With lyrics that emit self-confidence and authenticity Grey Genius had humble beginnings. Born in Milwaukee, WI she first encountered music like most industry legends, in church. Marveling at her grandmother's take on traditional Christian hymns, she began mimicking what she heard. It wasn’t until the age of five that her mimicking developed into a full-on love affair with music. When she saw the video for Toni Braxton’s hit “Un-Break My Heart” on MTV’s The Box, Genius watched mesmerized by her range and ability to convey emotion with each note she discovered her first love, music.
What really gave Grey the push she needed to become an artist was watching her uncle and father make music. It was from then on, she began her own journey to artistry. At eleven, while most children were riding bikes or jumping rope, Grey began rapping, singing, and writing her own songs.
Despite her Hip-Hop and R&B roots, she is not afraid of staying true to her story, defying the notion of fitting within the confines of any particular genre. Radio Milwaukee had an opportunity to talk with her and said: “If you ask her about her name, she’ll tell you that her first name represents how her music style isn’t black and white. She exposes herself to all types of music and feels that she has been blessed with a limitless style, which makes her feel like a genius” (a la 88Nine).
To date, Grey Genius has released three mixtapes entitled Take It or Leave It (2012), My Love Is… (2014) and most recently, LATE NIGHTS COOL DRINKS (2018). Currently, she is collaborating with fellow artists, experimenting with her sound and continuing to grow with each new experience. You can feel her authenticity and devotion to the story and the music. You will always feel the soul that is Grey Genius. And that’s exactly how she wants it to be.
Recently she has performed at several events including:
Ladies 1st – Marcus Performing Arts Center - August 22nd
MKE Live: Groove Edition – Cactus Club- August 21st 2019
Washington Park Wednesdays – Washington Park - August 21st 2019
Bronzeville Cultural and Arts Festival - Bronzeville District - August 4th 2019
House of Renji Presents: WHT SMMR– Cactus Club – June 28th 2019
Milwaukee Aces Halftime Performance – Cardinal Stritch University – June 22nd 2019
Locust Street Festival – MKE Expanded Stage -June 9th 2019