IceBurghSociety.com Exclusive Interview:
Welcome to the new exclusive interview series, called "My Intro..."! This series will be the first introduction for many talented up and coming artist out of the coldest country out, Canada!
We introduce the latest featured artist, the soulful and creative Toronto artist, SE'LAH GENESIS! On the heels of her latest album, "Celestial Tings" just dropped Sunday November 20th, she interviews with us to give you an insight to who she is, what brought her to Hip Hop and where she plans on bringing it. Read on.
IceBurghSociety.com: Where are you from?
Se'Lah Genesis: Conceived in Toronto. Born and raised in Ottawa.
IceBurghSociety.com: What got you into Hip Hop?
Se'Lah Genesis: My aunt was married to an American when I was a kid and they lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. My uncle, at the time, used to mail us VHS videos of BET, because we didn't have that here. These videos introduced me to Digital Underground, Kool Mo Dee, LL Cool J, Chubb Rock, Big Daddy Kane, Queen Latifah, and Naughty by Nature; to name a few.
IceBurghSociety.com: How would you describe yourself as an artist?
Se'Lah Genesis: Creative, experimentative and uplifting.
IceBurghSociety.com: What led to your style of delivery and beat-selection?
Se'Lah Genesis: I feel out everything. I am a very spiritual being. I am music. I let the Universe guide me. When I'm drawn to something I go with it!
IceBurghSociety.com: How do you think you differ from other artists?
Se'Lah Genesis: I think we are all unique unto ourselves. I don't know if I would use the word differ so much. I just stay focused on what brings me joy and don't bother too much about others. I super appreciate the immense talents of other artists and often try to support as much as I feel inspired to do; whether it be buying their music, seeing a show or liking or sharing their posts. I try to keep my appreciation up.
IceBurghSociety.com: Who influenced your style?
Se'Lah Genesis: Old school hip-hop and 90s rnb mostly. To add some names: Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott, and Lauryn Hill.
IceBurghSociety.com: What ‘s the most important item in your music collection?
Se'Lah Genesis: I have a boom box and a bunch of cassette tapes. If you're talking album wise: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, The Sneak Attack, Sade's greatest Hits, The Score, and Floetic.
IceBurghSociety.com: Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Se'Lah Genesis: I'm going cheat and write a list!!!
IceBurghSociety.com: What's the most successful or highest point in your career?
Se'Lah Genesis: Being able to perform live and collaborate with so many amazing musical talents. Oh, and having Keith Murray like one of my IG vids!! LOL
IceBurghSociety.com: Any Final Shout-Outs?
Se'Lah Genesis: To everybody seeking their joy and conforming only to themselves. S/O to everyone embracing their individuality and making it work in their life. S/O to the dreamers, believers and receivers. And S/O to Iceburgh Society for being a part of the solution and taking the interest to host these interviews.
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