The New Mexico native rapper Shane Johnson, aka "N1L3", is a genre anomaly. He is an artist who tends to hop from hard hitting rap songs such as "Sad Bois" to melodic songs with a guitar and his voice like "Guess I won’t K.M.S (Interlude)". N1L3 was raised in a musically oriented home noting that “there wasn't a room in that house without an instrument”. At the age of 7, N1L3 was introduced to rap with songs by Lil Wayne and Kanye West. In his later years, N1L3 would go on to be influenced by many other artist, such as Green Day, Eminem, and All American Rejects. These artists would help to shape his songs and style. The “emo rap” stuck with him and is his favorite genre thanks to artist like Juice Wrld and XXXTENTACION, giving N1L3 inspiration when he first began to create music. All of these musicians have helped to shape N1L3's unique creative process. Currently a junior in college, N1L3 is not only focused on music, but is also inspired by his major in business and architecture.