Genesis Owusu - “Wit’ Da Team” [Single] (OURNESS)
Add Date: 11/27/2018
FCC: Explicit (Radio Edit Available)
Formats: College, Hip Hop, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
Artist Info: Quickly cementing himself as one of Australia's most exciting new talents, Genesis Owusu shared his new single 'Wit Da Team' on November 12, 2018. The track is the first in a run of new material produced by Callum Connor, who operates as a key member of Anderson Paak's band, the Free Nationals. The two artists fit together flawlessly, with Owusu's laid-back flow sitting perfectly above Connor's sun-drenched musical backdrop, with this first taste an exciting example of what's to come from this collaboration.
Of the new relationship, Owusu says, “I love working with Callum because that man knows how to bring the funk out of me. We're gonna get some snacks, listen to some Prince, light up some incense and get these vocals popping.”
Genesis Owusu is a 20-year-old Australian/Ghanaian hip-hop artist who also is a student of poetry and fashion. A top-five finalist in the Triple J Unearthed High School competition at age 17, Genesis then went on to win the 2016 Triple J Unearthed Laneway competition. His debut EP Cardrive, released last year, exposed him to a crop of new admirers intrigued by his unique abilities. Awareness around Owusu peaked following the EP, with the singles “Sideways” and “Awomen, Amen” (both produced by Hiatus Kaiyote members Simon Marvin and Perrin Moss) both being added to rotation on Triple J, as well as receiving the nod of approval from the likes of Okayplayer, Mixmag, and XLR8R.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, Genesis’ family moved to Canberra in 2000, when he was just two. 'Being put in that situation automatically made me an outlier, which was something I quickly grew to accept and own'.
This unapologetic attitude is shown most on stage, with the in-demand artist also scheduled to appear at Lost Paradise and Hills Are Alive Festivals in the coming months, as well as a run of his own dates in support of the new single later this month. His electric live show has thrilled new fans, supporting the likes of Cosmo's Midnight, Noname, Aminé and Safia in recent months. Fresh off highlighting himself as one of the strongest artists at September's Bigsound Conference, this new run of dates will see Owusu continue to his growth into the future-star that has just started to scratch the surface of his immense potential.