BenOaks & Friends release hiphop gem ‘SAMSARA’


BenOaks released his 1st hiphop album – SAMSARA – suddenly on June 28. He re-acquired some of his masters from an abandoned Bones Culture compilation album. The concept was to try & create a track with hiphop artists from every major US city.

Even after making hundreds of hiphop songs with dozens of talented emcees, SAMSARA is Benjamin Oaks first ALL hiphop album. Most of his twelve or so albums are a blend of various electronica – from dubstep to downtempo triphop & alternative hiphop – a blend of electro, electronic rock & funk. 

BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA is a mostly soul style based boombap hiphop album. Guitar & organs over head-noddin funk beat. There are a few crunk/trap/chillwave modern style tracks on BenOaks & Friends SAMSARA. There is also a reggae song, a downtempo triphop banger, a dubstep beast, 3 electronica tracks & a downtempo electronica instrumental.

With lyrical artists from St. Louis, Detroit, DC, Des Moines, Wilmington & Chicago – SAMSARAfeatures hiphop legends like:

#LANC funk beat

Here is Benjamin Oaks’ first funk beat since returning to the production arts. Contact BenOaks if you are a vocalist & would like to collaborate on this instrumental.

Attention Lancaster, PA area vocalists and/or rappers! If you would like to audition to be featured on this track and also LIVE this summer at Lancaster area community events:

  1. Download the #LANCbeat above at Audiomack by clicking on the graphic
  2. Record a video of yourself performing along with the #LANCbeat
  3. Upload your video to Instagram or Facebook & use the hashtags #LANC #LANCbeat & #benoaks
  4. Contact Benjamin with a link to your post