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.
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.
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 Alan, Aggie, N∆TE, Chuck Duze, You 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!
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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, Nate, Jae Jax Da Menace, Ben Buck/Filthy McNasty, Big Mic, You F. Oh and Philos of Hermit Kingdom tossed verbal darts on cam. Behold, share, and support!
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