Funk Volume, the label who houses artists Hopsin, SwizZz, and Dizzy Wright has signed a new artist named Jarren Benton!
Jarren Benton was born in Decatur, GA (east side of Atlanta). He grew up without a father figure in the home and hip-hop quickly became like a second parent. He first discovered his love for hip hop at age 6. While other kids were pissing their beds, Jarren would stay up past midnight to record “The Fresh Party,” a local Atlanta hip-hop radio show. Inspired by the show, Jarren began to write his own rhymes, and by age 10 he was a premature “beast” on the mic. Jarren became obsessed with rapping, and music, and dropped out of high school to pursue a musical career.
After turning his focus to hip-hop, Jarrren spent all of his time on his craft. Soon he began producing tracks, and writing, for other artists throughout Atlanta. He also worked on developing one of the best live shows in Atlanta, something he felt many artists lacked. To this day Jarren brings a presence and energy to the stage that is seldom seen and rarely matched. His live shows have caught the attention of many local media, promoters and industry heads. He has performed at the BMI Showcase, Southeastern Music Conference, Atlantis Music Festival, A3C Hip-Hop Festival and has opened for artists from KRS-ONE to Lil’ Wayne. Jarren has also collaborated on records with an wide array of amazing artists like: Erick Sermon, Freeway, Bubba Sparxxx, Gangsta Boo, Kid Daytona, Verse Simmons, Kaleena, Rittz, Jon Connor, Laws, Aleon Craft and many more.
Jarren possess sick humorous punch lines and heart felt tales of personal struggle. “I want to give people quality down south music, something the south has been missing since Outkast,” says Jarren. He gives you a balance of hardcore, playful and conscious rap music that seldom exists in today’s hip-hop. His new music video for “Billion Bucks” was released today. Watch it here:
Download Darren Benton “Billon Bucks” here.