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Fri 06/28/19
$10 ADV // $15 DOS

House of Renji Presents: WHT SMMR ft. Maal Himself & Genesis Renji • Renz Young • C.T. • Grey Genius

Doors open @ 8pm

Maal Himself & Genesis Renji are both artists under the House of Renji label. Wht Smmr is the follow up from their first collaborative EP: Blk Wntr. The duo are both focused on expanding their catalogs and increasing their impact and accomplishments. From Maal’s Radio Milwaukee Music Award nomination, and Renji’s Emmy nomination, the two emcees don’t seem to be slowing up anytime soon.

Genesis Renji

(Milwaukee WI)

Genesis Renji is a Maryland-born, Milwaukee-based emcee and engineer, and is the co-founder of the Milwaukee based label House of Renji. With deep roots in spoken word poetry and a flair for theatrics, Renji’s music is brought to life through his eccentric delivery and variety of flows, as well as his unforgettable performances.

The 26 year old has most recently finished his Gemini Season series, releasing a song a day for the 31 day span of the Gemini zodiac calendar. His latest project, Lucid, a collab EP with Oconomowoc producer Cade Zube (pronounced zoo-bee) was released in March.

Maal Himself


Maal Himself is the on stage name of Milwaukee, WI emcee Maal Napoleon. This moniker entails his wordsmith and songwriter abilities. He is a great mixture of musical sensibility and exploratory creativeness. Highly energetic, confident, and thoughtful describes his style. Maal covers everything from everyday struggles and personal vices to racial inequalities. Past guest appearances and freestyles solidifies him as a devout and strong lyricist, with jaw dropping metaphors.. His membership in the Lupe Fiasco backed Society of Spoken Arts Guild further speaks to his rather sharp pen and witty style. However, lately Maal’s roots in songwriting and producing have been shining through. Maal is a bit of anomaly and doesn’t release tons of music, but when he does it doesn’t disappoint. We look forward to more releases from this Milwaukee based artist. ~ KT Miller

Maal’s solo and group projects have been featured by 2DopeBoyz, AllHipHop.com, Okayplayer, Sway’s Universe, Pursuit of Dopeness, The Mad Bloggas, ThisIs50.com and VladTV. He has opened for acts such as EmC, Mickey Factz, B.O.B., Pharoahe Monch, Rockie Fresh, and recently Amine alongside brother Genesis Renji.

Renz Young


Rapper-Producer extraordinaire, Renz Young is the grit and melody driven voice of the city. The founder and leader of the Vogel Park Recordings label which houses some of the top local talent, Renz is pushing his story through encompassing music and cinematic visuals.



Milwaukee born rapper and head of Just Enough Music Group. CT has been consistently releasing music to carve his name into the local scene. Fresh off a Radio Milwaukee Music Award nomination, he’s capitalizing on every release and moment.

Grey Genius

(Milwaukee )

Kristane Thrower, better known by her stage name as Grey Genius is not afraid of staying true to her story, defying the notion of fitting within the confines of any particular genre. She exposes herself to all types of music and feels that she has been blessed with a limitless style, which makes her feel like a genius. This ingenuity has led her to performances at Turner Hall & Freespace’s: FEMMESPACE, among many others.

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2496 S. Wentworth Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
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