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Maxwell Benson – Don’t Test The Kid ft. Que Billah [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Winnipeg’s Maxwell Benson recently released his latest animated video for “Don’t Test the Kid” off Dawn Of A New Day. As a producer, Benson used Dawn Of A New Day to take hip-hop back to its roots. The rappers he put on the album’s features embody what Benson believes to be real hip-hop. And in case you missed it— Benson’s previous video was about clone rappers taking over the world. It starred cartoon versions of Benson and Sadat X as hip-hop superheroes.

The video for “Don’t Test The Kid” is the next episode in the series. Benson returns as an undercover agent fighting the crimes against hip-hop. But this time he poses as a doorman at some swank condo building. Chicago rapper Que Billah makes an animated cameo appearance as Benson’s wingman. Check it out after the jump.

Maxwell Benson – Don’t Test The Kid ft. Que Billah [Video] -HipHopCanada

The video begins as an evil clone rapper takes a bombshell stunner up to his penthouse suite to do the dirty. Unfortunately for the clone rapper, the bombshell is actually one of Maxwell’s secret agents. She gets on top of the clone rapper. And it looks like she’s going to get naughty with him. But she doesn’t. She knocks him out with a chloroform-soaked facecloth. Then Benson’s team kidnaps the rapper. They tie him to a chair and tell him he can’t perform any more shows.

This is Benson’s way of expressing his beef with the industry. That’s right: it’s a metaphor. Eventually, Benson’s posse lets the clone rapper loose in a field. They shoot paintballs at him, and write “Hip-hop ain’t dead” on his chest.


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Sarah Jay is HipHopCanada's Associate Editor in Chief. Sarah is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also an A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @IHeartTART

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