With an official stamp of approval from Buffalo’s very own Benny The Butcher, rising emcee RickHyde gets his first solo outing on a solid note. While Griselda is B.E.N.N.Y.’s home, BSF (Black Soprano Family) is the platform he is using to push RickHyde to the forefront. Rick is The Butcher’s righthand producer who has been down for more than a decade. He has had beats on recent projects like the criminally slept-on A Friend of Ours. However, he is just as nice on the microphone and he aims to make that clear on Plates.
A large chunk of the album is produced by Buff vet DJ Shay, who has quietly been a driving force behind the Upstate New York movement. But there is also beats from some of the illest up-n-coming producers in the game like Chup the Producer, IceRocks, and Coltrane. Rick holds his own on the project and keeps the features to a minimum bringing in just Benny and El Camino for the ride.