Home » Video

Jarren Benton – “Go Off” Ft. Hopsin & SwizZz


11 June 2013 No Comment

Today, Jarren Benton is releasing his official debut album, My Grandmas Basement. As the newest member of Funk Volume, the independent powerhouse label also home to back-to-back XXL Freshmen Dizzy Wright and Hopsin, along with SwizZz and DJ Hoppa, Benton has built a serious bit of buzz for the new album – the two lead singles from My Grandmas Basement have combined for over 475,000 YouTube views; pre-orders for the album are in the thousands. Now, Benton is celebrating the album release with a video for new single “Go Off,” a track that fittingly features Benton’s Funk Volume label mates Hopsin and SwizZz.

The track, produced by M16, is a dark, thumping affair that builds furiously from verse to chorus, and the three rappers attack the beat with ferocity, starting with Jarren’s rapid-fire opening verse, as he attacks haters and doubters and celebrates being different and the success of the tight-knit label. “You couldn’t fathom my pain,” raps Jarren in the track’s refrain. “I hated being me, I was mad at my brain/ All the hope that I felt made me sad and insane/ Look back, like God, I was glad I felt strange.”

The video, which was directed by Hopsin and filmed by George Orozco of On Point Films, is staking claim as one of the most original, entertaining videos of the year, with raucous performance shots of Jarren, SwizZz, and Hopsin interspersed with some wild shots of Jarren and Hopsin – both of whom are dressed in white-face; Hopsin is dressed like a woman – acting a fool in the local trailer park.

Submitted by: