Born and raised in Yonkers, New York, Outasight (Richard Andrew) was brought up by a mother who decorated the walls with records and a guitar playing father. Constantly moving from apartment to apartment never gave him a true sense of home, but Outasight always found comfort in music. Whether it was fronting bands at such hallowed venues as the Knitting Factory and CBGB’s, or reciting spoken word at the Nuyorican Cafe and the Bowery Poetry Club, Outasight has always loved the stage. A once regular at drum and bass parties, it was at these parties where he really began to utilize both rapping and singing together. Using these life experiences, Outasight is creating a brand of music all to his own.
He’s received major buzz, and a stamp of approval from MTVU, in addition to big publications such as XXL and Giant Magazine. He’s also been featured on SOHH, Straight Outta NYC, Singersroom, Nah Right, and countless other blogs and hip-hop websites online. And he’s being featured right here, right now, on Gossip On This! Check out his latest single, “Good Evening (Dream Big)” by hitting play above. He cites influences from A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West, The Beatles, Mos Def, and Stevie Wonder, so with the right promotion, he’ll definitely be a break-out star in 2009. The music definitely speaks for itself, and he definitely receives the stamp of approval from Gossiponthis.com, but let us know what YOU think in the comments!