Monty C Benjamin /  Cincinnati Hip Hip, Alternative Hip Hop,Soul

Monty C Benjamin

Cincinnati Hip Hip, Alternative Hip Hop,Soul
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Nostalgic,Introspective,Mellow yet confident Midwest music.

Latest Win:

DBLCIN Magazine Premiere's on Apr 25, 2017.   Source

Nostalgic,Introspective,Mellow yet confident Midwest music.

Latest Win:

DBLCIN Magazine Premiere's on Apr 25, 2017.   Source

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Videos

Monty C. Benjamin - The Main Ingredient (KHIMERA RECORDS)

Yo! MCB Raps Mixtape Coming 1/3/2014 Music Video by Monty C. Benjamin "The Main Ingredient" (Explicit) Producer - Arkane Beats Director - Arkane Beats

Monty C. Benjamin - Riot City (KHIMERA RECORDS)

Khimera Records Presents: Monty C. Benjamin - Riot City Available for free download at https://soundcloud.com/khimeraofficial/riot-city Directed by Bangout F...

Monty C. Benjamin-Getting Is Good (Official Video)

VIDEO BY MONTY C. BENJAMIN- GETTING IS GOOD SHOT EDITED AND DIRECTED BY YUNG CAM (BANGOUT FILMS) .

Khimera Records Aint Nothing to F With

"Khimera Records Ain't Nothing to F With"

Albums

  • Monty C. Benjamin Photo Collection (2010-Current)
  • Monty C. Benjamin Photo Collection (2010-Current)
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About

Bio

Dale James Montgomery III, better known by his stage name as Monty C. Benjamin is an American hip hop recording artist from Cincinnati, OH, he began putting his charisma and presence to good use rapping at the early age of 12, taking his talents everywhere in the city from battle raps to talent shows.

Monty’s first single “Like This” was released in 2011, and brought Benjamin into realm of relevant hip-hop. The song became so popular it provided Benjamin with an invitation to perform at the Illmore Mansion in Austin, TX as part of the SXSW music festival. The single also found its way onto the “Good Muzik 4” mixtape. Sharing plays with artists like: Mac Miller, Curren$y, Big Krit, and more. Currently, “Like This” has over 120,000 combined plays.

In Spring 2015, Monty released his most recent solo project "Carpe Diem" Exclusively though the Khimera Website & DJ Booth. The projects features Ranges from frequent collaborator Arkane Beats, to popular producers like DK The Punisher & MjNichols.

Most of Monty’s lyrics are an expression of what it’s like to be from the Midwest with every odd set against them, to be inside of a city where there aren't too many people you can name that made it out and got successful in the music business. Numerous blogs refer to his music as thoughtful, introspective, raw, confident, earnest, energetic, and intense but still possesses laid-back/mellow, literate, nostalgic, reflective, smooth, feel at times. His music has a certain appeal to it where all parties involved can enjoy, from hipster teens and college kids to blue collar workers alike.With the progress of future projects being released he intends to show growth sonically also skill wise because as far as lyrics are concerned he is a man of many styles, approaches and creativity.

Monty has shared the stage with many talented acts including: Jeremih, Young Jeezy, Shawnna, Rasheeda, Machine Gun Kelly, Kirko Bangz, King Chip ,21 Pilots, Rockie Fresh, Beanie Sigel & Hi-Tek and more.

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DBLCIN Magazine Premiere's
Apr 25, 2017 DBLCIN Magazine Premiere's
Following source magazine doing the WORLD PREMIERE the good folks at DBLCIN posted the video Source
Friends Official Music Video World Premiere!!
Apr 25, 2017 Friends Official Music Video World Premiere!!
Exciting Midwest emcee Monty C. Benjamin wastes no time delivering the official music video for “Friends” after catching steam in his hometown. Through his classic storytelling style paired with Arkane beats hazy yet hard hitting production, Monty takes us through a tale of two best friends. It’s fully equipped with everything from selfies to fist fights. With his next album “In Confidence” slated to release this summer, Monty is an artist you need to have on your radar. Check it out below. Source
DJ J Dough Premieres
Apr 25, 2017 DJ J Dough Premieres "Friends" music video
101.1 The Wiz & NSXTV host posts Monty C. Benjamin's new Video "Friends" Source
Cincy Music Premieres
Apr 25, 2017 Cincy Music Premieres "Friends" video
Cincy music posts official video Source
Interview with Nella D on 101.1 The Wiz
Apr 07, 2017 Interview with Nella D on 101.1 The Wiz
Monty sits down with Nella D to discuss his latest single, "Friends", when he started rapping, the grind of a left field artist in Cincinnati, and more. Source
Monty C. Benjamin Cameo in Nuk Music Video
Mar 18, 2017 Monty C. Benjamin Cameo in Nuk Music Video
Monty has an appearance in a music video by 3 Letters Nuk & Sada James Source
101.1 The Wiz Premieres Monty's new single
Jan 30, 2017 101.1 The Wiz Premieres Monty's new single "FRIENDS"
In a snapchat story. Monty expressed pure excitement for his record playing on Radio One's 101.1 The Wiz Source
Interview with CincyMusic.com
Jan 27, 2017 Interview with CincyMusic.com
Monty Had a 1 on 1 with senior editor of CincyMusic.com Source
Carpe Diem Album Review With StixxclusiveBlog
Jan 17, 2017 Carpe Diem Album Review With StixxclusiveBlog
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Hip Hop Blog YouHeardThatNew Premiered
Dec 14, 2016 Hip Hop Blog YouHeardThatNew Premiered "Friends"
Another premiere of Monty's new single Source
MTV Artist Bio
Aug 01, 2016 MTV Artist Bio
“Monty C. Benjamin is one of the Midwest's best kept secrets. His style is very refined for someone so young” Source
May 02, 2016 "Carpe Diem" Album Review (via Freemusicempire)
Review of Monty's 2015 Indy release "Carpe Diem" Source
Monty C. Benjamin & ProFound SXSW Appearance '16
Mar 15, 2016 Monty C. Benjamin & ProFound SXSW Appearance '16
Footage of Cincinnati native Monty C. Benjamin & ProFound performing lead single "High" in Austin, TX for this years SXSW Source
2015's Best Performer Award (NKYGCHHA)
Dec 19, 2015 2015's Best Performer Award (NKYGCHHA) Monty C Benjamin was the winner for Best Performer in the 3rd Annual Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati Hip-Hop Awards. The Nominees: WITTY BARZ Lil SPIGG Buggs Tha Rocka Source
DJ Booth
Dec 15, 2015 DJ Booth "ProMo" Album Premiere
Eight months removed from his Carpe Diem project, Cincinnati emcee Monty C. Benjamin is back with another DJBooth world premiere in the form of ProMo, a brand new collaborative album with labelmate, emcee and producer ProFound. The album, recorded over a four-year span, totals 14 tracks including lead single "Unfair." Frequent collaborators Fevah and 222 are featured, in addition to Drew Love, with production handled entirely by Arkane Beats and ProFound. Released on December 15 via Khimera Records, ProFound and Monty C. Benjamin's ProMo is available now for full, free streaming and download via Audiomack and digital purchase. Source
Ubahn Fest 2015 Performance
Aug 12, 2015 Ubahn Fest 2015 Performance
Cincinnati's underground music festival, Ubahn Fest, will return to the tunnel of Cincinnati's Riverfront Transit Center Friday, Oct. 16 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday, Oct. 17 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Headliners include: ASAP FERG NoName Gypsy Cal Scruby Khimera Records Source
101.1 Wiz Nation Freestyle Friday Appearance
Jun 10, 2015 101.1 Wiz Nation Freestyle Friday Appearance
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DJ Booth
Apr 15, 2015 DJ Booth "Carpe Diem" Album Premiere
Monty C. Benjamin, an up-and-coming Cincinnati spitter and the flagship artist of indie label Khimera Records, has released his latest project courtesy of a DJBooth world premiere. The follow-up to last year's Nuthin Major 2, Carpe Diem is set to take you "through the emotional highs and lows of an aspiring artist." The project features 12 original tracks, including lead single "Pass The Time." Frequent collaborators Fevah and 222 make appearances, among others, and production is handled by Arkane Beats, DK The Punisher, MjNichols and more. Source
101.1 Wiz Nation Freestyle Friday Appearance
Jan 23, 2015 101.1 Wiz Nation Freestyle Friday Appearance
Shout out these artist in this cypher they went too hard. This is hands down the best freestyle cypher we have had at the wiz so far. Artist if you are interested make sure to register asap on wiznation.com. Shout out to the artist Big Deal, Paydro (BCE) and Monty Benjamin for coming by the wiz studio and doing their thing. Check the video out below. Some of the language this video below may be offensive to some viewers. Please watch with caution. Source
Monty Get's Editors Pick for his
Jan 03, 2015 Monty Get's Editors Pick for his "Intro" on DJ Booth

A Cincinnati-repping up-and-comer signed to indie label Khimera Records, LLC., Monty C. Benjamin introduces himself to The DJBooth with the Intro track off his latest street album. While the artist’s bars here are light on biographical detail, fans will nonetheless walk away from this cut feeling like they know him. Over the leisurely string loops of Arkane Beats, he alludes to his beginnings as an emcee (“Understand me, I’ve been inside of my rhyming ways since ‘Dr. Dre, don’t just stand there, operate!’”) and gleefully taunts his competition (“Ricochet your latest track into the CD: closest dumpster.”). As he spits, he exhibits a dynamic flow and engaging mic presence that will likely prove irresistible to heads in the Booth. If you’re feeling it, more freshness awaits on the artist’s Yo! MCB Raps street album, out now online.

Jul 04, 2014 "People's Champ" Award Winner the winners of The 1st Annual Cincinnati Hip Hop Awards celebrate their great achievements. 16 categories, 16 winners yet, everyone walked away motivated and appreciated for all their hard work. Host and Comedian Booman kept the crowd laughing while DJ Slick Rick provided the tunes for the show. Special thanks to Get Partz (Stanley Newell and Larry{Mook} ) ,Tef Jones, Remedy Murray , Trevor Harris, and all the others that put in all the blood, sweat and tears to make sure that the Cincinnati Hip Hop culture finally received the recognition they deserved. PEOPLE’S CHAMP:Monty C. Benjamin — Runner-Up: Big Bandz/Ground Up Source
Khimera Records Fountain Square Performance
Apr 24, 2014 Khimera Records Fountain Square Performance
Beats by Self Diploma returns for its fourth summer on Fountain Square. Concerts take place from 7-11 p.m. Saturdays from May 31 through Aug. 30. Food and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available on the Square. July 26: DJ Kid Capri (two-hour set) Khimera Records Aida Chakra Source
MusicXInfinity Inroduction
Jan 28, 2014 MusicXInfinity Inroduction

As we all saw this weekend at the Grammy‘s, the core of Hip-Hop is being overlooked. Yet, one upcoming rapper from Cincinnati by the name of Monty C. Benjamin is helping the genre be seen. Releasing his first project in 2010, roughly four years later Benjamin is back to bring back that 90’s flavor, while continuing to tackle on some core subjects that his mid-western counterparts can relate to.

The Come Up Show Press Quote
Dec 29, 2013 The Come Up Show Press Quote
Monty C. Benjamin’s video “The Main Ingredient”, presented by Khimera Records is a pretty cool video. Actually, it’s brilliant. Monty takes us through the eras of hip-hop, starting from the 80’s to present day, paying homage to the legends of each decade in a unique way. I love the jazzy instrumental, laid-back vibe and the smoothness of Monty’s rhymes- not only does it make it a fantastic track, but it fits the theme of the video extremely well. This song is light-hearted and upbeat, and you take away the same feeling by watching the video. Monty himself seems like a real chill guy- he doesn’t take himself too seriously and has fun with it. It’s pretty amusing to watch him adapt and switch up his wardrobe with each hip-hop era that the video shows. This guy is extremely talented, take a look and listen for yourself. This is just the beginning for Monty- his mixtape Yo! MCB Raps drops January 3rd, 2014. Source
Earmilk.com Press Quote & Song Premiere
Jun 14, 2012 Earmilk.com Press Quote & Song Premiere
"Monty C. Benjamin is one of the Midwest's best kept secrets. While he is still leaving us waiting in suspense for his next project, the Ohio emcee was kind enough to recently drop off some new music. His latest offering, "In My Mind" features his tried and true brand of lyrical delivery and some heavy-hitting production. It's worth noting that Monty's style is very refined for someone so young" Source
Earmilk Premiere's
Jun 08, 2012 Earmilk Premiere's "Riot City"
Monty C. Benjamin is quickly making his mark outside Cincinnati, however for his track "Riot City" he takes this one back to his native Cincy and really reps his hometown. We've already seen him talk clothes, cars, and dough but this time he gets little more insightful regarding his rugged neighborhood and the industry. Source

Contact

Owner
Monty Benjamin
5134970702
1665 Anita Pl, #2
Cincinnati OH 45202
Manager
Alex B. Carter
5135452010
400 W 9th st, 1504
Cincinnati OH 45203

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Jul 01, 2016 Summer Sixteen Concert Series Cincinnati, OH Performance   Details
Oct 15, 2016 Face 2 Face: A Hip Hop And R&B Event Cincinnati, OH Performance   Details
Oct 15, 2016 Face 2 Face: A Hip Hop And R&B Event Cincinnati, OH Performance   Details
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