Benny Starr

Crown of SC

SC native Benny Starr, first rapper to perform at Spoleto finale, releasing new album

Standing before 1,000 or so audience members who filled the Charleston Music Hall on Sept. 22 last year, rapper and activist Benny Starr wanted to make his intentions clear.

“We’re going to be black as hell in here tonight,” said Starr, 31. “So, if being black as hell is too much for you all tonight, then there’s two exit signs here.” – Mike Zawisza, Special to The Post and Courier