Mr. Benjamin, Rap/Hip Hop artist known in the Great Northwest as “The People’s Champ”. He was raised in the inner city of Seattle while raised by his mother in a single parent home. He graduated from Garfield High School, where some of the greatest has attended such as Bruce Lee and Quincy Jones to name a few. He also attended Seattle Central Community College to study Business Management.
Mr. Benjamin has been in the business he has made a name for himself both nationally and internationally. Being a man of god always’ striving for greatness. He has been awarded many awards and accolades from the State of Washington and the City of Seattle. He was given the Mayors Achievement Award and the Governor’s Recognition Award. With all of this and more under his belt he was presented with his own Mr. Benjamin Day, April 13th.
Mr. Benjamin knew what he wanted to do from the time he was a youngster. Being influenced by other Independent Record Labels he knew this is definitely something he was interested in. Master P, Suge Knight, Russell Simmons, D-Shot, E-40, along with many more are some of the major Ceo’s and artist that influenced him. Mr. Benjamin has been affiliated with other indie titles from the northwest like Waltnut, Crafty, Sweet P and Nutcase since the mid 1990’s. He has had the privilege to work with a wide variety of artist both local and nationwide. Most have featured on his album, Spice 1, J-Diggs, Rich Da Factor, Mista Fab, Juvenile, Sir-Mix-A lot, Cool Nutz and Young buck. He has worked with and recorded with Lets Do It Studios, Beeze2000, John Silva, Jon Famous, Funk Daddy, Mike Wingo, Silver Shadow, Rc Da Trackaholic Keys, and Bernie Grudman Mastering to name some.
Mr. Benjamin released a six song EP titled “Mommas Keep Ya Head Up” in 1999-2000. This album gained national and international attention. He made a special guest appearance on Q13 Fox News in Seattle and performed the hit single. He was on the show to promote his campaign “School is Cool”. This was to promote how positive things can happen if you stay focus and get a good education. He did this by traveling to various Seattle Schools and speaking to the youth.
With the release of his debut album Mr. Benjamin 2008, Mr. Benjamin charted on record pool charts (recordpoolcharts.com) with his single Shake That, feat. Sir-Mix-A lot and Rob Ross. His music video the Anthem was promoted on BET nationwide on BET Uncut and on 150 regional video shows around the United States/Canada.
Mr. Benjamin has been blessed and given the opportunity to tour throughout the United States opening for well know artists, Mystikal, Morris Day & The Times, E-40, 2Live Crew, Juvenile, Snoop Dog, Mr. Shadow, HTown Boyz, Chris Brown. He partnered with FYE Music Store and promoted his CD and CD signing and stores throughout Washington, Oregon, Texas, and Ohio.
His well waited for release of his sophomore album the Northern Flow mix tape vol.1 lead him to the dirty south. He toured to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Florida. He performed at the MTV Mansion Party and attended the Miami Music Festival. Completing his tour he headed west to California and got it in at various venues in Hollywood, Stockton, Oroville, Yuba City and Long Beach.
While music is in his heart Mr. Benjamin has also explored acting and modeling. He has appeared as an extra for T.V. commercials (Puyallup Fair, Microsoft) through realextras.com. He has modeled for a National Blunt Wrap ad for Source & XXL Magazine. He has appeared on the cover of two regional hip hop magazines, The Downlow and Seaspot with multiple full page ads in The Murder Dog. The reviews have been great. One quote from Budda Man (Murder Dog magazine) “this is the tightest shit I’ve heard out of Seattle in a long long time”
Currently Mr. Benjamin is working on his next release Washington’s Most Wanted Northern Flow vol. 2. You can find him on You Tube, Twitter, Face Book, and Cdbaby under mrbenjamin2008. He has a strong internet buzz. Log onto these social networks and check out his work.
Keep Ya Head Up - 1999-2000
1 Keep Ya Head Up
2 Tell Me
5 Smoke Wit Me
6 Bonus Remix
Mr.Benjamin2008 - 2005
5.Grandfather Told Me
7.This Ain't A Game
9.Momma Keep Ya Head Up
11.Take Me Away
17.Take A Ride
Northern Flow Vol.1 - 2010
1. WE CAN ALL GRIND
2. BE DOWN FT MR FAB
3. SHAKE THAT
4. DO DA HULK HOGAN FT DRAKO & DEE MENCE
5. NEED MONEY NOW
6. OH AAH BONUS FT DRAKO & YOUNG FAST
8. DEUCE8 G FT SPICE 1 DRAKO & DEE MENCE
9. STREET TALE
10. 30 BARS
11. WANT 2 FT IKE JAMES
W.M.W mixtape northern flow vol2
3 Do da hulk hogan
5 Ms.Sexy remix
Back Catalog of artist i promoted
Crafty - The Introduction - 1999
7.Foe Da Nine
9.Bouga My Love
11.Intended Foe One Meant For You All
12.Letters Of Insanity
15.2 Down ''G's''
Sweet P - I Toast Myself -1999
2.Uprisin On Em
6.Who Can You Trust
8.Can't Let Go
9.Control My Day (money)
10.On The Edge
13.Rest In Paradise
The Peoples Champ
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