BenFlowz | Tomorrow: The Hip-Hop Renaissance

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Tomorrow: The Hip-Hop Renaissance

by BenFlowz

BenFlowz returns with his highly anticipated sophomore set "Tomorrow: The Hip-Hop Renaissance." In this coming of age project BenFlowz deals with the angst of young adulthood while paying homage to the old school era.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. Good Times BenFlowz
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2. Return of the Warrior BenFlowz
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3. Kill Heston BenFlowz
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4. Money Make the World Go ' Round BenFlowz
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5. Survival BenFlowz
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6. Good Times Ii BenFlowz
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7. Open Minded BenFlowz
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8. Is It Love... BenFlowz
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9. Ven Aqui BenFlowz ft. J. Rashad
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10. Bump Hataz BenFlowz ft. Vherbal Syn, Prince Jason, & DraMatiQue
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11. Money Make the World Go 'round (street Apprentice Remix) BenFlowz
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12. Good Times Iii BenFlowz
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13. If I Wasn't ... BenFlowz
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14. Empty Promises BenFlowz
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15. Downtown BenFlowz
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16. Hip-hop Renaissance BenFlowz ft. Supa G
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17. Like This BenFlowz ft. DraMatiQue
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18. Subway BenFlowz
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19. You & Me BenFlowz
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20. Good Times Iv BenFlowz
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21. Tomorrow BenFlowz ft. J.Rashad
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BenFlowz returns with his highly anticipated sophomore set "Tomorrow: The Hip-Hop Renaissance." In this coming of age project BenFlowz deals with the angst of young adulthood while paying homage to the old school era by interweaving classic elements of underground hip-hop with the radio-friendly soundscape of today.

Superbly entertaining from start to finish, BenFlowz captivates the listener over 18 original, well-constructed songs filled with spectacular wordplay, incredible lyricism, and a dynamic delivery backed by solid production both in-house and from a handful of producers worldwide. This project further reaffirms his commitment to the hip-hop movement while continuing to display his vast range and unmatched artistic ability as an emerging artist in the music industry.

At age 19, BenFlowz displays a youthful energy while wielding a concentrated ambition. Though he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and attends one of the most prestigious art institutions in the country his story begins in the Midwest. Since his early years in Toledo, OH he has been training himself in preparation for this project. As a creator, he has been active since before he can remember, and as a musician, his odyssey began at the age of 8 when he began taking formal piano instructions. This early musical training gave him new insight into the sonic field that would later aid his development as both an MC and producer. The young BenFlowz began recording demos in his bedroom at the age of 12, and by 13 he was distributing them at local malls, in schools, and in the streets- not to mention establishing a presence on the burgeoning Internet music scene. Frustrated with his inability to meet quality artists looking to build he became a one-man-army, teaching himself how to produce and relentlessly sharpening his craft.

While collaborating with the more seasoned artist DraMatiQue on his solo disc "Will I Rize" (2001) he became a member of a growing musical squadron known as Trauma Unit. Through countless sessions, BenFlowz, by then 15, produced three pivotal bodies of work; The most pertinent of these being his first full-length solo project in 2002 -"Symptoms of Systematic Control." This album's release, paired with his growing experience as a musical performer, led to a stronger, more determined artist, which became evident as his work pace increased. Since 2003 he has plowed through three additional bodies of work as a duo/group with DraMatiQue, done studio work with a number of local artists, and relentlessly refined his skills as evident in his upcoming solo release "Tomorrow: The Hip-Hop Renaissance."

As "Tomorrow" draws closer towards today, and the current chapter of Hip-Hop comes to a close BenFlowz looks ahead to the future. No longer amused by the meaningless wars waged between defenders of the old-school and new-school, underground and commercial he has coined the term "True-School Hip-Hop" in description of his music. His unique approach to rhyme delivery, varying subject matters, and conscious messages create a style unlike any other on the mic. Quietly, he challenges current world affairs through his enigmatic racial composition, his diverse background, and sometimes directly through his against the grain mentality, and outspoken lyrical content.


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francis darlington

one of the best
tis on of the best cds so far...we luv ya man, keep hittin' it real!

Nicole Smith

Awesome Album!!! Order it now
I like the beats, the lyrics are real, overall a great album

Stewart Walker, The Toledo Blade

BenFlowz shows that he has the potential to become a name in the rap game.
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BenFlowz (DreamScheme)
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Local underground rapper BenFlowz shows that he has the potential to become a name in the rap game. Though the project is slightly uneven in its production values, his use of creative samples as on ‚“Return of the Warrior” and ‚“Money Make the World Go ‘Round” along with a slightly raspy voice give him his own sound. But it is on the Latin-influenced “Ven Aqui” where BenFlowz really shines and the listener can hear his potential to reach multiple markets. Other tracks of note are “Bump Hataz” and “Empty Promises.”


— STEWART WALKER

Platform 8470 Hip-Hop

a name to remember!
Raised in the Midwest but currently residing in the Bay area, 20-year old rapper annex part-time producer BenFlowz has got quite a musical journey behind him. Starting playing the piano at 8, makin demos at 12 and releasing a debut album at 15, he can be considered one of those young lions who try to get a piece of the hip-hop meal.
'Tomorrow: The Renaissance of Hip-Hop' is a 'coming-of-age' project, as Flowz explains it in the introductional interview. Life experiences are a recurrent theme throughout the album, unravelled over underground boombap, smooth soul and beats that touch a mainstream vibe. The first song for instance has a bold, 'ante up' flava to it, ready for radio consumption and revealing influences of MOP, Busta Rhymes and even DMX. Raw and unpolished, Benflowz likes to challenge his vocal capacities and entertains the listener with irregular rhyme patterns. Already selling tapes at 12 years old, there's no doubt BenFlowz is an enterpreneur besides artist, this being confirmed in 'Money Make The World Go Round', of which two versions (original and remix) are included on the record. The original sounds smooth and mellowish, holdin the 'make money' sample that characterized Junior Maffia's hit single 'Get Money' so well. More highlights are 'Kill Heston', the mesmerizing soul of 'Is It Love', the pounding drums of 'Downtown' and the closing title track 'Tomorrow'.
Several producers are included in the line-up (two by BenFlowz himself) and give this album a nice diversity that break through the monotony a 18-track album sometimes brings along. 'Tomorrow' is an honoust effort that shows Benflowz' dedication, persistence and potency. Not your favourite rapper nor producer, but a name to remember!

julie miller

Awesome music that is definitely worth the listening!!
I'm waiting patiently for your next one to come out! I love the beat, and especially the true to life lyrics of your music. Keep up the terrific work!! You've been blessed with a gift!