Mere months after releasing an undisputed AOTY contender for 2020 with ‘Burden Of Proof’ and making his theatrical acting debut with “Conflicted“, Benny The Butcher is now undeniably a star. Upon its release, ‘Burden Of Proof’ was an immediate smash, a fan and critic favorite, and his most commercially successful project to date; #1 at iTunes, #4 at Apple Music and Spotify, and highlighted by Rolling Stone on its Breakthrough top 25 Chart. The project was also singled out on “Best Of 2020 Lists” by esteemed outlets such as Jay-Z’s Annual 2020 Vision Playlist, New York Times, LA Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Complex, Noisey, Stereogum, Billboard, 2dopeboyz, HotNewHipHop, HipHopDX & BrooklynVegan, among many others. Though his own Grammy-nominations are surely forthcoming, Benny capped off 2020 with two of his featured verses being included on Grammy-nominated projects; Freddie Gibbs & Alchemist’s ‘Alfredo’ (“Frank Lucas”) and Royce Da 5’9”s ‘The Allegory’ (“Upside Down”).
While he has separated himself from his peers, Benny from Montana Ave knows the game is to be sold and never told and he has put all of these accolades in his rear-view mirror to focus on his next lick; ‘The Plugs I Met 2’.
“I recorded both projects (‘Burden Of Proof’ & ‘The Plugs I Met 2’) at the same time, so it’s the same headspace; but a different energy. I recorded ‘Burden Of Proof’ in Cali with Hit-Boy and ‘The Plugs I Met 2’ in Brooklyn with Harry and you can hear that influence” Benny explained.
‘The Plugs I Met 2’ is the coronation of a true G going from worker to the PLUG—and never looking back. ‘The Plugs I Met 2’ is entirely produced by Harry Fraud and features appearances from 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Jim Jones, French Montana, Rick Hyde, & Chinx.
‘The Plugs I Met 2’ will be released on 3.19.2021!!!
‘The Plugs I Met 2‘ Tracklisting:
- When Tony Met Sosa
- Overall featuring Chinx
- Plug Talk featuring 2 Chainz
- Live By It
- Talkin’ Back featuring Fat Joe
- No Instructions
- Longevity featuring French Montana & Jim Jones
- Survivors Remorse featuring Rick Hyde
***All tracks produced by Harry Fraud***