Tommy Genesis

Tommy Genesis

Fri. April 12

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)


This event is all ages

Tommy Genesis
Tommy Genesis
In Tommy Genesis’ video for “100 Bad,” she’s spread upon a persian rug, rocking sharply
shoulder-padded pinstripes and thigh-high patent boots, all the while feverishly shoveling bills
into her crotch. To the majority, this is taken as “Tommy being Tommy” -- but the Canadian-born
rapper do-it-all is quick to shoot down any notion that she’s assuming a permanent residency
inside the “fetish-rap” bin she’s so often tossed into.
To Tommy, those shots are a nostalgic nod to Tracey Emin, one of many artists Genesis has
sourced for inspiration over the course of her multifaceted career. Citing others like Richard
Prince and Nobuyoshi Araki, the shades of her debut album come into focus. Nevertheless, she
asserts that she still has some defining to do. Tommy’s follow up to her 2015 mixtape, World
Vision, is thousands of takes in the making -- a practice in patience -- but she is anxious to
present a project doused in duality.
Genesis admits she was “exposed to everything” with her young forays into the creative realm.
From art school (where she majored in film and sculpture) to present day, Tommy operates
throughout various creative outlets. Whether music, film, poetry, painting, contour nude drawing,
or curating art spaces, she comes from a diversely oriented world. Dictating her own practice
comes natural.
“I’m fully immersed in that culture,” Tommy says, adding, “I’m immune to any shock at this
point.” Tommy’s self-titled debut album will be released November 9, 2018.
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209