When inside the music of Benjamin Brown, it feels as though the rules of hip-hop no longer exist. And perhaps within his music they don’t, or at least, he pays no mind to them. Across his discography, the East Coast artist has developed an entirely unique musical identity. He nods to hip-hop music of the past, while signaling an exciting new future.
With the release of his new single What Kingdom?, Brown continues to establish his penchant for crafting boundary-pushing sonic gems. If you’re not already listening to this artist, we strongly recommend you change that.
On his new single What Kingdom?, East Coast-based hip-hop artist Benjamin Brown delivers a boundary-pushing slice of sonic brilliance.
Throughout the new single, Benjamin Brown glides effortlessly through a captivating blend of old and new school sounds. With high-octane, deeply addictive vocal hooks and rich production, What Kingdom? is bursting at the seams with sonic energy.
Lyrically, the track attacks rap music’s façade. Many artists in the genre enjoy talking themselves up, but of course, such talk is merely a thin veil – and Brown wastes no time in tearing apart that veil. Across the track’s punchy two-and-a-half-minute run-time, Brown weaves this kind of lyricism with pounding beats to craft something that feels simultaneously energetic and considered.
What Kingdom? is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from Benjamin Brown, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more great tunes.
In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new track above.