Raymond Scott, better known by his stage name Benzino, is an American hip hop media executive and record producer. Since 2012 he has appeared on VH1 TV series . Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Benzino was born in
Boston, Massachusetts to a Cape Verdean mother and a Puerto Rican father. Along with his long time friend, David Mays, Benzino is known for being a principal of the hip hop magazine , which was launched in 1988 as a single-sheet newsletter out of Mays' The Source Harvard University dorm room.
Benzino was a founding member of rap group
Made Men, before finally becoming a solo artist. He has appeared on the reality television show , since 2012. He has also dated Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Karlie Redd. [2 ]
Benzino was shot in the shoulder and back on March 29, 2014 by his nephew Gai Scott; the shooting took place in the town of
Duxbury, Massachusetts, at his mother's funeral. [3 ] [4 ]
Feud with Eminem [ edit ]
Benzino is known for being involved, since 2002, in a widely publicized feud with rapper
Eminem as Benzino called him "2003 Vanilla Ice". Since then the pair have been creating [5 ] diss tracks about each other, including Benzino's "Pull Your Skirt Up" and "Die Another Day" or Eminem's "The Sauce" and "Nail in the Coffin." As a continuation of this animosity between the two, Benzino released a [6 ] diss mixtape Benzino Presents: Die Another Day: Flawless Victory, disparaging Eminem and his record label. [7 ] [8 ] [9 ]
Discography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "MC Benzino Says Hip-Hop is in Critical Condition". . January 18, 2003 Boston Globe . Retrieved 2009-01-21.
^ "What Happened on 'Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta' Ep. 6?". . 2012-07-24 Vibe . Retrieved 2012-08-07.
^ "US rapper Benzino shot at mother's funeral". BBC . Retrieved 31 March 2014.
^ "Nephew gunned down uncle Benzino at funeral out of self-defense". . 2014-03-31 The Daily Mail . Retrieved 2014-06-13.
^ Dukes, Rahman (2002-11-22). "Benzino Ignites Beef By Calling Eminem '2003 Vanilla Ice' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com . Retrieved 2012-07-23.
^ Eliscu, Jenny (2003-01-03). "Benzino, Eminem Feud Heats Up | Music News". Rolling Stone . Retrieved 2012-07-23.
^ Cantor, Paul (2010-10-13). "Rapper Huddy 6 Killed In Car Accident - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com . Retrieved 2012-07-23.
^ Adaso, Henry. The Greatest Hip-Hop Battles (...and Their Winners). About.com. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
^ "Magazine impresario Benzino talks about his music, Hip-Hop's future & his feud with Eminem". . March 3, 2005 Philadelphia Daily News . Retrieved 2009-01-21.
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