Jerome Benton

Jerome Benton Of The Original 7ven To Debut New Play In Minneapolis

Jerome Benton has been a member of The Time/The Original 7ven over the past 30 years. He has also been a play-writer and will be debuting his new play “HIIH” in Minneapolis this summer. In an interview with FOX 9, he talks about “HIIH” which is short for “I Want To Go To Heaven Because […]

“Purple Rain” The Movie: 28 Years Later

This weekend marks the 28th Anniversary of “Purple Rain” the movie. Within a week of its release, it would be number 1 at the box office, joining “When Doves Cry” as the number 1 single, and the “Purple Rain” soundtrack as the number 1 album on Billboard. Prince was the first artist to ever to […]

The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) Rock 1st Show!

Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

In the 1st show as The Original 7ven, The Band Formerly Known As The Time took us to “Strawberry Lake” to kick things off. They then went into a multitude of hits featuring “Get it Up”, “The Stick”, “Cool”, Jerk Out”, “Skillet”, “777-9311” and “Trendin’”(video coming soon) the latest from the Original 7ven. Donnie Simpson introduced […]

The Original 7ven (The Time) Talk Name Change & Purple Rain Sequel

Morris Day, DrFunk, & Jerome Benton. Photo: Drfunkenberry.com

When I ran into the Time in August, there was no mention of a name change. All they told me is that everything is coming together and its time, for them, to return. In mid-September, it is announced they are now called The Original 7ven (The band Formerly Known As The Time) and have a new […]