Stefan Islas Ross, the talented American rapper professionally known as Lil Conscious, is set to make waves in the music industry once again with the release of his upcoming album, “9:11.” The album, consisting of 12 tracks, is a testament to Lil Conscious‘s remarkable journey and artistic evolution, and it is scheduled to drop on September 11th, 2023.
Lil Conscious has captivated audiences worldwide with his distinctive musical style, characterized by introspective lyrics and captivating melodies that delve into personal experiences and emotions. Known for his notable freestyles, including the hits “Ashes” and “Bojak,” Lil Conscious has earned recognition for his unique approach to storytelling through music.
“Ashes” alone has garnered an impressive 300,000 streams on Spotify, while “Bojak” skyrocketed to over 1 million views on SoundCloud, establishing Lil Conscious as a prominent figure in the online music community.
Born and raised in Sierra Blanca, Texas, Lil Conscious completed his senior high school education in 2013. Throughout his formative years, he grappled with a sense of detachment from his surroundings, leading to the creation of his artistic alter ego, Lil Conscious. This persona became a powerful channel for him to express his ideas, sentiments, and creative visions, all of which he poured into his music.
Lil Conscious‘s journey in the music industry began at the age of 17 when he released his debut mixtape, “Barely Conscious.” The mixtape received significant attention, setting the stage for subsequent releases like “Conscience” and “Phase 1,” which featured engaging freestyles that resonated with an ever-expanding fanbase.
However, in 2016, Lil Conscious faced personal challenges related to mental health, prompting him to take a hiatus from the public eye. During this time, he removed his music from streaming platforms and deactivated his social media accounts.
In May 2018, Lil Conscious made a triumphant return to the music scene, unveiling a new album that reignited his career. The standout track “Bojak” quickly gained traction, amassing over a million views on SoundCloud within just four months.
Further solidifying his presence in the industry, Lil Conscious released the album “Barely Conscious,” featuring the hit track “Ashes.” Both songs secured spots on the iTunes charts, with “Ashes” reaching the 66th position and “Bojak” at the 93rd.
One of the pivotal moments in Lil Conscious‘s career came in October 2019 when Canadian rapper Drake shared a video of himself dancing to one of Lil Conscious’ tracks. This endorsement by Drake significantly contributed to Lil Conscious’s rise in popularity.
In the same year, Lil Conscious entered into a partnership with OVO Records, gaining recognition from industry heavyweights like Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, and Diplo.
Not content with just dominating the music scene, Lil Conscious has also made a mark as an ambassador for the international clothing brand “boohooMan.”
Speaking about his upcoming album, “9:11,” Lil Conscious shared his deeply personal inspiration behind the title: “My whole life I have always seen the time at 9:11. Even before the 9/11 twin towers had happened. Till this day I have yet to figure out why and what the meaning is behind seeing 9:11. But I hope that by dropping this 9:11 album I will be able to see what I am destined for in my lifetime. This album means so much to me, and the tracks are hit after hit, no skips in my opinion. My music is timeless and effortless. You have to appreciate all types of art, you won’t like them all, but you should appreciate it.”
Fans and music enthusiasts alike can anticipate an unforgettable journey through Lil Conscious‘s mind and experiences when “9:11” is released on September 11th, 2023. Stay tuned for the album’s release and prepare to be immersed in Lil Conscious‘s world of music, emotions, and creativity.