We had the good fortune of connecting with Frank Benji and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frank, what role has risk played in your life or career?
What I notice about risk and its role in my life is that I have always been attracted to high risk high reward situations. I feel as though I have always been put in the position where odds are favored against me, and when all the pressure is put on you, that’s when I become most efficient in my work. Always thriving in these situations caused me to have appreciation for risk and opportunity. There is simply no growth in comfortability. Every tribulation Ive faced I’ve always walked away with more knowledge and an improved perspective, and god willing, some money.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Born In Miami raised on the Shorline of New Haven County Frank Benji is a recording artist, sound engineer, and event Coordinator. Since 2012 the artist has been recording and developing his own musical craft. He states, “Music requires one simple thing to be appealing; vibrant emotional expression.” With this philosophy, Frank Benji decided to stop using the pen and pad and now only relies on his freestyle capability to achieve the sound he desires. His goal is inspire his followers to unlock their full potential. Frank Benji has been performing shows all over Los Angeles and Southern California at venues such as, The Airliner, Chain Reaction, And House Of Blues ” I decided to drive to Los Angeles to pursue music and go to college for sound engineering. Saved up enough money with a friend to take a flight to check out different schools. Then decided to each match money with a friend and purchase a jeep we got for a ridiculously low price, we sold it to buy our plane tickets. After Experiencing Los Angeles I decided to pack everything up and drive from the east coast. My friend and I packed up our entire lives and hit the road. to moving across the country without a clear destination. Driving for over a week we finally hit the outskirts of California. I can honestly say that, That risk I decided to take was probably the most profitable and best decision I made. After moving to Los Angeles I had so many other challenges I had to face. Each problem I came across always got dealt with. ”
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favorite Spots would have to be All the different concerts we throw in Los Angeles here’s some venues I have performed at The Airliner, Chain Reaction, And House Of Blues. Food: Comfort La Fat Dragon Gusados Tacos Ricks Diner Rickys Taco Truck The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
33rd Media has been a big impact for BBE(BreadBreakersEmpire) and Frank Benji with their lifestyle brand, and music video knowledge. Both brothers Justin and Jake have unique talents with Their combined fashion and music video production Justin and Jake have unique talents. When merging them together they always exceed everyones expectations.We have a lot more work coming out this year. Be on the look out you can follow them on instagram @3hirty3hird (Justin) @33rd_vision(Jake). Xp is a group With Raul Frank Benji, Bobby, Producer CG We are a hip hop group called xp we are a collective of 4 people. We have 2 projects as a collective, In addition each one of our artist has at least 1 or 2 projects with several music videos. Camilo Gomez, AKA @ProducerCG is one of the biggest help & asset to BBE, With CG’s Multiple different productions and versatility we always make an amazing song all together Not to mention he is someone who I trust completely both as a Friend, Creator and business partner. Bobby AKA @ireadsouls Influenced BBE(BreadBreakersEmpire) and Frank Benji Sound By Collaboration and Teaching Frank Benji about Vocal Control Raul Menjivar @mysterypupusa Influenced BBE(BreadBreakersEmpire) and Frank Benji Sound By Collaboration and helping Benji Fine tune his sound engineering.