Jarren Benton

Jarren Benton

Biography

Southern rapper Jarren Benton is all about shock value in his rhymes, but his tongue-twisting dexterity and absurd wit are his true selling points. The Georgia-based MC discovered hip-hop at the tender age of six, and before finishing elementary school, he was already writing and performing on the mike. By the time Benton was 17, he was heavily involved in the Atlanta scene as a producer and a live act.

In 2011, he self-released his first EP, Huffin’ Glue with Hasselhoff, and followed it up with the 2012 mixtape Freebasing with Kevin Bacon, which appeared on Funk Volume. His first official debut, My Grandma's Basement, arrived in 2013. Two years later he released Slow Motion, Vol. 1, an EP dedicated to his friend and manager Jahmal "Slowmo" Pryor. The year after, Slow Motion, Vol. 2 was issued on his own Benton Enterprises label. The LP peaked in the Top 50 of the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart. His third album, the Mink Coat Killa LP, arrived in the summer of 2017. The effort featured appearances by Nick Grant, Elz Jenkins, Termanology, Big Cheeko, and more.

Discography

Jarren Benton - The Mixtape

Jarren Benton - The Mixtape

The Beat Gods 2009
Jarren Benton Meets SMKA - Huffing Glue With Hasselhoff

Jarren Benton Meets SMKA - Huffing Glue With Hasselhoff

Not On Label 2011
Jarren Benton - Freebasing With Kevin Bacon

Jarren Benton - Freebasing With Kevin Bacon

Funk Volume 2012
Jarren Benton - My Grandmas Basement

Jarren Benton - My Grandmas Basement

Funk Volume 2013
Jarren Benton - Slow Motion EP: Volume One

Jarren Benton - Slow Motion EP: Volume One

Funk Volume 2015
Jarren Benton - Slow Motion, Vol. 2

Jarren Benton - Slow Motion, Vol. 2

Benton Enterprise, LLC 2016
Jarren Benton - The Mink Coat Killa LP

Jarren Benton - The Mink Coat Killa LP

Benton Enterprise, LLC 2017

Guest Appearances

Dizzy Wright - The First Agreement
  • Shotgun Kisses

Dizzy Wright - The First Agreement

Funk Volume 2012
Kalenna - Chamber Of Diaries
  • Love Rock

Kalenna - Chamber Of Diaries

Not On Label 2012
Methuzulah - House-Of-Halogens
  • Return-Of-The-Living-Bassheads

Methuzulah - House-Of-Halogens

Heart Of The Hood 2012
Stevie Stone - 2 Birds 1 Stone
  • 1 O'Clock Jump

Stevie Stone - 2 Birds 1 Stone

Strange Music 2013
Hopsin - Knock Madness
  • Who's There

Hopsin - Knock Madness

Funk Volume 2013
Vinnie Paz - Carry On Tradition
  • The Devil's Ransom

Vinnie Paz - Carry On Tradition

Pazmanian Devil Music 2013
Irv Da Phenom - Los Kangeles
  • Y.B.W. Remix

Irv Da Phenom - Los Kangeles

Def Metal Gospel 2013
Dizzy Wright - The Golden Age
  • Step Yo Game Up

Dizzy Wright - The Golden Age

Funk Volume 2013
Kato - Kato's Revenge
  • Step Yo Game Up

Kato - Kato's Revenge

Funk Volume 2014
Grafton Street Jules - Sleep When I Am Dead
  • Cloud 9 Rmx

Grafton Street Jules - Sleep When I Am Dead

Opium Digital 2014
Goldyard - Fuck Culture
  • Get Your Weight Up

Goldyard - Fuck Culture

Not On Label 2014
Chris Webby - Chemically Imbalanced
  • Ohh Noo

Chris Webby - Chemically Imbalanced

Homegrown Music Group 2014
Vinnie Paz - Flawless Victory
  • Bully

Vinnie Paz - Flawless Victory

Enemy Soil 2014
Bloodstepp - Grand Theft Ufo
  • Meditation Obliteration (The Bent(on) Destruction Remix)

Bloodstepp - Grand Theft Ufo

Not On Label 2014
DJ EFN - Another Time
  • Role Model

DJ EFN - Another Time

Redefinition Records 2015
Dj Hoppa - Hoppa & Friends
  • Hoppa's Cypher

Dj Hoppa - Hoppa & Friends

Funk Volume, Broken Complex 2015
Demrick & DJ Hoppa - Stoney Point
  • Nobody's Safe

Demrick & DJ Hoppa - Stoney Point

Broken Complex 2015
Hopsin - Pound Syndrome
  • Ramona

Hopsin - Pound Syndrome

Funk Volume 2015
Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
  • Explain Myself

Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process

Funk Volume 2015
Twisted Insane - Voodoo
  • Joe Jackson/Consigliere

Twisted Insane - Voodoo

Brainsick Muzik 2015
Locksmith - Lofty Goals
  • Blinded

Locksmith - Lofty Goals

Landmark Entertainment 2015
TunK - FleX
  • No Chill

TunK - FleX

Illytronic 2015
Sy Ari Da Kid - S.O.O.N (Somethin Out Of Nothin)
  • Say Word

Sy Ari Da Kid - S.O.O.N (Somethin Out Of Nothin)

Not On Label 2015
Erick Sermon - E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception)
  • Jack Move

Erick Sermon - E.S.P. (Erick Sermon's Perception)

Def Squad, Caroline Records 2015
Bernz - See You On The Other Side
  • Outta My Brain

Bernz - See You On The Other Side

Strange Music, Inc 2016
Doctor P And Flux Pavilion - Party Drink Smoke
  • Party Drink Smoke

Doctor P And Flux Pavilion - Party Drink Smoke

Circus Records 2016
Pounds - Heavy Lies The Crown EP
  • Coroner's Office

Pounds - Heavy Lies The Crown EP

Tuff Kong Records 2017
Chris Rivers - Delorean
  • Nothing

Chris Rivers - Delorean

That's Hip Hop LLC 2017

Compilations

4-Ize & Don Cannon - Off The Top Rope
  • Broken English

4-Ize & Don Cannon - Off The Top Rope

Revo Media 2010
Various - The 808 Experiment Vol. 3
  • Certified Shit

Various - The 808 Experiment Vol. 3

Not On Label 2011
SMKA - Super Market Knife Attack 2011
  • No Lies In The Verses

SMKA - Super Market Knife Attack 2011

Not On Label 2012
SmartAlec - Subliminal Beats 2013
  • Y.B.W. (Remix)

SmartAlec - Subliminal Beats 2013

Subliminal Music Group LLC 2014
Various - Bassrush 1.0
  • Party Drink Smoke

Various - Bassrush 1.0

Viper Recordings 2016
Various - Excision 2016 Mix Compilation
  • Party Drink Smoke

Various - Excision 2016 Mix Compilation

Rottun Recordings 2016