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Greetings fellow Doebotz! I am very pleased to introduce an extremely talented writer and hip-hop artist by the name of “Genesis”. I can remember earlier this year I was told about this guy named Genesis by a good friend of mine named Brenner Vasquez of INDI:VSBL Media. Brenner was explaining how his brother Ivan had been working with Genesis, and that he was making some real noise on the radio stations in Va. Beach, Va. It wasn’t until Brenner teamed up with his brother Ivan & Genesis to shoot his music video for ”I Just Want To Be A Writer (Note To Pharrell)” that I knew what was really going on. I can honestly say it has been a minute since I’ve heard an artist that I thought was a perfect representation of Hip-Hop, not that sh*t that plays over and over on your local radio stations day in & day out. Shortly after listening to the entire Grey Skies Mixtape, I took it upon myself to reach out to Genesis and express my gratitude for his verbal expressions over beats and to also pitch a non-exclusive sponsorship opportunity, which I am happy to say he accepted. Mark my words, you will be hearing his name a lot more in the near future! Doebotz is honored to work with Genesis, and we hope that you enjoy this brief interview inside the world of Russell McGee, Jr aka Genesis…
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DBZ: So Genesis, where are you from originally & where do you reside now?
Genesis: I’m from Virginia Beach, Va but reside in Chattanooga, Tn right now.
DBZ: When & how did you become interested in music?
Genesis: Around middle school really…I always refer back to this poem by T.S. Elliot, I forget the name of it now (laugh), I think its The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock ~ or Song of J Alfred Prufrock something close to this. The lyrical wit and metaphors he used to explain this small fraction of time, the love, and his feelings with this girl was written in a way I’ve never heard. This planted the seed for me to write/rap.
DBZ: Who are some of your influences? (not only confined to music)
Genesis: Besides my spiritual influences, I’d have to say Nat King Cole, Radiohead, Getz/Gilberto, my parents of course…not to get too mushy, (laugh), but I really feel like I’ve had the best parents growing up and there still the best in my book.