Benny The Butcher has been gearing up for a major moment of his career, which comes as he’s having one hell of a run right now alongside his Griselda comrades. The Black Soprano Family honcho delivered his second studio album Burden Of Proof, a collaboration with Hit-Boy that has the Buffalo, N.Y. emcee sounding crisp as ever.
While Benny kept busy on features alongside his cousins Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine on their respective musical outings over the year, he’s largely been focused on building up his Black Soprano Family outfit and putting all of his efforts into his latest opus. The focus and dedication have handsomely paid off, with The Butcher sounding just as comfortable on Hit-Boy’s lush production as he does over the grit and grime of Daringer and Beat Butcha tracks.
Fans of Benny already heard “Timeless” with Lil Wayne nearly stealing the show and Big Sean going completely bonkers over Hit-Boy’s booming beat. Other features include Rick Ross on the lavish “Where Would I Go” and Freddie Gibbs performs the hook and delivers a few bars for “One Way Flight.”
The project would be largely incomplete without a feature from WSG and The Machine, who show for the spectacular “War Paint” and fans are also treated to a sorely missed Dom Kennedy on “Over The Limit.”
At 12 tracks, the album comes and goes but Benny doesn’t waste one bar. The absence of the BSF crew aside, this is as complete a project you’ll hear all year from the Griselda/Black Soprona Family camp.
On Twitter, fans of the upstate New York star are singing the praises of Burden of Proof, and we’ve got those reactions listed down below.
Find the project at your preferred DSP or retailer here.
I’m about to go in the listening lab with the new Benny the Butcher album. I’ll surface later— Grindstone Universal (@Grind_Stone) October 16, 2020
5 tracks into the new Benny the Butcher album and it would be hard to find a run since Wu-Tang in 94-95 that competes with Griselda in 2020— Jensen Karp (@JensenKarp) October 16, 2020
Benny The Butcher, Conway, and Westside Gunn this year pic.twitter.com/9XX2LPC4lY— Five Three (@itsfivethree) October 16, 2020
I believe every word Benny The Butcher be telling me pic.twitter.com/WSCgzE5xzh— 73-9 and they LIED 🏁 (@CuffsTheLegend) October 16, 2020
New Benny the butcher ... pic.twitter.com/9cIRqScfXe— day day from the group home (@Pray_to_day) October 16, 2020
Yo...that Benny the Butcher, Burden Of Proof album is crazy!— Rob Tun (@RobTun) October 16, 2020
Benny the Butcher and Westside Gunn on “War Paint” pic.twitter.com/04QE5EipxK— FreshlyGrown🦉🍊❄️ (@freshgrownraps) October 16, 2020
I can see benny the butcher gettin verses from jayz soon— Marvito🛹 (@MARVlTO) October 16, 2020
I definitely be in my own world. I’m just now finding out about Benny the Butcher— Curtissa (@curtissa_g) October 16, 2020
How does Benny The Butcher rap so well?— SWAVEY BABY (@LaSwaveTweets) October 16, 2020
.I absolutely love Benny The Butcher Burden Of Proof. The production by Hitboy was A1, The features came correct, the sequencing was superb, Benny's lyricism was impeccable of course. And huge salutes to Benny for having Pain In Da Ass and The Madd Rapper on here!— Mike Sears (Speak Ya Clout Podcast) (@SoopaVillain85) October 16, 2020
Me in my office listening to Benny The Butcher pic.twitter.com/gZZHO69cRd— MB Medley, MPA (@MBMedley) October 16, 2020
Benny the Butcher & Freddie Gibbs on “One Way Flight” pic.twitter.com/VGJtQHLj8W— Jamaal Alexis (@Jamaal22) October 16, 2020
T.I., PARTYNEXTDOOR, Black Thought, Benny The Butcher, Preme x Popcaan, Raury (deluxe), Open Mike Eagle, Chuck Strangers, Homeboy Sandman x Quelle Chris, Sheek Louch, Jay Prince, TyFontaine, Xzibit x B-Real x Demrick, Tony Velour, and J’von all dropped projects this week pic.twitter.com/mRT7ySmz2K— Whole Lotta Red and Gold (@CineMasai_) October 16, 2020
Benny The Butcher is a PROBLEM— Asshole Of The Year (@Bdell_1014) October 16, 2020