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Benjamin Cook (BJah) was born outside of Chicago Illinois & grew up in Riverside, CA. He developed a passion for the mic at an early age, since then has continued to pursue writing and singing songs that carry a positive message of spirituality reflecting thru his music. Being heavily influenced by Roots reggae, ska and soul music while inspired by a range of artists like The Wailers, Dennis Brown, Garnet Silk, Mykal Rose, Stevie wonder, the Specials, Marvin Gaye, Ottis Redding, Hepcat, Jah Mali, & Aswad to name a few. As the voice for the So.Cal based Roots Reggae band "Beyond Rhythm" since the year 2000 he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with reggae legends such as Inner Circle, Yellow Man, Wailing Souls, Yami bolo, Pato Banton, Sister Carol, Black Uhuru, Rankin Joe, & Big Mountain. He has performed in numerous cities and venues in California with a true love for the music, on a mission to bring soulful songs of upliftment to the world. Now working on a release with Beyond Rhythm as well as a compilation of songs for a solo album.