Crew Love: Funk Volume
Funk Volume may seem like a cocky bunch after recently issuing a $500,000 rap battle challenge to any and all comers. But during a recent stop by HNHH offices, the FV triad of Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, & Jarren Benton revealed itself to be a band of merry jokesters who get along famously with one another, in large part due to their strong musical bond.
Funk Volume Challenges Any Label To A $500,000 Rap Battle
Funk Volume made an appearance on Shade 45's "Sway in the Morning" yesterday, where they let Sway know they are ready to put down half a million dollars on a rap battle against the top 3 from any label -- Strange Music, TDE, Shady Records, Slaughterhouse, G.O.O.D. Music -- "anybody," said Hopsin.
Chris Webby Feat. Tech N9ne & Jarren Benton "Ohh Noo" Video
Chris Webby Feat. Tech N9ne & Jarren Benton
Chris Webby's debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, came out last November, but he's still pulling hits off the LP for videos. His latest puts him together with Strange Music's Tech N9ne and Funk Volume's Jarren Benton, each with their own cult following. Paired with Webby's own loyal fanbase, there's a pretty wide audience for this one. All involved do what they do best, each turning their own animated style of double-time rap.
Jarren Benton "Silence" Video
Jarren Benton decides to revisit this year’s Slow Motion EP and share the official video for the project’s outro track “Silence”.
Demrick Feat. Jarren Benton, Madchild "Nobody's Safe" Video
Demrick & DJ Hoppa Feat. Jarren Benton & Madchild
Demrick's latest album Losing Focus and DJ Hoppa's latest Hoppa And Friends both were released in 2015 and both were unmitigated successes. Already they're on to the next project, a collaborative effort by the name of Stoney Point. The visuals for the album's first single "Nobody's Safe" were made available for viewing on Thursday.
DJ Hoppa Feat. Jarren Benton, SwizZz & Demrick "Leave No Witnesses" Video
DJ Hoppa Feat. Jarren Benton, SwizZz & Demrick
As one of the labels in-house producers, DJ Hoppa always manages to get some pretty epic cyphers out of the Funk Volume team. His new track, "Leave No Witnesses," is no exception, recruiting Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and close affiliate Demrick for a swirling horror-soundtrack boom bap record.
DJ Hoppa Feat. Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Hopsin "Hoppa's Cypher" Video
DJ Hoppa Feat. Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz & Hopsin
When it comes to posse cuts, few are doing it better than Hopsin's Funk Volume crew. Hoppa, the in-house DJ and producer, organized the latest Funk Volume cypher, bringing along the roster's biggest names, including: Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, and, label boss himself, Hopsin. Visually, Funk Volume has also created a wonderfully weird and captivating aesthetic, and this animated video is about the only thing that can match the mind-bending rhymes of each of the four emcees.
Sincerely Collins Feat. Rittz & Jarren Benton "Light Work" Video
Sincerely Collins Feat. Rittz & Jarren Benton
It's unclear if Sincerely Collins is actually signed to Funk Volume, or just getting assistance from the underground rap crew, but he's got both Rittz and Jarren Benton on his new track/visual "Light Work." He definitely sounds like he fits right in with the rest of the FV crew.
Jarren Benton Feat. Hopsin & Locksmith "Killin My Soul" Video
Jarren Benton Feat. Hopsin & Locksmith
It's now been two weeks since Funk Volume's Atlanta representative, Jarren benton, dropped off his EP Slow Motion Vol. 1.
Jarren Benton Feat. R. City "Diamonds & Fur" Video
Jarren Benton Feat. R. City
Last week, Jarren Benton dropped Slow Motion Vol. 1. The EP marks his first official release since June 2013. Jarren is now one of Funk Volume's leading emcees, and the EP includes features from fellow labelmates such as Hopsin and Jon Connor. "Diamonds & Fur" covers Jarren's struggle to the top, in which his single-minded focus often left others in a world of pain. The "coon hat" has long been Jarren's staple, but now he can afford to drape his whole figure in fur. And diamonds too.
Jarren Benton Talks "Slow Motion" EP, Hopsin's Prank & More
Recently Jarren Benton dropped off his new EP, Slow Motion, and in a press run for the new project the Funk Volume rapper took a trip to the HNHH offices to discuss the EP. Although Jarren is anything but a 'slow' rapper, he explains that the title of his EP actually pays homage to his late manager who passed away. Jarren also speaks on his writing process, which is basically solitary confinement. The rapper says he needs to be completely alone with the beat to get his inspiration.
Jarren Benton Freestyles on Sway In The Morning
Yesterday, Jarren Benton dropped off an EP by the name of Slow Motion Vol. 1, and today, he was in NYC to pay a visit to Sway In The Morning to kick a freestyle and sit in for a interview. Above, you can watch the freestyle, and head here to see the interview.
Jon Connor, Jarren Benton, Lil Bibby & Troy Ave's XXL Freshmen Cypher
Jon Connor Feat. Jarren Benton, Lil Bibby & Troy Ave
We've received stand-out cyphers from two groups already, one consisted of Rich Homie Quan, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Durk, while the other had Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad and Chance The Rapper together. For the third and final cypher we've got Jon Connor, Tro
Jarren Benton's XXL Freshmen Freestyle
Yesterday we spoke to Jarren Benton on making the XXL Freshmen list, and his thoughts on those he's featured alongside with. Today the Funk Volume rapper returns with his own XXL Freshmen freestyle, following up last week's XXL Freshmen freestyle from Jon Connor.
Jarren Benton "Gimme The Loot" Video
We haven't heard much from Jarren Benton since his album My Grandma's Basement, but the Funk Volume rapper has definitely been working. After delivering the HNHH-produced "Life In The Jungle" off My Grandma's Basement, and more recently the visual for "Don't Act", he returns tonight with a brand new track in visual form, "Gimme The Loot."
Jarren Benton "Don't Act" Video
Funk Volume rapper Jarren Benton drops off a visual which contains footage from his tour. The song lives on "My Grandma's Basement" out now.Thoughts? If you dig this, visit Jarren Benton's profile for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes. Remember to follow Jarren Benton on Twitter.
Jarren Benton "Life In The Jungle (Official Music Video)" Video
Check out the official Music Video for Jarren Benton's "Life In The Jungle", produced by HotNewHipHop and directed by Armen Soudjian. Make sure to subscribe to HNHH on YouTube for more exclusive videos!
Jarren Benton Feat. Hopsin "Jarren Benton - Behind the Scenes of "Life in the Jungle"" Video
Jarren Benton Feat. Hopsin
Check out our behind the scenes video of Jarren Benton's "Life in the Jungle," to find out what you can expect from the official music video premiering tomorrow on HotNewHipHop! How do y'all feel about the collabo with Hopsin? Let us know what you think, folks. Peep the new visual for Jarren Benton's Jarren Benton "Life In The Jungle (Official Music Video)" Video.
Jarren Benton Feat. Dizzy Wright & Pounds "We On" Video
Jarren Benton Feat. Dizzy Wright & Pounds
Jarren Benton links up with his labelmate Dizzy Wright and Pounds for the official music video of "We On" off his new album "My Grandma's Basement" out now.Was the inclusion of Dizzy Wright, Pounds a good call? How does this compare to Jarren Benton's previous work?Peep the new visual for Jarren Benton's Jarren Benton Feat. Hopsin "Jarren Benton - Behind the Scenes of "Life in the Jungle"" Video.
Jarren Benton Feat. SwizZz & Hopsin "Go Off" Video
Jarren Benton Feat. SwizZz & Hopsin
Jarren Benton collabos with his fellow Funk Volume artists on "Go Off," off his new album "My Grandmother's Basement" released today.How did SwizZz, Hopsin do on this video? Let us know what you think, folks. Did y'all catch Jarren Benton's latest visual for Jarren Benton Feat. Dizzy Wright & Pounds "We On" Video?