Ben Young

Ben Young lives a life of polarity. He has split his life between the coasts: half his life on the West (California) and half on the East (Georgia and Virginia). He has pursued careers in the art world (film school graduate) and the corporate world (executive with Fortune 500 companies). And he is Biracial, the personification of being two things at once. Ben’s musical influences were formed by music loving parents, raised in a world of John Coltrane and John Lennon, James Taylor and James Ingram, Huey Lewis and the News and Prince and the Revolution. Saxophones, electric guitars, synthesizers, and breakbeats filled the air Ben breathed from birth. And being born one year after the birth of Hip Hop, Ben has been joined at the hip with the genre his entire life.

MASSA – Tyler, The Creator

10 July 2021

Hop on the freedom train with one of the standout tracks from the mid-year candidate for Album of the Year.

Coolest motherfunkers on the planet

2 July 2021

For when you wish to chill amongst the cool – featuring artists like Larry June • Mac Miller • Snoop Dogg • Digable Planets • Tuxedo • Camp Lo • Outkast • Chris Crack

Wolves – Kota the Friend & Statik Selektah

8 May 2021

Separate from the pack with the leadoff track from Kota and Friend and Statik Selektah’s outstanding album

Let Me Fly – DMX

10 April 2021

One degree of separation between me, my grandmother, and DMX

Try Again – Ovrkast.

28 March 2021

Underground Bay Area hip-hop. What else do you need to know?

Infiltrate – Cappadonna

13 March 2021

Step back in time to the Boom Bap era, where lyricism was the foundation or rap. Throw up your W’s!

Dollas and Cents – TOBi feat. Juls

27 February 2021

A track that works equally well in the club, living room, or bedroom. Repeat value on high


14 February 2021

Whether stuck at home in a dead end job, or just stuck at home, “FEEL SOMETHING DIFFERENT “ is the stimulation you need to get up, get out and get something.

Rags – Chef

30 January 2021

Time to start stacking (or cooking) your cheddar, provolone, mozzarella with this breezy 2019 track

Travellin’ Man – DJ Honda feat. Mos Def

19 January 2021

Get me outta here! Deuces for the last time to 2020 and get your 2021 travellin’ plans in order with this 1998 classic dj honda/Mos Def track.

Chase It- Kosher, Eerf Evil & Joe Beard

22 December 2020

Remember, it’s all about the journey, pace it.

The Curse – Yellow Days feat. Mac Demarco

11 November 2020

This year is bananas, amirite? Maybe not the best time to be quitting jobs and all that, but hey, everyone’s gotta live their life to the fullest, pandemic/contested election or not. For the adventurous, this month’s featured track, “The Curse,” is a must listen. Performed by Yellow Days and featuring Mac Demarco, The Curse is The Cure for those needing that kick out the door. Maybe our current president could benefit from a spin or two?