Benny Boom and Mini Boom: A Father-Son Legacy Shaping Hip-Hop’s Future
Renowned director Benny Boom and his son, Mini Boom, recently sat down for an interview where they delved into their shared legacy, the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, and their collaborative experience in the music industry.
During the conversation, the father-son duo discussed their individual journeys in music, with Mini Boom following in his father’s footsteps as a music producer. Reflecting on his father’s influence on his career, Mini Boom expressed his admiration, stating, “It’s really inspirational, honestly because everybody here considers him as a legend, and I just want to build my way up to having that sort of legacy.”
Mini Boom’s passion for music production began in fifth grade, and his father encouraged him to take it more seriously. Benny Boom, known for his contributions to music, television, and film, expressed his excitement about collaborating with his son. He shared, “It’s insane because I’m at a different place in my career… it affords me the time and opportunity to spend some time with him.” Benny Boom also mentioned the talented artists Mini Boom has been working with, including Serena Smart, Fivio Foreign, DFM $loan, and Busta Rhymes.
Benny Boom, originally born as Benny Douglas on July 22, 1971, has made a significant impact as an American director, having worked extensively in music, television, and film. He is best known for directing the 2017 Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me.” Growing up in West Philadelphia and Mount Airy, Benny’s fascination with the visual differences between sitcoms and the evening news led him to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Meanwhile, Mini Boom is making his mark in the music industry, establishing his own legacy. Collaborating with a diverse range of artists, he brings a unique vibe to the studio, enhancing the creative flow of their projects.
As Hip-Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Benny Boom reflected on the genre’s evolution and the forthcoming era of the culture. He expressed his excitement about the current state of Hip-Hop, stating, “I’m excited for what it has turned into… I’m excited about being able to usher in someone with the potential to actually change, be that next level of change, that next wave of change.”
With their combined talent, experience, and dedication to the craft, Benny Boom and Mini Boom are not only shaping their own careers but also playing a significant role in shaping the future of Hip-Hop. Their collaboration serves as a testament to the power of family, creativity, and generational influence within the music industry.