New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist

Hello, thank you for visiting my Creative Ground profile.  

My name is Nicholas Trahan, also known as GeNreal. I am a Hip Hop producer and performer, writer, DJ , roadie as well as the founder of my own media company Dream Machine Media. I attended McNally Smith College of Music on a full scholarship. I was part of General Mills viral marketing campaign "Watch the Stove", contributing an original piece as well as producing a second track for the project. The campaign was an overnight success, gaining millions of views on the internet, reaching the top trending topic on twitter for 2 days, thus revitalizing General Mills product line and company profile in the eyes of youth. After gradutaing with a diploma in Hip Hop studies I was quickly hired by some of the most reputable media companies and record labels in Minnesota. Names like Soul Tools Entertainment, FIX Records, The Current, Rhymesayers Entertainment and Morningside Films just to name a few. I still work for many of these entities and travel the country frequently to do so.

Through working for these entities I learned the importance of artists working in the classroom, especially classrooms close to home. My life was immensely changed for the better after discovering a place where I could harbor my creative passsions in a productive way; and since my personal success in the industry it has been my goal to provide the same type of opportunities for North Country youth.

Through my personal work as well as working with Music to Life I aim to provide contemporary art opportunities and resources for the North Countries at risk youth. Through open studio workshops we could teach youth specialty skills that could then be used to begin portfolios and resumes ,giving them a head start for their future in the arts. It also provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable mentorship from industry professionals outside of a classroom setting. Topics like confidence, time management, mental health, public speaking, inclusivity, team work and passion can usually arise in the practice of artistic disciplines.

I aim to be an advocate for Hip Hop music in the North Country, both as a practicioner of the art and as an instructor. Hip Hop music can be just as meaningful and beneficial to at risk students as any other art form. It simply requires proper mentorship, guidance,education and patience just like any other art form.


I Have Worked With

  • May 2015

    Joe Horton was one of my instructors at McNally Smith College of Music. Through his one on one lessons and mentorship he had a tremendous impact on me as a student. Upon me graduating Joe offered me a position at his label FIX, I quickly was thrown into very large scale performances, theatre productions and expermiental music events. Through this work I became more familiar with producing events. At FIX everything is done in house, the effects, the design of the stage, booking the space, designing the space etc. This was infinetly valuable to me. Seeing how a small team of 5 (myself included) could design, produce, premote then execute an art event was very motivating, and I learned more than I could ever express.


  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Hip Hop Artist
Mailing Address: 
105 South Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Physical Address: 
105 South Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - General
Music - Dance / DJ
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
LGBTQ Populations
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
Seasons Active: 
Geographic Reach: 

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Music To Life
Bethlehem Events
North Country Community Radio
Phlume Media Company

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
1/4 inch jack to plug in computer
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 
State of Residence: 
New Hampshire
Minimum Number of Performers: 
Maximum Number of Performers: 

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Health
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Hip Hop Studies Diploma
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: