Sunday, March 27, 2011

Alumnus of the Week: Ben Schwed aka BenYomen

Ben Schwed is rocking the world.  First he was a Mayanot student:  awesome enough.  Then he took his rap skills from back in the day and transformed them into Jewish and Chassidic art.  And now he's helping protect the Jewish people in the Israeli Army.  We are proud that Ben is part of our family.

 

Check out the video below for a taste of his music:

 



Ben Yomen - A Brand New Day from Magazino on Vimeo.

 

From Ben's bio:

"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.

 

Do you want more information about Ben Yomen?

facebook.com/​benyomen

soundcloud.com/​ben-yomen

cdbaby.com/​cd/​yomen"