Introduction to Benny Harvey
Benny Harvey is an American singer, songwriter, and producer from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his infectious fusion of pop, rap, and R&B music, as well as for his production work with major industry names such as Ludacris, Outkast, T.I., and Future. His career began when he was just 16 years old, and he has since gone on to become an award-winning musician, receiving a Grammy Award in 2020 for his work on the album “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial” by Roddy Ricch. His sound has been described as a “hotbed of experimental rhythms and top-shelf production,” setting him apart from the traditional sounds of hip hop and rap.
Early Life and Career
Harvey started playing the drums at a young age, drawing inspiration from his older brother’s musical tastes. At the age of 16, Harvey became the featured drummer for a group called Home Cial Club, where he developed a solid foundation and began learning the music production process. Following this, he spent time learning to produce and engineer his own music on the popular music production software ProTools.
Harvey continued to produce music for Home Cial Club, and eventually began producing for other local acts in Atlanta. His production credits eventually landed him recognition from Ludacris, who hired him as an engineer for his label Disturbing Tha Peace. This marked the start of Harvey’s professional music career, and he soon became known as a sought-after hip-hop producer in the Atlanta area.
Major Label Success
In 2011, Benny was signed to the major label Def Jam Records, where he worked with names such as Outkast, T.I., and Future. His production work included hit songs such as “ATLiens” by Outkast, “Yeah Dat” by T.I., and “Turn On the Lights” by Future. The recognition he received from these major label releases began to garner attention from the industry, and Benny was soon recognized as an in-demand hip-hop producer.
As his career continued to take off, Benny went on to produce music for artists such as Usher, Chris Brown, Jeezy, and Waka Flocka Flame. This work led to him garnering multiple award nominations, as well as an award in 2020 for his work on Roddy Ricch’s album “Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial”.
Recent Work and Collaborations
Harvey continues to produce and engineer his own music, as well as other major releases. His most recent work includes the production of songs for Lyanna Stark’s album “If You Could Hear Me”, as well as the popular single “Inside” by Lil Uzi Vert. Harvey has also collaborated with well-known producers such as Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It, and Diplo.
Benny Harvey is an innovative and multi-talented artist from Atlanta, Georgia who has made a name for himself in the hip-hop and R&B industry. Despite starting his career at the age of 16, his lead to critical acclaim and major award nominations. His unique production style, incorporating elements of pop, rap, and R&B, sets him apart from the traditional sounds of hip-hop and make his music stand out. His most recent work include productions for popular singles such as “Inside” by Lil Uzi Vert, as well as collaborations with behemoths such as Metro Boomin, Mike Will Made It, and Diplo.