A blend of hip-hop, psychedelic rock, and politically-committed soul.
The Meters, a Tribe Called Quest, Galactic
A Tribe Called Quest, the Meters, Robert Walter, Galactic, Portishead, Blackalicious, Fela Kuti, nofx, Operation Ivy, Minor Threat, the Beastie Boys, Al Howard and the K23 Orchestra, the Greyboy Allstars, Booker T and the MGs, the Crusaders, Ron Carter, Grant Green, Beastie Boys, the Meters, Morphine
Based in Ocean Beach, Genius of Soul is a hip-hop band, heavily steeped in the sounds of jazz and soul music. Comprised of both self-taught and classically trained musicians, their music is a blend of hip-hop, psychedelic rock, and politically-committed soul.
In late 2010, they released their 12-track album A Project For the New American Century, with a new six-song EP released in summer 2011.