Domo Genesis

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Domo Genesis
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Background information
Birth name Dominique Marquis Cole
Born (1991-03-09) March 9, 1991 (age 24)
Inglewood, California, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals, Keyboards
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future Records
Associated acts Odd Future, MellowHigh, Casey Veggies, Smoke DZA, The Alchemist
Website noidols.tumblr.com
Domo Genesis in Toronto, 2011

Dominique Marquis Cole (born March 9, 1991), better known by his stage name Domo Genesis, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, currently signed to Odd Future Records. He was a member of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future and sub-group MellowHigh.

Music career[edit]

He briefly attended Arizona State University before leaving his studies to focus on a career in rapping. Domo Genesis joined Odd Future in mid-2009 because he was very good friends with Tyler, The Creator. His first mixtape, Rolling Papers, was released on August 30, 2010. Production was done entirely by Tyler, The Creator, Left Brain and Syd tha Kyd.

His second mixtape Under the Influence was released on September 20, 2011. Many saw this second release as a vast improvement over his first, citing "it's focused and rarely lacking in style — or yeah, SWAG."[1]

On February 9, 2012 Domo released a track with one of his main inspirations, Wiz Khalifa titled, "Ground Up".[2] On February 22, 2012, it was announced that Domo Genesis would have his own strain of medical marijuana named after him, Domo OG.[3]

Domo Genesis made his TV debut in the tenth episode of Odd Future's show, Loiter Squad, as Young Gunshot, his gangsta rap alter ego. Domo Genesis and The Alchemist's collaboration mixtape, No Idols, was released for free download on August 1, 2012. The first official single, "Elimination Chamber", which features Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples and Action Bronson, was released on July 16, 2012.

On April 4, 2013, Genesis with Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt performed the song "Rusty" on The Late Show with David Letterman. On October 31, 2013, Domo released MellowHigh his collaboration album with MellowHype. The album debuted at number 89 on the US Billboard 200.[4] In early November 2013, Domo Genesis revealed that he was working on a new mixtape Under the Influence 2 and his debut studio album.[5] Then in April 2014, Genesis said that he plans to release both projects before the end of 2014.[6] He then hinted on twitter that the release of Under the Influence 2 would be on November 5, 2014.[7]

Influences[edit]

Domo stated in recent interview that he is influenced by both East Coast and West hip-hop and cites Nas and Mobb Deep as his influences.[6] He has also stated that he is influenced by MF DOOM and Wiz Khalifa.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Under the Influence (2015)

Mixtapes[edit]

With Odd Future[edit]

Studio albums
Mixtapes
  • Radical (2010)
Compilations

With MellowHype as MellowHigh[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Pigs Fly" 2009 Tyler, The Creator Bastard
"Brain" 2010 MellowHype BlackenedWhite
"Window" 2011 Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Mike G, Frank Ocean Goblin
"SWV" 2012 Smoke DZA Sweet Baby Kushed God
"Ashtray" Rugby Thompson
"Greezy" MellowHype MELLOWHYPEWEEK
"Rusty" 2013 Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt Wolf
"Y.N.T." Prodigy Albert Einstein
"Camp Registration" The Alchemist, Step Brothers, Blu, Action Bronson SSUR
"1010 Wins" The Alchemist, Action Bronson, Meyhem Lauren, Roc Marciano, Despot
"Tesla" The Alchemist, Freddie Gibbs, Hodgy Beats
"20 Wave Caps" Earl Sweatshirt Doris
"Knight"
"Byron G" 2014 Step Brothers (The Alchemist & Evidence) Lord Steppington
"Robes" Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Earl Sweatshirt Piñata
"Piñata" Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, G-Wiz, Casey Veggies, Sulaiman, Meechy Darko, Mac Miller
"The G Code" The Alchemist, Action Bronson, Blu The Good Book
"Hallelujah" Dilated Peoples, Fashawn, Rapsody, Vinnie Paz, Action Bronson Directors of Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Weiss (September 22, 2011). "Domo Genesis stays 'Under the Influence' on new mixtape". LA Times. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Listen to Ground Up on Hulkshare – Free Music Streaming & Download. Hulkshare.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  3. ^ Domo Genesis O.G. – Domo Genesis / Mike G – OddFutureTalk Forums. Oddfuturetalk.com (2012-02-22). Retrieved on 2012-08-20.
  4. ^ HipHopDX (6 November 2013). "Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales - HipHopDX". HipHopDX. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "MellowHigh Opens Up About Their Album, Having Kids & More - Video". stupidDOPE. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ a b HipHopDX (3 April 2014). "Domo Genesis On Odd Future: "It's Time To Step Up For Myself"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Peoples Champ. on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  8. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16957-no-idols/
  9. ^ Domo Genesis (January 3, 2012). "No Idols album announcement". Twitter. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  1. ^ artist twitter bio