High Road

Genra & Anti Lilly

RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

A sharp hip-hop single that captivates with hypnotic flows.

North Oakland native, John Gilchrist, also known as Genra, is a West Coast musical creative who grew up listening to artists like Stevie Wonder, BeBe, and CeCe Winans. The influences around Genra eventually led him to start recording on cassette tapes when he was in middle school. As he continued to shape his unique style, he found inspiration from various sources. Genra says “I grew up on Bay Area music. I lived through the hyphy movement, but I still loved the Hieroglyphics & Souls of Mischief. That’s what I practiced.” It paid off; Genra’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube have millions of views. For his latest drop, “High Road,” Genra teamed up with Houston, Texas hip-hop artist Anti Lilly.

“High Road” offers smooth beats and warm, jazzy moments. Lyrics like “On my soul, music saved my life/when the voices had me up at night/pure escapism” and “So much money it’s uncomfortable/so much so, the homies that are stagnant decide to come for you/drunken nights comfort you” explore the up and down experiences of both artists. It also gives listeners an honest look at their paths. There is plenty of passion, and the smooth flows are well-matched to the track’s mellow, melodic sound. “High Road” is a well-crafted single that offers a solid storytelling experience. You definitely won’t forget it, so stream Genra’s “High Road” today.