Genesis Owusu, JessB


7:30 pmThursday, 22 November 2018


Workers Club

51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

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Making his mark on the Australian music scene, Genesis Owusu is continually delivering his own ever-changing and unique style of hip-hop that showcases both his artistic versatility and poetic approach.

In 2015, Owusu was a top 5 finalist in the Triple J Unearthed High competition; now at age 19, the Canberra rapper has already performed explosive live sets at Groovin’ The Moo, Spilt Milk and St. Jerome’s Laneway. 

Genesis Owusu’s notoriety is continually growing, gaining nods from VICE, i-D Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Thank Guard, Pilerats, Tonedeaf, LNWY, AUD’$, Earmilk, FBi Radio and Triple J, becoming Triple J Unearthed’s feature artist in January/February of 2017.

Noting a long list of influences on his including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Ocean, Miles Davis, Wu-Tang Clan and Kanye West, Genesis Owusu takes inspiration from an expansive range of sources to create laid back, jazz-infused-jams, and experimental genre-bending hardcore hip-hop, which was showcased in his debut 2017 release, “CARDRIVE EP”. Owusu now continues his tradition of progressiveness, boasting collaborations with members of the Grammy-nominated band Hiatus Kaiyote.

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