Raymond Scott, better known by his stage name Benzino, is an American hip hop media executive and record producer. He currently stars on VH1 TV series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Benzino was born in
Boston, Massachusetts to an African American mother and a Puerto Rican father. Along with his long time friend, David Mays, Benzino is known for being a principle of the hip hop magazine , which was launched in 1988 as a single sheet newsletter out of Mays's The Source Harvard University dorm room; and of . Hip Hop Weekly
Benzino was a founding member of rap group
Made Men before finally becoming a solo artist. He currently appears on the reality television show, . He has also dated Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Karlie Redd. [2 ]
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 [3 ] diss tracks about each other, including Benzino's "Pull Your Skirt Up" and "Die Another Day", and Eminem's "The Sauce" and "Nail in the Coffin." As a continuation of this animosity between the two, Benzino released a [4 ] diss mixtape Benzino Presents: Die Another Day: Flawless Victory, disparaging Eminem and his record label Shady Records. [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
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.
^ 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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