ASTRAY

ASTRAY

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The Midwest's best selling Independent Rapper has become a National act. His Latest album "Who's Coming With Me?" has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers and Rap Albums chart, gained critical recognition in Murder Dog (4 Nuts), Source (independence Day).

Biography

b. Shawn Michael Grossman 2 November 1980, Saginaw, Michigan, USA. Astray started rapping in grade school and has aspired to do nothing else. After entering many competitions and talent shows Astray began to cultivate a following of fans and industry people alike. His first solo album, the self titled “Astray” established him as a local star. Through constant performing and word of mouth it went on to sell over 5,000 copies. “Hungry” Astray’s second album was his first national release and allowed him to tour in the Midwest region increasing his fan base in cities like Toledo, Gary and Chicago. Groups like Bonecrusher, Dayton Family, D-12 and Three six Mafia have all called upon Astray to open shows and warm up the crowd with his energetic performance. Magazines like Murder Dog named “Hungry” the best album of 2001 and Real Detroit Weekly proclaimed that “someday newcomers will be compared to him.” Currently “Hungry” has sold just shy of 10,000 copies and continues to sell well through the website. Through his newly inked deal with Pure Tone Music Publishing, Astray hopes to push his music into different areas of entertainment like film and television. Pure Tone is headed by Pete Ganbarg, a former VP of A&R for Arista, EMI/SBK and Epic/Sony and Pete is very confident Astray’s music will make a big bang in the near future. Never one to take time for granted, Astray has released his third album “Who’s Coming With Me,” and even with several opportunities pending he’s decided to go independent and put it out under his imprint. The album blends his growth as an artist with his knowledge of the rap game through his five year career. It’s topics range from the trend of suburban kids idolizing the ghetto, to his first love song, to his eagerness to gather all his supporters and take them with him as he climbs the ladder of success. That ladder has been held up by over 25,000 fans that have bought this record and packed there bags to come with him on this journey. "Who's Coming With Me?" has spent multiple weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers and Rap Albums chart, gained critical recognition in Murder Dog (4 Nuts), Source (independence Day) and Review Magazine (Best Rap Artist Award).

ASTRAY is currently touring the Midwest and continue to do press and promotion for "Who's Coming With Me?"

Contact nic@selfmaderecordings.com or by phone at (989)233-0635.

Lyrics

RIDE Radio Edit

Written By: ASTRAY (S.Grossman)

Ride
(Shawn Grossman/Ennix Buchanan)

Chorus.

Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) just hop on the passenger side now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) ya better just close your eyes now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now

Verse 1.

One to the two, two ta two three, three to the four, now who do you be,
Stray mutha fucka from sag sa sagnizzle, coming to this bitch better have your mag wit you
You wonder why all of the sudden outta the blue
Here comes this guy with lyrics to knock you outta your shoes
And beats to make you wobble and move while you smoking that fry
Or sippin on your favorite bottle of booze
Self, I don’t think there’s no one hotter then you
Well thank you self I think a lot of you to
How do you do?
Oh, im cool, how’s about you?
I’m couldn’t be better feelin fine now
Let’s ride out and sslide down to my town
I stays in Michigan yep the place consistent wit death yep
The place where Jason Richardson reps yep
Saginaw where the only choice is crime
No doubt on the map my cities marked with a poison sign
A strong voice is nine and hustlers have so much work they could start an unemployment line.

Chorus

Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) just hop on the passenger side now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) ya better just close your eyes now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now

Verse 2.

Oh no (oh no), hold on (hold on),
Ive been locked inside this cage for so long
My rage is so strong ive got the industry in a choke hold gave it a broken nose and so on
Dough stronger no longer hae to depend the hood
Where you make have of your ends from that good
Now it’s all legal feels like the weight of the worlds been lifted off f my shoulders
Can’t get caught by the rollers
No more officers holding me in the back of a squad car
But don’t think I aint still hard core
Im’ still rollin, still holdin still hundred dollar bill foldin and aint a damn thing will hold him
That boy stray’s outta control
That’s what the say yelling heeey when I slide through the door
I ride on the road swerving in and outta the lanes
To drunk to remember the chorus so how do it go?

Chorus.

Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) just hop on the passenger side now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) ya better just close your eyes now
Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now

Bridge.

A little bit louder now (bounce) a little bit louder now (bounce) (Repeated)

Verse 3

Let’s get this party going
Girls grab your Bacardi O
Thugs sip your cognac
I get so blown back I’m hardly flowin
Cant see straight let alone speak straight
Let alone try to flow to the beat tape
Sit low when I roll in a V-8
On the speed way
Trying to look unsuspicious
But back to the party with tons of bitches
Till the cops come to get us
We gone go till the sun come up till thr cris don’t pop till there is no smoke
Till there’s only one more blunt then I’ll inhale, exhale fin to fall out
Take one more puff.

Oh no (oh no) hold on (hold on) cuz we gonna go for a ride now.

Discography

ASTRAY - SELF TITLED (IN PRINT 5,000 Sold)
ASTRAY - HUNGRY (IN PRINT 15,000)
ASTRAY - WHO'S COMING WITH ME? (IN PRINT 25,000+)

Set List

ASTRAY set list varies by performance. He typically requires 35 minutes but can be contracted for as much as one (1) Hour.

ASTRAY can do "family friendly" (edited) shows but must be made aware at the time of booking.