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Because without you, I wouldn’t know what love is.


I Love My Squad

New music….for a new album…for a new sound. Coming soon!!!


NEW ALBUM OUT NOW!!! The Promise

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The second studio album is here. All new focus, same lyricism, same love for the art. Thanks for listening. Available on all digital retailers!!

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It’s Over produced by DJ Priority

Bars. I’m alive and #ThePromise is coming soon. Something to hold you over, I know you’ve been patient.


I want that #12 – Nike ACG 2 in 1 Technical Jacket

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NIKE has impressed me with their latest approach to the ACG collection. As far as fashion goes, I only voice my opinion from the standpoint of a consumer. I am a Recording Artist and an Art Director for Graphic Design, not Fashion Design. Every trade in this world deserves its respect and the experts in these fields should be heard before the voices of those who are just ranting on the internet.

with that said…

I don’t believe in this idea that we recognize the price of an article of clothing before we recognize its craftsmanship. This Technical Gore Tex jacket by NIKE demonstrates function before form. It is the same coat that NFL coaches wear to protect them in bad weather on the sidelines, but with reflective type branding the coat on the front and back that serves as reflective stamping to make you visible within the elements. I like that. Simple but there is dignity in simplicity and this hits the nail on the head. This coat is unavailable on retailers and is drawing a tag of $800 on Ebay. I still want it but I’m not purchasing this masterpiece second hand.

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Ben Famous – Finishing Move produced DJ Priority

New music produced by DJ Priority. Inspired by 90’s arcade culture. Those were the days fam, put your quarter up and wait your turn. No cheese and stay on your side. Those were the days. Ha!


Behind the scenes clips from A3C festival in Atlanta

These videos are from two panels I attended while at the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

A five day festival with almost zero police presence. Just 24 hours of hip hop and knowledge all the time.

You wouldn’t believe how many artists I met on a person to person basis. The vibe was so relaxed and everyone was so accessible. I made a lot of friends in the game and I learned a lot. I will definitely be going back next year.

Above are two clips I actually captured when I wasn’t busy living the situation. There were moments I did not film because I’m just not walking around with my phone out to film…I was literally soaking in the vibe and enjoying every second of this. The clips are of Cardo talking about how he produced “Seen it All” for Jeezy and the events surrounding that. The second video is 9th Wonder being recorded live on an episode of the Combat Jack Show. Both are crazy you had the to be there moments.

Check out the videos and share them as much as you like. Peace.


I want that #11 Sega Megatron

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As a collector this brings back too much nostalgia. I remember getting my Sega Genesis for my birthday and playing Sonic the Hedgehog until I got a migraine. No saving, you had to win or start from the beginning. LOL. Those were the days man. As a lover of Transformers, obviously this it too much to handle.

You can pick this up @ Big Bad Toy Store here: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SNT10053&mode=retail

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It comes in stone gray and I guess you have to paint him yourself. Seems worth the effort if you are a real collector. Just a great idea and an awesome way to combine childhood memories. Gnna snap this up for my new studio and hopefully post some pics later. Been working on the new tape diligently. Give me time yall.


I come in Peace

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The answer to our troubles is simple but complicated all at once, you have to unlearn everything and become new. I’m with you, you don’t have to do it alone.


Paper Chase Remix produced by Brady James

Remix before I even dropped the original…I’m about to start heating up.


Throwback Thursday #1




A freestyle about this one night I was hangin’ with my man 50 grand…Mike. #TBT

 


New Music: Ben Famous “Biggest Fan” produced by Clams Casino

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New cut from Ben Famous called “Biggest Fan” produced by Clams Casino.  You may have heard of Clammy Clams, the Jersey native has produced for A$AP Rocky and Lil B to name a few.

The instrumental can be found on Clammy’s Instrumental Mixtape Vol. 3 available here.  This track will be featured on a new free EP by Ben Famous set to be released in the near future.

Please listen, enjoy and share.


Cool Kids Never Die

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Dedicated to young urban youth everywhere.

RIP Trayvon and so many others like you. You will live forever.

– Fame


Dreaming of a Million pt 2 (official video)

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“Dreaming of a Million pt. 2”

Dir. by Ed Jansen

The lead record to my Sophomore album Megatron Bombs, “Dreaming…” features modern synths and liquid production from Washed Out. We went for a tour around NJ/NY to reconnect with the ambition and hunger that started it all.

Please enjoy and share.

 

 


Stadium Red

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This past weekend I got the pleasure of making myself comfortable at Stadium Red Studio. My dude K Quick had an event for one of his Grand Staff artists named KepStar, it was a great event and I learned alot, here are a few pics from the listening session.

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Much love to Grand Staff.


Bless up!

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Follow me on Instagram: MrBenFamous

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I post alot of cool stuff thats random and thought provoking. – Art Director MC


This is too raw.

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for real…it is.


Dear Rapper #7: Don’t worry about what they say

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Ted Clayton. Ben Famous.  Harvest Works NYC, 2013

 

 

I know, I know…everyone has an opinion. I know, I know…music is changing.

I know, I know…you’re supposed to be a certain age. I know,I know…you need to sound more like him to be relevant.

I know….I just dont care.

Rap music was always about self expression and more than anything the narrative behind your journey. If there is anything people respect its hard work and dedication (copyright Money Team lol).  If you love music and are truly dedicated to this journey keep creating. I go against the grain on most things and thats what makes me unique, I also go against the grain when it comes to the age issue.

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Case in point: Pusha T says in a recent record that he is 36. Thats a revelation considering that it has become the norm for rappers to lie about their age and profess to be younger to “seem” more appealing or in tune with the hip hop generation. Lmao! The hip hop generation is timeless, thats why Pusha is regarded so highly he could care less what you think about him…check Wrath of Caine mixtape he has a song about it, ha!

See the real truth at hand is the neverending question. Do you love this? Love is a strong word and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I know alot of heads who “like” to rap but that doesn’t mean they love it. You may “like” making songs and the attention it brings when you mention whatever project you been working on, but if you love this…it’s in your bloodstream. You can’t hide it and truth be told you shouldn’t want to.

So grab your rhyme books and turn off the tv and the radio…focus on being yourself and being creative, that’s what the game needs man. We don’t need any clones…just be you. If you can tune in to your zone and create something special and fearlessly share it with the world regardless of what people may say or think about it, your a rebel and a true artist. Be that. 

Just don’t forget to ask yourself that question first…”Do I love this?”

 

I love this. Amen.


Ben Famous Radio: Back Like I Never Left

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I’m back…

 


I want that #10

I want that 10

Nike Stealth Foamposite

Im from Jersey, and that means I see alot of concrete and blacktop.  These are the most official shoe for our terrain I can think of. The timeless design and rugged look make this one of the toughest Nike’s of all time. No need to worry about holmes who stepped on ya joints either…its not gonna be a huge factor with these. Good with almost any pair of raw denims, the stealth foam is my favorite. Possibly the only shoe that I would wait in line for…wait what am I saying?

Street value around $400, I think these are a must own for any collector or anyone who wants to fight the concrete back! Ha!


Ben Famous Radio: Freestyle session #2

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12:35 Jersey City, NJ.

Wish you were here.


Freestyle Session #1


This is how I write songs…I let my subconcious do it. This is something new I’m working on.


Spotted on Spotify!!!

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Check me out =) This is kinda wavy!

Ben Famous – Megatron Bombs