Antjuan Washington, better known by his stage name Benafactor (formerly Tjuan Benafactor), is an elite underground artist in the genres of hip hop/rap & R&B. His talent, passion & drive have also helped Tjuan become a notable producer & award winning songwriter in his own right.Tjuan Benafactor’s creativity and business since can’t be defined nor put in a box.It’s this vastness that’s makes Tjuan the entertaining character that really is just him. Tjuan B is currently signed to his own imprint Arucca Flyboy & distributed by Amada Records/Capitol Music Group.
“Its time to simplify. I’ve been “Tjuan” my whole life & I’ve been “Benafactor” since Layzie Bone [of Bone Thugs n Harmony] gave me the name a few years back. Now I’m just separating the 2, it’s all still me, though It’s always been Benafactor on the track, ” says Benafactor.
Tjuan first emerged on the scene in 2012 with his well received single “FLY WIT ME” featuring Project Pat being played in-flight by Virgin Airlines & being featured on countless mixtapes. Benafactor is a hip hop artist and much more working behind the scenes throughout the entertainment industry in many capacities. The event promoter turned hip hop artist feels his success stems from the basic desire to help others and the ability to create opportunities for himself as well as others. This has led Tjuan B & his Arucca Flyboy imprint to currently distribute 9 indie artist/labels. In addition in 2014 Tjuan co-founded an expansion basketball team in the famed American Basketball Association(ABA). The Steel City Yellow Jackets finished the 2014-2015 season as one of the top teams in the nation before he sold the team to a long time business partner.. In Feb 2015 Tjuan was named CEO of the ABA’s Media & Entertainment Division where he oversee’s league broadcast deals, sponsorships, merchandising, game day entertainment and more etc. In addition Tjuan owns the Twin City Jazz (2016-17 Louisiana Div Champs) West Virginia Warlocks, and other teams in the ABA and other sports.
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