“I’m Section.80 meets Because the Internet”
Genesis Renji is an Emmy nominated hip-hop artist based out of Milwaukee, WI. Renji’s signature high-energy performances and melodic stories in his rhymes make him an unforgettable talent.
Born in Bethesda, MD, Renji started rapping at 12 years old after his cousin Pierre introduced him to rap music. Freestyles with his brothers and cousin was something he did to fit in. This search for acceptance turned into a passion for performances in middle school and later, spoken word slams in high school.
After seeing Lupe Fiasco’s “Kick, Push” video, Renji started actively writing and recording himself. Some of his other early influences were Chamillionaire, Lil’ Wayne, and Eminem. As his interests grew and musical taste expanded, so did his sonic palette. Having a creative signature of penning vivid stories like Kendrick Lamar and pairing them with catchy, vibrant hooks like Childish Gambino helped translate into memorable music and performances from the Milwaukee emcee.
From opening for hip-hop legends Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, and Skyzoo to creating intimate show releases with cereal bars, Renji’s performances are monumentally unforgettable. Shows like these have led to his highlight performance for Aminé in front of 7,000 festival goers at Summerfest in 2018, and a sold out Milwaukee Bucks halftime performance for a crowd of 17,341. Since 2011, Renji has released a consistent and heavy flow of singles, EPs, and albums. In 2018, Renji released his LUCID EP, the Gemini Season series featuring 31 songs for 31 days straight, as well as his critically acclaimed S.I.N.S: Stories I Never Shared album that garnered positive reviews and his fastest success from a release.
Along with his heavy catalog and work ethic Renji is engineering for independent artists, most notably Chicago emcee Gerald Walker of Stalley’s Blue Collar Gang, and leading the front running his label House Of Renji which hosts artists Emmitt James, Jayne Joyce, Maal Himself, and producer Gldn Child.