First generation American Hip Hop artist Benny Duhay is back with the official music video for his witty quarantine jam “Bubble Rap”. While we’re all isolated in our individual bubbles this year, artists like Benny are creating more than ever before; in Benny’s case, he’s been hard at work with his lyrical skill, hence “Bubble Rap”. The energetic new track drops quickly after his debut single “Mexico” which generated over 50k Spotify streams. In “Bubble Rap” Benny keeps things ‘poppin’ with lyrical versatility and potent punchlines from beginning to end.
“Matter fact, run it back, like I’m Christian McCaff // Somebody call 50, they don’t even know the half”
The buoyant dynamics on the track give fans a high energy bounce that means business. Unlike “Mexico” which had a laid back summertime vibe, “Bubble Rap” introduces a new side to Benny that stands up to the most talented lyricists in the game. Shot at home during quarantine, Benny does a perfect job of communicating that extreme sense of boredom we’ve all been feeling during covid. The cool color palette as a backdrop, Benny crosses off days on the calendar in between vodka swigs and a frustration that his electronics don’t seem to work.
The solitude of 2020 might be best demonstrated during a scene where Benny plays beer pong against himself. Stuck in his own personal bubble, Benny still manages to find the inspiration to write and with that, come the lyrical stylings of “Bubble Rap”.
Influenced by artists like Kanye West, Drake, Lupe Fiasco and Eminmen, Benny’s style offers a brilliant balance of skill and good vibes. Interestingly enough, as a first generation immigrant from Tel Aviv, English was not Benny’s first language. Not knowing that one day he’d join the ranks of lyrical masterminds, he conveniently picked it up rather quickly. Now, a resident of the City of Angels, Benny plans to round out 2020 with several releases, hoping to stay creative throughout the unknowns and turbulence that this year has brought the world.
Watch “Bubble Rap” on YouTube here.