Biography

Stan Conaway, better known as Gen, is a hip hop MC from Lawnside, New Jersey. Gen was always surrounded by a diverse array of musical influences from an early age. His parents introduced him to jazz, classical and R&B music as a child. He began to embrace hip hop at the age of 12, with his mother being a steady source of encouragement in his pursuit to master his craft. After reciting a poetry piece as part of a presentation for a college literature class, Gen was told by his professor that "you have a special gift that needs to be shared outside of this classroom."

That endorsement was taken to heart as Gen continued to perfect his skills, releasing his first mixtape "Same As Its Never Been." The mixtape allowed for Gen to showcase his skills at multiple venues such as Lyrically Fit, garnering him a reputation as a skilled lyricist with an abstract perspective on current world issues. His follow up mixtape "Between The Rhymes", showcased the evolution in Gen's lyrical ability, subject matter and stylistic repertoire. Radio appearances on shows such as the IIhour Uncut Show on UTM radio and the PluggedIn Show provided Gen with a platform to gain further media exposure. He has performed alongside artists such as PaceWon, Judah Priest, Dave East, Mobb Deep and Scarface at established venues in the Philadelphia area.

In addition to his music, Gen also runs a sports podcast, Gen's Sports Corner, focusing mainly on boxing and Philadelphia sports (Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers). His podcast is live every Sunday 11 am EST on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/stan.conaway) alongside weekly videos (Youtube: Genmusic856-->Playlist: Gen's Sports Corner). He can also be found on the Playmakers Radio Live podcast (Youtube: Playmakers Radio) with Chris the Casual Admin and Matt 007 every Tuesday from 7-9 pm EST.

Gen's future aims are to ultimately become a master at his craft, reach the ears of a broader audience and push hip hop culture in a positive direction. The "Between The Rhymes" mixtape is available for purchase at https://genmusic856.bandcamp.com/ along with other downloadable content. For bookings and business inquiries contact Gen at genmusic856@gmail.com.

News

  • Gen's Sport's Corner on Youtube
    Sunday, December 30 2018

    Subscribe to my YouTube channel in the link below and click the notification bell to get alerted to all of my new content for my Sport's Corner and music:
    https://youtu.be/g8G1aUOfvto

    ~Gen

  • Pure Cut
    Sunday, December 16 2018

    Check out my new track "Pure Cut" in the link below. Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel if you're digging it. I appreciate the support as always, salute!!!

    ~Gen

    https://youtu.be/g8G1aUOfvto

  • Tiger's Eye
    Friday, November 16 2018

    New single "Tigers Eye" by Stevie Franks (ft Gen Prod.by TracQaeda) from the new album "The Bigger Picture".....in Tribute to the late and great Big L‼️!

    Available in all digital download and streaming platforms!!

    @creedmovie in theaters #november21st #Creed2 #thebiggerpicture #Franks #Dope #movieclips #Rocky #eyeofthetiger #bars #barsaremyhustle #MoralsOverMoney @michaelbjordan @_silvesterstallone #hiphop #RIP #harlem #Jersey

  • Rolling Stone
    Thursday, October 18 2018

    Check out my new track "Rolling Stone". I went from Rome to Stuttgart, Germany in the span of a day. I guess I am a rolling stone in a sense.

    Like and share if you're digging it. I appreciate the support as always, salute!!! #DarkSideOfTheSun

    ~Gen

  • Playmakers Radio Live
    Tuesday, October 02 2018

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 10/2/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 4, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun.

    Make sure you download "Tha Playmakers Radio" app on the Google Playstore and tune in every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!!

    ~Gen

  • Playmakers Radio Live
    Tuesday, September 25 2018

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 9/25/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 4, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun.

    Make sure you download "Tha Playmakers Radio" app on the Google Playstore and tune in every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Saturday, September 15 2018

    I will be live on 9/15/18 at 5 pm for another edition of Gen's Sports Corner. I'll be giving my breakdown and prediction for the GGG/Canelo fight. Be sure to tune in, you won't want to miss this one!!!

  • Set Precedent
    Saturday, September 15 2018

    The new single "Set Precedent" is here, check it out, like and share!!!

    I saw the weigh-in for GGG/Canelo yesterday and this song embodies what each fighter needs to do tonight......set precedent!!! #DarkSideOfTheSun

    ~Gen

    Genmusic856.com

  • Playmakers Radio Live
    Tuesday, September 11 2018

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 9/11/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 1, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun.

    Make sure you tune in to theplaymakersradio.com and Playmakers Radio LIVE on Facebook every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sport's Corner
    Wednesday, July 04 2018

    Tune in on Facebook live with me each week on my page, "Stan Gen Conaway", for my thoughts on the lastest sports events!!!

    I will be live on 7/4/18 for another edition of Gen's Sports Corner. We'll be touching on NBA free agency, including LeBron tot he Lakers and GSW cornering the market by getting Boogie Cousins!

  • Won't Stop
    Sunday, July 01 2018

    The new single "Won't Stop" is here, check it out, like and share!!!

    "A solar eclipse occurs once in a blue moon, but when it happens, trust me, you'll know......" #DarkSideOfTheSun

    ~Gen

  • UTM Radio Pop-Up Cypher Series: Vol. 3
    Wednesday, March 14 2018

    Tune in to utmradio.com on 3/14/18 to witness lyrical mayhem some of the illest MC's in the area, including your's truly!!!

  • From The Shadows
    Saturday, March 03 2018

    So it begins......check out the new freestyle "From The Shadows"!!!

    "Be not afraid of the night, for it is merely the day disguised by the veil of darkness. Fear created from what is perceived to be danger is folly...........from the shadows it began, know that my presence is near..." #DarkSideOfTheSun

    ~Gen

  • Vibe With Us
    Tuesday, December 31 2019

    Gen and PLR team up to end out the 2010's with a banger!!! Check out the new banger "Vibe With Us" in the music player tab below!!!

    Original instrumental "Dawn" produced by Tony Mahoney and current track engineered by E Dot DaSoundman!!!

  • Passing Thoughts
    Sunday, November 24 2019

    Just another typical day in the neighborhood....my thoughts and musings. Check out the new banger "Passing Thoughts" on soundcloud!!!

    Produced by Jersey's own Scuba!!!

    ~Gen

  • No Evil Compared
    Friday, November 01 2019

    This is a little something I had in the cut for Halloween weekend in the link below:

    https://soundcloud.com/genmusic856/gen-no-evil-compared-prod-by-mhz-beats

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856

    I appreciate the support as always, salute!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Thursday, September 05 2019

    Tune in to the Facebook Live feed on my page "Stan Gen Conaway" at 6 pm for my coverage of the kickoff of the 2019 NFL season!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, August 25 2019

    Listen to my coverage of the Andrew Luck's retirement in the link below:

    https://youtu.be/tosiqLhEQk4?fbclid=IwAR2-Ns-R-uI1D9PCxPZops8gDNCePHlHy2wt9CNv0NSaRRUVx54sHby2MSI

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Worst Comes to Worst Freestyle
    Thursday, August 15 2019

    The new freestyle in anticipation for my upcoming project, Dark Side of the Sun. I needed to do this classic Alchemist instrumental justice.

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, June 30 2019

    Check the video section to listen to my coverage of the NBA free agency, the Sixers draft and boxing news!!!

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Lawnside Day Hip Hop Show
    Saturday, June 29 2019

    Lawnside day is about celebrating old traditions and introducing new ones. We're going to have a dope show for everytime on 6/29/19 with Stevie Franks, Poppy O, Michael Fiya, Jo Rivers and myself. I'll see y'all there. #gen #hiphop4life #lawnsideday

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner Live
    Thursday, June 27 2019

    Tune in to my facebook live "Stan Gen Conaway" at 9 pm ET to see me talk about the NBA draft as well as other topics, mostly in Philly sports.

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, June 02 2019

    Check the video section to listen to my coverage of the NBA finals!!! Who ya'll got?

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Slum Village Show
    Friday, May 24 2019

    I will be repping Jersey with Stevie Franks on 5/24/19. If youre down to see a great show, come out and vibe with us!!!

    Voltage Lounge

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, May 19 2019

    Check the video section to hear my analysis of this Saturday's heavyweight fight between Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale as well as coverage of the NBA playoffs!!!

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, May 05 2019

    Check the video section to hear my analysis of Game 3 between the Sixers and Raptors and the preview for the May 4th middleweight championship bout between Canelo Alvarez and Danny Jacobs!!!

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, April 28 2019

    Check the video section on 4/28/19 to hear my analysis of the 2019 NFL draft, my draft grades for the Eagles/Raiders and my preview of the matchup between the Sixers and Raptors in anticipation for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals!!!

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!!

    ~Gen

  • Tiger's Eye Video
    Friday, April 05 2019

    Check the newest installment of #FrankyFridays #TigersEye My big bro Stevie Franks Musik feat Gen prod by . #TracQaeda

  • Tiger's Eye video shoot
    Saturday, March 09 2019

    Stevie Franks and Gen shoot the video for the banger "Tiger's Eyes" from the new project The Bigger Picture.

    2019 is going to be full of new content for all of my followers, let's get it!!!

  • Side-B Radio Interview 103.3 FM
    Sunday, February 17 2019

    Catch me and Stevie Franks at 6 pm on 103.3 Side-B radio as we talk with Phil Jackson about our music and upcoming events and news!!!

  • Welcome Home T.H.E. Show
    Sunday, February 17 2019

    We celebrate the homecoming of our brother T.H.E. host of the IIOURSHOW UNCUT, A true staple in our community. Let's show him some love. Steven Andrew Boehm from Marsten House Recording will be the host for the night. Come on out to a great club, for great music, and great eats. Performances by: Mad Squablz, 30 And Over League, Stevie Franks, Gen, CORFU #AmDown, Nu-Treez, Dumb Ugly just to name a few. We have DJ SoulBuck aka Mr.Street Sickness on the wheels, so you know the sounds will be on point. The Fire always have drink specials, and Bistro di Marino will be providing some of their signature authentic pasta at the event.

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, February 10 2019

    Tune in to hear my thoughts on the new NBA trade deadline aftermath, new look 76ers, NFL offseason, Flyers, Phillies and the Cricket World Cup!!!

    Like, share and subscribe to my Youtube channel: GenMusic856 so you can get the latest in music and sports entertainment!!! 

    ~Gen

  • Stay Ready and Willing (RAW) to Jam Showcase
    Friday, January 25 2019

    I will be out in Scranton, PA repping Jersey with Stevie Franks on 1/25/19. If youre down to see a great show, come out and vibe with us!!!

    Location: 503 Linden Street

    ~Gen

  • Gen's Sports Corner
    Sunday, January 06 2019

    Tune in with me live on Facebook (Stan Gen Conaway) on 1/6/19 as I recap NFL Wildcard weekend and give my final thoughts of the Eagles/Bears matchup!!!

     

  • Gen's Sports Corner- NFL Championship Game Sunday predictions!!!
    Sunday, January 19 2020

    Check out the lastest podcast episode in the link below:

    https://youtu.be/peoczrANiE0

     

    Film breakdown on Lamar Jackson's struggles against the Titans defense: The QB School
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TLWDtTyUik

    ~Gen

    Youtube: Genmusic856

    Like, share and subscribe!!!

  • New single "Vibe With Us" now on Spotify
    Friday, January 17 2020

    Check out the new single "Vibe With Us" featuring Poor Lil Rich (prod by Tony Mahoney) now available on Spotify and all other major streaming platforms!!!

    ~Gen

Shows

  • 05

    Jan

    2018

    Winter Classic

    World Cafe Live (upstairs)3025 Walnut st. Phila, Pa. 19104

    06:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Aug

    2018

    Dirty Bomb Tour

    705 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Sep

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 9/11/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 1, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun. Make sure you tune in to theplaymakersradio.com and Playmakers Radio LIVE on Facebook every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!! ~Gen

    08:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Sep

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Much love to Playmakers Radio for bringing me on to the 9/11/18 show to run my mouth about NFL week 1, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun. I will be back on 9/18/18 to talk about GGG/Canelo and NFL action from week 2!!! Make sure you tune in to theplaymakersradio.com and Playmakers Radio LIVE on Facebook every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!! ~Gen

    08:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Sep

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 9/11/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 3, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun. Make sure you tune in to theplaymakersradio.com and Playmakers Radio LIVE on Facebook every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!! ~Gen

    08:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Oct

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio on 10/2/18 from 8-10 pm to hear me talk about NFL week 4, basketball, hip hop and every other topic under the sun. Make sure you download "Tha Playmakers Radio" app on the Google Playstore and tune in every Tuesday from 8-10 pm to catch up on the latest in sports and entertainment news!!! ~Gen

    08:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Nov

    2018

    Marked 4 Death

    Tansboro Hideaway 377 Tansboro Rd, Berlin NJ 08009

    05:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Dec

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio LIVE at 7 pm this Tuesday to hear me talk about sports with the squad. Download "Tha Playmakers radio" app on the Google play store in order to hear all the latest in sports and music entertainment!!! ~Gen

    07:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Dec

    2018

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio LIVE at 7 pm this Tuesday to hear me talk about my upcoming music with the squad. Download "Tha Playmakers radio" app on the Google play store in order to hear all the latest in sports and music entertainment!!! ~Gen

    07:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Jan

    2019

    Playmakers Radio

    Tune in to Playmakers Radio LIVE at 7 pm this Tuesday to hear me talk about the action from the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs with the squad. Download "Tha Playmakers radio" app on the Google play store in order to hear all the latest in sports and music entertainment!!! ~Gen

    07:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Jan

    2019

    Stay Ready and Willing (RAW) to Jam Showcase

    I will be out in Scranton, PA repping Jersey with Stevie Franks on 1/25/19. If youre down to see a great show, come out and vibe with us!! Location: 503 Linden Street ~Gen

    08:30:00 PM

  • 17

    Feb

    2019

    Side-B Radio 103.3 FM

    Catch me and Stevie Franks at 6 pm on 103.3 Side-B radio as we talk with Phil Jackson about our music and upcoming events and news!!!  

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Feb

    2019

    Welcome Home T.H.E. Show

    We celebrate the homecoming of our brother T.H.E. host of the IIOURSHOW UNCUT, A true staple in our community. Let's show him some love. Steven Andrew Boehm from Marsten House Recording will be the host for the night. Come on out to a great club, for great music, and great eats. Performances by: Mad Squablz, 30 And Over League, Stevie Franks, Gen, CORFU #AmDown, Nu-Treez, Dumb Ugly just to name a few. We have DJ SoulBuck aka Mr.Street Sickness on the wheels, so you know the sounds will be on point. The Fire always have drink specials, and Bistro di Marino will be providing some of their signature authentic pasta at the event. The Fire 412 West Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA 19123

    07:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Feb

    2019

    THE LATE SHOW with "DRACO"

    I'm in the building tonight from Midnight-1am for THE LATE SHOW with "DRACO" hosted by: Draco Bzg. This show is hardcore and not for the faint of heart. We play that hardcore hip-hop slash horrorcore hip-hop along with interviews you'll remember!!! Be sure to download the uTm Radio app and call in @ (267-218-0500) if you want to talk with us.

    12:00:00 PM

  • 24

    May

    2019

    Slum Village Show

    I will be repping Jersey with Stevie Franks on 5/24/19. If youre down to see a great show, come out and vibe with us!!!   Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jun

    2019

    Lawnside Day Hip Hop Show

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Jan

    2020

    Indy Bangerz Show

    Tune in as I chop it up with DJ Kingflow on Slaughtahouze Radio!!! Live on the Tunein Radio app: SlaughtaHouze Radio New single by Gen- "Vibe With Us" feat. Poor Lil Rich (prod. Tony Mahoney) available on Spotify, iTunes and all other major platforms!!! #gen #hiphop #hiphopnation #darksideofthesun ~Gen

    12:00:00 PM

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