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10 Interesting Facts About Benzino

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After twenty plus years in the music business, Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Raymond “Benzino” Scott’s career has come full circle. From rapping, beefing, and publishing the pint size mogul has been through it all. Below are ten interesting facts we bet you didn’t know about Benzino.

1. Benzino launched the Source Magazine in 1988 as a single sheet newsletter with his long time friend David Mays.

2. Sexual harassment claims and an epic beef with rapper Eminem led to Benzino relinquishing his post at the Source Magazine.

3. Benzino began his rap career as a member of Boston, Massachusetts rap crew The Almighty RSO.

4. Benzino and his production crew produced the intro song on Nas’ classic album “Stillmatic.”

5. After selling the Source Magazine, Benzino and David Mays launched their bi-monthly magazine “Hip Hop Weekly.”

6. Benzino’s son Cool Breeze Ray is an aspiring rapper and was once in a a group with Big Pun’s son Baby Pun.

7. From 1999-2004, Benzino was a member of the Hip Hop group Made Men who made their first appearance on Dj Clue’s “The Professional.”

8. Benzino’s biggest single was “Rock The Party” which featured Bad Boy Records producer Mario Winans.

9.Benzino once owned a late night spot in Miami called Club Zinos.

10. Benzino is currently dating his Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast mate Karlie Redd.

  • depressed by this post

    waste of 2 minutes of my life that i may never get back. thank you.

  • Charles in Charge

    What were you expecting an epiphany? If this is a waste of your time, try watching a full episode of LOve and hp hop!

  • Klassy Chelle

    you have more info than wiki on this guy lol

  • caliswag

    Bummer Eminem murdered him

  • Weskitty

    Benzino is balling stop hating

  • Sniggih Smalls

    I dont get why anyone would hate on Benzino. Eminem was a clown anyway? Where is eminem even if he’s still rich.. both are.. Eminem is somewhere not gettting any pussy and zino is a household name now.

    • Death

      Benzino nice sn

  • stacy flash

    He’s old and still sexy

  • Casavetti

    Benzino is an industry joke….

  • thevoyce

    Benzino never launched The Source by the way..

  • sexxie shea

    I would love to hang out with Benzino for a day