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Birth nameRichard Andrew
Born(1983-02-17) February 17, 1983 (age 34)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
OriginWestchester County, New York, United States
  • Hip hop
  • funk-soul
  • alternative hip hop[1]
  • dance-pop[2]
  • pop rap
  • Rapper
  • singer-songwriter
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
Years active2007–present
  • RPM MSC[3]
  • Warner Bros.
  • Asylum
  • Lifted Research Group[4]
Associated acts
  • Chiddy Bang
  • Cook Classics
  • Ray William Johnson[5]

Richard Andrew, (born February 17, 1983) better known by his stage name Outasight, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer born and raised in Yonkers, New York. Though he is considered a pop artist who is influenced by other genres such as hip hop, rock music and soul music.[6]

His debut album, Night Like These, featured the platinum selling "Tonight Is The Night" and follow up single, "Now or Never.". Outasight spent the next few years on the road performing at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and the Warped Tour. His follow up album, Big Trouble, was released late 2015. The album included stand out singles "The Wild Life" and modern funk anthem "The Boogie". "The Wild Life" was featured in the Bud Light Lime & Mountain Dew summer campaigns and several films.[7][8] The "Boogie" was selected to be in the "Apple Watch 2" campaign, the opening introduction to the NBA Primetime on ABC, and also the credit song to the box office blockbuster, Central Intelligence.[9][10][11] His new single, "Do Something Crazy", was released late summer of 2016. The song has already been featured in a film (Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates) and the soundtrack to the legendary video game, Madden 17.[12][13] Currently Outasight is working on his new album, slated for release next spring.[14]


  • 1 Biography
    • 1.1 Early career
    • 1.2 2011–2013: Warner Bros. Records
    • 1.3 2014–present: Big Trouble
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Studio albums
    • 2.2 EPs
    • 2.3 Mixtapes
    • 2.4 Singles
  • 3 Videography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Richard Andrew was born in Yonkers, New York on February 17, 1983. At the age of 9, his father gave him a guitar, and although he did not have much interest in playing the guitar, it sparked his interest in becoming a musician. He began writing rhymes and singing around age 10. He attended St. Joseph's School in Bronxville, NY.

Early career

Outasight began playing shows at small venues in New York City such as the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Cafe. After his first EP release Employee of the Year, he played at the 2007 Hip-hop festival alongside major label acts such as Ghostface Killah, Skillz, and Consequence. In June 2008, Outasight released his second promotional CD, titled Radio New York. This release saw more commercial success, and was featured in XXL Magazine's Soundcheck choice in "Something to Talk About." His music video for the song "Good Evening (Dream Big)" received a video rotation spot on mtvU in the Fall of 2008, after winning the 2008 mtvU Freshmen video contest.[15] "Good Evening" was also popularized by its use in Ray William Johnson's YouTube-based vlog series: Breaking NYC.

2011–2013: Warner Bros. Records

In October 2009, Outasight signed with Warner Bros. Records. In December 2009, Lifted Research Group, better known as LRG, sponsored the release of Outasight's Further mixtape.[4] His biggest release to date, Further has generated even more press than the previous two albums. The album was heavily publicized on the internet, garnering strong reviews and also promotion from YouTube celebrity Ray William Johnson.[16] Since then, he has been featured in major media outlets, such as MTV News.[17] On March 23, 2010, Outasight released the Further EP on Asylum Records, and on November 23, 2012, he released his first full-length studio album, Nights Like These.[18][19] Outasight released a music video for his single "Catch Me If You Can" from the Further EP, which has been featured on numerous hip-hop blogs.[20] Also in 2010, Outasight collaborated with rapper Asher Roth on the "Catch Me If You Can" remix.[21]

Outasight released his first single, "Tonight Is the Night", which was featured on a Pepsi commercial.[22] The commercial includes footage of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, and Kanye West. Tonight Is The Night was the theme for the 1000th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW. Also, Believe In Me has been used in the documentary WWE Once In A Lifetime.

Outasight performed live at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Ontario, where his single "Tonight Is the Night" was the song for the player introductions. On January 17, 2012, Outasight performed his song "Tonight Is the Night" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon with The Roots.[23] On April 13, 2012, Outasight confirmed via Facebook that his second single from his upcoming debut album would be called "Now or Never" and that would be out soon.[24] It was released on May 11, 2012. His debut album, Nights Like These was released on November 23, 2012, and it peaked at No. 13 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.

2014–present: Big Trouble

In 2015, he launched a recording label named RPM MSC in partnership with his management.[25] Outasight's sophomore studio album, Big Trouble, was released on October 23, 2015 through RPM MSC.[3] Its lead single "The Wild Life" was released on July 29, 2015.[26]

Studio albums

  • Nights Like These (2012)
  • Big Trouble (2015)


  • 2010: Further EP (Asylum)


  • 2007: Employee of the Year EP
  • 2008: Radio New York
  • 2009: From There to Here
  • 2009: Further
  • 2010: Never Say Never
  • 2011: Figure 8 EP
  • 2011: Get It Together
  • 2013: Stay Gold


  • "Catch Me If You Can"[33]
  • "On My Way"[34]
  • "Losing My Mind"[35]
  • "It's Like That"[36]
  • "So What"[37]
  • "Figure 8"[38]
  • "Tonight is the Night"[39]
  • "Now or Never"[40]
  • "Shine"[41]
  • "Tapedeck Blues"[42]
  • "Anchor Down"[43]
  • "The Wild Life"[44]
  • "The Boogie"[45]
  • "I Got You"[46]


  1. ^ http://www.jango.com/music/Outasight/_full_bio?l=0
  2. ^ http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/dc9/2011/12/the_problem_with_outasights_to.php
  3. ^ a b http://www.rpmmsc.com/outasight.html
  4. ^ a b Paine, Jake (2010-03-13). "Outasight Talks About Signing To Warner/Asylum, "Further EP" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/raywilliamjohnson/posts/323266291026661?stream_ref=5
  6. ^ "PinBoard Exclusive: Outasight Interview « PinBoard". Pinboardblog.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  7. ^ "Bud Light Lime TV Commercial, 'Drone Ball' Song by Outasight". iSpot.tv. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  8. ^ Mountain Dew (2015-05-08), Do The Dew | Keep Moving | Mountain Dew, retrieved 2016-12-09 
  9. ^ Apple Commercial for Apple Watch (2016) (Television Commercial) @Popisms.com - Connecting Pop Culture, retrieved 2016-12-09 
  10. ^ "Outasight Lends 'The Boogie' to ESPN's New Show 'NBA Saturday Primetime'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  11. ^ Thurber, Rawson Marshall; Hart, Kevin; Ryan, Amy; Nicolet, Danielle (2016-06-17), Central Intelligence, retrieved 2016-12-09 
  12. ^ Szymanski, Jake; Devine, Adam; Kendrick, Anna; Plaza, Aubrey (2016-07-08), Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, retrieved 2016-12-09 
  13. ^ "Madden NFL 17 Soundtrack". www.easports.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  14. ^ "OU on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 
  15. ^ "Winning Freshmen Video for 11.03.08: Outasight "Good Evening"". mtvu.com. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  16. ^ TSSCrew (2010-02-12). "Review Of Outasight's Further | The Smoking Section". Smokingsection.uproxx.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  17. ^ 12/11/09 (2009-12-11). "Outasight And Ameer Bring New Perspectives To Hip-Hop - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  18. ^ "Asylum Recording Artist Outasight Drops Digital EP 'Further' @ Top40-Charts.com - Songs & Videos from 49 Top 20 & Top 40 Music Charts from 30 Countries". Top40-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  19. ^ "iTunes - Music - Further - EP by Outasight". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  20. ^ Warner Bros Records. "Warner Bros Records". Asylumrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  21. ^ [1][dead link]
  22. ^ [2] Archived December 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ "OUTASIGHT Performs "Tonight Is The Night"". Latenightwithjimmyfallon.com. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  24. ^ "Now or Never". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  25. ^ http://linesinasong.com/post/131126251048/artistsyoushouldknow-outasight
  26. ^ https://twitter.com/Outasight/status/626538281593778176
  27. ^ a b "Billboard Hot 100 - US Charts". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Singles Chart - Australia Charts". ARIA. ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  29. ^ "Ultratop 50 Singles - Belgium Charts". Ultratop. ultratop.be. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  30. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 - Canadian Charts". Billboard. billboard.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  31. ^ "US Certifications". RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). riaa.com. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  32. ^ "AUS Certifications (Singles 2012)". ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association). aria.com.au. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  33. ^ "Outasight - Catch Me If You Can [Official Music Video]". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  34. ^ "Outasight - On My Way" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  35. ^ "Outasight - Losing My Mind" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2011-01-19. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  36. ^ "Outasight - It's Like That" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  37. ^ "Outasight - So What" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  38. ^ "Outasight - Figure 8" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  39. ^ "Outasight - Tonight Is The Night" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2011-11-09. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  40. ^ "Outasight - Now Or Never" (Official Music Video). YouTube. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  41. ^ "Outasight Ft. Chiddy - Shine" (Official Music Video). YouTube. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  42. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbbNqhHJ2eU
  43. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-MvuCpH9oM
  44. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEbcEYbxmqQ
  45. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7O83RRuBm8
  46. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TBfBIe-1pE

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