Ben FM, a RVA native since 1986, first cut his hip-hop chops on stage with Afrika Bambaataa and Jazzy Joyce came to the Flood Zone.
Ben FM, a RVA native since 1986, first cut his hip-hop chops on stage with Afrika Bambaataa and Jazzy Joyce came to the Flood Zone. They asked if anyone in the crowd knew how to rap, and he raised his hands.
“She brought me right up,” he said of that fateful night. “It gets kinda blurry after that, but I feel like I’d remember if I got booed.”
Check it out the video below:
The video came about after FM sent WorldPeaceMotherfuckers to local video producer BC Music 1st, who picked ‘WTF’ as the perfect track for a video – he wasn’t wrong, the final product pretty accurately reflects FM’s message behind the song: “Embrace the unfamiliar! Don’t knock it till you try it!”
FM tried a number of tasks for the first time throughout the shoot, so no, he’s not a real barber, nor a farmer, nor a chef, nor a mechanic. But he did cut Gritty City GM Jono’s hair with the help of Ahmed at Ahmed’s Barber Shop.
Keep up with Ben FM on facebook, and check out the rest of his mix tape below:
You can catch Ben FM next when he’s at Baja Bean this weekend.