Banksthegenius: #Gifted

In the past year, Chicago hip-hop artist, banksthegenius has gone from a nervous newcomer to a known name with a mixtape, album (Gifted drops December 1st, 2011), and a dedicated following of fans. If you haven’t yet listened to any of Bank’s work, don’t wait any longer. It’s very clear that this guy is determined to beat the odds and make it in this industry, and what sets him apart from the others is he actually has the talent to do it.

When we had Banks in studio recently for his second interview (airs Monday Nov 14) on This Ordinary Guy we were able to gain a copy of his unreleased, upcoming album titled Gifted. After a few days of review, I have to say that the new tracks blow Undergrad (mixtape) away. Gifted is Banks music the way he intended himself to be heard. The lyrics are deep, the beats are original, and the feeling you get when listening is all around good.

While listening to the album you will be hearing features from artists such as The Kid Dirty, Isaac, and Njomza. It’s really good to see local artists helping each other out on projects such as this one. I don’t want to make any projections here but it seems a rap group might be in the early days here. That is simply an observation so don’t quote me!

It’s hard to say what’s next for Banks. Whether a new album or just a few singles are in the works is anyone’s guess at this point. What is for certain is Banks will be performing as many shows as he can in the coming months. If you have an event coming up shoot an email to and get this up and coming artist to perform for you.

Make sure you keep an eye, or rather an ear, out for Gifted dropping in early December 2011. Downloads will be available via and a few other places that you can find out by liking Banks on facebook.

Watch Me Do It – Banksthegenius – Gifted 2011

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