Benny The Butcher’s career arc demonstrates his adaptability and, as a result, his increasing popularity among Hip Hop heads of all breeds. Not everyone, however, has been welcoming of the change.

On Monday (November 20), the Griselda MC engaged in a back-and-forth with a die-hard fan who isn’t particularly thrilled about his chosen path

The exchange began when the 38-year-old spitter tweeted: “I’m on a 7 year run. Only 3 years away from the 10 year run I promised y’all on 1 way flight.”

Soon after, a user by the name Brick Ban Exel quoted the post and wrote, “But the last 4 years been late career Vince Carter big dog,” to which the Buffalo native replied: “This wat I mean bout y’all lil opinions Numbers never went down champ…only UP…however u feel personally is not the reality of the situation. God bless u.”

The fan then responded: “C’mon fam. I been rocking w you since [his 2016 album] My First Brick & [2017 mixtape] Butcher on [Ste]Roids & got a frame of your album in my crib. No one rocks w you more than me, but I gotta keep it a stack, you not hitting beats the same way you used to. Go listen to Butcher on Roids. Always rooting for you.”

“Thts an OPINION …u most likely a boom bap guy…it’s a FACT numbers go up every time…opinions > facts,” the recent Def Jam signee then said, prompting his day one to clarify his stance and write: “I am boom-bap at heart, but so are you. You one of the nicest of all time on Alc/Camo/Daringer beats. It’s don’t fix what isn’t broke to me.”

Finally, Benny laid things to rest and posted: “So we got to the bottom of it. 1 of my beloved [boom] bap day 1’s havin trouble adjusting to the growth of Benny The Butcher…I love u guys but numbers still goin up cuz we’re known outside those circles now champ…don’t be mad , Celebrate us.”

Benny The Butcher’s upcoming album Everybody Can’t Go will be kept from the public until early next year. As the anticipation around it builds, some fans have expressed that they are confused about the album’s title.

The New York wordsmith broke it down during an episode of the Rap Radar podcast that aired last month.

Everybody Can’t Go because they not cut like that,” he explained. “They not made like that. And you can’t dance to every song, you know what I’m saying? […] Everything is not for everybody. With new levels come new devils, and I want more. I want bigger for myself.”

He continued: “When you make that first cut — when you clearly see, ‘these people are not for me, they don’t need to be here’ — so the people who made that, who got past that cut, they think they’re safe.

And what I mean by level up, you know, is my way of thinking. And of course, my way of making music.”

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