Dylan Benjj was born into a life of gang-banging and hustling. When later interviewed, Dylan Benjj says at a young age, he recalls seeing shootouts and drive-bys. Drugs and guns were all around Dylan Benjj growing up. At around the age of 6, Dylan Benjj says that a friend of his was murdered in the neighborhood by a teenager, for his clothes and shoes. At a young age, Dylan Benjj that this lifestyle was not meant for him. It wasn’t until teenage years when he found his calling for music.
Since its release, “Blicky” has become the anthem around America the song’s production, though, had humble beginnings. At 15 years old, Inglewood-born rapper Dylan Benjj has quickly gone from an amateur to a highly-requested new talent. I spoke with him about his rapid rise in popularity. Our conversation has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Why did you start rapping ?
As a kid, I joined the church choir. That’s where I found my passion for music. I always wanted to rap and eventually hear myself on the radio. For Christmas, my uncle gifted me my first ever piano. And from that day on everything shifted.
Who are some rappers you look up to?
Uzi and Youngboy
How long have you been rapping for
I’ve been rapping for over 10 years
Anything you want to tell your fans?
Album on the way, the waits almost over!.