Benzino is a media executive, solo artist, and record producer. Born in Boston, Benzino is known for being one of the co-creators of the hip hop magazine The Source, which was launched in 1988. He currently publishes Hip Hop Weekly, a well-known urban music publication.
Benzino is freshly engaged to Althea Heart, a former Def Jam signee. Althea has worked with numerous industry artists including Rapper Foxy Brown. Althea released a new single on Valentine's Day 2014, "Ghetto Love".