Ausar

Ausar was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, a community that’s gilded in authenticity and creative expression. Being wrought from that same cloth, he is driven by the countless number of artists who’ve cemented their music throughout the city. He makes it a point to focus on craftsmanship and storytelling — the elements that form the core of his bouncing melodies and inspirational lyricism. But simply put, Ausar just wants to change lives with his music.

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TRYNA CHANGE LIVES

Ausar's a singer and rapper from the South Side of Chicago. He fell in love with music at a young, first with gospel, then with the sounds of rap, R&B, and soul.

Ausar, widely known for his versatile vocabulary and dynamic melodies, is able to twist lyrics and flows alongside the best of them. His content is reflective, often calling his beliefs, experiences, and the world around him into question.

With cosigns from hip hop legends such as Wyclef Jean and Rakim, Ausar has one simple goal in mind: he’s just trying to change lives with his music. Learn more.

press features

CHICAGO READER, LEOR GALIL

Chicago rapper-producer Ausar Bradley sounds his best when he admits he’s not. Discussions of inspiration in hip-hop (or really in any genre) tend to focus on specific influential albums or artists, but Chicago rapper-producer Ausar Bradley found creative fuel in an algorithm…

THESE DAYS, KRISTEN SIMMONS AND TARA MAHADEVAN

What Chicago lacks in a music industry or proper infrastructure, it makes up for in heart, creating art, music, and literature. But in order to shine a light on those stories, you still need people on the ground, documenting and establishing a platform for those voices...

ELEVATOR MAGAZINE, TAJA WARE

Hailing from the East Side of Chicago Ausar Bradley, is on the rise. With a flow like Common, a mind a like Cole, the aura of Lupe & a sound of his own; Ausar should be on the radar of every avid hip-hop lover…

CHICAGO CREATIVES, NICO RUD

Since I started doing music, I can’t say there’s ever been a time where I was completely satisfied with where I was. I always felt like there was an area I was lacking in. In some ways, I still do. I don’t think that feeling will ever go away. However, the difference now is I can finally see the fruits of my labor starting to show…

BUZZ MAGAZINE, ELANI KAUFMAN

Chicago rapper Ausar is no stranger to performing live, but he knows the importance of setting the stage. The rapper sat down with buzz ahead of his set at this year’s Pygmalion Festival and discussed the Champaign-Urbana music scene, his musical inspirations and the impact of rap music…

SMILE POLITELY, GAVIN GOOD

University of Illinois MC Ausar just released his first new track of 2018, "Familiar". The move comes at an auspicious time for Ausar, who has had a quieter year content-wise, but has played a lot of shows…

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