credit: Wyatt Ell
Ben Buck was exposed to live music early on in his life. Growing up in Austin as the son of record store owners, he was immersed in the sounds of artists like Howlin Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Sun Ra. His father, Mike Buck, had played drums originally with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, alongside Jimmie Vaughn (brother of Stevie Ray Vaughn) and the Texas Tornados. He became involved in the hip hop scene at an early age through his involvement in the Austin Mic Exchange open mic night at Spider House Ballroom. He would frequent venues such as Flamingo Cantina, The Mohawk and Empire Control Room, performing during the night and going to high school during the day.
Becoming a regular at AMX introduced Ben to the local music scene, He gigs heavily in Texas and has performed close to 120 times from August 2018-August 2019 working hard to cement himself as the hardest working musician in Texas Hip Hop. By 21 he had played ACL Music festival, SXSW and Sound on Sound Fest. He had performed on stage with Ghostface Killah of Wu Tang Clan, Chris Rivers (son of late rapper Big Pun) and rising star All Flows Reach Out.
On January 1st 2020 he has released his debut rap album "KILROY".
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