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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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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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