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"Black State of Mind" is a collection of songs written and created in response to the current state of Black people in America. This album is meant to spark change in the minds of Black people. It is a motivating work that is meant to invoke plenty of emotion. This is Jonny Genuine's best work ever.
Jonathan Wrenn, best known as Jonny Quest, now known as Jonny Genuine was born and raised in his early years in Philadelphia. He also lived many years of his youth in New Jersey and Delaware.
He started out doing music about 15 years ago as a rapper on the street corner in Philadelphia battling for position in the game. He then worked as a promoter for the group The Deadly Snakes who was signed to Tommy Boy Records, all the while learning other aspects of the industry and trying to increase his knowledge and ability to do well with his rap career. After that he traveled to Atlanta where he performed in various arenas wherever independent artists were allowed. He opened for other performers in Atlanta and Philadelphia.
When he returned to Philadelphia he decided to start his own record company due to the difficulty that was going on with the industry and with getting signed at the time. He created phillysnext.com and started recording many artists including some already-signed, well-known artists like Dutch from Major Figures and Kush, also Decopbo, Vega, Doc Rizza and Kraf Sheezy. All projects were distributed thru CDbaby, Itunes, Spotify and many other media outlets. He then continued to try to bring a major label idea and work ethic to the Philadelphia area by creating JQVision Records. By becoming a label owner, Jonny Genuine expanded his role in Hip Hop and began producing music videos. His latest was for the hit single "Hand I'm Dealt" (https://youtu.be/HQNzeiuO9-Q).
Jonny Genuine is still pushing and producing better music than ever. He performed at the Legendary Dobbs on South Street in Philadelphia as well as other various locations. He just released a new album entitled “Black State of Mind” and last year released "Calculated Risk" and both are available on CDbaby, Itunes, Spotify and many other media outlets right now.