Rising Houston Artist A3 aka "The Tanka" is storming the music scene with his aggressive yet hypnotizing smooth lyrics that would no doubt reflect the struggles of a young poet surviving the trials and tribulations of poverty with finesse. He grew up on the Southside of Houston, TX in "the Dead End" where he was exposed to violence, drugs and the "hustle", as A3 calls it whatever it takes to make ends meet. Through the lost of loved ones and the hardships of coming from a low-income family, he overcame negative surroundings. After being disappointed and mislead by different record labels, A3 found a home with Wreck shop Records CEO D-reck Dixon. Also being the CEO of his own Label Trendsetta Records, and decided to promote himself by selling his music to stores as well as the streets all over the southern region. A3 has sold over 100,000 independent underground albums and has been featured on various mixtapes and DVD documentaries blazing the music scene doing features with such artist as Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Bun B, Trae, Z-Ro, Big Moe, Big Pokey, Rob G., King Mello(of Ice Age) and Fat Pat. also appearing on Wreckshop compilation albums "Reloaded" and "Doing It Far Texas." Once again A3 has shown versatility proving he's not just a rapper by receiving a starring role in muti-Platinum recording artist Mike Jones motion picture entitled "The American Dream" where A3 displayed his Oscar worthy acting skills. Movie Due out in July 07 On the new release of the late great 2pac Album titled "Pac's Life" A3 sticks out like a sore thumb displaying his southern swagger with a universal twist on track5 called " Whats Next". A3 is also a songwriter and music composer for Rap artist and producers. Vision is everything, consistency rises above all and determination seals prosperity, says A3. 10 long years of blood, sweat, and hard work will not go unrewarded. The 24 year old Houston phenom is in a position to receive whets due. It is clear that with god first and his remarkable work ethic, along with a humble soul A3 is truly "What's Next"........... BE APART OF THE MOVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.