Pallas Athena was raised outside of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois, where she first fell in love with hip-hop when she was only 7 years old. She was the youngest of two daughters, and she was raised by a single mother. Pallas soon began writing poetry to help her cope with the struggles of growing up in poverty. In high school, she recorded raps on other students' pagers to earn money. At 16, Pallas lived in group homes, where she began to master her craft under the guidance of her mentor, Sherrille Lamb. When she was 20, Pallas left Evanston and found a home in Missoula, MT, where she linked up with Wapikiya Records and began recording her first project, "The 1966 Collection EP Vol. 1". With intense emotion fused into her words, she speaks of the trials of life, encounters with love, and the ambitions of a young woman trying to make it in an unforgiving world. Her skillful knack for imagery explodes over the beat as she exposes her soul on her tracks and sings of her encounters with physical abuse. "I think everyone can relate to my music because I've been through it all. I just want to connect with folks".