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There are four artists with this name:

1) Benefit - underground rapper. Making his mark with winning the Napster competition, his entry “Power To The People And The Beats”, Benefit, still highly unknown, is a highly talented young MC from Florida.
He is most famous for his track “Warp to World 6-9” also known as “Super Mario Bros. Freestyle”, in which he raps about Super Mario’s adventure in his video games as a quest to get the Princess’s “goods”.

With his only album release to date being B.E.N.E.F.I.T., watch out for any new releases. His second single from this album was “If I Had A Midget”.

2) Duo Benefit are Lucy Harrison and Judy Hulme who live together in a flat in Camden, London. Born in 1979, they have been friends since the age of 10, and went to the same performing arts school together.

The girls haven’t had any chart success in the UK, but their first single, “Sex Sells” was released in the Lebanon in 2002, and spent 6 weeks at #1. Also in Russia and Ukraine, the single had a huge success, a strong rotation and good position in the charts. The follow up single “What’s It Gonna Be” (is a Latino-tinged track, which reminds a little of something that Geri Halliwell would do) achieved the same feat later that year. On top of this, the girls performed at a few music festivals in the Middle East, and they have the distinction of being the first western group to ever perform live in Syria.

The girls had problems with their UK record company Edel. Both singles were promoed in the UK, but neither got a proper release. Shame the girls never got the proper chance to try to repeat their foreign success in their homeland…

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  • RemedyzKid

    Haven't listened to Benefit in almost two years. Back on it though.

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • TowableCrab

    Rap more please

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ldexterldesign

    #HipHop

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jump29

    cool!

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • unpromising

    quit changing the picture to those fucking chicks

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • unpromising

    My friend burned me a cd-r of his album back when it first came out, still have it in my car. Dude can flow, I think he never made it big or really out of the underground because of the humor elements, like all the sesame street sound clips. That and inconsistency, over a decade, has a fire album, and nothing...that sucks.

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • NigelE8992

    he's not dead

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • WeirdoRipper

    I went too long without hearing Fairwell

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • jonpwnsu

    man, listening to this brings back memories of middle school. crazy lyrics

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • NigelE8992

    I found another Benefit verse from 2006

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • chrisleavitt

    his album is too good for a 19-year-old. why hasn't he released anything else - now 10 years down the line?

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • toznowujankees

    oO so sick is so sick lol

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Cloud197

    @LSbaseD thanks for the unreleased stuff as well, and to anyone who needs his album; I can help them with that.

    2 Jan 2011 Reply
  • LSbaseD

    v Anything to spread the love for Benefit. dudes one of my favorite rappers ever, i think it's really quality stuff

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bgriff

    @LSbaseD thank you for the material, i appreciate the new stuff i can jam to bro

    17 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LSbaseD

    almost all of Benefit's unreleased material, 50~ beats, 7 songs. http://www.mediafire.com/?91y71f30w7t2t43

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bgriff

    if he ever decides to make a comeback...he REALLY should make a music video for "My Enemy" it'd be mad tight

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • bgriff

    how do rappers like this go unnoticed. [3]

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • noelmsp7

    how do rappers like this go unnoticed. [2]

    12 Dec 2010 Reply
  • ChillOnThat

    how do rappers like this go unnoticed.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
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