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Hip Hop Awards 2022: 3 Times Benny The Butcher Slaughtered the Beat for an Unforgettable Freestyle Performance

The rising rapper hails from Buffalo, NY, and has already received praise from several veteran emcees.

Buffalo-born emcee Benny The Butcher had already garnered a sizable following the success of several self-released mixtapes in the late 200s, with projects such as The Mayor's Back and Chains Bond.

In 2018, the 37-year-old linked up with legendary hip hop musician The Alchemist and Griselda producer Daringer for his debut studio album Tana Talk 3, which featured the likes of Griselda co-founders and cousins Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Royce da 5’9.” The effort was critically acclaimed and only furthered Benny’s popularity.

  • LA Leakers Freestyle

    Last March, Benny stopped by the Power 106 studios for a fiery performance on the L.A. Leakers Freestyle series. The emcee rapped for nearly three minutes while paying homage to the artists that came before him to an instrumental of DMX's "N***** Done Started Something.”

    Benny’s standout bar: “This time around this street sh*t gon' get some label support / Thankful for legends who paved the way but ain't get awards, 'cuz every hustler at the table, done took some game from, New York."

  • Clue Radio Freestyle

    In February 2022, Benny stopped by DJ Clue’s Clue Radio segment for blazing freestyle but more so a lyrical slashing to his naysayers, thinking he won’t make it far in the rap industry. Benny’s standout bar: “My appetite? I’ll turn your career into an apple slice.

  • Funk Flex Freestyle 060

    Benny and former Griselda signee Conway The Machine stopped by Funk Flex’s radio show for an unforgettable Freestyle 060 performance. Benny’s standout bar: "I do it for the kids who starved and ate nothing and had to rock off brands because their fathers ain't hustlers.”

    Watch the Hip Hop Awards on  Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET

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