i’m one of those lucky people that has friends whose music is the soundtrack to my life. continuing a string of musical epicness my peeps have had this year, the homie ben released his ep “beats and thangs” this week. we first met about 2 years ago at this set he had in the basement of some bar playing his beats. i obviously knew the kid was talented because i body rolled at epic levels that night, but thissssss?
if you are big into funk or share my obsession with sa-ra creative partners (om’mas lent his vocals on this ep) then “beats and thangs” will be your new go-to jam. the intro, “got a light” set the tone for what to expect…effortless cool. “sophisticated” had me weeping for summer. i somehow morphed into millie jackson listening to “too much”. you guys already know how i love a 90s r&b vocal over some distorted track, so “all the way” sealed this ep’s greatness for me.
i’m off to go busy myself with swinging my new weave to “beats and thangs”, so listen to it above, download it, and tell er’body you know.