Twenty-seven year old, Odis Flores, known as O.T. Genasis, has taken the hip-hop world by storm with his hit record “Coco.” It’s undeniably catchy hook and pretty dope beat make it hard not to love—unwillingly in some cases. But the million dollar question at hand is ‘who is this guy and where did he come from?’
Originally from Long Beach, California, Genasis was previously signed to G-Unit Records and released a 24 track mixtape entitled Black Belt. After its release his fame did not kick off as he expected, but things have seemed to have turned around for Genasis this year. His single “Coco” has peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. He performed in a 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards cypher alongside, Kevin Gates, G-Eazy, and Loaded Lux and was also featured on Busta Rhymes’ latest mixtape, Catastrophic 2. His album, in case you were wondering and itching to listen to, is expected to debut in 2015. We can’t wait…
However, “Coco” is not only played by avid, young rap heads and in night clubs across America. Some have taken their own spin on it. Say what? Behold, as this Latin group also professes their love for the ‘coco.’
New York based merengue group, Tipico Urbano, have made their own Latin remix of “Coco,” currently being praised by Latinos all around America as both innovative and an instant merengue hit. Have a listen and tell us what you think. It looks like O.T. Genasis is being given a run for his money.
And in case you’d like to check these Latin studs out for yourself, they’ll be at SDQ Lounge in New York on Friday (Dec. 12).
In Club Republic in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday (Dec. 13):
And in Mamajuana Paterson Cafe in New Jersey this Sunday (Dec. 14).
As well as in El Rachete in Paterson. Wait…two places at the same, damn time? It must be the coco.
“Dominicans on the rise baby!”
And then there’s that moment…