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Lil Nas X took psychedelic mushrooms for album inspiration

Lil Nas X was honoured as a visionary at the Wall Street Journal’s Innovator Awards after releasing his latest album, ‘Montero’. Were magic mushrooms the secret behind his success?

The artist says that his first-ever mushroom trip was a pivotal moment while recording the album. The experience helped him reflect on himself and break free from feelings of self-consciousness.

“I was able to open up a lot. I was able to write actual stories about my life and put it into my music. I actually did that for the first time,” Nas explained.

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