40 min

Pt 2. Mac Miller's Unique Genius & Benjy's Mental Health Struggles — Benjy Grinberg Connection is Magic

    • Society & Culture

Benjy Grinberg is the founder of indie label powerhouse, Rostrum Records. He got his start in the music business working for LA Reid at Arista Records. He was instrumental in the breaking + establishing the careers of both Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. In 2017 Benjy wrote a 3 page article in Billboard opening up on his battle with OCD titled “We Have To Erase The Stigma of Mental Health Issues.” He is based in Los Angeles, married and a father of two.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS //

+ How did you first meet Mac Miller
+ Mac’s exponential growth between each project
+ What made Mac so unique in his artistry?
+ Mac Miller’s influence on his peers and next gen artists
+ Finding out Mac passed: where he was and the emotions he worked through
+ Pharrell’s impact on Mac’s artistic direction and what he saw early in him
+ Going #1 for most albums sold with “Blue Slide Park” and garnering acclaim for doing it independently
+ Will the pandemic have a lasting positive impact on humanity?
+ What caused Benjy to open up about his mental health struggles, being diagnosed with OCD
+ The often ever-present façade of the “music business” not being conducive to opening up
+ How a lot of calls stopped getting returned after Benjy left LA Reid’s office
+ Why we should not bottle up and keep our challenges to ourselves
+ Benjy’s fledgling new career as an artist and plans to release his own music soon!

Benjy Grinberg is the founder of indie label powerhouse, Rostrum Records. He got his start in the music business working for LA Reid at Arista Records. He was instrumental in the breaking + establishing the careers of both Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. In 2017 Benjy wrote a 3 page article in Billboard opening up on his battle with OCD titled “We Have To Erase The Stigma of Mental Health Issues.” He is based in Los Angeles, married and a father of two.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS //

+ How did you first meet Mac Miller
+ Mac’s exponential growth between each project
+ What made Mac so unique in his artistry?
+ Mac Miller’s influence on his peers and next gen artists
+ Finding out Mac passed: where he was and the emotions he worked through
+ Pharrell’s impact on Mac’s artistic direction and what he saw early in him
+ Going #1 for most albums sold with “Blue Slide Park” and garnering acclaim for doing it independently
+ Will the pandemic have a lasting positive impact on humanity?
+ What caused Benjy to open up about his mental health struggles, being diagnosed with OCD
+ The often ever-present façade of the “music business” not being conducive to opening up
+ How a lot of calls stopped getting returned after Benjy left LA Reid’s office
+ Why we should not bottle up and keep our challenges to ourselves
+ Benjy’s fledgling new career as an artist and plans to release his own music soon!

40 min

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