the Autonomous Heartbeats". By 2006 He had wrote an entire 14 track album, but severed ties with both producers and scrapped the album for personal reasons.
Around 2009 Auto met Liz Cisco, Justin Appropriate, and Kelsey Doyle(ACA Productions) and started the Cru Jersey Zoo that would soon after be changed to Junk Jerz. By 2011 Junk Jerz has 13 members, and released the Junk Jerz "Junk In Public" LP.
At the same time Auto released his debut Album titled "Ill-Literature" featuring C-Rayz Walz released on CaveMan Records.
Definately a rapper with a different approach, Auto grew up on the streets in the indie/ punk rock culture, wich shows most ironicaly in his Hip Hop music.He's battled a rough upbringing, homelessness, drug addiction, and being in and out of jail/ mental hospitals. He still continues to create art and music
2014 Dan Byelich & C-Rayz Walz have signed Autonomous to Sun Cycle Entertainment.
Autonommous is also an Urban Expresssionism/ Abstract Artist