Video: Genesis Be "PSA #1: Nothing Brings Me Down" - Okayplayer

Video: Genesis Be "PSA #1: Nothing Brings Me Down"

by Petra
8 years ago

Okay Players, I’m honored to introduce you to Genesis Be, a fellow graduate from NYU, who does a lot more than rock the mic right. Watch her latest video here, PSA #1 “Nothing Brings Me Down,” a response to the Occupy movement and the current situation of our world.

Hailing from Biloxi, Mississippi, Genesis Be is an entrepreneur and activist who is changing the way hip hop works from the bottom up. Back in 2006, she founded her independent production company Open Sky Artworks, and she is currently working on a youth empowerment campaign in the Gulf Coast Strive Till I Rise, utilizing hip-hop to organize activism around key issues affecting youth, primarily HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy and drug abuse. Also, listen to a radio interview I did with Genesis Be back in February, including a bunch more of her music, on the women’s-voices-only edition of my weekly program Hip-Hop & Her Family on WNYU.org Radio.

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