While I was living in Third North, I made friends with a lot of RAs. One of my favorite RAs was AJ Smith, a fellow Steinhardt student and fellow DC kid. He won UVL his freshman year, and released his debut EP,
Dragons In The Sky" his senior. He played a few shows at Webster Hall while I was at school, and he also happens to be a top ten artist in Australia.
Anyway, AJ is a super cool dude voted one of the most influential students at NYU. If you like OAR, you'll probably enjoy AJ's music. His music sounds a lot like summer, with some strong piano and ska beats.
Fun fact two, AJ wrote up my roommates for alcohol use in the dorms once.
Anyway, AJ just graduated about a month ago, and he's starting to tour off of his album. He did a show in New Jersey recently, and will probably be touring more soon. He's a great guy with catchy songs, and I'd recommend checking him out or just hanging out with him. He also likes Disney movies and wearing baseball hats.