Hailing from Islington, North London, Banks first picked up the pen and started rapping after a night out with friends back in 2009. Since then, he’s quickly garnered a flurry of online buzz and exploded to the forefront with his laid back drawl and powerfully gritty tales of UK city life. In a viciously competitive world of hungry MCs, Benny Banks has captured the UK’s ear at lightning speed. Armed with a self-assured ease of somebody rapping about what he knows, Banks is ‘Doing the damn thing’, as he matter-of-factly utters on his soon to be released debut single ‘Bada Bing’ (January 2012). Benny’s playful flow sets the tone over the hypnotic booming beat whilst he cleverly references the more sinister side of London street life. His rare talent as a rapper sets him apart. Benny takes his everyday reality and turns his emotions and experiences into gripping music, delivering it with a refreshing confidence and ease.