Genesis the Greykid
|Genesis the Greykid|
|Birth name||Russell McGee Jr.|
|Also known as||Genesis the Greykid|
|Origin||Virginia Beach, Va|
|Occupations||music & poetry|
|Associated acts||Creative Control TV|
|Website||Talking Apples & Oranges|
Russell McGee Jr, better known as Genesis the Greykid, is an underground hip-hop artist and poet, from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was co-signed by the Branding/Media Label Creative Control TV (which use to be under the DD172 umbrella) by filming duo/CEO's Coodie & Chike.
Although Genesis father was in the military, he spent most of his life in Virginia Beach, Virginia where he attended First Colonial High School his freshman year then transferred to Frank W. Cox High School until he graduated. Inspired by legendary poet T. S. Eliot, Genesis showed an early interest in poetry, having some work published in the book "Treasury of American Poets: Volume III". Genesis would later credit poetry as his reasons for getting involved in hip hop later on in life.
Genesis started out ghost writing before coming out as an artist in the early part of 2010 with his first mix tape titled "Grey Skies". Later that year he released "Grey Skies 2" which included a track directed at Pharrell Williams called "Note To Pharrell" aka "I Just Wanna Be A Writer". This track grabbed the attention of Kristoff Murphy, who later became his manager and introduced Genesis to Dame Dash (hip hop mogul) at DD172. Toward the end of 2010, Genesis the Greykid was introduced to Coodie & Chike who co-signed him to Creative Control TV and shot the video "Here We Are" in 2011 for the artist. Genesis the Greykid was one of the many performers at Baltimores African American Festival (2011), which draws a crowd of some 300,000 people each year.
- "Do you know" (2012) shot by Coodie & Chike
- "a thought" (2012) shot by Coodie & Chike
- "Here We Are" (2011) shot by Coodie & Chike
- "Music" / "Braille & Sign Language" (2011) shot by Brenner Vas.
- "Note to Pharrell" aka "I Just Wanna Be A Writer" (2010) shot by Brenner Vas.
- I Wrote This In Class
- Seeing the Invisible
- I left the front door open
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- A Treasury Of America Poetry III. League Of American Poets. 2007. p. 368. ISBN B000RRQFIM Check
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- Maza, Erik (29 June 2011). "African-American Festival performance schedule released". http://www.baltimoresun.com/. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- Daugherty, Kayenecha. "::RECAP:: The Cultural Stage | Baltimore African American Festival". The Soulcialista Website. Gypsy. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Genesis the Greykid — Chrisette Michelle — Epiphany — Charlie Wilson — Noel Gourdin". Eventful. Retrieved 6 July 2011.