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Skill Share : Ben Buck Drops ‘Beat Tape #5’


Ben Buck stays working on the beats, rhymes and beatbox output, sometimes to an almost unfathomable degree.  Like clockwork, you can expect Buck to drop new batches of beats every 4-6 weeks or so.  His latest collection, Beat Tape #5, is a collection of mellower offerings than normal.  Most hit around the 90s tempo (beats per minute and era of hip hop), and while a handful still have angular rhythms, most are good for lyrical vibe sessions or smoke sessions.  Props to Ben Buck for his perseverance and dedication to his craft.



Beat Machine :: Ben Buck’s ‘Boom Bap (Summer Beat Tape)’

Some people live and breathe hip hop… it exists in every fiber of their being.  MC, producer and beatbox artist Ben Buck is one of that gigantic faithful, and he proves it on pretty much a daily basis.  His latest evidence is his recently released Ben Buck Boom Bap (Summer Beat Tape), his latest collection of tracks that have yet to be blessed.  Dude’s production is consistently dope, and this collection is no different.  Dig it and dig it good.


Collective Resonance :: AMX Cypher Vol. II

One of the true gems of the Austin hip-hop scene is the Austin Mic Exchange (AMX).  It allows MCs of all styles and levels of experience to get together, build collaborations, and hone in on your skills while gaining inspirations from others.  2017 brings us volume two of the AMX Cypher, and this go round, we’ve got a killer line-up : Ben Buck on rhymes and production, and verses by Valor AlanAggieN∆TEChuck DuzeYou F. Oh and K-Sol.  AMX godfather Protextor drops in to film, and props to Exploded Records for providing the proper backdrop.  You know the drill… like it, share it, and support local!


Brief Introduction :: Ben Buck Has ‘Been Buck’

One of the 2016 bright moments was meeting Ben Buck at Beerland during The Triggermen‘s album release show.  I was familiar with the name, but knew nothing about him as an artist.  Needless to say, his wonderful balance of beats, bars and beatboxing blew my mind.  His latest release, Been Buck, is a collaboration with beatsmith supreme Dr. Bobby Banner, MPC.  It’s reminiscent of those early 90s hip-hop tracks where you were allowed to be honest about yourself, joke about yourself and be a little clever as well, before everyone started taking themselves way too seriously.  Good jam for sure, and I’m looking forward to a full-length project… hopefully sooner than later!


Instant Weird :: Be Right Back [brb] Spider House Patio Cypher

The sense of fellowship at this year’s Weird City Hip Hop Fest was something beautiful to behold.  Local talent came out heavy to represent, and the local crowds supported wonderfully.  Amidst all of the good times, many were busy networking and throwing ideas around.  During all these link-ups, NateJae Jax Da MenaceBen Buck/Filthy McNastyBig MicYou F. Oh and Philos of Hermit Kingdom tossed verbal darts on cam.  Behold, share, and support!