Ronald Lee Taylor Jr. (born March 18, 1990), better known by his stage name Genius Picaso, is a American song writer, rapper, singer and music producer born and raised on the south-side of Chicago, IL.
Genius Picaso is best known for his remarkable music production and beat making abilities. Genius has been the sound designer behind many artists from his home town and has made a name for himself by writing and producing records for artists around the world both local and mainstream.
In 2011 Genius released his debut mixtape “Before The Glory” introducing his vocal abilities to sing and rap. That mixtape gave Genius the recognition from his peers and listeners gaining him a fan worthy buzz around the world. Genius has since released singles leading up to his latest project release “An Open Canvas.”
“An Open Canvas was a re-introduction to Genius Picaso. This project highlighted the many different artistic creative abilities that I have. This project is something special, It displayed my growth in my personal life and the development of my sound.” Says Genius Picaso.
Since its release “An Open Canvas” has opened many doors for Genius to be featured on radio and consigned by many stamped music platforms like “ThisIs50.com, NonStop Radio, sleepingbagstudios.ca and more.
Genius has recently been working on beat EP’s that has released on a weekly basis and has been staying relevant on the music scene by performing at some of Chicago’s biggest venues like Subterranean, The Redline Tap, Reggies Rock Club and more. Genius is definitely someone to keep and eye open for as he has been one of the most talked about unsigned artists in his city lately.