Beni Bjah is like an unstoppable tidal wave when it comes to live hip-hop, this incredibly skilled artist first started recording music in 2003, driven by the raw but real styles of 2Pac, and helped form the Perth Hip Hop outfit ‘Life Kwest’ working with producer ‘Dazastah’ (SBX), the group released the Perth Hip Hop classic track ‘How Ya Like Me Now, which would serve as Beni’s official music debut
With a substantial history of live performance and experience, Beni has opened the stage for acts such as Grand Master Flash, RZA, Method Man & Red Man, Beat Nuts, ONYX, The Outlaws, Tyga, AKALA, Cypress Hill, Slaughterhouse and Naughty By Nature just to name a few.
Born out of the life-long frustrations of systemic racism encountered not only in Perth but across the country, Beni took his love of hip-hop, and passion for his people to pen the lyrical wake-up call Australia needed with his debut single ‘Survivor’, which created history making Beni the first-ever Indigenous artist to win the ‘West Australian Music Song of the Year' Grand Prize.
In 2018 Beni joined HipHop pioneers Downsyde, performing with the band at the 2018 State Of The Art Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival in 2018 and 2019 with AB Original and The Jungle Brothers respectively. Downsyde released their first single featuring Beni “Odds”, in April of this year.
BENI BJAH: THE GOOD FIGHT - Beni Hasler, otherwise know as Beni Bjah, made history when he was the first Indigenous person to win the West Australian Music Song of the Year and documentary follows this baker turn hip hop artist as he tries to balance life as a father and as an emerging musician.