Ben Buck - B-Sides (Remixes and Flips) (Digital Album)
“Ben Buck B Sides” is a remix compilation by rapper/beatboxer/producer, Ben Buck. Born and raised in Austin Texas, Ben Buck has become a mainstay of the underground hip-hop scene in Texas for the past several years. “B Sides” came about during the height of the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. With limited ways to collaborate with other artists face to face, Buck came up with a way to re-tool his past discography by sending out the acapella from his past 3 albums (Kilroy, Speaker Bump Deluxe, and The Marquee) to producers all over the country. What came about was the first volume of “Ben Buck B Sides”.
With deep influences in the golden era and traditional styles of underground hip hop, Ben Buck strives to innovate and continue the legacy of artists who paved the way before him. Hailing from a musical family, Ben Buck’s father Mike Buck was a founding member of the legendary blues group “The Fabulous Thunderbirds”. Mike Buck is also the co-owner of the historic Antone’s Record Shop in Austin Texas where both Ben and his sister Billie work. His sister Billie Buck is also the frontwoman for the garage/punk band “Sailor Poon” (Austin Chronicle’s Best Punk Band 2018, 2019, and 2020). She is a gifted graphic designer and poster artist and frequently does designs for Ben’s merchandising and album covers.
Breathing new life into his catalog, Ben Buck comes out swinging with his new single "Pocket Sand" (Ruler Why Remix). The sound of this single is filled with East Coast Boom Bap swagger. Buck blends his rhyme style and beatboxing with crushing production from Ruler Why. If Ghostface Killah was from central Texas, we wouldn't be surprised. Ben Buck is relentless in delivering his brand of new old-school hip-hop, rocking stages with Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface, Freddie Gibbs, and Bushwick Bill.