Benny Nice – Extra Medium

Extra Medium (2015)

Benny Nice is an MC/Producer hailing from the great Chicago, arguably the hottest city in hip hop today. He has previously toured with Southern hip hop group Nappy Roots, in addition to sharing a stage with artists Bone Thugs N Harmony, Joey Bada$$, and Wale.

You can usually catch Benny performing in Chicago, if he isn’t busy organizing a monthly Hip Hop showcase called The Union Concert Series through his production collective 199 (twitter), or working on his unreleased collaborative project with Ukrainian-based producer FSTE. Some of Chicago’s most promising rising talent have been featured in the UCS including Mick Jenkins, Hurt Everybody and Saba. The latest show, held on July 16th, featured Martin $ky, Solar Five, Defcee and Henny B (video recap here). The next one will be held on September 2nd, 2015, peep their website for any updates.

Following his debut mixtape Look What We Started and a few instrumental tapes, Benny set his sights on creating an introspective and hedonistic project with Extra Medium.

His sophomore release features self-produced instrumentals alongside outside production from the up and coming producer Madbliss and FSTE. Features within the project include Jarred AG, New Orleans based Femme-Fatale Boyfriend, and Yebo Recording artist Matty Rico, among several others.

Extra Medium emits relaxed vibes and provokes thought with its heavily jazz-influenced samples, serene verses and melodic hooks. Sit back, roll an L, and enjoy the serene ambiance that is Benny Nice’s Extra Medium.

Stream Extra Medium here, and stay updated with Benny on his Twitter and Soundcloud.

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