by TV One Staff
January 31, 2016
Raymond “Benzino” Scott, is a rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. Born in Boston, he made his mark in the hip hop world with the launch of The Source magazine in 1988, and continues to do so with his new publication, Hip Hop Weekly. Benzino was also a founding member of rap groups The Almighty RSO and Made Men before becoming a solo artist.
No stranger to reality television, Benzino has appeared on Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Marriage Boot Camp, The Rickey Smiley Show, Couples Therapy, Tamar & Vince, The Braxtons and David Tutera’s CELEBrations. During his time on Love and Hip Hop, Benzino fell in love and became engaged to fellow cast member and singer, Althea Heart, and they recently welcomed their first child together, Zino, in November. Benzino also has three children, two sons and one daughter, from previous relationships: Rayshaun, Coi Leray, Taj. A budding chef, Benzino is also the owner of Atlanta-based restaurant, The Crab Trap.