Using his platform for more than social media posts of protest, his artistry is an intentional reflection of the times in which we live. Hence, his mantra “More Than Entertainment.” He insists that artists “have to live it now and not just hashtag it.” He also explained the origin behind his movement, LiveVYNL. “Your victory comes from a higher place and it’s in your DNA.” He also shared how Live VYNL connects to his transformation from his given name of Dean McIntosh to the artist, Arrow Benjamin.
As Benjamin continues to contribute his voice to the Black Lives Matter landscape, he plans to release more songs relative to the theme of “Sirens,” while we await his album, The Hymn Book.
Benjamin just released the animated visuals for “Sirens,” which are stark images of racism, police brutality and protests that aptly illustrate the lyrics. Watch our exclusive and enlightening interview with Arrow Benjamin as he gives more than entertainment.