Monty C. Benjamin
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Monty C. Benjamin

Cincinnati, OH | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Cincinnati, OH | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Hip Hop Experimental




"Monty C. Benjamin Goes For The Gusto"

Monty C. Benjamin transplants his frustration on wax as he drops the visuals for his song "Sixty Before Six". A piano driven track laced with gritty drums sees the young emcee display some verbal calisthenics and then some. The song is devoid of a hook and it's straight bars upon bars for three minutes long
"…All I know is rapping is therapeutic, making this music is the only thing I see myself doing, F**k a 401k if it ain't coming through music, if you feel like I do that normal jobs is eschewing…" he vents over a soulful, somewhat somber backdrop. The visuals are really simple and just show the emcee on the metro kicking the knowledge as he makes his way to the apex.
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 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.
"Sixty Before Six" is taken from his upcoming album 'In. Confidence' which will be out on 12.28.17

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"Get To Know Monty C. Benjamin"

We sat down with Monty to get to know this budding superstar.

Give us some background on Monty C. Benjamin…
My name is Monty C. Benjamin hailing from the west side of Cincinnati, OH. As early as 12 I had an interest in music because it was the thing I that I did naturally and was sincerely passionate about. Also, my older cousins gave me the motivation I needed because they also did music, For the longest I used seek validation from them to be viewed as an artist. By the time they gave me what I was looking for, I was too obsessed with the craft to stop. I released material as early as 2009 but I didn't start actually pursuing music as a a profession until early 2012. In 2014 I released my debut solo project called "Yo! MCB Raps" under Khimera Records LLC. Khimera Records is independent label/clothing line founded by Arkane Beats (Producer/Engineer/Graphic Designer/Etc) ProFound (Producer/Artist) 222 (Artist) and Myself.

Tell us about your writing process...
As of late a good conversation does the trick for me. Anytime in a conversation where a breakthrough is made, in the back of my mind I say "Man I gotta make a song about that". The "Friends" song in particular is inspired by one of my old friends that used to have nothing but negative things to say about someone she refers to as her "Bestie" on social media. It's funny to think how observing a conversation like that can turn into a catchy song.

Give us a glimpse of the forthcoming album, what can we expect?
With every project I make, I try to make a statement that reflects not only the current climate of music but who I am as an artist, This next project will be filled with great storytelling, More detail on where I am currently in life, better production choices, honesty and above all more confidence in my sound.

What is next for Monty C. Benjamin?
More shows in and outside of the Tri-State area, Consistent visuals, increasing my digital presence and more overall growth as a person to make better music. I always say "As long as I'm living and taking time to reflect on it, I'll never run out of material." You can find my most recent project "Carpe Diem" on Soundcloud,Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, Pandora and many other blogs and streaming sites.

Besides music, what is a passion of yours?
When I'm not doing music, I'm thinking of fashion. Always looking for innovative designs to inspire me to create ideas for our clothing line "Dream Impossible Clothing Co." One day I want to own a small boutique filled with designs I always dreamed of and have a section in the store to help aspiring designers get their businesses started. - CincyMusic.Com

"PREMIERE- Monty C. Benjamin - Friends"

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 - The Source

"Monty C. Benjamin 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. -


Still working on that hot first release.



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.

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