Launching his career as a member of rap groups Almighty RSO and Made Men, Benzino (born Raymond Scott) officially set off his solo career with his 2001 debut, The Benzino Project. A former co-owner of The Source Magazine (from 2001 to 2006), Zino followed his freshmen LP with three more studio albums, his last being 2007's The Antidote, before putting down his mic. Now he's one-half proprietor of Hip Hop Weekly with longtime business partner David Mays, as well as a star character on VH1's reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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