Kendall Asher Walter Knox widely known for his stage name Benjamin Ken is an up and coming American rapper, singer, songwriter and businessman. He was born on April 8th, 1999 in North Carolina. He was the youngest of the three brothers. He went to High School at Newton Conover.
His career in music started at the age of 7 but it was in the struggling phase. Years after, he came into the limelight in 2018. He successfully managed to make a name for himself in the music industry.
He became widely popular in his hometown, North Carolina. He then, moved to Atlanta Georgia to pursue his career in music.
After years of struggle, Benjamin Ken is a successful musician and composer. He has got 4 albums under his belt.
1. Ben Here Before
This album was first released in 2018. It features 8 songs.
● Bust Downs
● Down Before
● I Know
● Deep In Love
2. Ben 2 Real
This album also released in the same year, 2018. It has 14 songs on it.
● Intro (Here For you)
● 2 Real
● Pretty Girl Vibes
● Real One
● Drunk Text
● Last Wish
● No Sleep
● Time Change
3. Ben through it
This album was released in the same year as previous albums having 7 songs. Benjamin Ken has shared his story via this album for people to relate to him.
● Bigger Man
● Wake Up
● Gangsta Love
● Late Night
● My Moment
The album ‘Chosen’, was released a year later as the other 3 albums, in 2019. It featured 6 songs.
● Too Far
● Problems Mix
● Thug Cry
● Live My Life
● Hot as Me
● My Bruddas
His favorite songs are Late Night, Gangsta love and My Moment because they reflect his life in some ways and the stuff he has been through.
What made him realize he wants to make Music?
He started his career in performing Music as a kid with his brothers in North Carolina. Working as a teenager doing regular jobs made him realize he should be doing more. So he got into music by moving to Atlanta for a solo career.
What experiences help him to make Music?
In an interview, he was asked what’s the one thing, moment or experience that helps him to make the music? To which he answered, “Just the pain in the struggling I have been through, my family, seeing my mom struggle, just so many different things motivates me to keep going”.
Life was not easy for Benjamin and his family as they have seen some hard struggles. He has high regard for his mother. As a single parent, his mom worked hard to make ends meet and taught them to be true to themselves and work hard. Benjamin believes anything is possible as he has seen his Mom’s dedication and determination in raising them and teaching them values.
Benjamin Ken associated himself with Notable Records in 2018 and released 4 albums. The Notable Records have been featured in many articles alongside billboard charting records.
Ken has charted in many countries like Germany, United Kingdom, Turkey, Canada and the United States.
Benjamin Ken has affiliated with many famous producers like SauceLordRich, Travis Cherry, 88 Keys, Dr. Freeze and Kenny Smoove.
At the age of 21 Benjamin Ken has become a young mogul hell-bent in making a name for himself in the music industry. Benjamin Ken along with The Notable has opened a creative space this year in Atlanta for filmmakers, singers, songwriters, composers, artists, producers and DJs to create and network at their facilities.