Bars. I’m alive and #ThePromise is coming soon. Something to hold you over, I know you’ve been patient.
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.
Remix before I even dropped the original…I’m about to start heating up.
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.
“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.
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.
Much love to Grand Staff.
I post alot of cool stuff thats random and thought provoking. – Art Director MC
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.
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.
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!
12:35 Jersey City, NJ.
Wish you were here.
This is how I write songs…I let my subconcious do it. This is something new I’m working on.
Check me out =) This is kinda wavy!
Ben Famous – Megatron Bombs
As you probably guess, making Megatron Bombs a success is a fulltime job, that includes a lot of red tape. Whether it be distributors giving me a hard time, venues overcharging the new artist, radio hosts not investing in my music but asking me to come on their show and so on, Im still going to stay true and show gratitude to my fan base. Its because of you guys that my album is a success and its also because of you that my ideas get out. Thank you for the retweets, the mentions, the reposts and the physical support. This is for you.
My distributor couldn’t include the digi booklet and make the release date so I went on without it. Here is the pdf, enjoy. I couldn’t do it without you.
Megatron Bombs – http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/megatron-bombs/id446844055
Thanks to everyone involved. There is no feeling in the world like seeing a vision become a reality. Megatron Bombs!!!!
The first video from #MegatronBombs has been shot and is currently being edited. Head Noddin prduced by Brady James inspired a very creative idea and lead to an awesome day of filming & fun for the cast and crew.
With the help of some very talented people, an amazing concept came together, that had been in the making since before Megatron Bombs was released to the public. Thanks to some very dedicated GDM Team members and a few very beautiful and talented ladies, the vision became a reality.
If you are still one of the few people who have not purchased Megatron Bombs feel free to do so at the Itunes Store, AmazonMP3, Napster and Rhapsody outlets. The album is a creative feast of lyrics and beats that will no doubt satisfy even the most choosy music connoisseur. Of course, the videos have to be just as creative.
Keep on the watch for Head Noddin’ and many more visuals from this incredible album, below are a few more visuals from the set of Head Noddin. Stay tuned!
Thanks for holding me down. More to come!
The wait is over! Thank you so much for your undying support! This is huge!!!!
Crazy. Fun. Entertaining.
All I could think about was being on that stage. I need it in my life.
I’m so ready…it was all the battery I needed in my back before I release Megatron Bombs.
Me and my homey @KennyFahim had a little side wager on who had the illest sneaker game for Summer Jam. It came down to my Derrick Rose “Super Lights” and his Jordan “bordeaux”.
Production pic of album artwork. Megatron Bombs coming soon.
Look fam, this rap thing is getting polluted. There are alot of pretenders running in our ranks and skimming fans, when in actuality they have no charisma, character or “it factor”. I’m tired of these dudes. Very, rarely do I get to engage into a freestyle session with an artist, but when I do,can you at least freestyle…for real???
I don’t want to hear a rehearsed written, thats the most boring thing that I could possibly sit through as an MC myself. Especially when your written isn’t even all that creative. Now, I gotta stand there as you spit on me and step on my sneakers in an attempt to wild out, while I pretend to care about what you are saying.
I write close to 30 hooks a week, how is that possible? Simple, I freestyle. I know how to bridge myself from concept to concept on the fly and I’m comfortable with my own flow. This allows me to just open my mouth and let the thoughts fly, instead of contemplating for days on what to say and how to say it. It happens for me, I don’t have to force it.
If you want to be a supermagnetic MC, I suggest you put some serious effort into stepping your freestyle game up. Rap over TV commercials, rhyme on techno beats, listen to 98.7 kiss fm and freestyle over oldie classics like Ghostface does on his albums. Everything doesn’t have to be murderous or gangster, be like water man, do what the track calls for.
Just DO something, stop forcing them 5 year old rehearsed battle raps that do not fall into context with the current situation you are freestyling in. You ever notice why people around you look a little uncomfortable, thats cus you are freestyling at a house party but rhyming about shooting someone on a dark corner in your hood. Cmon son…
Below is a candid behind the scenes audio file of a song being written on the fly in GDM studio. This track will appear on Megatron Bombs. The final concept is based off of what you are about to hear. Nothing changed. Simply because I’m comfortable freestyling. This method has helped me create a lot of fly tracks.
Towards the end I begin to celebrate, because I realized Gramz was recording me. lol. I wasn’t happy because I think I’m cool….I was happy because now I can go back and listen to my stream of consciousness and the song is written for me. The best rhymes are the ones you dont force…Believe that.