Benny The Butcher & Harry Fraud - The Plugs I Met 2
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
User Score
Based on 444 ratings
2021 Ratings: #30
Liked by 17 people
March 19, 2021 / Release Date
EP / Format
Get On Down / Label
Gangsta Rap / Genres
Harry Fraud, Benny The Butcher / Primary Artists
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
HipHopDX

With Plugs I Met 2, Benny not only adds a well-rounded arc to his discography but also solidifies his status as an elder statesman/role model for a new generation who could genuinely use the perspective.

80
Clash

It’s less of a ‘Burden…’ expansion pack and more of a statement in its own right, one that underlines Benny The Butcher’s ascension as one of the most vital voices in rap today.

80
Exclaim!

That Benny has endured the worst, that he managed to turn breadcrumbs into hedge funds, has empowered him to seize this spotlight. The themes might be as old as the genre itself, but the voice is as fresh and focused as any.

78
Pitchfork

On his latest nine-track triumph, the Griselda star finds an easy chemistry with Harry Fraud, whose syrupy samples lend poignancy to these stories of hustling and survivor’s remorse.

70
Rolling Stone

On The Plugs I Met 2, Benny explores this sadness and danger more fully over a selection of Harry Fraud beats that meld the grit of the first Plugs with the sheen of Proof.

70
The Needle Drop

Lighter on the features than its predecessor, The Plugs I Met 2 mostly finds Benny the Butcher in top form.

60
NME

The rapper’s attention to detail is undeniable – but serving up a pile of rhymes, rather than full-bodied songs with snappy hooks, can be boring no matter how skilful you are.

Case
75
Honestly what the fuck was Fat Joe’s verse lmao. This man really compared himself to Harvey Weinstein and said a cringe ass “Wuhan Virus” bar. But at least this project overall is pretty fire.

Griselda has been one of the most exciting things in hip-hop for me lately. Benny and Conway released two of my favorite rap projects of last year, and Burden of Proof is probably my favorite Griselda release to date. When I saw this was coming out with Harry Fraud I was excited, but I ... read more
MasterCrackfox
79
Coming only a few months after his most recent album Burden of Proof, Benny the Butcher continues to exhibit why he may be the most likely breakout member of Griselda. Both Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn have excellent but still oddball styles to their music that may make their rise less likely, but Benny's more mainstream production style and rap form have the exact kind of qualities that a general hip hop fan could sink their teeth into. That The Plugs I Met 2 perfectly fits to that ... read more
theryanhimself
60
Some of Benny’s best songs, but some filler.

Best Songs: When Tony Met Sosa, No Instructions, Thanksgiving

Worst Songs: Overall, Talkin’ Back, Longetivity
Rollo_P
83
You want some facts? Here's some facts: Benny has dropped quality, consistent projects for 5 years in a row. Are you kidding me? If this man isn't in your top 5 of the modern era, he is approaching fast. My understanding of Benny started as an appreciation of how mean he sounded over dark, gritty boom bap. But.. last year's brighter, celebratory record with Hit-Boy made me consider how many more different styles of Benny he could unlock as the years go on. Well, add this to the growing list - ... read more
Cordavision
70
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Track List

  1. Tommy Met Sosa
  2. Overall (ft. Chinx)
  3. Plug Talk (ft. 2 Chainz)
  4. Live By It
  5. Talkin' Back (ft. Fat Joe)
  6. No Instructions
  7. Longevity (ft. French Montana & Jim Jones)
  8. Survivor's Remorse (ft. Rick Hyde)
  9. Thanksgiving
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Added on: January 12, 2021