Jarren Benton Feat. OnCue & Big Rube
Rappers tend to assume a persona larger then themselves, one that is rich, good-looking, and invincible. On his new release "Scared," Jarren Benton inhabits the vocal charisma of this approach but inverts its emotional conceit. Benton pulls back the curtain to make himself appear anything but invincible -- he is plagued with self-doubt and a pervasive fear of nearly everything. By baring his vulnerability for all to see, he perhaps hopes to come to terms with it.
Tec In The Church
Jarren Benton Feat. Locksmith & Joyner Lucas
Jarren Benton is gearing up for the release of a project called Slow Motion Volume 2. If his new track "Tec In The Church," released today in an HNHH premiere, is any indication, the project is going to be very nice indeed. Produced by Matic Lee, "Tec in the Church" features yet another high-quality verse from Benton. Locksmith and Joyner Lucas, two emcees known for their proficiency in the street cypher, step into the booth here and kindle an absolute lyrical bonfire. Who had the best verse? Stream "Tec in the Church" and share your thoughts in the comments.
Riding With My Gs
Chris Rivers Feat. Jarren Benton
The young gun Chris Rivers drops off "Riding With My Gs" feat. Jarren Benton to tide his fans over while they wait on his upcoming mixtape Medicated Consumption. Can a beat be funny? If so, this instrumental is hilarious. Producer DoB turns some drunken, pitched up vocals into an instrument, bouncing it around the periphery of the mix as Rivers and Benton tackle the meaty middle with a double-time cadence.
TunK Feat. Jarren Benton & Drazah Backwards
TunK is a rapper out of Jacksonville, Florida who started rapping at thirteen, and has since been proving his skills in the world of battle rap. Today he's teaming up with another emcee who's known for his confrontational rap style, Funk Volume's Jarren Benton. Nevertheless, "No Chill" is a decidedly fun record, built off of a loopy synth beat with clap snares left right and centre. That is until the final third where things cool down, only to take the energy right back up again.
Hater Like U
Kato Feat. Jarren Benton & Scotty ATL
Funk Volume's Kato is getting ready to drop a new compilation, but first he's asking fans to help him fund it, launching an IndieGoGo page for the effort. The Pathomania EP is finished, and looking to be released on June 5th. It'll feature the likes of Trinidad Jame$, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Devin The Dude, ScottyATL, Sy Ari Da Kid, Royce Rizzy, and more.
DJ EFN Feat. Bun B, Jarren Benton, Eric Biddines & Amber Monique
DJ EFN dropped his album today, and if you've yet to check it out, the first thing you'll notice is the varied and impressive list of features. Hailing from Miami, EFN has assembled a cast of rappers from all different scenes to help him create his debut LP.
Jarren Benton Feat. Sy Ari Da Kid
Jarren Benton continues to keep it moving. After hitting us with the month-long #BlackOctober series, the XXL Freshmen decides to come through tonight and offer up another new track titled “W.H.W.” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid.
Jon Dubb Feat. Jarren Benton
While he's not a Funk Volume signee himself, Jon Dubb sure seems to have an in with Hopsin's crew. Following two reader-approved singles featuring DJ Hoppa and Dizzy Wright respectively, he returns to our front page with FV's Jarren Benton with the anthemic "Don't Know." The song comes from the recently-released Leilana May Project. If you're feeling the track, be sure to give the full album a listen over on iTunes. Additional features on the project include Canibus, Kool G Rap, and Cappadonna, among others.
Jarren Benton Feat. SwizZz
Jarren Benton delivers the final instalment in his #BlackOctober series, with the Funk Volume affair "Hallelujah." The record not only features his labelmate SwizZz, but has production from FV affiliate and frequent collaborator Kato. Over the course of his #BlackOctober series, Jarren has put his versatility on display, tackling social topics on soulful production to more turnt-up bangers like this one here.
Jarren Benton Feat. Micah Freeman
Funk Volume's Jarren Benton is going strong with these #BlackOctober weekly music releases. To quote the rapper, "you a bitch if you hatin' on this shit." For his third #BlackOctober drop, Jarren Benton gets some haunting soulful production from 8Track (once again, 8Track also produced last week's "Judge Mathis" if you missed it).
Jarren Benton Feat. Pounds
Jarren Benton made a return to the music the other week with a #BlackOctober cut produced by his go-to Kato, "Alldat." The crazy Funk Volume spitter returns today as he continues his #BlackOctober campaign. This time he turns to 8Track for production that's more soul'd out and slowed down, plus a feature from the raspy-voiced Pounds.
Yesterday, Funk Volume's Jarren Benton announced via a video (below) that this October will officially be dubbed #BlackOctober, a campaign that involves him dropping a new track every week. The Kato-produced "Alladat," the first in the series, is the first new music we've gotten from Benton since March's "Gimme The Loot," so needless to say, we're pretty excited.
Nappy Roots Feat. Jarren Benton
Fresh off their 2008 "Good Day" single getting a significant boost on the charts thanks to a feature in the smash-hit comedy Neighbors, Nappy Roots returns with a brand new song featuring XXL Freshman of the Year, Funk Volume's Jarren Benton. Backed by a hard-hitting piano-loop courtesy of SMKA, "No Idea" is the first single off the upcoming The 40 Akerz Project. As of now, SMKA is tapped to be the project's only producer.
Gimme The Loot
Late last night we saw the rambunctious new music video from Funk Volume's Jarren Benton, "Gimme The Loot", where the rapper drove around with his homies causing mayhem in the suburbs. In addition to letting go a visual, Jarren has offered up the track free for download for fans.
Nino Bless Feat. Jarren Benton
Nino Bless is delivering one last leak for the fans before his new mixtape arrives, R.O.A.M. 3, very shortly. Recently the rapper dropped his ambitious song discussing the issues girls face every day, "Girl Vs. World", and today he's got Funk Volume's Jarren Benton featured on the track "#Audiotrip."
Boldy James Feat. Problem & Jarren Benton
Bump How Much (Prod by SMKA), the latest cut from Boldy James featuring Problem & Jarren Benton on the assist. It was released on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013. Things are improving for Boldy James with each new offering, and How Much (Prod by SMKA) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the Boldy James's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
Step Yo Game Up
Dizzy Wright Feat. Jarren Benton & Tory Lanez
Quotable Lyrics"Hell nah, we ain't change up Throwing dirt on my name huh Niggas mad cause they ain't us and we came up Niggas better step they game up Fuck these haters, fuck these pussy niggas hating I can't trust none of these niggas Can't trust none of these hoes I hate thirsty niggas more than thirsty bitches"
Underground Hitz (Remix)
R.A. The Rugged Man Feat. Hopsin & Jarren Benton
Listen to Underground Hitz (Remix), the new track by R.A. The Rugged Man featuring Hopsin & Jarren Benton which was dropped on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. R.A. The Rugged Man's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Underground Hitz (Remix) will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since R.A. The Rugged Man debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up.
PBR & Reefer
Stream PBR & Reefer (Prod. By SMKA), the newest drop from Jarren Benton. The cut was released on Monday, June 10th, 2013. Things are looking better for Jarren Benton with each new release, which PBR & Reefer (Prod. By SMKA) has proven yet again. It's worthy addition to the impressive body of work Jarren Benton has been developing over the years. We're looking forward to hearing what's next.
Irv Da Phenom Feat. Dizzy Wright & Jarren Benton
Listen to Y.B.W. (Remix) (Prod. By Smart Alec), the latest track from Irv Da Phenom, featuring Dizzy Wright & Jarren Benton. The cut dropped on Friday, May 31st, 2013. Irv Da Phenom's future brightens with every new release, and Y.B.W. (Remix) (Prod. By Smart Alec) certainly isn't an exception. It's a fitting addition to a solid catalogue that Irv Da Phenom has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're excited to hear more.