Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy-winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians – representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more – the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out buy the likes of James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.
This year has been a dynamic year for Benji. as he continues his steady rise from the Pittsburgh rap scene. From being named one of NPR Music’s Artists to Watch to joining EARTHGANG on tour, the multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer finds motivation and inspiration for his sound from an extensive pool of genres and generations of music. Growing up among a family of musicians, Benji.’s motivation to make music began early at home. His hip-hop education then came from his older brother, Christo, who is the producer and DJ for Atlanta rapper J.I.D. After initially performing and recording as Sir Courtesy, his well-received 2018 effort Smile, You’re Alive! led to Benji. also becoming the rare rapper embraced by AAA-format radio.