Benny The Butcher and his Black Soprano Family (BSF) have announced their biggest compilation project to date, “Long Live DJ Shay,” which will be released on September 9, 2022. Along with the album announcement, they also released a new single and video for “Times Is Rough,” which is produced by the legendary DJ Premier.
“Long Live DJ Shay” is a celebration of the legacy and impact of DJ Shay (R.I.P.), not only for BSF and Griselda, but his lasting impact on the culture. The project is Benny’s Roc La Familia project, a warning shot for the streets that not only showcase himself and his label but more importantly his burgeoning roster of talent and those closely associated with him.
“Long Live DJ Shay” features appearances and production from Benny and his BSF brethren along with Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Boldy James, Stove God Cooks, Krayzie Bone, Armani Caesar, DJ Premier, The Alchemist and Jansport J.
“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 confidently asserts. “BSF 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.“
DJ Shay was both a producer and manager for Griselda Records before passing away in August 2020 following a bout with COVID-19. He worked with the collective for a decade and was widely known as a major figure on the Buffalo Hip Hop scene.