|Real Name/Full Name||Raymond Scott|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Benzino|
|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||18 July 1965|
|Age/How Old:||57 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –N/A
|Kids/Children Name:||Brittany Collins, Taj Collins|
|Profession:||Rapper, Producer, Hip Hop Media Executive|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Benzino is a popular American hip-hop media executive, producer, and wrapper. Having the longest-running magazine with new articles frequently further enhances his fame globally. Besides, he has his rap groups and has also produced several solo kinds of music. Besides, his magazine hosts awards for R and B, and hip hop artists. Diversifying his music career has earned him millions of dollars for his net worth. Currently, he is single but has children of his own.
Well, how well do you know about Benzino? If not much, here is what we know about Benzino to date.
Biography and Early Life
Benzino was born on 18th July 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. By birth, he is multicultural since his mother’s ancestry can be traced to the descendants of the Cape Verdean desert. On the other hand, his father’s ancestry can be linked to American and Puerto Rico origins. His siblings are Anita and Maureen.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Benzino in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Benzino’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 30th May 2023 having been born on 18 July 1965. Though, he is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.
The rapper studied at Harvard University. It was at the university where he met his friend David Mays. The two friends shared a common passion as hip-hop wrappers. Just after their graduation, the friends identified a market gap. Together, they started the magazine The Source which comprised articles about hip hop. The magazine gained fame and they also incorporated R and B.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Benzino has been in a love relationship twice. His first love was Karlie Red, an actress, and a hip-hop artist. Their relationship did not work. His second girlfriend was Althea Heart, an actress, who was together from 2014 to 2015. His children are Brittany and Taj.
Apart from being popular in his career, he has also found himself featuring the top stories on several occasions after his public confrontation and conflict with Eminem gets aired. He referred to Eminem as ‘2003 Vanilla Ice’ which has become the major source of their conflicts.
He was shot by his nephew due to a family feud when he was attending his late mother’s funeral. He claims the source of the family conflict was due to jealousy and financial envy. The nephew was later arrested and he let the court decide his fate.
Is Benzino Gay?
No. He is not gay. He has been in a love relationship with two girlfriends. Despite his relationships not leading to a long-term marriage, he has two children of his own. Thus, Benzino is not gay and neither is he a bisexual.
His career life started as a partnership with his friend David Mays. Together, they started the hip hop magazine named ‘The Source’. The magazine was so popular that in 2001, it made sales of music copies over 360,000. Their annual profits were about $10 million. Later, he founded two hip-hop rap groups namely: Made Men, and Almighty RSO.
The insertion of Almighty RSO rap group into the magazine became a source of conflict. Later, the sole owner of the Magazine became May but later sold 18 percent to a private company a mistake he says he regrets to date. His rap groups became popular and he started doing music as a solo artist.
Working as a team, they produced the albums Classic Limited Edition released in 1999, and Forever ISO (1996). His albums include The Antidote which he released in 2007, The Benzino Project (2001), Arch Nemesi (2005), and Redemption (2003).
Popular mixtapes he has hosted include Blue Bag (2011), Welcome to Texaco City (2015), When the Heavens Fall (2010), The Magnificent 757’s (2012), Die Another Day: Flawless Victory (2003), and Crushed Ice (2013).
Some of the TV series he has featured include but are not limited to Camp: Reality Stars, Soul Train Music Awards, RapFix Live, The Next: 15, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and Hollywood Hearts.
Having a popular hip hop magazine, he hosts some of the hip hop Award shows including the R and B artists. His awards not only cover the US but also extends to other popular boundaries. His magazine is ranked as the world’s longest-running rap periodical.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Benzino in 2023
As of 2023, His net worth is $1 million. The major source of his income comes from music both solo and collaboration music. His rap groups being popular have added a good amount of income to his account. Besides, he earns well engaging in diverse TV shows. Furthermore, his popular hip hop magazine, The Source, brings in revenue through direct sales and ads. Besides, the magazine is a source of obtaining talented artists of R and B, as well as hip hop.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
He is part of the Select Luxury Cars Family, a company popularly known for having the best cars in Atlanta.
Benzino is a hard-working person who is ambitious to carry his passion. Through his love for hip hop music, he is not only a millionaire but also owns several solo pieces of music and has rap groups of his own. Besides, he is the founder of the popular magazine The Source which is currently the longest-running hip-hop magazine in the world. His relationship with his two lovers failed and he is currently leading a single life. However, he has two children of his own.