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O.S.T.R.
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O.S.T.R. in 2011
Born Adam Andrzej Ostrowski
(1980-05-15) 15 May 1980 (age 35)[1]
Łódź, Poland
Nationality Polish
Alma mater Academy of Music in Łódź
Occupation Rapper, musician, record producer
Spouse(s) Natalia Ostrowska
Children 2
Parent(s) Barbara Ostrowska
Marek Ostrowski
Musical career
Also known as O.S.T.R., Ostry, Oster
Genres Hip hop, jazz rap
Instruments Vocals, violin, keyboards
Years active 1997-present
Labels Asfalt Records
Associated acts LWC, SOFA, Warszafski Deszcz, Obóz TA, Hades, POE, Tabasko, Skill Mega, Beat Brothers, Marco Polo

Adam Ostrowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈadam ɔsˈtrɔfskʲi], born 15 May 1980 in Łódź, Poland), better known as O.S.T.R., is a Polish rapper and record producer, famous for his freestyle rap skills, ambitious lyrics and unique beats. He is one of the few polish rappers that have actually received professional musical education. Together with WSRH Tarnowski and Seba WSRH, he raised over 54 000 złotych for cancer research.

He has collaborated with rappers such as Evidence, El Da Sensei, Craig G, Keith Murray, Jeru The Damaja and Sadat X. He has also collaborated with many Polish artists, including Michał Urbaniak, Tede, Fokus, DJ Deszczu Strugi, DonGURALesko, Vienio i Pelson, Fu, Pezet, Sistars and Slums Attack. In 2013, he shared the position of art director of Męskie Granie with Kasia Nosowska.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[2]
Saturator
  • Released: 2000[3]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD
Masz to jak w banku
  • POL: 2,000+[6]
30 minut z życia
  • Released: April 8, 2002[7]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD
Tabasko
  • Released: June 24, 2002[8]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[9]
29
Jazz w wolnych chwilach
  • Released: December 8, 2003[11]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[12]
21
Jazzurekcja
  • Released: November 22, 2004[13]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[14]
5
7
  • Released: February 27, 2006[15]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[16]
2
HollyŁódź
  • Released: February 26, 2007[17]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[18]
2
Ja tu tylko sprzątam
  • Released: February 25, 2008[21]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[22]
1
O.c.b.
  • Released: March 2, 2009[24]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[25]
2
Jazzurekcja: Addendum
  • Released: November 30, 2009[27]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[28]
Tylko dla dorosłych
  • Released: March 1, 2010[29]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[30]
1
Tylko dla dorosłych. Instrumentals
  • Released: August 8, 2010[33]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD
Jazz, dwa, trzy
  • Released: February 21, 2011[34]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[35]
2
Podróż zwana życiem
  • Released: February 23, 2015
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
1
  • POL: 15,000+
  • POL: Gold
Życie po śmierci
  • Released: February 26, 2016
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Collaborative albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
POL
[2]
Trójka Live!
(with SOFA)
  • Released: October 24, 2007
  • Label: 3 Sky Media
  • Formats: CD
Galerianki
(with Skinny Patrini)
  • Released: September 11, 2009[37]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD
Podostrzyfszy...
(with Warszafski Deszcz)
  • Released: October 8, 2009[38]
  • Label: Asfalt Records, Wielkie Joł
  • Formats: LP
Copycats EP
(with Joe Kickass)
  • Released: February 14, 2012[39]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: LP
Haos
(with Hades)
  • Released: February 25, 2013[40]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[41]
1
Kartagina
(with Marco Polo)
  • Released: March 4, 2014[43]
  • Label: Asfalt Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download[44]
1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Directed
2001 "Ile jestem w stanie dać"
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2002 "Kochana Polsko" Bogumił Godfrejow[46]
2003 "Rap po godzinach"
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2004 "Odzyskamy Hip-hop" Bogumił Godrejow[46]
"Komix"
-
2006 "Początek..."
-
"Z odzysku"
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"Więcej decybeli by zagłuszyć" featuring Zeus Bogumił Godrejow[46]
2007 "Brother on the Run" featuring Craig G Michał Poniedzielski
Remigiusz Wojaczek[47]
2008 "1980" Tomek Czubak
"Jak nie Ty, to Kto?" featuring Brother J Balbina Bruszewska[48]
2009 "Po drodze do nieba" Tomek Czubak
2010 "Śpij spokojnie" Michał Rułka[49]
2011 "Szpiedzy tacy jak my" Bogumił Godrejow
Mikołaj Górecki[49]

Movies[edit]

  • Z odzysku (2006, as himself)
  • Ziomek (2006, voice)

References[edit]

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