‘Button Up’ is the new album from UK rapper Benny Diction and is entirely produced by South Africa’s Blue Buttonz who brings soulful, subtle production to the album which also features Scratches by DJ Sugai (Tracks 3,10,11 & 12) & DJ Rasp (Track 5) . ‘Button Up’ is released via the ever consistent independent UK label Boom Bap Professionals.
Benny explains about the album “The project came about after I dropped a verse on one of Blue’s beats for a song with mutual collaborator Gadget. In late 2013, Blue then remixed ‘Eventually’, from my ‘Life Moves’ album, and proceeded to send me between 30 and 40 beats to get busy with. I whittled these down to a select few and then what was initially going to be an EP grew into an album.”
“The title, ‘Button Up’, is symbolic of entering my thirties, accepting the responsibilities that this entails and coming to terms with the inevitable change of pace. Accordingly, I’ve (mostly) eschewed the tongue-in-cheek/braggadocio humour that many might know me for in favour of a more serious and sincere, yet optimistic, tone.”
“The guest vocalists include the likes of eMCee Killa, Granville Sessions and Elliot Fresh, who all bring their own unique style and perspective to the album and I also reached out to some dope DJs and musicians to bless some of the tracks. The subject matter ranges from storytelling (‘Growing Pains’) to political commentary (‘Back to Pangaea’) to straight spitting (‘Get Involved’)”
Check the first video from the album here and stream and download ‘Button Up’ below
Benny Diction – ‘I Know But…’ [VIDEO]
Get ‘Button Up’ by Benny Diction and Blue Buttonz here