EXCLUSIVE: Jarren Benton Discusses Funk Volume’s Battle With Horseshoe Gang, Challenges Other Crews For $500K


(AllHipHop News) One statement from Hopsin during an interview on Sway In The Morning ignited a lyrical contest between his Funk Volume label and the Horseshoe Gang. The Los Angeles based rapper said he would put up $500,000 against any other Hip Hop roster willing to battle him, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton.

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The four-man team of Horseshoe Gang struck first with “Half A Meal.” Funk Volume fired back with “Free Meal.” Kxng Crooked I’s little brothers then responded with “Same Day.”

AllHipHop.com caught up with Funk Volume’s Jarren Benton to get his thoughts on the back-and-forth between FV and HG. The “Silence” creator made it clear the face off was all in the spirit of friendly competition.

“There wasn’t real beef with Horseshoe Gang. Actually, we consider Crooked I extended family,” says Benton. “It was just all in fun. We’ll still do it if anybody else wants to step the f*ck up. We’ll go ahead and knock you out too.”

The Benton/Hopsin/Wright versus Julius/Demetrius/Kenny/Dice battle did not involve the half a million dollar bet since Horseshoe Gang did not match the money. According to Benton, the offer still stands for any other group or labelmates that want to take the challenge.

“All three of us are competitive. We really feel like we got the dopest squad,” declares Benton about his Funk Volume comrades. “So who’s next? We gave Horseshoe Gang a free one. We really put the money on the line.”

In an era when most of the clashing among artists takes place on social media, Funk Volume is looking to take the combat back to wax. Benton adds, “I wish more rappers would do that, instead of all the Twitter talking. If y’all want to do it, do it. Whoever wants to do it, let’s go.”

Read AllHipHop.com’s #ATLRiseUp feature on Jarren Benton here.

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Watch Funk Volume’s appearance on Sway In The Morning below.