nard Maxwell (born June 7, 1982 in Omaha, Nebraska), is an American rapper/producer/songwriter and current president and CEO of Psquared Media and sole artist for Phat Phuk Records. He is more commonly known as El Genius, Ill Villan, and Max Atomz the Mad Scientist. He is regarded as one of the most prolific and successful Omaha emcees in recent history and is known for his sharp lyricism, witty metaphors, extremely adaptive flow as well as outstanding freestyling ability. He entered the small but very talented arena of Omaha emcees in 2006 after serving 4 years in the United States Army with the release of El Genius Presents…”The Long Ride” on Phat Phuk Records now Psquared Media. Currently, El Genius has been nominated for multiple regional hip hop awards including Best Hip Hop and Best New Artist of 2009 presented by the Omaha Entertainment Awards Academy located in Omaha, Nebraska.
El Genius has opened up for many well-known artists such as Pitbull, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Philadelphia Freeway, Tech-9, Chino XL, Akil the MC of Jurassic 5, Eternal of Wu-Tang, 2 Live Crew, and more!