He garnered a reputation as a prodigy when at the age of 17 he signed to Loud Records as part of the labels second wave of new school acts that included Dead Prez and the late Big Pun. Too young to even enter a club, Aasim honed his skills by watching the late Big Pun records his classic debut, Capitol Punishment. It was during those sessions that Aasim learned the ins and outs of song structure. But right as Aasim was prepping for his inevitable debut, Aasim was entagled in a legal bind that prevented him from advancing further into his career. Discouraged by the situation he began to feel sour towards the game.
Worn out from the bullshit, Aasim eventually disappeared from the rap circuit. Making matters worst, his home of Loud records closed for good. Yet Aasim stayed in touch with former A&R Sean C and production partner LV (Fat Joe, Terror Squad). Together the 3 started working on new songs developing his song writing and production talent. He reemerged again this past year, bolder, wiser, words all the more sharper.
With his manager, Kendell aka Young Sav in tow, Aasim aligned himself with Sean C and LV’s Grind Music Inc and rapidly began to make up for lost time by providing opening drops for Fat Man Scoop on New York’s Hot 97. He also made appearances on radio shows for DJ’s Clue and K-Slay as well as unleashed memorable freestyles on mix-tapes for heavyweight mix DJ’s such as Green Lantern, Big Mike and Absolut. His perseverance paid off 2004 when Aasim was chosen by Diddy to lead the next generation of Bad Boy. www.myspace.com/aasimthedream Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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