Benzino is like the bully that went after the kid that looks weak but actually could fight and got humiliated – How Eminem Destroyed Benzino’s Reputation? | HO

Why does Eminem HATE Benzino? Well, their feud dates back to the beginnings of Eminem’s career. Today, we discuss the FULL story of Eminem’s feud with the Source Magazine co-owner, as well as the father of Coi Leray.

I have nothing against Eminem, and I don’t want to keep discussing it anymore. For 22 years, every time I do an interview, they ask me about Eminem. Many people think that Eminem ruined Benzino’s career. However, when we look at how things unfolded from the beginning, it’s much deeper than you might think. Although Eminem released several diss tracks that heavily criticized Benzino, ultimately, the blame falls on Benzino himself.

Benzino starts crying talking about Eminem after rapper destroyed him in new diss track

Let’s delve into the backstory. In the early 2000s, Benzino, a rapper from Boston, was striving for recognition in the mainstream. He not only made music but also wielded significant influence as a co-owner of The Source magazine. Although Benzino’s exact role in the magazine was unclear, his connection with Dave Mays, the magazine’s founder, allowed him to shape its content.

However, cracks began to appear in The Source’s credibility when Benzino’s music received suspiciously positive reviews. Some readers perceived a conflict of interest, as Benzino’s group, The Almighty RSO, consistently garnered praise in the magazine. The situation worsened in 2002 when Benzino targeted Eminem, who was rapidly rising to fame.

Benzino took issue with Eminem’s success, attributing it to racial privilege rather than talent. He accused the mainstream media of promoting Eminem because he was white, while black artists had to work harder for recognition. Benzino released diss tracks attacking Eminem and used The Source magazine to undermine his credibility.

This move backfired, as it tarnished The Source’s reputation and drew attention to Eminem’s response. Eminem, known for his lyrical prowess, retaliated with scathing diss tracks of his own. While Eminem’s tracks elevated his status, Benzino’s reputation suffered.

Moreover, Benzino’s personal attacks on Eminem, including exposing a controversial freestyle rap from Eminem’s past, further damaged his own image. Despite Benzino’s attempts to discredit Eminem, he only succeeded in diminishing his own standing in the industry.


Benzino starts crying talking about Eminem after rapper destroyed him in new diss track

Benzino has opened up about his and Eminem’s beef off the back of the pair both releasing new diss tracks about one another.

Despite previously doubting whether he’d release any more music past the age of 50, there’s nothing like a good, old diss track to get the vocal chords warm.

Eminem – real name Marshall Mathers – hit out at one of his oldest rivals Benzino in a brand new track for friend Lyrical Lemonade’s album All is Yellow released last month.

It didn’t take long for Benzino – real name Raymond Scott – to respond and he’s now reflected about the pair’s issues in an interview too.

Eminem returns to childhood home
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In Lyrical Lemonade’s album released 26 January, Eminem performed on the track ‘Doomsday Pt. 2’.

As well as poking fun at Benzino’s neck, Eminem also took aim at the music producer’s financial struggles and his daughter too.

Benzino hit back with a diss track of his own released two days later called ‘Vulturius’, mocking Eminem’s drug overdose and accusing the 51-year-old of ‘invading’ Black culture and then ‘insulting us’ – eluding to the time he exposed Eminem on a voice recording saying the ‘n’ word in the early 2000s, which the rapper later apologized for.

Oh and he asked poked at the death of Eminem’s friend and fellow rapper Proof – DeShaun Dupree Holton – and questioned the ‘Mockingbird’ singer’s sexuality.

However, in an interview with REVOLT’s Drink Champs, Benzino reflected on his relationship with Eminem in a very different manner.

Benzino opened up on an episode of Drink Champs.


In the interview, shared to YouTube on February 17, Benzino clarified he doesn’t ‘hate’ Eminem despite all the diss tracks and beef they have going on.

“Eminem ain’t no bad person, he belongs in hip-hop,” he said. “There’s a big racist problem in America right now and Eminem could probably stop half of it, like bro, all he’s got to do is come to the table and that’s the message. ”

Benzino continues: “There’s Eminem fans that hate me so much I could be the next n***a that get assassinated.

“Every person that speaks up for Black culture on a major level got assassinated. […] I’m from Boston bro, nobody lives this long. I don’t care about it.

“God gave us hip-hop to save us when when cracking drugs came and destroyed all. All I’m saying is man, I’m not the enemy.”

Benzino and Eminem have released diss tracks about one another.

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Benzino notes ultimately he doesn’t ‘hate’ Eminem because he doesn’t ‘know him’.

“I don’t hate white people because my father who I love very much taught me at 12, 13 to deal with Irish and Italian people and sell drugs and I looked at these people as great men.

“I got stabbed by a white dude in Boston Tech my first year in high school ‘cuz of race s**t in Boston.

“[…] White and Black people, hip-hop brought us together. I don’t hate Eminem and I don’t hate white people.”

Talking about how people don’t need to ‘kill each other anymore’ and how hip-hop was brought here to ‘save us’ and ‘give us a chance,’ the rapper then breaks down in tears, also reflecting how his daughter came into the industry desperate to be ‘cool with Eminem’ because everyone was ‘against’ Benzino.

Earlier in the podcast, he also spoke about getting ‘shot at’ at his mom’s funeral and not being able to be there when she died.

Benzino resolved: “Hip hop was given to us by god to save us. The bottom line of this is we have to come together and stop bulls***ting with each other, stop criticizing each other and disrespecting each other, we got to unify together. Even if we’re wrong, we make mistakes, we got to come together man, enough is enough. They’re using it against us.

“[…] There’s no reason to be killing each other, going against each other, we all come from nothing. […] We are great people and […] white people are great people too, they give us s**t and we give them s**t, every culture gives everybody s**t.”