Ed Genesis "The Onliest"

Ed Genesis "The Onliest"

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The content, the creativity, the versatility, the mass appeal, the message, the flow, the consistency, the impact, the delivery, the swagger, the look, the style, the voice, the confidence, the mind.... "The Onliest".


If God decided to rap this would be the body, the voice and the face he would use and with faith he would move even the spirit of an atheist dude...
-Ed Genesis-
No Brakes
Who is bold enough to say such a thing and yet so justified in doing so? No one other than Ed Genesis “The Onliest”. He is an artist not bound by years but secured by wisdom. He survived an unfortunately typical ‘80’s inner city childhood that is now a cliché “must have” to be successful in hip hop. Instead of capitalizing on the negativity, Ed Genesis is using it as a tool to show the world that anything is possible. Millions of people are able to put words together that rhyme and even say them in a catchy way over a nice beat. The difference between them and Ed Genesis is his mind.

He was born Edward Griffin in Gary, Indiana in 1975. His mother tried her hardest to raise her oldest son the best she could. From his earliest memory, she was giving him the game he would need to survive, not only at the time, but also for the rest of his life. Unbeknownst to him, his battle with this world would not start on the streets; it would start at home.

As a child, he was extremely creative. He took pride in using his vocabulary. Like others who grew up in that era, The Message by Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five was his first exposure to rap music. At the age of 7 he created his first rap. For a child who was born and raised in what was once the murder capitol of the world, music was more than entertainment, it was an escape. The street life was not debatable. Once shoved in, he drew to the streets like a shark in the ocean. As he got older, the things his mother told him began to manifest themselves. Life as he knew it was not about options, but about survival.

In 1992, his circumstances led him to make Kalamazoo, Michigan his permanent home. Noticing that life there was different, he was able to focus more on his craft. Those verses about life in Gary transformed Ed Griffin to King Ed G to Ed Genesis. Telling himself that rap was not going to pay the bills, he did what was necessary to survive. In 1999, he could no longer ignore what he is here to do. He started his record label R.N.R.O (formerly Ride Out Records) that year with partner Kevin Ford. He began to perform more and would often do so with his group the Thurobred Ridahs. He has opened for Twista, Trina, Memphis Bleek, Juvenile and Amerie to name a few. To date he has released eight underground albums.

It did not take long for people to notice Ed Genesis is different. It was not the fact that his mind is his notebook and his studio. Sure, it is fascinating to watch him appear to be meditating and mumbling for five minutes and hear words put together unlike anything you have ever heard before. However, what makes him amazing is the thought he puts into his words and the deeper meaning and outlook he offers on life and all that it entails.

Rap is saturated and everyone is drowning. If you brought your head out of the water and took a breath, you would be inhaling Ed Genesis. His intellect, confidence, eloquent speech, commanding voice, and humble attitude make it easy for those who meet him or listen to his lyrics draw to him. He puts all of himself into his music. He talks about all facets of himself, which makes his content versatile. Never forgetting where his blessings come from protects his position and proves that this life is limitless. What’s real is what’s real. Certain things in life have no boundaries. For this reason, Ed Genesis is the only one who can do what he does. He is truly “The Onliest”.

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A Fifth of Gen...................2006
(track listing: The Missing Link, Fit The Shoes, Testimony of Elements, Guilty Hands, Gary, IN, Y.A.K. (You Already Know), A Fifth of Gen, Sensuate (sense-you-wait), No Brakes, A Little More Time, Kick Back, Relax, Do Re Mi, Nobody Move, Pimpish Views III, So Pretty, Get Off Work, Sista' Don't You Weep, The Night the Scarecrow Cried)

Album available at www.Ed-Genesis.com, G&O Dollar Deals (Kalamazoo, MI), CD Warehouse (Kalamazoo, MI), CD Baby.com (www.cdbaby.com/cd/edgenesis), Tower Records (www.towerrecords.com)

Additional retailers to be added

The Gift............................2005
Droppin' Filthy..................2004
Keep Ridin'.......................2003
Droppin' Dirty...................2003
The Arraignment..............2002
Thurobred Ridah's............2002
The Onliest......................2001
The Beginning.................1999

Publishing: My Onliest Publishing (ASCAP)

Current Airplay Songs
1. No Brakes
2. Sensuate (sense-you-wait)

Radio Stations (ongoing list):
-89.1 WIDR Kalamazoo, MI
Here it on line at: http://www.widr.org

DMP Access Music Station

TNA Radio


Prior Singles/Radio Airplay
1. The Message (made '03)
2. Let's Get High (made '99)
3. 50 Deep (made '00)
4. Tig ol' Bitties (made '00)
5. Exclusive (radio mix) (made '03)

Upcoming projects.....
Hood-Hop Vol. 1 DVD - Mixtape available now
Gen N' Juice (DVD and mixtape)

Set List

song list/time depends on venue