• Record Label: Empire
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Oct 22, 2020
    83
    This is the biggest Benny album to date, but he doesn’t lose what made him great and such a beloved underground rapper. His boasts are as strong as ever, and his flows are cold like the air in the Buffalo streets.
  2. Dec 7, 2020
    82
    Benny raps with so much confidence and gratitude here that listeners have to tip their hat to the certified Buffalo legend. For those used to the aggressive, violent music of The Butcher will be happy to hear this fresh, refined take on his sound.
  3. Oct 22, 2020
    81
    It’s a busy record for sure, but it makes for an exhilarating listen front to back. At less than 40 minutes, it’s also one of the most compact rap albums of the year, running more like a singer-songwriter level of conciseness and less of an over-zealous rapper.
  4. Nov 4, 2020
    80
    Burden of Proof finds Benny the Butcher fully formed after years of development and growth. There's even a marked upgrade in production compared to his 2018 outing Tana Talk 3.
  5. Oct 22, 2020
    80
    ‘Burden Of Proof’ pushes Benny The Butcher back to the forefront, and offers further evidence that Griselda is one of the most vital labels in North American hip-hop right now.
  6. Oct 22, 2020
    70
    He has every right to experiment and try on sounds as he sees fit. Hit-Boy attempts to balance this out by heading in the opposite direction so fully that it occasionally overwhelms Benny’s personality. ... Burden of Proof is undoubtedly the next step in Benny’s evolution, even if the music doesn’t always match the vision.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 15, 2020
    7
    Fairly strong album from Benny. He showcases his incredibly strong rapping ability over some decent production. It's nothing special really,Fairly strong album from Benny. He showcases his incredibly strong rapping ability over some decent production. It's nothing special really, but still solid. The standout tracks for me are One Way Flight & Thank God I Made It. There aren't really any tracks I dislike, so that's a plus, but I can't see myself rushing back to this album very often. Full Review »