Ep58: To Be Young, Gifted and Black in Charleston w/ Benny Starr

Hip hop is alive and well in Charleston, South Carolina thanks to the incredible artist known as Benny Starr!

The Charleston born, Pineville raised artist has been sharing his music with the world since 2010. Today at age 30, the artist now feels that he is able to be his most authentic self in his work! In this episode, he shares the gifts from his upbringing, what forces came together for him to take music seriously, and what self care looks like for a black male.

Most known for his 2015 EP Free Lunch, which is packed with social and political consciousness, he is now prepared to release the project for and by Charleston titled “A Water Album” featuring a live recording for the city at the Charleston City Hall! Be sure to support the artist by purchasing tickets today at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1720461!

Visit www.bennystarrsc.com to learn more about this incredible artist!

Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/artist/6958998

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/free-lunch/id1142299546

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4jkNmQG0noHCQOwjf2kAbp

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/benjaminstarrship

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc28AWP2ETOZRzJtT0N6vqQ

Connect with Benny Starr across all social media:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/bennystarr

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BennyStarrMusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Benny_Starr

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Intro Music: "Geechie Low country" by American Foreign (Produced by ApolloTone)

Listen to his full album "7even 7ummers" on Apple Music, Tidal, Google Play, Spotify and more by searching AMERICAN FOREIGN.