For the latest entry in our Conversations With interview series, HYPEBEAST linked up with Benny The Butcher, who’s one of the best rappers in hip-hop right now. The Griselda Records rapper sits down with us to discuss why the Buffalo-based record label has some of the best rappers in hip-hop right now, his writing process and his motivation to be the best he can be.
Benny The Butcher’s The Plugs I Met, which dropped in June, is one of the best projects of the year so far. The EP is hip-hop to its core, with Benny delivering a project that would make a rap purist’s heart flutter. It’s been a long journey for the Buffalo native who found his path outside of his environment.
“I’m from a legendary hood in Buffalo, Montana Ave, legendary hood,” he shared with HYPEBEAST. “It’s birthed a lot of millionaires, hustlers, shit like that, just all the drug sales on the block. Just seeing that, that turned me and my ni*&as into go-getters. I was inspired by go-getters and I was watching them move and how they inspired people and I wanted to be that. Only thing is I learned how to do it outside the dope game also.”
Griselda is having a banner year. Led by Westside Gunn, Conway and Benny The Butcher, the record label is craving out a loyal fanbase while making the top of the line in hip-hop. Most recently, the trio linked up with DJ Premier for “Headlines.”