Raymond Scott from Boston Massachusetts is better known by his stage name Benzino. He is an American rapper, record producer, an influential hip-hop media executive and entrepreneur. He has been Chief Brand Executive of The Source magazine while also maintaining his craft as a rapper. Along with David Mays, his partner for over 20 years, Benzino is well-known for being part of the biggest magazine in Hip Hop history, The Source, which was launched in 1988 as a single sheet newsletter out of Mays’s Harvard University dorm room.
In November of 2006, Benzino and David Mays launched Hip Hop Weekly, an informative bi-weekly magazine designed to inform and entertain readers. In October 2007 Hip Hop Weekly was recognized by the prestigious MIN Awards as one of the top 15 new magazines of the year, out of more than 700 startups. Recently the magazine has quickly risen to become the #1 selling urban entertainment magazine on newsstands in the US.
The popular reality star recently met with Meukow cognac Brand Manager, Robert Konieczny. This led to combining the competitive elements of Hip Hop with the fine taste of Meukow cognac.
Benzino is now Meukow’s new brand ambassador and the company is very enthusiastic about his new association with the brand.