X-Factor rapper Astro signs with LA Reid’s Epic Records; now rumored to be working with Canadian producers [News]
Toronto, ON – Well it looks like Astro has incredibly good taste. Despite being eliminated from the competition on December 1st, 15-year-old rapper Astro was a fan favorite on The X Factor. He was on Team-LA Reid and you could tell Reid thought very highly of the young talent as his confidence and stage presence grew even stronger from week-to-week. So it comes as no surprise that LA Reid has now signed Astro to a deal with Epic Records – like fellow-X Factor runner-up Chris Rene did yesterday. You might be asking yourself, why is HipHopCanada putting effort towards posting about another American artist signing a deal? Well with a new deal in place, it looks like Canadian producers are in the running to tap into the young artist’s production budget. Why? Cause they’ve got the hottest beats in the world of course!
The rumor floating around right now — which seems like less of a rumor if you’re in Toronto — is Astro has enlisted some of Canada’s hottest producers for his album including T-Minus, Boi-1da, Arthur McArthur, Tone Mason and possibly even more. Not too much else is being said about Astro’s Canadian connections at this point but we’ll be sure to keep you posted.