banksthegenius is a 20 year old independent hip-hop artist from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. After releasing his first project "GIFTED" in December, the genius has been performing in and outside of Illinois, and working on new material. "Long Road" is the first official leak off his sophomore project, "Rico Suave". On top of preparing his second release, banks is also working alongside fellow emcee @thekidDIRTY and percussionist Jon Lewchenko on the first official EP for their collaborative group "The InteLLects". The EP will be entirely produced by Pierre DeJournette (PD Productions) and should be dropping in the Fall! In the meantime you can DL "GIFTED" for free @ http://www.banksthegenius.com and you can also catch banksthegenius / The InteLLects performing LIVE around the Chicagoland area!