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Jerome Benton

Known very best for his use the ENOUGH TIME (afterwards renamed THE INITIAL 7ven), a Minneapolis-based funk music and dance group, this singer, dancer, and actor also appeared in music videos for strike Prince and Janet Jackson songs. Through the early years of his association with ENOUGH TIME, he became known for his on-stage comic antics. He and fellow music artists Paul Peterson and Jellybean Johnson briefly performed using a Prince-created group known as The Family members. His half sibling, Terry Lewis, also performed with ENOUGH TIME, playing the bass electric guitar. His long-lasting association with Prince resulted in performances in Prince’s films Purple Rainfall and Beneath the Cherry Moon.

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