Benny the Butcher – The Plugs I Met
Released: 21 June 2019
The Plugs I Met is Benny‘s follow-up to his highly acclaimed 2018 street album, Tana Talk 3.
At just 7 tracks under 20 minutes, The Plugs I Met is smaller-in-size compared to Tana Talk 3, but doesn’t lack in Benny‘s signature drug talk. However, Griselda fans will notice how much denser Tana Talk 3 was with Benny’s punchlines as compared to this most recent showing. The Plugs I Met feels a bit more lyrically tame than Tana Talk 3, and some of the features such as Black Thought and Jadakiss outshine Benny at times.
Still a very good showing from the Butcher, though!
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.