With the many emails, that get sent our way we don’t aways have time to go through them all. However, there are exceptions, and whenever we see the name, Benjamin A.D we aways take a few minutes out of the day to hear what the South London artist is bringing. Benjamin A.D just dropped a new track titled “Mandatory Mantra,” the second instalment in a series of monthly tracks, with the first single, the Junia-T (Little Simz) produced “Come My Way” receiving much praise in the blogosphere. This new one instantly captivates the listeners ears with Junia- T’s haunting beat while Benjamin opens the mind with his introspective lyrical schemes.
The track is accompanied by a short-style visual, acting as a pseudo-diary entry to Benjamin’s world and serves to further illustrate the reality in his music.
Directed by Lozcast, it features Benjamin AD delivering his lyrics in a raw freestyle, highlighting the poignancy of the lyrics as a Mantra. Hand-drawn illustrations from artist Taniel Rave, flash across the visuals representing his demons.
Grab that pen and put his name down as one to watch in 2016.