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Use Your Eyes | Jarren Benton ‘Silence’

Jarren Benton‘s new visual off the Slow Motion EP.

‘Silence’ was produced by Kato, and Jesse Ray Diamond directed the video here. The hook is sung by Sareena Dominguez. It’s crazy, all this time later, I can’t think of Jarren without thinking of Slow. RIP sir.

Use Your Eyes | Jarren Benton feat. Rock City ‘Diamonds & Fur’

Jarren Benton can dial it down a bit, of course he can. And he does that here on the lead track  ‘Diamonds & Fur’ from his new Slow Motion Vol. 1 EP.  He even brought Rock City along to smooth things out sonically. Talked with him recently at the shoot for this one and the Atlanta MC said he wanted it to look like a piece of art you could hang from your wall. I get it. They pulled it off. Check it.

Day 1 Radio | Jarren Benton [12/4]

Jarren Benton is crazy as hell. Yeah, I said it. On Thursday, we had the Funk Volume rapper come up to the ABL studio and he had us all in stitches for the bulk of the evening. And he’s a dope emcee, so of course we touched on his upcoming projects including one special EP dedicated to his former manager who passed just over a year ago. Continue reading

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#FreshVision: MadFreshDaily X Jarren Benton (@JarrenBenton)

Fresh Vision | MadFreshDaily X Jarren Benton (@JarrenBenton): 

Jarren Benton is quietly on the rise as one of the most exciting “new” cats to come out of Atlanta. Here’s the thing though: Jarren is no doe-eyed newbie. The Decatur native has been pushing his way through the ranks for years now.

I got on his music back in 2009 after seeing him onstage at what seemed like every event in the A. It was a combination of things that pulled me in: the omnipresent raccoon cap, his exorbitant energy levels, but most of all — it was his rapidfire flow and clever lyricism that got me.

Anyway, I was glad to sit with him recently and chop it up at Twelve Studios in Atlanta. We had so much fun here as we talked about his new LP, ‘My Grandma’s Basement,’ and that insane artwork. The album is his first under the Funk Volume imprint (home to fellow wild boy Hopsin and the super-mellow Dizzy Wright). And already, ‘Grandma’s’ has been heralded as one of the summer’s best projects featuring Jarren at his best and banging beats from M16, Kato, the SMKA collective and more.

Debuting at #5 on ITunes — just behind the pre-order for Mac Miller’s new one — makes Jarren one to watch in the coming months. If he’s in your city, you’ve got to catch him in action.