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BBS is a podcast hosted by Jamey Bennett, also known as Chunjay of positive hip-hop crew, Royal Ruckus, about music and culture, faith and doubt, beers and beards, and the shipwrecks in life.

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BBS is a podcast hosted by Jamey Bennett, also known as Chunjay of positive hip-hop crew, Royal Ruckus, about music and culture, faith and doubt, beers and beards, and the shipwrecks in life.

    Mics, Drums, & Beat Machines, a conversation with Sojourn

    Mics, Drums, & Beat Machines, a conversation with Sojourn

    Hello good people!!
    We’ve got a hot one for you !! On this episode we’ve got the multitalented MC, drummer, and producer….Sojourn! For those who know and don’t know he came up in the mid 90’s with The Tunnel Rats and of course his group Future Shock. We discuss what it was like being in a massive crew and also the moves Future Shock made. We also discuss his journey as a solo artist and his beginnings and career as a drummer. We get to discuss drumming and how it fostered his love of many genres of music. He talks about what it’s like playing in different bands with different vibes and how it stretches him. He shares about how the creative process of working with the Tunnel Rats and linking up with Braille on His label HipHopIsMusic to eventually release his Sojournslism record. We talk about his collab with Ras Kass and how that came about, and then move into how faith plays a role in his music and what the holistic route is.
    Be sure to check out
    www.sojournalistmedia.con to get the all the latest releases from him and also illect.bandcamp.com and illect.com to get his latest ep “The Dark Room.”
    Also to hear his drum works, stream and download or buy PHYSICAL copies of works by the bands he’s in:
    The Sully Band
    Burt Brianne Band
    Tunnel Rats
    Future Shock
    Be sure to like share and subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen and hit us up on IG 
    and Sojourn @sojournalist
    And be on the lookout for the new Royal Ruckus album "Mr. Rogers Of The Rap Game" featuring Sojourn and other surprise guests!

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Nomadik and Chunjay discuss Brews, Beards, and well.....Shipwrecks

    Nomadik and Chunjay discuss Brews, Beards, and well.....Shipwrecks

    Nomadik and Chunjay get together to chat about Ukraine, life, baptisms, cussing, and a whole lot more.

    On this episode we have a “just the two of us” episode. Jamey and Nomadik take some time to catch up, check in and talk about some things that have been in our minds and hearts. 

    We each brought a few things to the table to discuss and took some time to go deeper into those subjects with each other. As always, we discuss what we’re sipping and Nomadik kicks it off talking about the recent collaboration he was blessed to do with Mestizo Coffee and Dudley Perkins.

    Jamey discusses the Ukraine crisis and the direct effect it’s having on his life personally. Bouncing off that Nomadik shared the importance of gratitude and how it can shape your thoughts and actions. Jamey brings us into the recent baptism of his son and the beauty of it. 
    To riff off that Nomadik brings up Mister Rogers and the importance of joy and how it can spread and even in the tough times we can share kindness.

    Lastly we move into beard care and some of the different techniques we’ve been implementing in our daily routines. We finish it up with a little discussion about integrating different aspects of life.

    And to bring it all home we play an EXCLUSIVE world premier of a song Jamey wrote for an insurance conference called “Expert Opinions”....it's a lot of fun, and you don't want to miss it.



    coupon code: shipwrecked

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Matt Wells: Monday Night Brews, Beards, Brews, Shipwrecks & Brews

    Matt Wells: Monday Night Brews, Beards, Brews, Shipwrecks & Brews

    Hello Beautiful People! We got an UNRELEASED pre-pandemic episode! This one comes from back in 2017. Jamey sits down with Matt Wells at Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta, GA. Matt is a friend of Greg "Manchild" Owens of the legendary crews, Mars Ill and Deepspace5. After the three of them were hanging out, a podcast spontaneously broke out between Jamey and Matt.

    They chop it up about music, faith, and, (surprise) beer! Who knew how similar craft beer and music world are, but as the conversation goes on you hear the similarity of songwriting and brewing beer. You'll get insights into the beer industry and brewing, as well as some beer education as well. And naturally, this was recorded inside a brewery!

    After the beer talk, Matt talks about growing up in a Southern baptist household, playing music in the church and how it was actually a positive environment for his growth, and how that led to him being in a band, moving to L.A., forming a new band, rejecting a record deal and sticking to his guns.

    We close the show with the shipwreck of what led to his divorce, how he's dealt with that, and we finish with his beard care regime and of course one last tasty brew!

    Matt isn't really on social media so if you find him cool!

    If you live in Atlanta go check out Monday Night Brewing and grab a brew!

    You can of course find Chunjay and myself at in Instagram:




    Peep out Monday Night brewing on IG @mondaynight

    Outro song is Run The Jewels "Blockbuster Night 2"

    As always, like share and subscribe!!

    Peace and all the love!!

    Nomadik Vagabond

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Paul Robertson: Drums, Rums, & Shipwrecks

    Paul Robertson: Drums, Rums, & Shipwrecks

    What up good people!!! It's 2022 and we are alive and well!*

    We hope you are living blessed! On this episode we our joined by Paul Robertson of the Drums & Rums podcast. As many know Chunjay and Nomadik Vagabond are both drummers, so it only seemed natural to have a fellow drummer, imbiber (is that even a word?), and podcaster on the show.

    We discuss everything from distilling and brewing methods to drummers and multi-genres of music. We just let the rum take us where we needed to go. It was refreshing, fun, and freeing.

    What a great way to kick off the year with something light, but still able to get deep on some things. (And yes this was recorded in the late fall, we just thought this would be a great episode to jump off with for the new year.)

    Also stay to the end to get a special surprise just for our listeners.

    Peace, love, and positivity!!

    Nomadik Vagabond


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    Be sure too see what Paul's up to on drumsandrums.com and give him a follow on instagram at:



    make to like, share, and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform

    and outro song was "Bust a Move" by Young MC from the album "Stone Cold Rhyming" 1989 The Bicycle Music Company


    * Both Nomadik and Chunjay have covid.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Mary Daniels: Bakersfield history, the importance of family, and finding joy in adversity

    Mary Daniels: Bakersfield history, the importance of family, and finding joy in adversity

    Today we bring you an episode with my Great Grandmother's sister, Mary Daniels. Born in 1907, she faced many difficulties in her life, all of which she tackled with joyful determination. A self-less woman, she exemplifies kindness and contentment in ways that are rarely seen.

    We have a special announcement around the 37:37 mark. You'll want to hear that.

    Share http://brewsbeards.com with your friends.

    - Jamey

    • 56 min
    Carlos Aguilar of Mestizo Coffee on the intersection of Religion, Philosophy, and Coffee

    Carlos Aguilar of Mestizo Coffee on the intersection of Religion, Philosophy, and Coffee

    What is up beautiful people!!! We got a treat for you!! We had the pleasure of chopping it up with Carlos of Mestizo coffee. This episode was a combination of fun and depth. We went deep but still had plenty of laughs. He shared with us his journey into faith by way of evangelical Christianity in his teen years and how he came into adulthood with a different perspective, especially after a backpacking trip across Mexico with a friend.

    He talks about the beginnings of his journey into his new faith, while simultaneously discovering  "church rap" and "rap rap." When he discovered apologetics he tells us how hip-hop it was, and how it was son some "Malcolm X, NOI, 5% vibes" and how he had to G up for his. As his outlook and perspective started transitioning, he went from apologetics to philosophy and started selling theology and philosophy books after shows.

    "The more philosophy you do, there are more appeals to intuition."

    Next we move into how he went from seminary and trying to battle on MTV, not being able to do it, but getting other blessings from it....like writing and working in television! 

    But what about the coffee?

    "I had a coffee conversion experience."

    When he has his first cup of black coffee, he realized he hasn't been drinking coffee. he also realized that there was a deficit in the latino community with quality coffee. Enter Mestizo Coffee.

    "The reason why I'm doing this at all is to connect with people."

    Of course we talk about his super dope coffee and artist collaborations with L.A. MC LMNO of the Visionaries crew, producer/MC Peace 586, and the upcoming collaboration with Dudley Perkins.

    Listen in and turn it up!!

    Music in this episode:

    Souls of Mischief -"93 'til Infinity (instrumental) from  1993 album of same name.

    Bookworm Brown -"Heaven and Earth" from the 2005 album of the same name.

    Be sure to hit up http://Mestizo.coffee, cop some coffee and merchandise! (Also stay tuned fro a discount coupon for listeners.)

    Follow Mestizo on Instagram @mestizocoffee

    and peep Carlos' music as Bookworm Brown.

    Of course you can peep us at BrewsBeards.com.

    RoyalRuckus.com for all your ruckus needs.

    and of course you can find us on IG:





    Nomadik Vagabond


    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MasterBuilder05 ,

Good stuff

Good stuff

Norms sutton ,

Awesome show.

Great podcast. Jamey (and now Clayton) talk to a wife variety of folks from all different walks of life. Worth a listen and a sub!

StBuilder ,

Steve the Builder

Jamey lets us talk about all the messy stuff of the "spiritual life" that you can't really talk about frankly in other podcast venues. Hard questions, good topics, interesting people.

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