Irving "OG Geno" Jones, was born the youngest of 6 children on 6/15/1969 in the city of Chicago to Ruby Lee Jones & Creadel "Red" Jones, the original bass singer of the Chi-Lites, (born 9/26/1940- died 8/25/1994- R.I.P. Dad). His first place of residence was the Robert Taylor Homes housing projects (4525 building) on the city's southside. There is where he spent the first 9 years of his life, learning to play the games that the projects play. From there he lived in a few other southside neighborhoods- 57th & Calumet- 56 & Throop and the Ida B. Wells projects. He attended Coleman Elementary, Carter Elementary & Dunbar High School, where he dropped out in the 9th grade. Geno's mother moved to the northside of Flint, Michigan in 1985. After living in Chicago for another year, Geno's brother & sister bought him a bus ticket to move to Flint with his mother in 1986, which is where he still lives today. Geno found Flint to be much different from Chicago, but as any true hustler, he learned to live there, and gain a few friends along the way. Geno was no stranger to gang life. While living in the Robert Taylor homes at age 7 or 8, he and 2 friends of his started a small gang that they named the Black Dragons. When he moved from the projects in 1978 he brung the gang's name with him & got a few other young boys in his new neighborhood to join up with him. A couple of years later he was associating with the Black Disciples & the Gangster Disciples & would later gone on to form his own street family, called the Guntown Gangster Organization in 1988. Geno is no longer gangbangin. Geno says that spending the first half of his life in Chicago & the later years in Flint, has showed him that every city has ghettos and somebody that's starting trouble. This is where he got most of the content for the songs that he creates. Geno always had a love for music. He became hooked to hiphop after hearing Rappers Delight by the Sugarhill Gang in 1980. At age 11 he learned all the words, and would spit it word for word, while his friends would say, how you remember all of that? His reply would always be "I don't know". By age 13, he was writing to other artists songs, changing the words, but keeping the flow and music of some of the top artist at that time. He did'nt know at the time, that would be the start of his G. Style Records. Thru out the 80's & 90's, Geno kept writing & flowin', then in 1998 he bought his first (well, actually 2nd, but that's another story) keyboard for $312 (the amount of his rent that month) and started writing songs to the beats in the keyboard, as well as songs to the beats he was creating. He would record his songs on a tape deck in his apartment's living room. He had a couple of homeboys (Mizzike & D. Rick) that use to stop by & flow to some of his beats. The 3 of them would also get on some songs together. After months of freestylin' over so many beats, Geno saw they he & his homeboys had it, & that he could make beats that other rappers could feel & want to flow on. This was the 2nd stage of G. Style Records. In 2001, Geno moved from his apartment & bought a house, & this is where the studio really came to be. He bought another keyboard, a 24 channel mixer, a digital recorder & a cd recorder. Thru much trial & error, he taught himself how to write songs, make beats, arrange the songs, perform the vocals on the songs & record the songs. (That's determenation for you) He would pass the cd's off to some homeboys, to see what they thought, and they were all diggin' it. Some of them would even remember the words to his songs & flow to it while it was playing, letting him know that his music could catch a person's attention. In 2005, Geno decided to go worldwide with his G. Style Records & posted his music on different websites like soundclick.com, myspace.com, Independent Artist Company.com & a few others. The response from all has been extremly well, once again showing the OG Geno that there is a place for his G. Style Records, & now he's commited to staying in the studio, making beats, writing songs, and flowin' on the mic the G. style way...

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Stoneman

9/27/2013 12:30:39 PM
Yeah man, I use to bang to (six deuce gangstas 1969) in South Central L.A. Yo, that jam is bang'n also. Much Respect from Cali man. Keep bringing that musical heat Brotha man. Tell the real story so that those who are lost can find their way out!

Stoneman




OG GENO

9/23/2008 9:12:06 AM
I'm back y'all with a COUPLE OF NEW SONS THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD,, you can always hear more from me at
www.myspace.com/oggeno




Slimdog Productions

4/16/2008 4:16:10 PM
IT'S ALL LOVE BRUTHA...People need to hear your stories. I think people need to know about people, like you, who have been through the toughest facts of life. You can teach us all something within your music. Keep teaching 'em...I'm am one, of many, who are listening...



OG GENO

2/12/2008 8:33:03 AM
I thank all of y'all for coming thru to peep at the tunes I got up in here. I got some more just waiting for your approval. I got that gangsta flow and them gangsta beats for y'all to peep out, and they'll be posted up soon. So for now, enjoy what you hear and keep an eye out for the homie OG Geno and his G. Style Records...


 

       

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OG Geno Thanks for the props yall passing out over here,go to my soundclick page to hear more if your feeling the vibe
* Your song 'I Use To Bang' has just been added to SMACK station!
* Your song 'Red Son' has just been added to SMACK station!
* Your song 'I Use To Bang' has just been added to Outside the Bachs station!
* Your song 'I Use To Bang' has just been added to Hood Tales station!
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I NEED A NEW CHALLENGE.
Because quite frankly, flowing on the mic is getting kinda boring to me. I've been doing that for over 20 years and although I still like it, I'm not super crazy about it like I use to be.. I kinda feel the same way about making beats, I've been doing that for over 10 years, and I'm not that excited about that anymore either.So I need a new challenge, and I think the best one for me would be to work for a record label in the A&R department, where I can find some new talent that can bring back the excitement of the music that I love. I would love to be the head of the hip hop division on a record label that will allow me to sign commercial artist as well as non-commercial artist, because I like street music just as much as radio music, and probably even more so, to be quite honest about it.
So until I get back on the mic, keep vibin with yo boy OG Geno, cause it ain't over for me,, I'm just getting warmed up...
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