Benny The Butcher and the Black Soprano Family keep DJ Shay’s memory alive on their compilation album, Long Live DJ Shay.
Dedicated to the local Buffalo DJ, in-house producer, and mentor, the LP features Benny The Butcher’s “Pyrex Man“, the DJ Premier-produced “Times Is Rough” by Benny The Butcher, Rick Hyde and Heem, and the city anthem “297 Parkside” featuring Rick Hyde and affiliates ElCamino and Stove God Cooks. The album also features new music from B$F member Loveboat Luciano as well as Griselda’s Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, and Armani Caesar.
Other contributors include Joe Budden, Boldy James, Krayzie Bone, Cory Gunz, OT The Real, Chase Fetti, and Fuego Base and production from DJ Shay, The Alchemist, Jansport J, Camoflauge Monk, and more.
“Long Live DJ Shay! We put so much into this knowing he is watching down on us, and I know this is gonna wake everyone up,” Benny The Butcher affirms. “B$F is the biggest. I promise you we them ones. The album is top-notch; from production to the rhymes and it’s entirely mixed by the legendary Young Guru, so I know it’s gone pop out ya speakers the right way.”
The album is also accompanied by a documentary.