Why California Reggae / Hip-Hop Artist Ben Barbic Always Picks Up The Phone When Opportunity Calls
When the going gets tough, Ben Barbic gets going — into his music studio, that is. A graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, the up & coming singer/songwriter has taken more knocks than most, and through allowing his life to inform his art, sends back a few knocks back of his own. From losing everything he owned in a house fire to becoming a father while barely of legal drinking age, to climbing out from rock bottom, the Bay Area musician feels most alive when letting it all come out through his signature rhymes, and infectious melodies. In this episode of Moment 2 Moment, Ben breaks down the moments that have defined his budding career thus far, the ethos of positivity and motivation he tries to maintain in his work, and the importance that his family holds in his life. Finding inspiration in everything from Guns n Roses’ Appetite for Destruction to Treach and Sizzla, Ben Barbic is rising to Opportunity. And where it doesn’t knock — he builds a door.
Based out of California, Ben Barbic is an accomplished reggae musician with an original sound. His lyrical honesty, combined with catchy beats, makes it impossible for your head not to jam and your foot not to tap along with him. Ben pulls from his influences in reggae, hip-hop, as well as Dancehall vibes to bring these genres together in harmony and makes a completely new and original sound. Since 2016 Ben Barbic has settled comfortably into the Reggae scene bringing his unique perspective to the genre. He is constantly working and has collaborated with artists Dan Konopka (OK Go), Craigy T (T.O.K.), Bobby Hustle, Ras Fraser Jr, E.N. Young (Tribal Seeds), and Dino Campanella (Dredg), as well as producers like Adonis Shropshire, Israël Rinaldo (France), Rick Haze, and Cleve Stapland.