Get to know the upcoming Italian rapper, as he discusses his critically acclaimed album and his plans for 2020…so are you ready? Good!
NLM: Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. How’s life treating you?
TB: Hey, It’s a pleasure to be a part of the New Lease Music blog and I appreciate the support you’ve shown my music so far. I’m doing good, I recently moved over to Australia, everything is going amazing. I’m working on a lot of new music, I’ll be releasing a lot this year.
NLM: You released your album ‘T.H.B’ last year (which is #1 on New Lease Music’s Top Ten Albums of 2019). Have you received other accolades on the album?
TB: Being #1 on NLM Top 10 Albums for 2019, was a nice surprise. I’m very grateful and glad you guys enjoyed the album. Yes, 2019 has been a good year for ThBenj. We hit #1 on Google Play for the most albums sold in Hip Hop in Italy for 3 days and stayed in the top 10 for 5 consecutive weeks. I wasn’t expecting that at all. Really cool!
NLM: What inspired you to produce the album?
TB: The inspiration to write T.H.B. came from all over the place. Really, it’s a spontaneous album where I tell my story through my experiences. I tried to absorb as much vibe as I could and translate that into sounds, melodies and words everywhere I went.
Although, I always say it’s not me writing the songs, it’s something through me that makes the magic happen.
NLM: What is/are your favourite single(s) from the album and why?
TB: I like all of them and I think it makes sense to listen to them in the exact order that we’ve chosen for the album. But taking them singularly I would say “Mumble Acid”, “All Stars” and “Myself Again” for the deep messages they hold.
NLM: Do you have any plans to release a video for any of the songs on the album?
TB: Not at the moment, but definitely will be for the new music I’ll be releasing.
NLM: So how would you describe your sound to potential fans?
TB: I make music mostly for clubs and that’s my sound, a club sound.
NLM: If you had the chance to collaborate with ONE mainstream artist on the album, who would it be?
TB: Russ, he’s not afraid to make something different.
NLM: If you had three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?
TB: I’ve only got one, changing the main topic. I Can feel it’s already changing though.
NLM: lol OK fair enough! So how can potential fans contact you?
TB: Just hit me up on IG @th_benj or FB ThBenj
NLM: Finally, any New Year’s resolution(s)
TB: I’ve just dropped my most recent single “2020” and I’m exclusively letting you know that I’ve scheduled the release of “Reasons” for February 14th. I may even leak a song or two before that, so yeah, this year is going to be a movie. Lot of music coming out.
I wish lots of success, health and joy to anyone reading this. A big thanks to New Lease Music, this is dope!