It’s Tuesday December 17th, 2013 and Benjiman released his album on Save The City Records!
You can support your favorite Oregon Emcee and buy his album on iTunes —> HERE @ j.mp/cantstopben <—
We have been privileged to perform with Benjiman at many events, like Ike Box’s first Christian Hip-Hop Concert, as well as opening for GRITS & CookBook (of LA Symphony).
Benjiman has always been a humble man of God, and a blessing to have around. His performances are real professional and he gives 110% no matter his musical support (sometimes solo, sometimes with a DJ, & sometimes with a full band).
In the month of June we celebrated the independent success of Benjiman and prepare to hear his first album in nearly 4 years. Here are some Questions I asked Benjiman and his answers.
Q: How long have you been writing, playing, recording music?
A: I wrote my first “real” song when I was 13 years old. It was a rock song that I can’t remember now. The first time I performed live was when I was 16, I first stepped into a recording studio at 17.
Q: What has been the biggest influence on your style & your lyrics?
A: I have been a fan of organic music since day one. I love music that has feeling to it. No matter the genre if it has feeling and emotion to it I dig it. Lyrically I enjoy a good story, or a good wordsmith.
Q: Where was the first time you performed in front of an audience?
A: The first time I performed live was at a Christmas event at our church. I did a Christmas Rap in 1992
Q: What was your most memorable performance?
A: Probably a show called “Gametime in Tennessee” it was held in Neyland stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. I got to open for Isreal Houghton and Group 1 Crew in the second largest stadium in College sports.
Q: What would an artist like you need to get more exposure, reach more listeners, & sell more CDs so that you can be noticed and possibly get signed?
A: I think anytime your message is put out there it’s positive and has a chance to impact new listeners.
Q: What are you reading right now?
A: Sometimes I like to go into the new testament and just read all the red letters, you know all the things Christ said. That’s what I’m doing right now. It just helps me out a ton on the day to day.
Q: What are your thoughts on family?
A: I am married with 2 small boys, so family to me is a strong dynamic. But I think family goes beyond blood and also includes brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers in the faith.
Q: When did you receive Christ?
A: At 5 years old in 1980
Q: What does the church mean to you?
A: Church means a place of nourishment and fellowship, also a place of convictions and reality. You must have all those different elements or you’re lacking in some aspects in the growth of your pursuit.
Q: What is the best way for fans/venues to experience your music and get in contact with you?
A: Hit me up on Facebook at fb.com/benjiman.hulburt