Benga Retires
2014-02-03 by fish CONTRIBUTOR | 21 Comments
British dubstep producer/DJ Benga has announced his decision to quit the music industry to
focus on starting a family.

A post on his official Facebook page reads:

im engage to Holly-Jae Treadgold the love of my life, my djing career is finished i
just wanna start a family. big up to all my real supporters its been a lovely time



Benga released his 3rd album, Chapter II, last year, but will probably be most
remembered for 2008's Diary of an Afro Warrior.

http://www.facebook.com/iambenga?fref=ts
Tagged: Benga

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fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
22034 Comments


sucks


only found out cos I was jamming his music and decided to look up his facebook

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Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
3492 Comments


I mean judging by his recent output it's good he called it quits instead of going even further downhill

but still RIP man was incredible when he was on

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
22034 Comments


he isn't dead will

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
22034 Comments


but if he's engaged he may as well be soon (hahaha!)

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
3492 Comments


OH SNAP

and RIP in the metaphysical sense (?)

and I really hope I wouldn't make that comment if he actually died haha

Rev
February 2nd 2014
9439 Comments


none of his stuff really vibed with me (heresy), but he's still a legend that will be missed

TheDarkestNight
February 2nd 2014
174 Comments


Diary of an Afro Warrior was alright. Sucks that he's retiring.

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
7148 Comments


Diary of an Afro Warrior is fucking amazing IMO, easily one of my favorite dubstep full-lengths. But I definitely wouldn't say it sucks that he's retiring, I lost interest in his output ages ago and it's a good sign of his priorities that he's quitting to be a family man - best of luck to him.

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
22034 Comments


yeah Diary of an Afro Warrior is sick

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 2nd 2014
7148 Comments


That jazzy touch that it has, damn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pfgM9mcixE

TheHamburgerman
February 3rd 2014
1300 Comments


Shame :/ Night was the first dubstep song I've ever heard. Shit was cash

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
6284 Comments


I liked Diary of an Afro Warrior too. All I can say is "Cheers!", because life is full of endings through changes.

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Recspecs
February 3rd 2014
9830 Comments


Diary Of An Afro Warrior is one of my favorites

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
7148 Comments


Can't believe Afro Warrior doesn't have a review, I might have to change that eventually because it definitely deserves one.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
31492 Comments


Quitting Dj'ing doesn't imply that he's retiring, he could still produce (as in, just not traveling away from home)

At the end of the day though no one has fallen off quite like Benga, so sadly it's good riddance

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
7148 Comments


I suppose that's true, though I think it does kind of sound as though he's ready to move on from a music career.

Nice dig BTW, I'm hoping to have a review up for that soon.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
31492 Comments


Well yeah it could be that he is actually officially retiring, God knows Benga has a hard time reaching the point of any conversation - seriously, watch any recent interview with him. Nothing he says makes a single lick of sense in regards to the questions he's being asked

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
22034 Comments


It wasn't very clear... But the way everyone reacted, even people like his friend Skream, was as if this were an all round thing

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
February 3rd 2014
6505 Comments


Yeah, not too bummed about this news tbh.

His early stuff was really good tho.

Mabbitt
February 3rd 2014
1377 Comments


I feel like it'd be different for a DJ, he could probably do a local show here and there. You don't really need to rehearse with a band or anything haha.

Also, his grammar lol

fromtheinside
February 3rd 2014
19029 Comments


lol this guy

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