He integrates a soulful and energetic blend of flow and showmanship into his subtle, yet insightful wordplay. Diamond Del Rio (Emcee/Producer) hails from the Great Northwest, where he developed his unique old-school style and boyish charm. Beginning as a DJ, Del Rio can produce club banging beats for DJ eMpTy, coming out of the San Fernando Valley, who adds fierce scratch techniques and vocal samples to the musical soup. He keeps the cuts fresh and sharp, instilling artistic elements from early punk and hip-hop influences.
B Maul (Bass/Live MPC/Producer) is a musical mastermind whose rhythmic and infectious grooves give every saucy beat life and harmonious form. Live or in the studio, playing it hard or smooth, Bad Genes is a fiery concoction of lyric peddlers, heavy rhythm merchants, and hip-hop cognoscenti. Ripping through the Los Angeles hip-hop club scene, the Bad Genes crew has opened and blown up the stage for diverse acts such as, Flava Flav and Bubba Sparxx at The Key Club, Digital Underground (twice) at The House of Blues, Souls of Mischief at the Normandy Casino, and Scarub of the Living Legends at MusicPlusTV. Diamond Del Rio and DJ eMpTy have also performed with Natalia--an R&B singer produced by Del Rio--at the 1st Annual Increase the Love Festival with acts such as George Clinton, Mike Jones, T.
Pain, Sugar Free and Warren G. As well as packing the clubs, the crew has released a music video for the single Knockin', directed by Joshua Forbes, which in the first week of its airing on MusicPlusTV.com made it to number 1 on their request show 10 Deep. Spreading the word even further out, Bad Genes is currently being played on PulseNow.com, an internet radio station, where their second single Round for Round was picked as one of the weeks top five Hot Trax and is now on regular rotation along with the self reflective hit Whats the Purpose?, and now playing; 5 Brothers and the hit single Westside, on the UK Satellite Radio station SKY 905. ---- The other Bad Genes were a hardcore punk group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that existed from 1992 - 1996/7. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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