Brisbane-based artist Benjamin Brown puts the “hip” in hip-hop with his newest light-hearted alternative hip-hop
dance track ‘Datz Money’, now available on all streaming platforms!
This playful collage of sound textures—which consists of heavy noise samples, ranging from a cash register,
waiter’s bell, and a glass of water, blending naturally with smooth, easy-going rhymes—was written, produced,
recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin himself, in just over two days!
The single opens with a catchy phrase: “This is just a quick little something to get the party started!”, as its chorus
rolls like a perfect tune to get one last Tik-tok dance in. Together with a rousing tempo and spirited vocals that
highlight Benjamin’s vibrant precision in rapping, ‘Datz Money’ can easily be the life of the party itself. Benjamin
describes the production of this track as very industrial, as he aimed to make the song out from scratch in one day.
“Stop overthinking it, if the groove is there and the organic feeling is there, then let it live.” – Benjamin Brown
Industrious can be a word to describe Benjamin as an artist, not only for his creativity and speed, but also for his
zeal and enthusiasm in creating music—releasing eight tracks to date during the first half of 2020 alone.
His previous career highlights can attest to his hard work, with his songs previously played on triple j Unearthed and
4zzz. He also opened for Genesis Owusu and performed at Red Bull’s Listen Out Pre-party in 2019, on top of
landing Spotify Editorial Playlists additions on All Aussie Hip Hop and Beats n’ Bars.
Sonically, Benjamin is influenced by the music of BROCKHAMPTON, Anderson .Paak, and Kanye West on
‘Yeezus’, while he considers Outkast, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar and J. Dilla as his hip-hop heroes. Among his
music influences, the song ‘So Far To Go’ by J. Dilla greatly made an impact on him as an artist, as it showed him
how music is an art and manipulation of time.
This rising star has nowhere to go but up, so make sure to follow his socials down below for more updates!
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