O.T. Genasis is an American rapper, songwriter and musician. He is known for his singles ‘Co Co’, ‘Touchdown’ and ‘Jackie Chan’. He has millions of subscribers and followers for his YouTube channel and Instagram. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of O.T. Genasis in 2018.
Early life and biography:
O.T. Genasis was born on June 18, 1987, in Atlanta. His parents were Belizean immigrants. He grew up in long beach, California. He claims that his singing is influenced by Cutty Ranks, Buju Banton, Ludacris and Tupac Shakur. He is married and has one son who has autism.
Since 2017 he has been in a relationship with Malika Haqq.
His early days in Long Beach California were a difficult period for him. He was a witness to the crime in the notorious streets of his hometown. He was initially lured into the underworld life. He claimed that in his adolescent age he was a ‘follower’ and was even a part of the underbelly of the town. But he soon realised the futility of life in crime and was fortunate to follow a career in music leaving the infamous streets of his neighbourhood.
Career awards and nominations:
O.T. Genasis began his career in music by listening to legends like Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Jay Z. He began writing and composing songs. He was still a hustler sometimes mainly for his survival during his teenage years.
Gradually he started using music with the same aggression as he did when he was a hustler. His songs have an unmistakable stamp of his earlier vocation. His songs caught the attention of music mogul ‘50 Cent’ who gave him an opportunity in the year 2011.
He was signed for his track ‘Jackie Chan’ which was a moderate success. He thereafter worked has for the success of his song ‘Touchdown’ independently. This song was based on sports metaphor for street jostling and was very popular in the Los Angeles club scene. Sometimes O.T. Genasis used to do four episodes of the song in a club in a session to cater to popular demand.
O.T. Genasis was noticed by Busta Rhymes, a famous rapper who saw him perform at a club. He said that he loves to see how O.T. Genasis attacks the stage with such ferociousness and fearlessness.
Busta Rhyme’s conglomerate Entertainment updated ‘Touchdown’ song with a remix which features French Montana, Busta Rhymes and Juicy J., and a lot of entertaining visuals. The song peaked at no. 20 on US Billboard Hot 100.
A few months later O.T. Genasis achieved his superstar status with his song ‘CoCo’ which became one of the biggest anthems of the last decade. The song achieved cult status with OT Genasis’s charismatic delivery and clever word play.
Celebrity DJ’s like Funk master, Flex, Felli Fei and Khaled termed the song as ‘Hottest song in the street and clubs’. The song garnered 60 million views on YouTube and stood on the Billboard’s Top 40 charts.
O.T. Genasis song ‘Cut it’ featuring young Dolph peaked at No. 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts in the year 2015.
Net Worth and Earnings:
The net worth of O.T. Genasis is estimated at $5.5 million. His collaboration with G Unit Records in 2011 and Conglomerate Records in 2012 saw him peaking with famous songs like CoCo, ‘Cut it ‘and ‘Push It’. It brought him a steady income.
He also collaborated with other artists to release songs like ‘All on me’ and ‘No tomorrow’ in 2017 adding to his net worth.
OT Genasis with an ordinary family background resisted a life of a hustler and adopted music with the same gusto with which he followed crime in the streets of his hometown. His career took off with his collaboration with Busta Rhymes, and he never looked back.