Genius (Krizz Kaliko album)

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Studio album by Krizz Kaliko
Released July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)
Genre Alternative hip hop, R&B
Length 61:19
Label Strange Music
Producer Karbon, Matic Lee, Rob Rebeck, Seven, Wyshmaster, Young Fyre
Krizz Kaliko chronology
Shock Treatment
Singles from Genius
  1. "Back Pack"
    Released: June 30, 2009[1]
  2. "Happy Birthday"
    Released: June 30, 2009[2]
  3. "Misunderstood"
    Released: June 30, 2009[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[5]
RapReviews (7/10)[6]

Genius is the second album from Krizz Kaliko, an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri, which was released on July 14, 2009.[7] Confirmed guests include Tech N9ne, E-40, Kutt Calhoun and Big Scoob.[8]

On July 7, 2009, a music video for the single "Misunderstood" was released on the Strange Music YouTube Account.[9]

When discussing the song "Misunderstood" in an interview, Krizz revealed the inspiration behind the production of the song. The idea struck him while watching an infomercial for the 1960s show, The Munsters. He called up the producer, Michael Summers, and told him to "youtube the Munsters theme song, then call me back and I'll tell you how to do this beat." He notes that several of the instruments used to construct the beat are the same used to compose the Munsters theme.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[11] Length
1. "Intro" S. Watson Robert Rebeck 0:18
2. "Chip On My Shoulder" S. Watson Seven, Krizz Kaliko 2:11
3. "Genius" A. Yates, S. Watson Matic Lee 2:52
4. "Back Pack" M. Queen, S. Watson Wyshmaster 3:38
5. "Doe Doe" (featuring E-40) E. Stevens, S. Watson Matic Lee 4:30
6. "Get Off" (featuring Tech N9ne) A. Yates, S. Watson Matic Lee 3:58
7. "Butt Naked Fun" M. Queen, S. Watson Seven, Krizz Kaliko 2:53
8. "Getcha Life Right" (featuring Skatterman & Snug Brim) A. Henderson, S. Landis, S. Watson Young Fyre, Karbon 4:40
9. "Love You 2 Death" M. Queen, S. Watson Matic Lee 3:59
10. "Misunderstood" S. Watson Seven, Krizz Kaliko 2:49
11. "Bipolar" S. Watson Young Fyre 4:03
12. "Dead Wrong" S. Watson Matic Lee 2:25
13. "So High" (featuring Kutt Calhoun and Tech N9ne) A. Yates, M. Calhoun, S. Watson Matic Lee 3:10
14. "The Chemical" S. Watson Seven, Krizz Kaliko, Robert Rebeck 2:38
15. "She'll Do" (featuring DJ Chill and Kutt Calhoun) M. Calhoun, S. Mitchell, S. Watson Young Fyre, Q-Rock 3:18
16. "Be Right Back" (featuring Big Scoob and Tech N9ne) A. Yates, S. Ashby, S. Watson Wyshmaster 3:52
17. "Hum Drum" (featuring Tech N9ne) A. Yates, S. Watson Seven, Krizz Kaliko 2:44
18. "Happy Birthday" (featuring Tech N9ne) A. Yates, S. Watson Wyshmaster 4:21
19. "Choir Boy" M. Queen, S. Watson Matic Lee 2:34
20. "Outro" S. Watson Robert Rebeck 0:26
Total length: 61:19
Strange Music Pre-Order Digital Bonus Track
No. Title Producer(s) Length
21. "Yeah Bitch" Young Fyre, Karbon 2:28


  1. ^ "Back Pack single"., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday single"., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Misunderstood single"., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Review: Genius". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Tardio, Andres (25 July 2009). "Review: Genius". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 26 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Hernandez, Pedro 'DJ Complejo' (September 22, 2009). "Review: Genius". Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Sickology 101 tour page (with We Got This '09 Sampler)". Strange Music. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  8. ^ "Krizz Kaliko Updated Bio". 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  9. ^ ""Misunderstood" Music Video on Youtube". July 7, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2009. 
  10. ^ Tech N9ne interviewed by Rocky Flats live on the K.O.D. tour part 3. 2010-01-12. Event occurs at 2:00-2:50. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  11. ^ "Genius album"., Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-24.