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Jarren Benton - "Life In The Jungle"


Georgia-based Funk Volume MC Jarren Benton gives listeners a disconcerting look at urban life in his music video for "Life in the Jungle." The video consists of two vignettes about robbery and drug use, culminating in nothing but an early grave.

"Life in the Jungle" is taken from Benton's latest album, My Grandma's Basement. You can watch a review of it here:

Hopsin - "Ill Mind of Hopsin 6"


Alternative hip hop artist Hopsin is scheduled to release his third studio full-length Knock Madness on November 26th via his label Funk Volume. This week, he shared a new song from the project, "Ill Mind of Hopsin 6," in which the rapper ruminates in the loss of a close friend to meth. It's a powerful, focused tale and it's accompanied by a music video that is just as directly and emotionally affecting.