Born in South Korea and raised in America by way of Baltimore, MD, A-Class found hip-hop in the early 90s by listening to dubbed cassettes and jumping in neighborhood and schoolyard ciphers. By 2004 A-Class had thrust himself on to the battle scene, having made two appearances on Baltimore’s own 92.3Q Jams’ Tuesday Night Fights. In 2007, Class dropped his debut project titled “Motive Response” on Brake Fast Records. A-Class has since received considerable press in Baltimore city papers for wins in battles around the DMV including the 2008 Scribble Jam pre-lims and the Baltimore Masters competition. The Baltimore Examiner has described A-Class as having as “sick word play, dynamic cadence, great stage presence, and a sharp mind for insults” while the City Paper observed that “it’d be boring to watch him win all the time if he wasn’t such a talented performer”.
Check out A-Class at the King Of the Dot Battle in Toronto, Canada Nov. 17, 2012