Rappers Who Make Better Goons Than MCs

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  • Tru Life
  • Trick Trick
  • Benzino
  • C-Murder
  • Black Child
  • Alfamega
  • Bang 'Em Smurf
  • 40 Glocc
  • Freaky Zeekey
  • Hynief, JoJo Simmons
  • Tony Yayo

Benzino

Despite numerous attempts spanning from the late ‘80s, when he was a member of Boston rap crew the Almighty RSO, to the mid-2000s, when he dared to battle Eminem, Benzino was never a very good rapper. But he evidently had other talents: Critics have charged that he strong-armed his way into ownership of The Source magazine in the ’90s and frequently bullied the staff there. He was also linked to the 2000 stabbing of Celtics star Paul Pierce in a Boston nightclub, though he denies any involvement.

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