Beneficence (rapper)

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Beneficence
Birth nameRahim Muhammad
OriginNewark, NJ, U.S.
GenresHip-hop
Occupation(s)
Years active1994-present
Labels
  • Ozone Music
  • Undisputed
  • Ill Adrenaline Records
Associated acts

Rahim Muhammad, known by the stage name Beneficence, is an American rapper from Newark, NJ.[1]

Career[edit]

Beneficence has been active as an independent emcee since the early 1990s. Originally recorded in 1991, he finally released the vinyl single "Sucka's Brevity" / "Hostile Life Style" in 1994[2] and the follow-up "Thin Line" / "Low Profile Man" in 1998. His debut album, Eye of the Storm, was released in 2004, and his sophomore album, Vocal Sport, in 2006 with help from Mr. Len (Company Flow), El Da Sensei and DJ Kaos (Artifacts), among others. His third album, Holders of the Key (2009), is a collaboration with Swiss producer DJ LKB.

Following the 2010 single "Heavyhitters" / "Royal Dynasty", Beneficence released two albums, Sidewalk Science (2011) and Concrete Soul (2012), on his own label, Ill Adrenaline Records, with guest appearances by Diamond D, Roc Marciano, Lord Tariq, Masta Ace, and others.[3] In 2016, Beneficence returned with Basement Chemistry. The album received critical acclaim, including a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from Pop Magazine, calling it "a body of work that builds on the foundation of what hip hop truly represents".[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2004: Eye of the Storm (Ozone Music)
  • 2006: Vocal Sport (Ozone Music)
  • 2009: Holders of the Key (with DJ LKB) (Undisputed)
  • 2011: Sidewalk Science (Ill Adrenaline Records)
  • 2012: Concrete Soul (Ill Adrenaline Records)
  • 2016: Basement Chemistry (Ill Adrenaline Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beneficence". Discogs. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Beneficence – Sucka's Brevity". Discogs. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (February 28, 2011). "Diamond D, Roc Marciano Assist On Beneficence's "Sidewalk Science" Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Perkins, Mai (February 4, 2016). "Review: Beneficence – Basement Chemistry". Pop Magazine. Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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