Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Genta is a creative devotee of the artistic community. He attended the specialized magnet school Denver School of the Arts for middle and high school, which gave him a solid foundation in musical performance and theory as well as an introduction into audio engineering. After spending some time at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Genta moved to Chicago to pursue a career in audio engineering where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Audio Design and Production from Columbia College in 2015. Through his freelance audio work, he has traveled around the country and the world with notable artists such as the Becca Kaufman Orchestra, The Way Down Wanderers, and Masego. When he is not running the sound for a band somewhere, you can find him producing his own music or editing podcasts for SoapBox and other creative organizations. Listen to more about this life, work, and perspectives on hip-hop in Episode 5 - Hip-Hop in the Age of Spin.
BrownTown on BrownTown. The gang reflects on the events, guests, related SoapBox projects, and topics of 2019. With the help of audio engineer and dearest friend Genta Tamashiro, BrownTown raises a glass with all of you as they look back at some of the realest moments with some of the dopest people around.
The fellas discuss leveling up professionally as Genta shares his recent career moves before they talk through the past year's episodes and their general growth (or lack thereof). In addition to sharing thoughts the diverse array of 2019 episodes, Genta and BrownTown chop it out about the ongoing Chi DNA project, garnering a larger community on Patreon, the 2020 Democratic Primary race, internet trolls, and engaging with folks who disagree with you. Originally recorded November 2019.
Here's to 2020!