As the dust settles from the Funk Volume fallout, Jarren Benton stands tall with his first release of the new year.
With fellow ATLiens EarthGang along for the ride, Benton takes racial profiling and social injustice head-on with “Anarchy.” But as aggressive and rowdy as the Kato-produced track is, it’s the accompanying video that will have people talking. Flipping the script on society’s ills, the three minute visual is sure to be the talk of some FOX
News segment by week’s end. Why’s that? Well, I’m pretty sure kidnapping and killing cops isn’t on any of their bucket lists. And yes, you read that right…
The controversial clip follows a young black male—who’s tired of being harassed (and killed) by authorities—living out his own fantasy of fighting back.
“At the end of the day it’s just art,” Benton tells hhdx. “It’s just good old Hollywood smoke & mirrors when Jarren Benton decides to kill cops in his videos. But it’s good old fashion reality when cops decide to kill black people on video.”
“My vision for Jarren’s ‘Anarchy’ music video was to add a cinematic element that in my opinion a lot of music videos lack today,” director Jesse Ray Diamond added. “We wanted to give a very raw insight to what would be a hypothetical “stress relief” through the eyes of the victim going through police brutality or racial stereotyping. Which a majority of people have experienced in their life and can’t do anything about but be a victim.”
Check out the video below and pick up your copy of “Anarchy” on iTunes.