Maine-based producer/artist Genius Black brings the posse along for this protest song titled “HEAD DOWN.” The track sees him working with Drell, Shane Reis, Shameek the God, and TinyFoot who all add their perspective on police brutality, racial profile and discrimination, and more.
The production makes use of a familiar vocal sample and lush guitar riffs that blend perfectly with the punchy drum groove. The icing on the cake is the way each performer tackles the subject matter from their own personal lens.
Genius Black is an artist and music producer in Portland, Maine. Born into an analog world that became digital, he evolved with it – bringing along the best aspects of each world. Genius Black’s music is fresh and classic all at the same time. Naturally a storyteller and motivator, he focuses on collaboration and production as a craft. Genius Black came to Maine to attend Bowdoin College. He studied Africana Studies, focusing on writing and cultural studies. He is also co-director of Black Owned Maine, a social justice-based non-profit, formed in the Summer of 2020.
get “HEAD DOWN” on Soundcloud.