O.S.T.R. (also known as Ostry, real name Adam Ostrowski, born May 15, 1980 in Łódź, Poland) is a recognized Polish hip-hop artist. As a rapper and producer, O.S.T.R. has managed to stay true to the rap game despite his big success in Poland. He has also stayed loyal to the underground audience as opposed to more commercial rappers supported by the mass-media. He began his career as a hip-hop artist in 1993. He was a member of the hip-hop band, BDC beginning in 1995. BDC was renamed LWC in 1998 and the following year, O.S.T.R. left LWC and began to collaborate with Obóz TA.