Vast Aire (b. February 5, 1978) is a rapper from New York City. He is half of the New York hip-hop duo Cannibal Ox, which consists of himself and fellow rapper Vordul Mega. He is also a member of the rap group Atoms Family. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York, then lived in Jamaica, Queens before moving to Harlem, where he became acquainted with the underground hip-hop scene, performing in many clubs while still a teenager.
Vast Aire's fame increased significantly as part of Cannibal Ox. Together with record producer El-P, their 2001 debut titled The Cold Vein that was a critical success. Since then, Vast Aire has pursued solo interests. His first solo album Look Mom... No Hands was released in April 2004. This was followed by The Best Damn Rap Show with DJ Mighty Mi from The High And Mighty in 2005. Contrary to popular belief, these solo projects did not break Vast Aire from his obligations at Definitive Jux with Cannibal Ox.
In addition to El-P, legendary producers Pete Rock and The RZA have reportedly signed on to contribute to the project.