It may seem odd to call an 18-year-old rapper a veteran of the game–but for Astro, the phrase applies. The Brooklyn native began making music at age 10, and made it pretty deep into the singing competition show The X Factor in 2011. He's a special guest on tonight's episode of Fuse's Top 20 Countdown at 9/8c, and you can watch a clip of his appearance above!
Astro stops by to chat about his new EP, Computer Age, which dropped earlier this month, and also details how he's managed to keep his rapping careers separate from his acting stints.
"I'll probably keep them separate in the sense that I wouldn't want to be doing a TV show and then starting rapping in the middle of a scene, I'd never do anything like that," he explains. Astro has appeared on the TV shows Person Of Interest and Red Band Society, and in the major films Earth To Echo and A Walk Among The Tombstones.
"The rapping is always gonna be more natural to me, because it's something I've been doing my whole life. Acting is fun too, but it's something that you really have to get in the zone when you're acting," Astro continues. "As far as the rapping, it's really just whatever. When I'm in the mood, I just kick a verse, do what I gotta do. It's easier for me."