As a single father, Raymond Scott, a.k.a. Benzino, makes it a practice to allow his children to be individuals within the reigns of law and order. “I like to let them know you gotta get out there in the world and smell, touch, be a part of things. Keep a good balance of everything. Though I let my kids do a lot and experience a lot, I am strict,” says the producer.


Benzino, who stars in reality show Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, loves when his children are interested in things that positively impact society, and encourages them to cultivate the musical talent within. “[ Co-star Stevie J’s] son produces and my son raps, and I’m pretty close to all of Stevie’s kids as well as him. Stuff like that keeps them out of trouble, keeps them focused.”

Music may mean a lot to one of the industry’s moguls, but Benzino must admit that it’s not everything. “At the end of the day, music is just one aspect of life, and I let them know you can’t put all your energy into music,” said Benzino.

Click here to see what Benzino has to say about his co-star Karlie Redd and her parenting skills.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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