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Fresh off the release of his first solo project since 2019’s The Plugs I Met, and not to mention the viral bars dropped on the recent L.A. Leakers Freestyle #103, Benny The Butcher returned to the Liftoff to chop if up with Justin Credible and DJ Sourmilk on his ‘Burden Of Proof’ project.
The Buffalo, New York native speaks on how many celebrities have sadly used the surge in social justice reform for their personal gain, why he’ll never make a “Black Lives Matter” song, his new perspective on what he raps about in this new chapter in his life, and how he came together with Hit-Boy to deliver the project that allows him to already classify himself as a legend.
As we have come experience tumultuous times in this unprecedented year, 2020 has put a lot of topics and issues at our feet that we can no longer set aside. On the issue of social justice and the uprising of protesting specific police brutality against the Black community, Benny confesses that although he is a direct representation of the Black experience, he will never make a “Black Lives Matter” song, as he also feels many rappers and celebrities have used this time for clout.
You never gonna hear Benny on no record, just trying to clout chase, just because of the Black Lives Matter Movement going on. I’m never going to make a “Black Lives Matter” song. Not saying that other rappers shouldn’t, but that’s just not how I speak to my people. I speak to my people in a different way, you know what I’m saying? “Thank God I Made It” featuring Queen Naija, that’s how I speak to my people.
Benny goes sheds some light on the content he’s putting into his music as he’s reach a new perspective in life and touching on subjects that he never discussed in the past. The rapper also goes on to speak on how he linked with Hit-Boy for the ‘Burden Of Proof’ project and much more.
Watch the full interview below!