Jarren Benton

My Grandma's Basement

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As offensive as he wants to be following a mixtape titled Freebasing with Kevin Bacon, for his full-length debut Atlanta rapper Jarren Benton fills his lyrics with cartoonish stories about drugs, gore, and the severe depression that comes from living in his grandma's basement. Slim Shady definitely influences his persona and savage brand of politically incorrect humor, with most of his lyrics lapsing into the violent specifics of how he deals with the people who cross him, but as much as shock value plays a role in the rhymes, unlike similar-minded artists like Earl Sweatshirt and the Odd Future crew, Benton's brand of horrorcore features trap beats that are made for booming speakers rather than creeping out listeners.

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