Beneficence (hip hop artist)
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Brick City's veteran lyricist and Artifacts affiliate, he has been one of the most active independent artists in the game since 1994. He released two vinyl singles ("Hostile Life Style" and "Thin Line") in the 90's and three albums with the help from El Da Sensei, DJ Kaos (Artifacts), Mr. Len (Company Flow), Kice of Course and others.
Beneficence's 4th full length album, Sidewalk Science, was released in 2011. It features guest appearances from Diamond D (production on five tracks plus two vocal features), Roc Marciano, Prince Po (of Organized Konfusion), Lord Tariq, Rob-O (Pete Rock / INI), The Legion, DJ LKB, Kazi (Stones Throw / Madlib), El Da Sensei, Truth Enola, Presto, 12 Finger Dan, Frank Nitt (of Frank-N-Dank) and Wise Intelligent.
- Eye of the Storm 2004 (Ozone Music)
- Vocal Sport 2007 (Ozone Music)
- Holder's of the Key 2008 (Undisputed)
- Sidewalk Science 2011 (Ill Adrenaline Records)
- Concrete Soul 2012 (Ill Adrenaline Records)
- Paine, Jake (February 28, 2011). "Diamond D, Roc Marciano Assist On Beneficence's "Sidewalk Science" Album". HipHopDX.
- Kay, Andrew (14 April 2011). "Sidewalk Science (Review)". Black Sheep.