Welcome to Benny’s Crib, a RhymeBeat production. Grab a chair and join the genuine conversation. Conversation topics usually begin with hip hop, but may flow into art, life, love and overall philosophy. Get cozy, and thank you for being here!

 

EP 11: Kristina Kentigian

Episode eleven of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features Maine OG Kristina Kentigian. Ms. Kristina has been dropping quality R&B and hip hop since the early days of the millennium, both in groups and as a solo artist. In our conversation we talked about her time in the group Ill Natural, our love for 80s R&B, the importance of a good vocabulary and much, much more. Keep on playing Kristina’s new tunes, peep her music videos and keep an eye out for her live shows! #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 10: re;sample

HOLY SMOKES WE DID IT FAMILY! 10 EPISODES! And who better to celebrate with than the re;sample boys!? Elite Maine producers Turquoise Crown, BZA, Won Pound and Bruhv came through Benny’s Crib to chop up tales of skateboarding videos, 207 food spots, exploding whales, and legendary beat makers alike. Speaking of legendary beats, make sure to attend the last re;sample beat showcase of 2019 this Saturday 12/21! Venue is Sun Tiki Studios in Portland – fun starts around 9 P.M. See you there and it’s always #207TilInfinity! SHOUTOUT FYVR!

 
 

EP 9: Drey Armani

Episode nine of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features rising Maine singer/vocalist ‘Drey Armani.’ Originally from Jamaica, Drey has made some waves in the 207 scene early on in his career. In our conversation we discussed his youth in Jamaica, adjusting to life in Maine, appreciating nature and the importance of jerk chicken. Keep bumping his latest track ‘Uptown Girl,’ and make sure to peep his new music video for ‘Hidden Hills’ too. #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 8: The Return of Shane Reis

Episode eight of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features 207 veteran hip hop artist ‘Shane Reis.’ Shane has been to the crib before, but this time came with some exciting news. Shane Reis is dropping a brand new album! Titled, ‘Separated at Birth,’ the project will be a collab album with fellow talent ‘DAP.’ Stay tuned for more info on the album…it’s nearly on the horizon. #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 7: Sarah Violette

Episode seven of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features 207 MC/artist ‘Sarah Violette.’ We covered everything from her early memories of Naughty By Nature to her song with One Be Lo to her brand new duo ‘Planetary Access.’ Stay tuned for more new music from both ‘Sarah Violette’ and ‘Planetary Access,’ and in the meantime, it’s always #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 6: Offsite

Episode six of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features Midwest artist/MC/producer/traveler ‘Offsite.’ We talked about everything from his time in Japan, to his process of creation, to the magic of being alone in the woods to his 2nd favorite color. Stay tuned for his next musical effort ‘Drops of Andromeda,’ and long live re;sample! #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 5: God.Damn.Chan

Episode five of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features God.Damn.Chan, 207 producer/young legend and overall cool human being. We talked about his time in L.A., being back in Maine, stories of old Portland and, of course, dope ass hip hop. Make sure to stop by Eaux in Portland this Saturday 8/24 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. to see Chan spin a DJ set, and also scoop some of his new merch while you’re there too! #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 4: B. Aull

Episode four of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features B. Aull, Maine’s hottest rising hip hop star. B has released some major singles, gone on tour, dropped an EP and hosted some huge local events since the last time we talked. Not only that, but make sure to also catch him at Block the Wind Festival on August 3rd, as well as August 31st at Rock Row in support of Wiz Khalifa. Safe to say that homie is going places. #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 3: Spose

Episode three of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features Spose, the proclaimed “King of Maine” and overall 207 legend. Mr. Spizzy will be hitting the states for a Summer tour starting mid-July…peep his social media and website for tickets and more details! #207TilInfinity

 
 

EP 2: Just Plain Jones

Episode two of RhymeBeat’s in-house podcast ‘Benny’s Crib.’ This episode features Just Plain Jones, a Portland based and DMV bred hip hop artist. Make sure to peep Jones’ latest EP ‘Foie Gras’ – and shoutout Garrett Clare on the photograph/Soto on the production. #207TilInfinity

 
 

Pilot EP: Bensbeendead.

Debut episode of the new Benny’s Crib podcast, brought to you by RhymeBeat. Shoutout Bensbeendead. for coming through, shoutout Garrett Clare for shooting the photos, and shoutout Soto for crafting the instrumental. Thanks for listening…it’s only up from here. #207TilInfinity