Writing since 11, Genocide knew early in life that he wanted be the “Best Rapper Alive” like the great Jay Z he grew up listening to. Growing up in Houston, this was particularly strange because of the contrast in sounds the two regions produced. One being driven off lyricism and the other driven off beats and feeling. His musical influences in his early years were artist like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Sade, Earth Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson.
Music and writing has always been an outlet for Genocide. “I would always freestyle at the back of the bus and school parties for fun. My cousin introduced me to Jay Z and Chamillionaire and that really set a spark in me." By 15, he started opening for acts like Lil Boosie, Webbie, Rich Boy, Trae tha Truth, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, and many more. “Devin The dude told me I was dope...lol. Iʼm like, YOU'RE dope. Those types of experiences keep me going.”
Tasks: Music & Video Production, Marketing & Branding