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Sway SXSW Takeover R&B Edition: Jake&Papa Reminisce on Crashing Sway's BBQ & Sing Live + Jarren Benton Spits a CRAZY Freestyle

Stopping through Nice Kicks during SXSW for Sway In The Morning, Georgia native Jarren Benton and Cali R&B duo Jake&Papa open up about recent music and put on an epic performance.

Elaborating on his plans for the future, Jarren Benton talks about his “Slow Motion” tour as well as wrapping up “Slow Motion 2” and releasing a video for “Silence.”

Switching over to Jake&Papa we hear how the duo stopped by Sway’s family cookout to feast on some of his cousins famous crabs which he claims are the best in Oakland.  Discussing their current buzz in Southern California and beyond we hear about their current single “Leave Me” which features Dubb and Karina Pasian and revolves around a catchy Blackstreet sample.

Putting the artists on the spot we hear a clean, crisp acapella performance form Jake&Papa and an aggressive, in your face freestyle from Jarren Benton.  Check out the full video below and check out Jake&Papa’s “Leave Me” as well as Jarren Benton’s “Slow Motion” EP.


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