Editors’ Notes Coming at the tail end of a steady wave of solid 2020 Griselda Records projects, the Buffalo, New York-based imprint may very well have saved the best for last. While his core labelmates Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine may have had more prolific release years, Benny the Butcher’s first project since the 2019 trio effort WWCD for Eminem’s Shady Records presents him in a singular context. Part of what makes Burden of Proof such a standout stems from the beat selection, all of which comes via Hit-Boy. Fresh off of a career highlight with Nas’ King’s Disease, the producer meshes exceptionally well with Benny’s street-informed verses on cuts like “Famous” and the animated boom-bap “Trade It All.” And as if his vibrant and boisterous bars weren’t enough, esteemed guests like Freddie Gibbs and Rick Ross sound energized by the upstate lyricist’s dynamic flows here.

1
3:25
 
2
2:50
 
3
2:46
 
4
3:18
 
5
2:44
 
6
3:49
 
7
2:02
 
8
4:15
 
9
2:32
 
10
2:56
 
11
4:30
 
3:04
 

Other Versions

Music Videos

  • Legend
    Legend
    Benny the Butcher & Hit-Boy

More by Benny the Butcher

Featured On

  • Rap Life
    Rap Life
    Apple Music Hip-Hop
  • #GYMFLOW
    #GYMFLOW
    Apple Music Hip-Hop
  • Future Hits
    Future Hits
    Apple Music Pop
  • Weekend Worthy
    Weekend Worthy
    Apple Music Hip-Hop
  • Chill Rap
    Chill Rap
    Apple Music Hip-Hop
  • The Plug
    The Plug
    Apple Music Hip-Hop
  • The Apple Music 1 List