Benny The Butcher’s new global deal with Entertainment One (eOne) for his Black Soprano Family (BSF) imprint is already paying dividends. The imprints first official releases, Benny The Butcher & DJ Drama Presents: Gangsta Grillz X BSF Da Respected Sopranos, and Heem’s Long Story Short have both debuted in the top 10 on major DSP’s.
Benny’s Black Soprano Family (BSF) consists of Rick Hyde, Heem, LoveBoat Luciano, Jonesy, FlexxBabyy, Young World & DJ Shay (RIP). Today, Benny’s consigliere, Rick Hyde, announced his debut BSF project Plates 2, with a new single and video for “Hustlers Prayer.” Rick has been predominantly featured on all BSF projects, and more recently appeared on Benny & 38 Spesh’s Trust The Sopranos compilation, Benny’s The Plugs I Met 2 (“Survivors Remorse”), and Rick was also featured on Benny’s most recent single, “Pyrex Picasso,” which also features Conway The Machine. Rick and BSF will also be joining Benny on his The Burden Of PlugsTour, which will kick off in October, and touches down in 20 plus cities. To check tour dates and purchase tickets for The Burden Of Plugs Tour, please visit: https://www.griseldaxfr.com/.
Rick Hyde’s Plates 2 will be released on 8-20-21 by eOne and features appearances from Benny The Butcher, BSF, Westside Gunn, A$AP Ferg, G Herbo, Meyhem Lauren, Skyzoo, Jay Worthy, KIlla Kyleon and production from The Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Daringer and of course; DJ Shay.
The release date for Rick Hyde’s Plates 2 project was chosen to honor the one-year anniversary of DJ Shay’s passing (8-19-20). Shay, as he was too many, was like a father figure to Rick. DJ Shay was only 48-years old when he passed away, but his mark on Buffalo’s music scene will be talked about for generations to come. “Shay cultivated the Buffalo sound back in the 90’s” Rick Hyde commented. “He was actually one of the first artists to actually have a record deal outside of Rick James. Releasing my debut BSF project on the anniversary of his passing is both a tribute, and a thank you to Shay.”
Rick Hyde’s Plates 2 will be released on 8-20-21 via BSF/eOne.
PLATES 2 TRACKLISTING
Plates 2 Intro feat Tearz (prod SNLC)
NOVA feat Westside Gunn (prod Daringer)
Alone feat Benny The Butcher & G Herbo (prod DJ L)
Pandemic Flow feat A$AP Ferg (prod The Alchemist)
Booney On The Phone (Interlude)
Hustlers Prayer feat Heem (prod The Soulmonsters)
Glorious Morning feat Benny The Butcher & Keisha Plum (prod Tre Eiht)
Sarah Freestyle [prod Chopz & Skrilla)]
When I Go feat Killa Kyleon [prod Sha Money XL]
Momma Luv [prod SNLC]
The Come Up (Interlude) [prod Stan Da Man]
Red Moon Rising feat Jay Worthy & Chase Fetti [prod Bohemia Lynch]
Blasphemy (Interlude) [prod Buda & Grandz]
Enrique feat Meyhem Lauren [prod Harry Fraud]
Skid Row feat El Camino & T.F. [prod DJ M80]
Slow Eddie ft. Skyzoo & Grafh [prod DJ Shay]
Black Sinatra Outro feat Benny The Butcher & Heem [prod DJ Shay]