Popular right now:

PHOTOS: 'X Factor USA's' Astro Hits The Stage In Brooklyn To Perform First Ever Headline Show

Career taking off!

By Richard Gilzene on Friday 13th January 2012 Photo by Rick Davis / Splash News

X Factor USA rapping sensation Astronomical Kid aka Astro showcased his mic skills at the home of hip-hop on Wednesday night as he performed his first ever headline show in New York City.

Astro, real name Brian Bradley, took to the stage at the Southpaw in Brooklyn alongside special guests The Upper ClassMen, Rich P and Mel Perry in a line-up billed as "the future of hip-hop."

It was the first time the 14-year-old prodigy has performed since being voted off the X Factor six weeks into the finals after creating a huge buzz by writing and performing his own rhymes on the show.

Despite rumours originally claiming Astro was picked up by Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint, it appears his X Factor mentor and Epic records chairman L.A. Reid is putting together a deal to bring him to his own label.

Check out the pics of Astro's first performance in the gallery below.

X Factor USA's Astro performs first headline gig...


More Pictures

Related Stories