With over fifteen years under his belt, Genesiz is no stranger to the urban music scene in Australia. Having cemented his place within the industry, Genesiz looks to go from strength to strength as he enters a new season musically. As one of Australia’s most recognisable faces in positive hip hop, he has helped launch many other artists within the scene all while building his own reputable catalogue.
In 2007, Genesiz founded The Commission after the deaths of two close friends challenged him to use his music as a positive voice within an often dark industry. His debut album, "Redemption", was released early 2009 and quickly rose up the charts. With a distinctly different sound to anything else within the gospel arena in Australia at the time, it blazed a trail in which The Commission could grow and build momentum. Spearheaded by the single "Ride or Die" (a collaboration with Grammy Award Nominees The Gospel Gangstaz), it charted at number ten on the national hip hop charts for three consecutive months. It was also certified as the eleventh best selling album on iTunes Australia in the genre of Christian rap to date.
"Redemption" solidified Genesiz position as a highly sought after artist and speaker, and he soon found himself involved in over 100 events on average annually around the country. Spending time touring with organisations like Youth Alive as well as touring independently, he found himself working and performing with the likes of Tha Dogg Pound, The Outlawz, Mary Mary, Stan Walker, The Gospel Gangstaz, Sevin, Lecrae, Tedashii, KJ-52, Everyday Process, Trip Lee and many more.
In mid 2012, he released his second solo project, "I Am Legacy", which was met with much acclaim. The album quickly became one of the best selling gospel hip hop albums in Australian history and picked up where Redemption left off. The title track, "I Am Legacy", has been on heavy radio and TV rotation internationally and has been highlighted on several major programs, including The Greenthumb Hour with B-Real from Cypress Hill. The single was also picked up by DJ Salam Wreck after he heard it performed live when Genesiz opened for Tha Dogg Pound. Salam has since used the single in DJ sets opening for major acts Eminem, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Tha Dogg Pound among others.
After a brief hiatus, Genesiz is back and seemingly on a quest to once again make some noise. With plans to release a new album titled "Therapeutic Violence" in 2022, Genesiz has already released seven singles. The first single, "Thank God", features legendary producer and artist Daz Dillinger from Tha Dogg Pound and is a west coast anthem of thanks to God for His blessings in life. It debuted at number 15 on the iTunes Australia Christian rap charts and peaked in the top spot at number 1.
The second single, "Take Me Home", features the late Tupac Shakur's crew The Outlawz and debuted at number 8 on the iTunes Australia Inspirational charts, peaking at number 5. It also peaked at number 1 in the genre of Christian rap on iTunes Australia, and cracked into the Gospel top 1oo on the US iTunes charts, peaking at 99. Genesiz released an official video for the song that featured The Outlawz.
The third single, "Dirty Scoundralz", features Army Regime from New York and has an undeniably hard hitting and gritty sound that truly is dirty in the best sense of the word. It debuted at number 37 on the iTunes inspirational charts and remained a top 50 song during it's first week in the charts. It also catapulted to number 1 on the iTunes Australia Christian rap charts as well.
The fourth single, “Superstar” is a feel good love song exploring the intricacies of relationships and the intimacies of marriage. It debuted at number 9 on the iTunes inspirational charts and remained in the top 50 in it’s debut week. It also went number 1 on the iTunes Christian rap charts and was the fifth consecutive single from Genesiz to debut at number 1 for Christian rap.
The fifth single, "Shut Us Down" featuring Jonnie 3:16, is a hardcore defiant anthem about determination to win, and on a broader scale, about how the world tries to shut us down for our faith but we won't waiver. It debuted at number one on both the iTunes inspirational charts and iTunes Christian rap charts as well as debuting at number 1 on Google Play - the first single from Genesiz to be unanimously number 1 across major charts.
"Tainted" featuring Army Regime was the sixth single Genesiz released, and the seventh single "Prayin" followed shortly after. Both singles continued Genesiz run of success with both debuting at number 1 unanimously across the charts, capping off a three-peat of number 1 chart topping songs.
Watch for the new album "Therapeutic Violence" dropping in late 2022.
"Genesiz is one of the realest people I know, and The Commission is an extraordinary ministry that not only does incredible work for the Australian people, but also for communities around the world. Genesiz truly leads by example and is a gifted communicator, both through music and preaching of the gospel. Genesiz and The Commission have been a great partner to HOG MOB ministries for well over a decade. I look forward to seeing how God continues to use this ministry in the future." SEVIN - FOUNDER OF HOG MOB MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
"I have no hesitation in recommending Genesiz as a very confident, gifted hip hop artist, who through his craft can not only motivate, but inspire people of all ages to reach their full potential. His outgoing personality and can-do attitude are contagious." DARREN MCMAHON - DIRECTOR OF YOUR DREAM AND TEAM MEMBER OF YOUTH ALIVE AUSTRALIA
"We have been blessed to partner with Genesiz in our youth outreach events. His delivery of the gospel message through his musical style is just what the youth of today assimilate and connect with." GLENN JOHNS - FOUNDER, DISCIPLES OF CHRIST MOTORCYCLE CLUB, AUSTRALIA
"The thing I’ve always loved about Genesiz is his unashamed, public and passionate love for both Jesus and people which make him one of the hardest working and genuinely committed artists I’ve ever worked with. He is trustworthy, servant hearted and I can’t recommend him highly enough." MIKE GORE - CEO, OPEN DOORS AUSTRALIA
"As a company that developed a reputation by providing reliable and trustworthy artists to events, schools, churches and community events, it was vital that we partnered with only the best when it came to trustworthiness, quality and reliability. Genesiz was at the top of that list - a loyal, committed and reliable artist who excels in his genre. We would recommend him for any and all size events." HALO MUSIC GROUP
"Genesiz is the real deal! Over the 10 years I have known him, he has served faithfully within numerous events and ministries that we have coordinated. He is professional, humble, gifted, reliable and loves Jesus with all his heart. I could not speak higher of him as man or an artist. PASTOR PHIL EVANS - SENIOR PASTOR, HAWKESBURY VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH DIRECTOR OF THE WHOSOEVERS MOVEMENT, AUSTRALIA
"Genesiz has been a breath of fresh air in Christian hip hop. I’ve witnessed his ministry since he first began and have asked him to perform in youth ministries on a number of occasions. He is an excellent performer and communicator, bringing a message of life and hope through his music, all while pointing people to Jesus. I have worked with Genesiz as a local church Youth Pastor, as a regional Youth Alive leader, and as the Senior Pastor of a church, and have always been impressed with his heart, attitude and quality of ministry. He is excellent in both small groups and large-scale events, and I highly recommend Genesiz and The Commission ministry." PASTOR PHILLIP WEBB - SENIOR PASTOR, CONNECT CHURCH AUSTRALIA
"I can not endorse Tim Genesiz Hazra enough. Not only is he a dynamic hip hop artist that can engage and inspire all ages, he brings professionalism and passion. His dedication and craft is only surpassed by his message and he continues to be a force for positive change to those around him. We are grateful for his sound and lyrics." JENNIFER GURRY - CEO/FOUNDER DIAMOND WOMEN'S SUPPORT
"I have known Tim “Genesiz” Hazra for the past 5 years in a professional sense, and in that time, he has demonstrated a passion and definite skill in the area of Hip Hop. Over the years, he has been a very helpful artist, giving himself to serve on the main stage or pre-night stages at many events that I have helped to prepare and run. These events include Central Coast Youth Alive: United We Stand 2018, Central Coast BYM Revive 2019, Central Coast Youth Alive: United We Stand 2019, Wyong High School’s Christmas Assembly 2018 and 2019 and in Chapel at Wyong Christian Community School in 2019. Genesiz is a well-rounded performer, who inspires both through the medium of hip hop that he performs, and also through his life story that he shares confidently and with enthusiasm either through his music, in between songs, or openly as a part of his set. One of the best moments from UWS19 was Genesiz on the mainstage hyping 750 teenager and getting them involved in his set. Genesiz has the great ability to entertain, inspire, and bring joy music. I would highly recommend Genesiz to anyone who would be looking for a talented Hip Hop artist or inspirational speaker." PASTOR NATHAN HOLLAND - CHAPLAIN, WYONG CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL TEAM MEMBER, YOUTH ALIVE CENTRAL COAST YOUTH PASTOR, ELEVATE YOUTH, HOUSE OF PRAISE CHRISTIAN CHURCH