Born in South Korea and raised in America by way of Baltimore, MD, A-Class found hip-hop in the early 90's by listening to dubbed cassettes and jumping in neighborhood and schoolyard ciphers. By 2004 A-Class had thrust himself on to the battle scene. After taking first place in two battles on the eastern shore of Maryland, Class continued to prove his dominance in 2005 with wins at Frostburg University's "Got Lyrics" emcee Battle and at the Pepsi Motion Tour Freestyle Battle in Dulles, VA. Back in Charm City A-Class hooked up with the independent record label, Brake Fast Records LLC and made an appearance on their compilation album, "Divisions of Labor". Class continued his quest for bragging rights by participating in a slew of Baltimore battles during 2006. After taking second place in "Style Warz" and "One Mic - Legends of the Fall", A-Class made two appearances on Baltimore's own 92.3Q Jams' Tuesday Night Fights. He then went on to take first place in the "Hell is for Heroes" battle in Washington, DC and in "Who's Rhyme is it Anyway" at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan. In 2007 Class dropped his debut album rightfully titled "Motive Response" with production by Tom Delay, P-Nyce, Rosirus, DJ Dyrti, and Big Whiz.
Working on new material since his 1st solo project “Motive Response”, A-Class has been on the battle scene, and on records such as Iron Soul’s “Marcis” and Tom Delay’s “Cases”. Back in studio for his next project A-Class rides on heaters from Tom Delay and that blue note fiya from P-nyce. Other artists and producers will be featured on the album including 4th Down, and Ill Measured.
A-Class has been making appearances in city papers for wins in battles around the DMV including the 08 Scribble Jam pre-lims, the annual Masters competition and has since been featured on Grind Time the worlds #1 rap league.
Through all the politics the art form has attached to it, A-Class separates himself from the pack with a fresh style and realistic outlook on what’s going on. “I can’t feel all that mess on the radio and from all the others. Heads get caught up trying to be what’s excepted or what they perceive to be hot at the time and years later their trend is dead. Just stay timeless” (A-Class Real Quotes, 2009).