By Jack Barnes
Rising hip-hop artist and producer Ben Jayne releases a brand-new song titled “Mobbin’” featuring RokStar Walt, Yung Gleesh and Kid Wav via Jayne Arts/Island Records. Ben Jayne, although not vocally featured on the hard-hitting and energetic track, co-produces the record with buzzing New York producer Frans Mernick (A$AP Rocky, Tyler The Creator, Talib Kweli). Jayne also officially announces his signing to Island Records with “Mobbin’” properly serving as his major label debut. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Ben Jayne’s production talent first reached the masses through last year’s mega hit “New Freezer” by Rich The Kid featuring Kendrick Lamar which is now certified platinum. The record hit number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, amassed over 75 million views on YouTube, and sparked a viral dance craze that had everyone participating in the #NewFreezerChallenge. With the release of “Mobbin’,” Jayne continues to introduce his undeniable sound that’s now being sought out by artists everywhere. Jayne will be releasing more music featuring other artists but is also gearing up to stepping into the mic on his own.
ABOUT BEN JAYNE
Ben Jayne has an undeniable sound and an unforgettable face — both of which are about to be everywhere. He’s responsible for producing “New Freezer” by Rich The Kid which became one of the biggest hits of the year. The single, which dropped in September 2017, has since been certified platinum, hit No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, amassed over 75 million views on YouTube and has become an indisputable smash and favorite among fans. Jayne is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after talents in the game.
A Rhode Island native, Ben was drawn to the arts from a young age. His mother, who was a single parent and a school art teacher, passed on that love to her son, who gravitated towards drawing in elementary school. But music was an early focus, too. “I started making beats when I was 12,” he says, adding that he began rapping when he was even younger than that. “One of my teachers put Fruity Loops on my computer for my 12th birthday and that’s how it all started. I was always interested in making melodies.” He taught himself how to use the beat-making program and steadily honed his skills through nights of practice. Soon, others took notice and gravitated towards him.
After seeing “Believe in You” – a video that Ben edited for a song he raps on and made the beat for – one of them invited him to come to New York to continue pursuing music. In 2012, at the age of 18, Ben moved to Harlem. It was exactly the kind of transition he needed. Ben’s strong work ethic and leap of faith coupled together to create more opportunities. A$AP Ferg grew up just a few blocks from where Ben was living, and they got to know each other through mutual friends.
“Ferg rented Quad Studios and had different artists pull up, including Rich The Kid,” Ben recalls about the studio session that helped change his life. I initially didn’t think Kendrick was gonna get on it, though. Rich told me that Kendrick wanted to get on it, but I didn’t know he was officially on it until just before it came out, when they sent me the paperwork and his name was on it.”
The production isn’t slowing down, either. Ben has records with Machine Gun Kelly, Dave East, PnB Rock, Don Q, Trill Sammy and more in the stash. Plus, he’ll be stepping into his own on the mic. His influences, he says, range from Kanye West and Kid Cudi to Big L and Mos Def. But what he creates is all his own. “Before anything, I always had my own sound,” he says. It’s a sound that’s poised to take the game by storm.
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