Artist Interview: BouyGenius
Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is BouyGenius and I am a Hip-Hop songwriter from Youngstown Ohio. I started writing music when I was 13 years old but I began as a Christian hip-hop rapper. My decision to change my genre was based on wanting to express my thoughts and feelings without being labeled and told what is acceptable in my music. Now I create music that is motivating and uplifting. My goal is to be a positive light in the hip-hop community.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest project is the come up EP. This 7 track project was tailored to give fans an introduction to the music and Artistry of boy genius. This is the first official project of mine and it is being featured by my label Bentley Records. It is also available for stream on datpiff.com
My newest single ” Can’t Hang” will be on my new project being released soon and can be streamed now on SoundCloud.com.
What inspired you to write this release?
A lot of my inspiration comes from my personal experiences. I write my music to help people evoke a new way of thinking but my music always comes from the perspective of self. So, a lot you’ll hear me talk about things that are really going on and life, sometimes at that very moment. My inspiration always comes from wanting to be better.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes, I have plans to release many visuals in the near future.
Any plans to hit the road?
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
As an Indie artist, I Brand Myself by creating music that is out of the normal expectation for hip hop. My music promotes growth and change and I choose to use my music to tell my story as an upcoming artist. My stage name was also chosen to amplify the professionalism in my music.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Lately, I’ve been listening to Meek Mill, Future, Rick Ross, Drake, and Migos.
Tell us about your passions
I have two beautiful kids, Alayah Brantley (3 months) and Amir Brantley (2 years). They are my sunlight and I will make sure they are always taken care of.
What else is happening next in your world?
I am working on putting together my first album through Bentley Records and Produced by Pushing Keys. More information will be Available soon.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Alphonso!