Born in London, England but raised in Miami, Florida, rapper Ben Miller aka Wrekonize is a member of the Mayday! crew who maintains a solo career as well. Coming up through Florida's battle rap circuit, he dropped his debut mixtape, The Chaotic Knowledge Sessions, in 2001. Two years later he entered contract negotiations with Roc-A-Fella records but as the deal slowly crumbled, Wrekonize moved on to the South Beat label and dropped the mixtape The Waiting Room in 2006. The mixtape Elevator Music followed in 2007, while 2009 saw Wrekonize joining fellow South Beat artists Mayday! on their Lords of the Fly mixtape. After an appearance on Tech N9ne's album Welcome to Strangeland, Mayday! signed with Tech's label Strange Music and released their official debut, Take Me to Your Leader, in 2012. The label released Wrekonize's solo effort, The War Within, in 2013. The album featured productions from DJ Sharpsound and Michael "Seven" Summers, plus guest artists Beanz, Posdnous, and Tech N9ne.