It’s a little bit past lunchtime on a Friday afternoon, but BNYX (pronounced Benny X) is still firing on all cylinders. He’d just left a studio session with athlete-turned-rapper Showjoe to return home where his wife is listening to our conversation through a Ring camera. “She’s being weird…” he says, eyebrow almost audibly raised and in a manner that suggests he is, in fact, the weird one.
While I’m fumbling around with the recorder, he starts rapping under his breath: “Takin’ the yanky, more janky, more banky / I run up this bitch like a big ol’ tanky.” For a brief moment, he sounds like he’s been possessed.
The song in question is Yeat’s “Can’t Stop It,” a BNYX-produced song from his new project Lyfë that has the hulking guitars and smoldering feel of a wrestler’s theme.
Yeat’s known for his love of alien-sounding synths and mutated vocals, so it's strange to hear him rapping over something that felt, for once, describable by earthly genres. “I literally posted a TikTok about that the other day,” the 27-year-old producer says, referencing a clip he made where he dubbed the song over a scene from The Batman.Read more on thefader.com