Whew. Jarren Benton has something special on his hands with “Scared.”
While much of his output is stuffed with eyebrow-raising lyrics – he makes shock raps that are meant to be over the top – this record drops jaws with nothing but reality. Fueled by current events and an overwhelming amount of negative reinforcement in the world right now, Jarren gives chills by delivering concerns about the safety of his daughter and feelings that he’s offering flimsy relationships to the ones he cares about most.
The Coalition-produced record feels like a mental release from Benton, meant to help both himself and listeners, which is only heightened further by choice guest features from both OnCue and Big Rube. They both sound extremely spot on alongside the former Funk Volume rapper, each playing their preferred roles to perfection.
Look for more powerful material from Jarren Benton on his upcoming Slow Motion Vol. 2 project, which drops this July 22nd.