Most parents probably don’t equate hip-hop with good manners and respect, least of all for one’s own parents. But a feisty, 14-year-old mohican rapper from Brooklyn by the name of the Astronomical Kid (real name Brian Bradley) has started making waves by promoting those very ideals in his viral YouTube hit, “Stop Looking at My Moms.” While it may sound like an unlikely success story (especially for a genre notoriously rife with misogyny), the `Kid’s music is making an impact. While your average hip-hop track is often about hedonism and questioning authority, “Stop Looking at My Moms” is a funkily anthemic petition for respect. Profiled in today’s New York Daily News, the diminutive rapper is upfront about his message. “Women, they are not pieces of meat,” he says. “They are human beings. They should be respected. Men should know better.”
Someone raised that young rapper right.