Stuttgart, Ark rapper Malcolm “A.S.T.A.T.E” Worsham, drops “Balance (Keep it Steady)” single featuring comedian and Wild N Out cast member Jay “Big JJ” Lewis as well as Little Rock rapper Richie Banks. This single is from A.S.T.A.T.E.’s debut project “Look At What We Started”. A.S.T.A.T.E. states that “coming from a town with a population of 9,000 people in Southeast Arkansas to gaining opportunities to build his fan base in thriving cities from Los Angeles to Atlanta, etc., an authentic story needs to be told.” Telling the right story is what A.S.T.A.T.E. is about. A.S.T.A.T.E. or A STORY TOLD ABOUT TRUE EVENTS, looks to tell a different kind of story by using his music as a lens for listeners to paint a picture. Coming from a town and state that in most parts are still racially bias to minorities
looking to gain career opportunities and education, A.S.T.A.T.E. wants to deliver hope to the next generation about following through with their vision.
A.S.T.A.T.E., along with many other rappers, is influenced by legends such as 2Pac, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg,, Al Green, The Isley Brothers, Master P, Nipsey Hussle, T.I., Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T., and more. This raw and unique talent has taken him many places. In 2010, A.S.T.A.T.E. was chosen as the runner-up in the Teen Hip-Hop competition on BET N Park. He later interned for the network in Los Angeles, California, working with original programming and communications in 2014.
“I admire the process that makes a person aspire to be a student of the game to one-day being an executive. It’s all in the process, putting in the hours and paying your dues. You’ll get the rights to the respect when you’re gone and build your craft. I think people will relate to my message. Control the pages you write in your story. Everything is in preparation so you know where the start and finish line is, but how you are preparing?”