Venturing into solo artistry for the first time in his musical career, Con is a killer, imaginative voice coming straight out of the St. Louis music scene. With his honest, merciless lyrics that deliver a deep and serious message backed behind a magnetic track, Con is the artist to look out for this year. As a young leader in today's thriving “DIY” community, his musical mastermind transcends easily across a number of genres, often birthing what most profoundly consider the explicit emerging sounds of tomorrow. It's safe to say that Con is a force to be reckoned with. This is quite obvious in his newest hit, “Free Dreams.” Con’s music is equipped with a true experience you don’t want to miss out on.
“Free Dreams” is a song reminiscent of the rappers of the 90’s such as Coolio and Public Enemy. Soaked with rhythms all his own and a lyrically substantial sermon, “Free Dreams” delivers a message about rising from the ashes of ancestors’ past and coming out on top to make something out the struggles that have been faced. This tale deals with the Black American Narrative of dignity, confidence, and distributing success across the culture.
Profoundly influenced by African-American Muslim minister and activist, Malcolm X, the video for “Free Dreams” opens with a sound clip from a conversation between Malcolm X and Brother Baines, as seen in Spike Lee’s 1992 film, Malcolm X, about the cons and lies African-Americans have been told for centuries in order to keep them from rising up. Unsettling clips showing past struggles in American society throughout the video, mixed in with Con’s venture and experience of his own. Con’s gritty, unwavering chronicle combined with the unshakable track creates a poignant experience bar none for its viewers.