Astro is living his dream. After the news broke that the “X Factor” standout signed with L.A. Reid at Epic Records , the 15-year-old Brooklyn, New York, whiz kid appeared on MTV’s “RapFix Live” to talk with Sway about the deal.
“A lot of people probably predicted it, but yeah, I’m signed,” Astro said, throwing his hands up in a celebratory moment.
Signing with his “X Factor” mentor seemed like the obvious next step after Astro was booted from the singing competition in December, but there were some rumors that the budding MC would sign with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Though he readily admits he’s a fan of Hov, Astro shot down those rumors soon after they first surfaced.
“I’m real comfortable working with L.A., and the first time he met me, he told me I could do TV shows, and he believed in me,” Astro shared. “That’s what I respect the most about him. He’s responsible for a lot of the stars in the game today, so the fact that I have a man like him helping me with my career, it means a lot.”
As a contestant on “X Factor,” Astro never lacked confidence. Now, with his deal in place, he has the highest hopes. “We’re gonna make history,” he proclaimed. “Now I’m just working on the album. I’m excited. I can say that now. That’s pretty weird, but I can finally say, ’Yeah, I’m working on an album.’ ”
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