Kanye West Collaborator Benny Cassette Speaks On Grammy’s And New Solo Album

Having worked with John Legend, Miguel and Kanye West, producer and multimedia composer extraordinaire, Benny Cassette recenly gave fans a behind the scenes look at his life in LA.

From the studio sessions to understanding the pulse of the streets in LA, Benny plans to step outside the box with his music.

“People always put me in a box, but I grew up thinking that the idea was to break the box,” Benny explained.

With a string of several Billboard charting Top 10 hits and as contributor on several Grammy Award nominated projects Benny Cassette is making noise left and right.

As Cassette begins to explore his solo career, we get an in-depth look at the inspiration behind his forthcoming album Broken Hearts and Dollar Signs.

“I grew up in Echo Park and Silver Lake. I was surrounded by a lot of poor and lower middle class LA native families that just couldn’t afford to live anywhere else,” Benny explained of his hometown of LA. “Theres a whole different crowd of people here now and it’s bittersweet. You have the new people coming in that get to experience the culture, but then the people that started the culture are being forced to leave.”

While Benny still enjoys his hometown, the sentient is reflected on his project Broken Hearts and Dollar Signs project.

Check it out below as he breaks it all down in this SMASHD piece.