|Name:||Lil Nas X|
|Real Name:||Montero Lamar Hill|
|Date of Birth:||April 9, 1999|
|Age:||24 years (2023)|
|Occupation:||Rapper, Singer, and Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$1 millions|
Lil Nas X Biography
Montero Lamar Hill was born on April 9, 1999, known by his stage name Lil Nas X, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
He rose to prominence with the release of his country rap single “Old Town Road”, which first achieved viral popularity in early 2019 before climbing music charts internationally and becoming diamond certified by November of that same year, moving over ten million certified units in streaming and sales combined.
Early Life and Education
Montero Lamar Hill was born in Lithia Springs, Georgia, a small city outside Atlanta, on April 9, 1999. He was named after the Mitsubishi Montero.
His parents divorced when he was six, and he settled in the Bankhead Courts housing project with his mother and grandmother.
Three years later, he moved in with his father, a gospel singer, north of the city in Austell, Georgia. Although initially reluctant to leave, he later regarded it as an important decision, “There’s so much shit going on in Atlanta—if I would have stayed there, I would have fallen in with the wrong crowd.”
He started “using the Internet heavily right around the time when memes started to become their own form of entertainment”; about when he was 13.
He spent much of his teenage years alone, and turned to the Internet, “particularly Twitter, creating memes that showed his disarming wit and pop-culture savvy.” His teenage years also saw him struggling with coming out to himself as being gay; he prayed that it was just a phase, but around 16 or 17 he came to accept it.
He began playing trumpet in the fourth grade and was first chair by his junior high years, but quit out of fear of looking uncool.
Hill attended Lithia Springs High School, from which he graduated in 2017. He then enrolled at the University of West Georgia, where he majored in computer science, but later dropped out after one year to pursue a musical career.
During this time, he stayed with his sister and supported himself with jobs at Zaxby’s restaurants and the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park. In September 2019 he revisited his high school to perform a surprise concert.
Lil Nas X Career
Lil Nas X claimed that he began to isolate himself from “outside-of-class activities” throughout his adolescent years.
He spent a lot of time online, hoping to develop a following as an internet personality to promote his work, but not knowing what to focus on creatively.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he stated, “I first made humorous videos for Facebook before moving on to Instagram and then Twitter, where I was truly a maestro.
There, for the first time, I was able to become viral.” In addition, he briefly published amusing films on Facebook and Vine.
According to a New York Magazine investigation, Lil Nas X allegedly created and managed several Nicki Minaj Twitter accounts at this time, including one with the handle “@NasMaraj.” This account attracted popularity in 2017 for its interactive “scenario threads” in the flash story form that was made popular on Twitter by the dashboard tool TweetDeck.
Lil Nas X released Old Town Road, a country rap single, on December 3, 2018. The song’s rhythm was created by Dutch producer YoungKio, for which he paid US$30 while remaining anonymous on the website Beatstars.
The song 34 Ghosts IV by Nine Inch Nails, taken from their sixth studio album Ghosts I-IV, is sampled (2008). He recorded for less than an hour on one of their “$20 Tuesdays” in Atlanta’s “humble” CinCoYo studio.
Lil Nas X announced that his debut album was “nearly finished” on July 7, 2020. Additionally, he mentioned that he was putting together a mixtape and wanted beat makers to submit beats for his fresh music. He posted a sample of the upcoming song Call Me by Your Name online on July 10 as a teaser.
Lil Nas X revealed a new song, Holiday, on November 8, 2020, and was released on November 13. A virtual concert was staged on Roblox to promote Lil Nas X‘s track, and merchandise featuring the rapper was available in the avatar store.
Lil Nas X announced his comeback on March 16, 2022, and teased two tracks from his “nearly finished” new album: Down Souf Hoes with Saucy Santana and Late to da Party with YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
A teaser of the song Lean on My Body was also posted by him. Lil Nas X debuted Late to Da Party as the album’s lead single on June 24, 2022. The album will be “something fun, something for the summers, something for the girls to be ready to party to,” according to Lil Nas X.
Lil Nas X Net Worth
Lil Nas X is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He has an estimated net worth of $1 millions.
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