This April, Rochester MC and Trust Gang Family honcho .38 Spesh and Griselda phenom (and Black Soprano Family mastermind) Benny The Butcher are once again joining forces for the joint compilation LP, Trust The Sopranos.
“Benny and I have been partners in rhyme for years, so it only made sense to align our respective brands and bring our talented rosters together for a monumental compilation album,” Spesh noted via press release.
As the MC/producer explained during a recent interview with AAHH, his relationship with Benny dates back to 2005-2006. To put that in context with Griselda’s timeline, Westside Gunn crafted his debut mixtape Flyest Nig@@ in Charge, Vol. 1 in 2005 — and Conway hadn’t been shot yet (that happened in late 2006).
The two had a shared connection, the late DJ Shay. “God bless DJ Shay … I recorded my first mixtapes in [Shay’s] studio,” he says. “Rochester and Buffalo are 45 minutes away, so I used to travel out there cause I liked the vibe. That’s how I met Benny. He was working out of there as well.
“We immediately clicked and just started making music together. This was about 15 years ago.”
[RELATED: READ .38 SPESH INTERVIEW HERE]
The first single from the compilation, “Immunity,” enlists Griselda’s youngest affiliate Elcamino, who spit alongside Benny.
TCF & BSF’s Trust The Sopranos will be released on 4-23-21.
Stream Benny The Butcher & ElCamino’s “Immunity” below.
Trust The Sopranos TRACKLISTING:
- Immunity Feat. ElCamino & Benny The Butcher (prod. by Rick Hyde)
- Corner Feat. ElCamino (prod. by 38 Spesh)
- Price of Fame Feat. Klass Murda, Ransom, Che Noir & 38 Spesh (prod. by 38 Spesh)
- Spineless Feat. Benny The Butcher & Ransom (prod. by Buda Da Future)
- Tokyo Drift Feat. Ampichino & 38 Spesh
- Long Story Short Feat. Heem
- Load Up Feat. Rick Hyde & Heem (prod. by Rick Hyde)
- Love Left Feat. Che Noir & Benny The Butcher (prod. by Reddy Roc)
- Blue Money Feat. Benny The Butcher, ElCamino & 38 Spesh (prod. by DJ Shay)
- Paranoid Feat. Benny The Butcher (prod. by DJ Shay)
- The Last Feat. Benny The Butcher & Clemm Rishad (prod. by Black Metaphor)
- Silent Death Feat. Chase Fetti & Rick Hyde (prod. by Rick Hyde)