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Monty C. Benjamin – “Lena James” feat. Ciarra Je’ x Love Keyyz

Okay, Monty C. Benjamin. You’re on. This “Lena James” (featuring Ciarra Je’ & Love Keyyz) just might make me catch a ‘Different World’ re-run or three tonight.

Inspired by character Lena James (From 90’s sitcom, A Different World) who was a classy, yet street-smart woman who came from a poverty-stricken area and wanted better for herself. The song is written from her Ex-boyfriend perspective, Piccolo (Played By Tupac Shakur) and the desperate attempts to get her back. Upbeat, yet melancholy in tone, this song showcases Monty’s storytelling skills as well as his knack for coming up with catchy cadences.
– Khimera Records

More on Monty after the jump.


BIO: Born Dale James Montgomery III, Monty C. Benjamin is an American Hip-Hop recording artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since the age of 12, Monty has been using his talents, charisma, and stage presence everywhere from battle raps to talent shows.

In 2009, Benjamin dropped his first project entitled Nuthin Major, which was an ode to Cincinnati’s diversity over industry beats. Released completely independent, the tape produced a modest internet following thereafter, earning several positive reviews on various hip-hop blogs.

The year 2011 brought Monty further into mainstream hip-hop when he released his first single Like This, and was invited to perform at the SXSW Music Festival at the Illmore Mansion where he caught the eyes and ears of many renowned producers, including Arkane Beats and Khimera Records, under which he later released his next few projects.

Five years later, Monty has become more polished and versatile, with a slew of performances, projects, and awards to back that up. Currently, Monty is gearing up to release his newest project entitled In. Confidence set to release in Spring 2018 while curating a series of “Secret Shows” within the Cincinnati area.

– Organic Music Marketing

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