Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat are two of the biggest names in pop music at this moment—and for good. Blanco has played a part in just about every smash hit over the last five years, while Cashmere Cat’s credits include work for Ludacris, Ariana Grande, and most recently, Kid Ink. For these two pop heavyweights, though, production is less of a competition and more of a collaborative process.
Take BenZel for example. A collaborative effort between Blanco and Two Inch Punch, this once mysterious duo have concocted a handful of incredibly polished productions over the last two years, including work with Jessie Ware and Chance The Rapper. But today their project gets two more members in the form of Cashmere Cat and Juicy J. Despite being the most unlikely addition to the group, Juicy J makes a healthy contribution to the mix. While his role is more or less superfluous, the rapper brings some ancillary hype to the single, which—as you’ll find out—isn’t always a bad thing.