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When Benny Cassette sold his busted Mazda to buy the same beat-making machine he spotted Kanye West using in videos, he had no idea how to work it.
He also had no idea that one day he’d be playing the beats he made on it for
Kanye West.

Benny Cassette was hand-picked by Kanye West to contribute production for 2013’s Yeezus. Since then, he’s worked with Miguel, The Band Perry and Allen Stone, as well as collaborated with SZA, Isaiah Rashad and BJ the Chicago Kid. Culling from his multicultural background—his grandmother was Spanish, he’s Italian-American born and he attended predominately African-American schools—his debut project Broken Hearts and Dollar Signs is a stunning, unflinchingly honest collection of songs comprised of letters he wrote while lonely and on the road.