Ben Schwed was born in Azusa, CA and grew up between The Valley & The Antelope Valley, in California. He was one of the founding members of "Life For The Better", otherwise known as the group that created the hip hop scene in Palmdale/Lancaster. BenYomen was member of LFTB, Ophotn Records, DVayshun and the Beat Bums crews.
BenYomen is the name Ben Schwed chose for himself as it is his Hebrew name and represents his essence as a human being. BenYomen writes and performs his own lyrics and his main musical direction is Hip Hop in Conscious, Jewish & L.A. Underground style, De La Soul, Freestyle Fellowship, Gangstar, Bob Dylan and Steel Pulse are his main inspirations.
BenYomen has Toured the U.S. in the past and among his achievements is #4 most added Hip Hop record CMJ 2004. press in the Billboard magazine, on many underground websites and local publications.
He also featured on compilations and other albums like:
The Organica Recording (1999)
File Under Hip Hop (2002)
This is Our Country compilation
and many more.
BenYomen has toured the U.S. & Israel and has shared stages with artists such as The Living Legends, Anticon, Non Phixion, Killah Priest, Fishbone, Atmosphere, Glue, P.O.S., Sixtoo, Josh Martinez, The Youngblood Brass Band, LifeForTheBetter, Anthony Valadez, The Identical Opposites, Y-Love, Segol59, Schmoolic, Shtar and many more...
His future plans are create more music by expressing myself and hopefully change the world a little with his music.