Big Ben’s new album ‘102’ (One Oh Two) is a collection of songs that shows the kind of conflict that Big Ben is going through as he tries to redefine a sound for himself. He is negotiating with himself between a spiritual approach, old, new and electronic sound. Big Ben dares cross between a very youthful and mature sound. The albums lets you travel via a soundscape from southern, east, west and central Africa aas it borrows from various distinct genres and styles from the continent.
The rarest occurrence on the album is the collaboration with two distinct musicians on two different songs. Etjo Kangumine from the Ethnix fame appears on a song called ‘Mbaurua’ about a person stuck between doing the right thing and fighting for own interests. Big Ben also invited Namibia rapper Skrypt, on a song called Kan Nie Dood, which means the ‘immortal’ in Afrikaans.