ASN is a Boston-born, Brookline and Greater Boston raised recording Artist, Performer, Audio Engineer, Visual and Graphic Design Artist and Producer. His music has been featured in television shows, commercials, video-games, program trailers and more.
For ASN, years of collecting comics and sketching during class as a kid very quickly took a back seat to writing and recording rhymes and compiling 120 minute mix-tapes of other peoples work around the age of 11. Eventually unsatisfied with jumping on other people's "industry" instrumentals, ASN started making his own beats by the age of 14, often from the late evening into the AM. Every weekend night would start with recording a song.
After some trouble from his mid-teens until the birth of his first son at the age of 21, ASN began to come at his music with a more professional approach. Hitting up Nelly Pro-Tool's home studio and eventual sitting with That Handsome Devil (THD)'s Jeremy Page at Cyber Sound Studios on Newbury Street in Boston, ASN recorded most of his "Made For This" album and soaked up all that he could learn about the recording and mix-down process. Iron-working during the day with South Boston's Local 7 and selling CDs at bars, clubs and streets with heavier foot traffic all night; in between promoting and performing at shows almost weekly.
The transforming of this passion into a career began to become a reality around 2007, when ASN got to open for and even collaborate with some Artists that he had loved to listen to on his homemade cassette mixes as a kid. Artists such as AZ, Smif N Wessun, Raekwon and GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Edo G and many others. It was around this same time that "Eyes on the Prize (originally titled "If You Want It") was licensed for use in Vin Deisel's "Wheelman" video-game, and "Made for This" in a couple television shows shortly after.
In November of 2009, some of ASN's more conscientious and introspective lyrics, as well as his more club/dance-oriented songs landed him a show with Dub Station, a Roots Reggae Band, who was hosting and backing a Conscious Hip-Hop night with Edo G and Masta Ace. ASN has now done many shows with Dub Station and is hoping to do a Reggae rendition of some of the tracks they've performed together as soon as mid-to-late 2013.
BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR:
• ASN's new "24 Six (Mystic Mix)" performed with and produced by Mike Bishop, for which a video with Realeyez Independent Cinema is currently in the works
• ASN's "AssasSinatioN Day" Produced by M-Credible of M-Phatik music, for which a music video courtesy of Burning Snowman Productions is nearing completion.
• ASN's "Be The Cure" produced by J Cardim, with a video nearing completion by JustLive Entertainment.