09/21/2014 – Astro – BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 Presented by Sprite – Arrivals – Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center – Atlanta, GA, USA – Photo Credit: RobinLori /

Birth Name: Brian Vaughn Bradley, Jr.

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 27, 1996

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican

Astro is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is also known as The Astronomical Kid, C.K.O, Coolest Kid Out, Astro, Stro, Stro the MC, Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley, and Brian ‘Stro’ Bradley. He has appeared in the films Earth to Echo, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Luce, and See You Yesterday, and on the show Red Band Society.

His parents are both black. His mother is of Jamaican descent. It is not clear if his father is also Jamaican.

Astro’s maternal grandfather likely is named Patrick Thompson (the son of Hilda Matilda Thompson). Hilda was born in Mountainside, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica, and was the daughter of Colin Thompson and Catherine Hibbert.

Astro’s maternal grandmother likely is Maxine Denise Brown (the daughter of Sutphil George Brown and Ethel Merle Lowers). Maxine was born in Hackney, London, England. She is black.

Source: Birth record of Astro’s maternal great-grandmother, Hilda Matilda Thompson –

2 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    I think his maternal great-grandmother was likely Hilda Matilda Thompson (the daughter of Colin Thompson and Catherine Hibbert). Hilda was born in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica.

    I’m going to assume his grandparents are Patrick Thompson and Maxine Denise Brown. Maxine was born in London, UK to Sutphil George Brown and Ethel Merle Lowers.

    I can’t find anything about his father, other than his name (which is pretty obvious since Astro is a Jr.).

  2. andrew says:

    was there really any doubt about his parents’ race to note that they are “both black”?

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