Underground rapper/poet Genesis the Greykid is embarking on a journey to set an example for urban youth in Chattanooga and Virginia by building a community of progressive artists through his various projects.
Russell Mcgee Jr. better known as Genesis the GreyKid began as a ghostwriter 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 called “Note To Pharrell" directed at renowned producer Pharrell Williams member of the hip hop group, The Neptunes.
“Note to Pharrell” grabbed the attention of entrepreneur Kristoff Murphy, who later introduced Genesis the GreyKid to music mogul and art gallery owner Damon Dash. Genesis the GreyKid eventually signed with branding/media label Creative Control Tv. He was one of the many performers at Baltimore’s African American Festival, which draws a crowd of some 300,000 people each year.
Genesis the GreyKid’s will be working in NYC on the Grey Matter project, a collection of progressive poetry and music. Upon his return, he plans to help creative outlets in Chattanooga and Virginia draw attention to the many politically and socially conscious artists who create music, art and poetry.