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.

We Will Always Love You – The Avalanches feat. Blood Orange

22 March 2020

You literally can not go wrong with Smokey Robinson opening your song. It’s a scientific fact, like the 5 second rule when you drop food on the floor…

Monday – Kota the Friend

17 March 2020

“Monday” is a negative word. Which is crazy, cause it’s just a day of the week, and not even the first day of the week…

S’en aller – Swing feat. Angéle

3 March 2020

Parlez-vous francais? You’ll wish you did after playing this ultra-cool track from the European home of hip hop

Sudden Death – Quelle Chris & Chris Keys

18 February 2020

“It cant all be all sudden death / We’re so much different than the rest / Just clear that desktop start fresh / Just let your seat back take a breath / You’ll find it’s worth it cause life ain’t perfect.” That’s it. That’s the song…

Let Go – JClay

11 February 2020

The first time I heard “Let Go” I was confused. The big, cinematic sample leads into a clear, spoken word-styled flow…

Blue World – Mac Miller

4 February 2020

You know who can make some depressing music? ‘50’s crooners. Maybe it was all those wars, maybe it was the fact no one was allowed to dress casual…

Who Am I – Genra (Produced by Smartface)

28 January 2020

In honor of the 49ers unexpected Super Bowl season, it’s time we gave some love to underdogs from the Bay. Born and raised in the Bay Area, California, I was exposed to almost every genre of music at a young age…

What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes

20 January 2020

As we enter a new decade, waiting to hear what 2020 brings us musically, we are given an opportunity to reminisce on some of the great songs that served as our life’s soundtrack to this point…

Stay High – Brittany Howard

7 January 2020

You don’t have to love Brittany Howard, but you HAVE to respect her. Her voice. Her lyrics. Her passionate stage performances….

Time Machine – Alicia Keys

10 December 2019

She can sang, plays the piano like it’s her last name, and is one of the best R&B songwriters and producers in this generation. She’s one of those artists that are so good we take her for granted…