Ahmen is a well journeyed individual, this can be heard in the music. Born in Minneapolis to Sri Lankan parents his life lead him to Queens, Alaska, ATL, Washington, and even India before finally settling, for the time being, in New Jersey. “When I Was Up” is off his album Hero Ball that can be purchased by clicking the link below. All those influences can be found in his music, most of them present on “When I Was Up”, a jazzy and bouncy little ditty providing the back drop to Ahmen as he takes the listener on a lyrical joyride through life. Instead on concentrating on the things one does not have, he concentrates on the things we do have. That’s just my 2cents worth though, listen and draw your own conclusions.