Genesis Blu, a native Houstonian, exemplifies the heart and soul from the Golden Era of hip hop. As an emcee her lyrics are versatile, hard hitting, and smooth with swagger. Genesis' recent performances include opening for: The Pharcyde, DJ Mannie Fresh (SXSW 2015), the legendary Rakim, and Bun B from UGK. Genesis began writing lyrics and poetry at age 11 and was performing in night clubs by age 12. Genesis put down her pen for a few years to attend school but decided during the dissertation phase of her PhD that her love for music was greater. Genesis is a gifted artist, motivational speaker, DJ, and Raptivist. Her current mixtape #3Peace has been receiving buzz and accolades from the underground hip hop community as she aims to prove that women can be successful and respected lyricists.
"Now Genesis Blu, a local female rapper who is starting to gain her own footing, has helped start a movement known as #StillDreamin. The initiative even prompted Mayor Annise Parker to respond by declaring April 24 as '"Still Dreamin" Day" in the City of Houston. It may have flown under the radar since it's about a social cause and not a celebrity, but the message was clear: the city's youth are not apathetic towards social change, especially if the society they dreamed about as kids has not yet become a reality."
-Brandon Caldwell, Houston Press