Stream: Jarren Benton – “Bully” Ft. Vinnie Paz
Funk Volume Rapper Unleashes Fiery Latest Single From His Highly Anticipated Album, My Grandmas Basement, Out June 11
Jarren Benton’s momentum refuses to slow as the release date for his new album, My Grandmas Basement, due out June 11, draws closer and closer. Having already created buzz for the record with two previous singles, awesome album art, and a series of video interviews, his latest track, “Bully” Ft. Vinnie Paz, continues to assert why Jarren Benton is one of Funk Volume’s fastest rising stars.
On “Bully,” Jarren Benton teams up once again with producer Kato and shares the mic with Philadelphia rapper Vinnie Paz, both serving up their characteristically gritty, raw and in-your-face lyrics and delivery. “I’ve always been a fan of Vinne Paz, from his work with Jedi Mind Tricks,” says Jarren Benton, “I always thought he was a beast as a rapper…Kato sent the beat over to Vinnie, and [he] just went nuts on it. I wrote off [his] verse and it all came together from there.” With production that swings from an epic intro featuring church bells, strings and a gothic choral melody to a bass thumping kick drum and piano riff with scratches by Funk Volume’s DJ Hoppa, the track is a perfect fit for both rappers’ bold and aggressive styles. “I think with beats like this, you just have to dumb out,” says Jarren Benton, “Beasting—I’m a beast—that’s the main message that I’m trying to get across.”
Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZE-N1UqFMk
Jarren Benton Background:
For an artist with serious mainstream aspirations, Decatur, Georgia’s Jarren Benton has spent his career going against the grain. One of Funk Volume’s premiere acts, Jarren admits, “I love the music I do now. I do it in the safe-mode.” That’s rather shocking for an artist whose last album, Freebasing With Kevin Bacon lived up to its name, at least in attitude and style, evident on single “Skitzo.” He continues, “I want to take it a lil’ further. I just haven’t had the balls to go all the way there yet, ‘cause I presently want to keep a foot in the mainstream too.” After two successful digital releases and a video with over one million YouTube plays, Jarren is prepping the June 11th release of his Funk Volume debut, My Grandmas Basement.
Funk Volme Background:
Funk Volume is a record label, marketing and production company founded to give hip hop artists a home to freely express themselves without feeling controlled or pressured by any other outside forces. Currently home to Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa, Funk Volume’s plan is to represent only the sickest, most talented, and most creative artists that we can find. The label’s objective is to produce music that it feel competes with any other artists or labels in the industry. Funk Volume is not a “movement”, not a “gang”, not a “squad.” Funk Volume is a commitment – to protect the integrity of the music and conduct our business properly. It is a commitment to hip-hop, to its fans, and to each other.
“Bully” Ft. Vinne Paz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZE-N1UqFMk
“Cadillacs & Chevys”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3wH81zTyJ
“The Basement Interview Pt.1”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htDPCAe_v3s
“Razor Blades And Steak Knives”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFW3ffGjJBY
Bio, pictures and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/jarren-benton/