Born and raised in the small town of Marion, South Carolina, Calvin Jaquan Reed "ConSCious" endured many hardships. These hardships would create a vision that was, and is undeniable. At age 4, ConSCious discovered his love and talent for music while riding in the back seat of his moms car, singing to every song on the radio. This sparked his mom to push him to the greatness she knew he possessed. As years went by, ConSCious grew introverted and shy, due to his parents break up, which caused him to not show his talents. Though he always kept a note book close by writing songs about the adversity in which he faced. By age 13 ConSCious felt the need to express himself more, and after a talk with an older cousin, whom was a rapper at the time, he began recording his rhymes.