HipHopDX Premiere – New Orleans native Alfred Banks has resurfaced with a brand new video for “This Is True.” The monitor comes from his Mere-Exposure Effect EP, which was launched in July. Directed by Peter Adler, who additionally supplied the animation, the visible brings Banks’ phrases to life as he rattles off every bar.
“I actually loved scripting this track. I needed to seize the power of right this moment whereas retaining my lyrical integrity,” Banks tells HipHopDX. “I really feel like I did that with this file. Shouts to Malik Ninety Five for the beat.”
Watch the video above and cop the EP right here.
Jarren Benton Explains How He Signed With Roc Nation On "Soulful Sundays"
Los Angeles, CA – Jarren Benton is the most recent MC to take a seat down with HipHopDX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark for Soulful Sundays. In the latest episode, the 2 take pleasure in some good meals and dialog at Comfort LA in downtown Los Angeles.
During the dialogue, Benton reveals how he bought a take care of JAY-Z’s Roc Nation.
“[It was] Orlando McGhee, man,” Benton tells Clark. “Orlando’s the homie. I been rocking with him for a minute. He’s at Roc Nation now [serving as Senior Vice-President of A&R]. So, I used to be engaged on a brand new challenge. I used to be searching for a brand new state of affairs, and he’s like, ‘Let me let a number of the execs over right here hear it.’ And then they fucked with it they usually’s like, ‘Let’s give him a possibility.’ And right here we go, the Roc! We ain’t smoking it, we simply repping it.”
Elsewhere within the discuss, Benton displays on the demise of Funk Volume and explains why he’s nonetheless cool with each Damian Ritter and Hopsin. The expert lyricist additionally speaks on repping Atlanta and why he’s not feeling Hip Hop’s present emphasis on meme-worthy antics.
Watch your entire episode of Soulful Sundays with Jarren Benton above.