Video: Benny – “You Don’t Know”

The Latest Buzzing Rapper From Vallejo, Benny Shares an Emotional Slapper via Dirty Glove Bastard


Critical Praise for Benny:

“What do you get when you combine Drake’s tendency to sing vulnerably and BandGang’s abundant gun bars? You might get something like Benny, the North Vallejo rapper that counts the Detroit group among his influences and is rapidly making a name for himself in the Bay Area.” – The FADER

The Video:

With an uncanny sense of melody and hard-hitting flows, Vallejo’s Benny can turn any Bay Area beat into a slapper. Reflecting on his come-up grind, Benny shares You Don’t Know,” his latest video. Switching effortlessly between rhythm and melody over a plaintive, piano-led instrumental, Benny dwells on his past and current hardships and expresses hope for the future: “Life’s hard and I struggle just to think straight/But I know that I’m a dog like a beef frank/Always up working early so I sleep late/I’m always out and on my grind so I can eat great.” In the video, Benny broods in black and white, kicks it with his bros in a laundromat, and dances in front of a blank background as pictures of his loved ones flash on-screen as he mentions them in their lyrics. Premiered by Dirty-Glove Bastard, “You Don’t Know” is the latest single from DifferentBenny’s upcoming project, following the HYPEBEAST-premiered player’s anthem Bang It.” The follow-up to June’s Dangerous tape and August’s Soul Snatcher with DJ Gutta ButtaDifferent arrives on November 30th via EMPIRE.

Born and raised in Vallejo, CA, home to hip-hop innovators E-40 and Mac Dre, Benny endured a troubled childhood, facing evictions and unreliable utilities in his homes. After getting into too much trouble as a high school student, Benny’s mother kicked him out of his house, causing Benny to spend months living in his car. Determined to prove to his family that he could make something of himself, Benny started making music, dropping in on high school talent shows and gathering his friends to make energetic music videos, like the Biggie-sampling All A Dream,” which quickly racked up millions of views. Now, Benny is a staple of the Northern California rap scene, collaborating with regional heavy-hitters like OMB Peezy andPrezi and earning the support of local hip-hop tastemaker The Thizzler. With the upcoming release of Different, Benny looks to continue his upward trajectory, breaking out of his region and becoming a household name.

Watch “You Don’t Know”

Check out the DGB premiere:

Pre-order Different

ifferent tracklist:
1. Bang It
2. Pickle (Interlude)
3. Talk To Me
4. You Don’t Know
5. Not Gone Jaws
6. Breathe ft. Bandlife Birdy
7. Trip
8. Myself Pt. 2
9. Let Me Go
10. Out of Time

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“You Don’t Know”:

Pre-order Different

“Bang It”:

“Lately” ft. OMB Peezy:

“What Time It Is”:


“Dangerous – The Documentary”: