Alchemy is the pseudoscientific predecessor of chemistry that sought a method of transmuting base metals into gold, an elixir to prolong life indefinitely, a panacea or universal remedy, and an alkahest or universal solvent. Ben Grippo (aka Benn Grim) is an Alchemist. Not in the sense of turning base metal into gold, but from being in a very dark, drug addicted place, to a now up and coming hip hop artist. He has no qualms about laying out all of his trials and tribulations, often with an excellent mix of humor, and at the same time letting people know he's not to be messed with. I've known Ben for quite some time, and regardless of whatever he was going through, he was always a good hearted dude. I feel free to speak about his substance abuse as I was there too, often times with him as we were in a band together. I'm really happy that Ben took the time to do some Q&A with The Indie Spiritualist as it's really inspiring for me to see where we both were, compared to where we are now.