Genesis Be

Genesis Be

 Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
SoloHip HopPop

“Genesis’ hard work, positive messages, and talent are an inspiration to every single educator, student and community member who is lucky enough to come in contact with this focused, conscious and very mature woman. Genesis is making very impressive strides for a very young artist.”

-Jeff Rabhan

Biography

Hailing from Biloxi, Mississippi (Gulf Coast), Genesis Be, released her first self-produced album at the tender age of 16. After Hurricane Katrina devastated her hometown, she relocated to New York after being accepted into the highly selective Clive Davis Institute at NYU.  As a SESAC affiliated songwriter, her laid back southern delivery & witty, intelligent wordplay has been received positively from critics at LA Times, Village Voice & the DailyBeast, Her unique blend of social commentary coupled with a comedic lyrical approach, has made her a crowd favorite among the emerging young black activists movement in Bed Stuy & East New York. Her fan base of college age club goers has increased significantly since her involvement as a radio host on WNYU's 89.1 FM and Brooklyn based radio station Bondfire Radio. Genesis Be is recently dropped a mixtape called "Poli Trap" (political trap music) in late 2016. Recent press include Billboard, NY DailyNews, ABC News, Yahoo Music, The Grio and more which covered her April 26th SOB's performance in which Be protested Mississippi's recent announcement to make April "Confederate Heritage Month".

Lyrics

Million And One

Written By: Genesis Be & Ebonie Smith

"Million and One" Lyrics

Intro-

It’s been a minute right? It’s been along time but it’s like… I got these questions on my mind. And I just gotta know… and I just gotta know…

1st Verse-

Now that you've come back
After all this time
Tell me how have things been going for you
So funny how I thought I'd never see you again
But you look so good
And this feels so right
Why don't you spend the night
Just like old time
There's a million and one things I want to ask you
(Ask you)

Chorus: I’ve got a Million and One questions to ask you,
A Million and One questions my love
I’ve got a Million and One questions to ask you,
A Million and One questions my love

2nd Verse-

Do you think about the time that we first met, our first conversation and our first text.
Do you ever stop and wonder just where we would be if it wasn't for the drama would you still be with me? Cause I still feel the warmth of your breath on my neck, I still smell the scent of your body in my bed and I apologize for the things that I said but we both made mistakes that I wish I could forget.

Bridge
Do you think about the time we were up real late. Just staying on the phone till the break of day, knowing that we had to get up, Does she do all the things I used to do, take care of home and ride for you, there's a part of us that I can't lose
So many things to say to you, I've got a million and one questions to ask you, A million and one questions my love.

Insert Chorus-

3rd Verse-

Do you think about me like Im thinking of you, Do you dream about me, cause I'm dreaming of you, and even though im with somebody else I have to wonder why you remainin' on my mind and late nights I cry, Do you still make that funny little noise when you laugh, Do you still keep your feelings bottled up when you sad, Does she show up at your job and rub your back after work? Leave you little notes in the pockets of your shirt?

Bridge
Do you think about the time we were up real late. Just staying on the phone till the break of day, knowing that we had to get up, Does she do all the things I used to do, take care of home and ride for you, there's a part of us that I can't lose
So many things to say to you, I've got a million and one questions to ask you, A million and one questions my love.

Chorus X2

Swurve

Written By: Genesis Be

Intro: Lo-Key baby, Genesis Be Baby,
Q-Wreck on the beat. Q Wreck on the beat!

Verse 1
Pass the mic and watch me rock,
Meet me in the parking lot,
I’m leaning on that heavy chevy,
Swang it like a Tomahawk,
I’m something like a cosmonaut
I’m on another planet,
Like Mars Spittin Bars Super star
Like I’m Janet.
R.I.P. to Michael Jack,
Hoping that he might come back,
If he don’t I’ll write a track
And shout him out like white or black,
Black or white it down’t matter,
Keep that drink up in my bladder,
I got game, shoots and ladders,
Steve Irkle, Family matters.
Really no need for the hate,
No need for the cake,
I bake my bread alone,
Put my gees In the safe
Then I head to the bank
Gotta try to get this loan,
On this mic I’m so relentless,
NYU is so expensive,
I’m gonna be in debt for the rest of my life,
If I don’t sell these records.

Bridge
And so I make my body rock
And then I make my neck snap,
Put my hands up in the sky and drop it
When the snare crack,
Middle of the floor, Everybody watch,
I make my shoulders rock and then I
Kick it up a notch BAM!

Chorus: Swure With Both Hands (Repeated)
{You know what to do to make me move ) x2

Verse 2
Yeah I might have A.D.D. but I don’t take no Aderol,
Ridalin, you kiddin man? I’m bouncin’ like a basketball,
Super Sayon Dragon Ball, Inuyasha eatin’ sushi,
Coco Dame in Mitzubishi, Lo-Key ridin’ in Sazuki,
And my life is like a movie, that’s why I fire actors,
Hear my track they break their back,
I think they need a chiropractor,
And I’m in to riding tractors, Yep I’m from Mississippi,
Swisser Sweet, I split that Philly, Yep I’ll be there in a Jiffy,
Too much time on my hands so I think I can
Take a minute to stack that grand,
Take that flight to Japan, then I hop in the van,
Take a minute to stack that grand.
Like that mic that I keep in my hand,
On CSPAN, I eat when I can,
Face so white that I’m needin’ a tan,
I get no rest, I sleep when I can.

Bridge:
And so I make my body rock
And then I make my neck snap,
Put my hands up in the sky and drop it
When the snare crack,
Middle of the floor, Everybody watch,
I make my shoulders rock and then I
Kick it up a notch BAM!

Chorus: Swure With Both Hands (Repeated)
{You know what to do to make me move ) x2

Verse 3
(Various Lyrics Repeated and Chopped)

Chorus: Swure With Both Hands (Repeated)
{You know what to do to make me move ) x2

Discography

Albums available on iTunes and CD Baby.com
17 In America
18 In America
19 In America
Mississippi To Manhattan

Set List

Range from 20 to 40 minute sets.

Songs estimate running time is 4 minutes each.

Types of sets include:

FUNDRAISERS & NON-PROFITS
Deeper lyrical content. Socially or politically driven. Hosting services available.

STANDARD HIP HOP SHOW
Upbeat and lyrically charged songs. Club dance joints.

SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULTS PROGRAMS
Motivational Speaking. "Clean" songs. Question and Answer Segment.

ACOUSTIC SETS
Guitarist and Drummer/Bongo/Congas: Spoken Word, Freestyle, etc.