At the top of March when the COVID-19 pandemic became imminent, Griselda- the triple threat emcee collective from Buffalo, NY, consisting of Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine & Benny The Butcher- were a week away from visiting the NPR offices to tape their scheduled Tiny Desk.
That performance, of course, did not take place. Since then, NPR Music has been inviting artists to record Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, and Benny The Butcher blessed NPR with a five-song set from the living room of his current home in Atlanta.
The set-list includes “Crown For Kings” and “5 to 50” from Benny’s critically acclaimed 2019 release, The Plugs I Met. Benny is joined by Rick Hyde and Heem, two artists on his new BSF label imprint. For a live performance of “Da Mob,” the first single off an upcoming label compilation entitled, Benny The Butcher & DJ Drama Presents: Gangsta Grillz X a Respected Sopranos.