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N.A.S.A. Biography

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Birth Place: Los Angeles
Years Active: 2004-present
Genres: Hip Hop, Indie, Various

N.A.S.A. is a hip-hop duo consisting of L.A.-based producers DJ Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon. N.A.S.A. stands for North America/South America and, in addition to the two principals, includes approximately three dozen other artists from both coasts of the U.S. and abroad.

The duo met in 2003 and began making music together instantly. At first they sampled rare Brazilian records from the 1960s and 1970s to make tracks. However, what started as two crate diggers making music for the fun of it soon developed into something much larger. Having forged a strong friendship through their passion for music, the duo decided to make a record with all of their heroes and favorite musicians

N.A.S.A.’s musical focus was to bring people from different worlds together through their shared inspiration and love of music. The duo’s debut album, “The Spirit of Apollo” was released in 2009 and featured an eclectic collection of unlikely collaborations like Ol' Dirty Bastard, Karen O, and Fatlip on one track, George Clinton and Chali 2na on another, as well as Tom Waits and Kool Keith on yet another.

An album of remixes taken from “The Spirit of Apollo,” titled “The Big Bang,’ was released in 2010 and featured an additional set of collaborators.

A new song, "Overdrive" featuring Maximum Hedrum, was released in 2012. Another new song, "Hide" featuring Aynzli Jones was released in 2013. A new single, a cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” featuring Karen O., was released in 2014.