Episode 211: Astronautalis

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Astronautalis aka rapper Andrew Bothwell came by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss the time he accidentally fractured his skull falling off the Warped Tour stage and how his adventures in eastern Europe influenced his new album Cut The Body Loose. He also talks about why Harley Davidson gave him a motorcycle to drive all over the country just for being a nice guy and how he developed his uncanny ability to freestyle on literally every topic from Hungry Hungry Hippos to Kanye West. “When it comes to rhyming these days I don’t have to think about the words,” Andy admits at one point. “There are certain elements of improvisation¬† and technical rap stuff [when it comes to crafting a rhyme] and it’s like the same way a chess player can see multiple moves ahead of the game, the longer I do it the further ahead that I can see.” Judging by this new disc, Andy is staring straight into 2059 right now so Jay-Z had better stay on his game.

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