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JUST ME, MY MIND, MY PEN, MY KEYBOARD AND MY RECORDING EQUIPMENT. STRAIGHT UP RAW STREET ENERGY MUSIC, FROM THE BEATS TO THE SONGS.
Red Son
I go by the name of OG Geno, I'm a songwriter, rap artist and producer and promoter of my own brand of music which I call G. Style.
Band/artist history
OG Geno was born and raised in Chicago Illinois until he was 3 months away from his 17th birthday. His mother then moved to Flint Michigan, which is where he still lives today. He first got into rappin & songwriting when he was about 13 years old, and that's when he found out that he had a love and a talent to do both of them really well. His friends and family had no idea that he could rap or write songs because he never shared it with anyone for a long time. But when he did, all the people that heard him were impressed that he could do it, and do it well. Although he started rappin and writing songs at age 13, he didn't get into making beats until age 29. Basically because he never had access to a real studio, So he bought himself a keyboard and the process was then set into motion. OG Geno says, that in his young teenage years and in his young 20's, he didn't have his own studio, he didn't know anybody that had a studio, and he didn't know anybody that knew anybody that had a studio. So out of the love of the music and sheer neccessity he ended up putting together his own home made studio in the basement of his house. OG Geno has music in his blood. His father Creadel "Red" Jones, was an original member of the singing group known as The Chi-Lites. His mother and father got a divorce when he was about 4 years old, and he hasn't seen his father since then, but he still carries the blood of an legendary artist in his body. When he went looking for his father in 2005, he found out that his father had died in 1994, and later that year he went on to write a song that he dedicated to his father called "Red Son", which can be heard on his myspace page. www.myspace.com/oggeno OG Geno is now a self taught songwriter, rap artist, producer and promoter of his own brand of music, which he calls G. Style Records. He is always quick to point out that, the "G" in G. Style stands for Geno. OG Geno has now begun to receive compliments and support for his music from people all over the world, since he first started putting his music on the internet in 2005. He is truly a trend setter and a go getter that's always looking for a new challenge to take on. With or without a record deal, OG Geno is bound to attract the attention of a lot of people with his original beats, lyrics and rappin skills. Ladies and Gentlemen, I now introduce to you OG Geno. www.myspace.com/oggeno
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I HAVE DONE A FEW SHOWS AT SOME LOCAL CLUBS IN FLINT TO SEE IF THEY WOULD FEEL ME,AND THEY DID,AND NOW I'M DEFINITLY NOT GOING TO STOP MAKING MUSIC.
Your musical influences
THE CHI-LITES [timeless songs & a LOTTA hits], THE FUNK BROTHERS [the Motown sound-research this band and you might learn something] ,CURTIS MAYFIELD [Superfly], MARVIN GAYE [Inner city blues], SMOKEY ROBINSON [good writing & smooth singing], Frank Sinatra [My Way,my favorite song from him] Russell Simmons [strickly business], ICE T. [6 in the morning], NWA [straight outta Compton] ,ICE CUBE [good writing,good mic skills,& good business man], SCHOOLY D.[cheba,cheba], T-LA ROCK [it's yours] ,KOOL MOE DEE [I go to work, good writing & mic skills, the boy can FLOW], KURTIS BLOW [the breaks], GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS 5 [the message], AFRIKA BAMBAATAA [planet rock], BIG DADDY KANE [cool, smooth & can rock the mic], RUN DMC [hard times], LL.COOL J[radio,the boy can flow,and handle his business], ERIC B & RAKIM [microphone fiend], SPICE 1 [east bay gangster], DR.DRE [them beats], TIMBERLAND [them beats] MASTER P.[No Limit/Beats By The Pound], P.DIDDY [BAD BOY], GHETTO BOYS AND ANYONE ELSE THAT TRULY CAN EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITH WORDS AND HARMONY.
What equipment do you use?
ENSONIQ 16 TRAK KEYBOARD, BERRINGER B-1 MICROPHONE ,ROLAND 890 DIGITAL RECORDER, MACKIE 24 CHANNEL MIXER
Anything else?
I just want it to be known that my music is not an attempt to poison the minds of my listeners, it's just my way of saying what I think and feel, and it's just one of the styles of music that I like. It's not much different from the style of movies I like- Gangsta- Drama- and Action. Just thought I'd let y'all know that, if anyone cares to know. You might be a person that has an ant farm in a fish aquarium in your bedroom, & to me, I'm like, why in the hell would I want a bunch of ants, in a fish aquarium, in my bedroom? But, I'm like, "WHATEVER".. you be you, and let me be me... G. Style!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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