Adventures of Athletes: The NCAA Journey Born and raised in the Bay Area, Benjamin Shell is currently a junior at Freestyle Academy and Los Altos High School. From a young age, Ben has been into music as his Dad put him on to Classic Rock and the music of his time. As Ben got older, he fell in love with Hip-Hop upon discovering Kanye West by downloading (maybe illegally) his â€œWatch The Throneâ€? album with Jay-Z. From love at first listen, Ben knew what he wanted to do with my life; become the next Kanye. He then proceeded to learn how to make his own beats and taught himself how to write songs, hell-bent on reaching his mountainous goal. About 5 years later, his philosophy still remains that if he puts the work in, his dream can be achieved. When Ben is not working on my music, he can be found working out at the gym, playing soccer, working at his job, watching movies with his family, and or hanging out with his homies.