Robert "Bobby" Eugene Crimo III (born: September 20, 2000), better known by his stage name Awake (stylized as Awake The Rapper), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
Rise to popularity
On Valentine's day 2016 Awake released his first hit song By The Pond featuring atlas. Later that year the music video was released on his official artist channel. The track amassed 3+ million streams across the internet before it was completely removed from stores and streaming services for an unspecified reason. In December of 2017, Awake released his fan favourite mixtape messages, which was available for online streaming and limited edition cassette tapes. The mixtape produced many hits like out.of.this.world and K.I.A. He then went on to release his second mixtape Observer in 2018 which included hits Love Me Even Though I Don't Love Myself and 6 2 1 5, directly following that on October 8, 2018, Awake released his hit single On My Mind, which has amassed 4+ million streams online. In September of 2018 it was noted that Awake's Spotify had 100,000 monthly listeners. He has gained a cult following since he has removed all of his music off the internet. Some songs are still available through some fan re-uploads on to various websites.
Origin/ Years active
Awake started going by his name in 2011 according to social media posts and account creation dates.
Just like the jack of trades or the joker card, Awake is diverse with his style. He plays it loosely with his soft smooth vocals or fast-paced rap which is usually accompanied by a Lo-Fi / Trap beat which either consists of studio-recorded instruments or synth melodies.
A music video for Awake's hit song On My Mind premiered on May 1, 2019. It was filmed in one take and is in black and white.
|By The Pond||2016|
|The Future Is Dope||2018|
|On My Mind||2018|