Gay female rapper Benni E.’s success is imminent.
Benni knows that there’s no money in keepin’ it local and has been able to make a living performing and with Yo Majesty, a successful Tampa, Fla.-born outspoken lesbian trio of rappers. Their explicit and often nudity-filled stage performances have been well-received by critics, homos and forward-thinking straights. It’s a spotlight that Benni may be able to capitalize on, though she’s definitely not getting naked. She doesn’t have to. Benni Emilia’s got the goods, the flow, the beats and the charm. ■
PW's Music Issue 2014