Odis Flores (born June 18, 1987), better known by his stage name O.T. Genasis or OT Genasis, is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is currently signed with Conglomerate Records. He states that his influences include T.I., Ludacris, Tupac, Nelly and 50 Cent. G-Unit Records signed him in 2011, and in 2012 he released his debut mixtape, Black Belt.
His most popular singles include « CoCo », « Touchdown » and « Jackie Chan ». He performed in a cypher at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards with Kevin Gates, G-Eazy and Loaded Lux. He was featured on Busta Rhymes’s 2014 mixtape Catastrophic 2. His first major-label debut album is expected to be released in 2015. He is the son of Belizean immigrants.
Upon its release, « CoCo » noted a commercial success, peaking at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
The music video for the song was released on October 13, 2014. The music video has O.T. Genasis and a few of his friends scraping together and bagging baking soda. Another video with a higher budget was released, dubbed the TV version, which features O.T. Genasis on a boat with a theme of drug cartels and the large scale importation of cocaine. The music video features a (Conglomerate Records) sign in the beginning. The video was directed by Busta Rhymes (Conglomerate C.E.O). It also features cameo appearances by Director Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, Timbaland, Ice T, and his wife, Nicole Austin. The TV version was filmed in Miami.
The first part of the remix entitled « CoCo (Part 2) » was released on February 10, 2015 and features Meek Mill and Young Jeezy. Another remix entitled « CoCo (Part 3) » was released on February 12 featuring American recording artist Chris Brown. Rapper Lil Wayne remixed the song for his Sorry 4 the Wait 2.
He has since released his new single called « Ricky ».
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