Shock Treatment, Krizz Kaliko’s highly anticipated third solo release with Strange Music, includes the track, “One Of Them Ones” featuring Big Ben. If the name sounds familiar it’s because Big Ben’s been featured on a Strange Music project in the past, spitting a verse on “Party and Bullshit” from Tech N9ne’s second “Collabos” project, Sickology 101. Expect to see more Big Ben features on future Strange Music releases.
Here is more info on Big Ben taken from his Facebook Page:
Born and raised in Kansas City’s south side, Big Ben grew up amid the dreary scenery of the lower middle class fit tightly between the suburbs and the slums. His surroundings split between gangland affiliations and organized crime, Ben had to rely on his natural entrepreneurial spirit to avoid becoming just another victim of street circumstance. “Kansas City is a place where you either sink or swim, there’s no in between. You’re either a victim or a product of this environment…and everyone is for themselves.” With his peers choosing sides in the streets campaign, Big Ben chose to work towards an exit from the high stakes street life gamble and take his earnings with him…
…Fresh off the road from touring, Big Ben arrived home to find one of the city’s living legends had put a search out for him. Kansas City native and independently platinum recording artist Tech N9ne was recruiting for his second collaboration album Sickology 101: The Study of Being Sick(2009) and wanted Ben to be a part of history. “Tech talked me into taking the music more serious. You know, explaining what it took for him to get where he’s at…it gave me a better outlook on where hard work could lead me.” After spending a studio session listening to beats arranged for the album, Ben chose the YoungFyre produced track “Party and Bullshit” featuring Tech N9ne and Shadow. Sickology 101 debuted on the Billboard 200 at 19. Click here to read more.
Shock Treatment, Krizz Kaliko’s latest release with Strange Music, features the singles “Elevator” and “Stripper Dance”. The album features Stevie Stone, Big Ben, Kortney Leveringston and Irv Da Phenom along with Strange Music labelmates Tech N9ne, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob and Brotha Lynch Hung. Shock Treatment In Stores September 14th! Click here to Pre-Order.