via DIFFERENT COLOR SOUNDS
"Break out against the robotic and mind-numbing ideas dealt out by society with A Different Mind, the invigorating and highly-anticipated album from Illien Rosewell.
Much like his own journey, this project is a reminder that even if you stand alone, even if you are surrounded by negative or opposing mindsets, trusting in your own journey is strength in itself.
Featuring the inspiring and self-starting tracks “King,” “Different Places,” and “Everythang Different,” the entire album breathes a revitalizing air of substance and conceptualism much needed in hip hop today. Rosewell enters your thoughts as the motivator, with passionate and insightful lyricism representing that inner voice that tells you to keep going.
“I wanted to encourage a self-reliant mentality. No matter where you start, where you’re from, or where you are now, the power inside every individual is the ability to change your mind. The ability to trust your instincts and follow your own true path in life. This [A Different Mind] album is empowering.”
Accentuated with producers Clyde Strokes, Wayne Valentine, Logic Marselis, and Basquiaut Music, Rosewell masterfully twists up the modern day trap hype with an upbeat and visionary cosmic movement. A stratospheric 12 minute long live jam-session with musicians Yogi and JadaPod led to the creation of the “divine intro” and “outro.”
The only features on this album cue in effortlessly from London Boii and Yung D' the Pilot on “Game 5 ( helluva night )” and Mark 4ord on the “Pros Remix;” leaving ample room for Rosewell to display his dominate wordplay, flow, delivery, and expansive storytelling skills. A Different Mind is a captivating celebration of individual strength, in spite of the foul and depressing circumstances pushed through the media today."