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Produced by Dj Goodgoose
Written & performed by Genesis Be
Videography shot by Tom Sands
Directed by Israfel Briggs & Genesis Be.
Edited by Genesis Be
Executive Producer Israfel Briggs of Open Sky Artworks
Shot at Ace Hotel NYC (Liberty Hall)
And Tom Sands Photography Studio
Custom design & styling by Alfredo Leija
Make Up by Lindsay Hall
Creative coordination by Emily Hall
Shout out to all the fans and friends who made it to the shoot. - Open Sky Artworks
Mississippi bred, Brooklyn based Hip-Hop artist, Genesis Be, released her 2nd single "Tampons & Tylenol" from her 5th studio album "GENESEQUA". The bass heavy southern bounce track produced by fellow Clive Davis (NYU) alum, Dj Goodgoose, is a trunk rattling declaration of women's power be it via sex, ambition or intelligence. "If P**SY is a WEAPON then shawty got that ATOMIC...BOOM!!!" Genesis Be delivers with an effortless, almost complacent flow which compliments the mid tempo, snare triplet heavy trap beat. The young songstress, dubbed The Gulf Coast Queen by her southern fan base, chose to shoot this brightly colored, playful video at The Ace Hotel NYC. "I've always been a fan of the Liberty Hall space, especially with all the vintage speakers that span the wall. Very sick" Genesis Be explains, "Then I teamed up with Tom Sand's, I've always wanted to work with him since we first met a year ago". "Tampons & Tylenol" is a follow up to Be's first single from "GENESEQUA" titled "Don't Touch." The new project seems to have an underlying theme of sexual empowerment which Be's past projects (highly political in nature) do not reflect. When asked about this artistic shift, Genesis Be replies, "when I was younger, my music reflected my frustration with what I was witnessing in society. Now that I am a young woman, i'm exploring other facets of my being including my sensuality, sexuality and the power that I hold as an individual... be it as a woman, an intellectual or an activist. "GENESEQUA" is just a snap shot of how I feel at this point of my life. Simply"
Artist Statement: Genesis Be writes:
A man who fears a woman's power is no man at all. A real man embraces a woman's power be it intellectual or sexual, he is not threatened because he understands how it compliments his own power. A real man doesn't demean OR degrade a woman in order to make himself feel powerful. Men who feel powerless in society or in their relationship are usually the ones who want to degrade women to make themselves feel better. Period.
The first verse starts off like your average rap song you hear on top radio stations today, I'm objectifying a woman. I speak about her body parts... in detail and how she dances to my song. Towards the end of the verse I begin to explore other facets of the same woman, painting a picture of an ambitious intelligent hustler..."She work two jobs, goes to Class, Poppin' Tags.. Shoppin' bags, she a BOSS" In the same verse, I warn the weak man that he may get lost if he fails to understand the power of the woman, if he only focuses on her sex appeal... he can and will be played. "If P**SY is a WEAPON then shawty got that ATOMIC" In this line I'm basically comparing a woman's sexual power to the most powerful weapon known to man. Self explanatory. BOOOOM!
In the second verse I'm simply speaking about how ILL I am at what I do as an emcee. I'm talking about the same old cliché shit, groupies, ice, money, Rolex and cars. Just basically snapping out and showing off, proving that as a woman I can easily out rap the next... effortlessly.
As for the chorus, I was out and about in Harlem a few weeks back with my friend Emily. I was in a drug store looking for tampons and pain relievers. I was frustrated that they weren't in the same isle and I could not find them quickly. The clerk asked what I needed and I started singing "Tampons & Tylenol, Tampons & Tylenol pleassssse" lol.