Written by Erin Grace
“BENNIE BECCA” is the self-titled album created by the BENNIE K and Becca collaboration. In this album, Yuki moves away from the mic to focus on producing, leaving Cico to rap against Becca, a newer artist on the J-Rock scene.
I was excited coming into “BENNIE BECCA.” Although BENNIE K isn’t my usual M.O. music-wise, I’ve always loved their hip hop fusions with different musical styles – their album “THE WORLD” was a particular treat for me. As a J-Rock fan, I was especially intrigued that they planned to collaborate with Becca: I figured pairing BENNIE K with rock could only make the music even better. (Though I also couldn’t help but think that since BENNIE K wasn’t broken, why fix it?) I was a little concerned to hear that Yuki was backing out to focus on producing, but Becca’s voice delivers: it’s strong and bold, and complements Cico’s rapping the way that Yuki’s did, if in a different way. Although I can’t say that she’s a “replacement” for Yuki, she’s a worthy stand in. Cico’s rapping is solid as ever, though it’s clear that some of the English sections challenge her abilities to get her mouth around the words.