Brian Bradley is a 15-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, and he's been absolutely running away with Fox's new singing competition "The X Factor." There are a few other performers who have been keeping it close (Drew, Josh, and Melanie come to mind), but he's been among the top artists, despite the fact that hip-hop has never truly been represented on a singing competition like this. And despite being younger than most of the contestants, he's been dealing with a much higher degree of difficulty. While other performers worry about covering famous songs, Astro has been writing original verses each and every week for the show. And to be honest, he's a pretty damn good lyricist (all of my hip-hop fan friends will now murder me).