Astro – “Show Me What You Got” – The X Factor

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It’s nice to see Astro realize that he was wrong last week and then come out this week and absolutely kill it once again. I still stand by the fact that he’s a little cocky, but you know what, at least he has the talent to back it up so I can’t hate on him for that. His performance this week was a “re-imagining” of Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got” which uses the original Pharrell Williams beat from “Rump Shaker”. The 2nd verse where he shouts out a handful of states, cities and countries of his fans is incredible. I still can’t believe this kid is only 15. And as with the last couple weeks, I’ve transcribed the lyrics to Astro’s performance below, check it out. If I made any mistakes please let me know in the comments.

I see a lot of people commenting on other articles about the fact that he doesn’t sing, he shouldn’t be in a singing competition, blah blah blah. If this were a straight up singing competition it would be the same as American Idol, This is X Factor, that’s the point, the rules are different. I understand if you’re not a fan of hip-hop, most of America isn’t, but you can’t deny that the kid is talented. Can some of the other contestants sing better than Astro, of course, but if you ask me it takes more talent to write your own lyrics week after week and make them sound like a song you could hear on the radio, then to just cover someone elses song. I saw a couple articles/comments saying that Astro could just be making up his lyrics on the spot and we don’t even know if he can memorize a song. Well that’s just laughable. First of all if you listen to the actual words you can tell they are well thought out and written down. Second of all, if these were just spit from the top of his head that would make him that much more incredible. Do you not realize how hard it is to come up with something that creative off the top of your head, on the spot? Try it once, let us know how it goes… To say this kid shouldn’t be on this show or isn’t talented is ridiculous. I understand that everyone may not like him, or think he’s just a cocky ass kid that needs to learn some respect and manners, but there is no way you can deny that the kid has star qualities. He’ll grow out of his immaturity, I mean for god sake, the kid’s only 15 years old, what were you doing at 15. I can tell you right now I was a punk little brat at 15, but I grew up. Give the kid a break and let him be a kid, we all made mistakes at that age and you learn from them. I promise you this kid isn’t going anywhere and all the bad publicity that came from last week is just going to make his fans vote for him 100 times over, so get ready to see a lot more of this “arrogant, cocky, disrespectful hip-hop kid from brooklyn”, cause he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Show Me What You Got

No tantrums this week, I’m 15, 15 is the new 25
What you want me to do, I’m sorry, I’m from brooklyn

hey, hey, hey, show me what you got x factor;
show me what you got team astro;
tonight is the night, i got a feelin;
where my astronauts in the building;
hands up and wave, wave, wave

spazed out but im back again;
got my head in the right place and im back to win;
young ‘stro you know me, i OD, on beats, rap venom, intelligent when i speak;
flow deep, real deep, style elite, young mc;
get on stage and act dumb like last week;
shame on me, put the blame on me;
color me bad, but still i aint never corny;
like a league, got my team, astro reppin me, comin in, back up,
anytime they step to me, thats why when they trippin me down, they never mess with me, cause i always got a supporter right next to me;
i love my fans on twitter, cause they always true;
‘cept they inspirational when i feel bitter, when on my pc, twitter had me smilin;
team astro we at eighty thousand;

hey, hey, hey, show me what you got x factor;
show me what you got team astro;
tonight is the night, i got a feelin;
where my astronauts in the building;
hands up and wave, wave, wave

im seein my astronauts everywhere, and im cocky so they the only reason I’m still here;
web goin crazy, bloggers they hate me, but astronauts is down so they can’t phase me;
cali, n y, chi town, georgia, texas, wyoming, wait there’s more uh;
colorado, new jersey, alabama, did i mention n y, brooklyn stand up;
washington, kansas, canada, florida, south, north, east west, africa;
london, england, new, zealand, south, america, islands, thailand;
my fan base is wide, we takin over;
from places i can’t pronounce, like nova scotia;
im thankin my fans cause at the end of it all, the truth is i do this for ya’ll;

hey, hey, hey, show me what you got x factor;
show me what you got team astro;
tonight is the night, i got a feelin;
where my astronauts in the building;
hands up and wave, wave, wave

show me what you got x factor;
show me what you got team astro;
tonight is the night, i got a feelin;
where my astronauts in the building;
hands up and wave, wave, wave