I pay homage to your diss like Carlito Brigante
Benny Blanco’s back, I be the last to laugh

from Rakaa Iriscience (Ft. Defari, Evidence & Fashawn) – Aces High Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Carlito Brigante is the eponymous anti-hero from Edwin Torres' novel Carlito’s Way about the evolution of a small-time criminal to a drug kingpin in Spanish Harlem. It’s likely, though, that Evidence drew the reference from the 1993 film of the same name starring Al Pacino.

To summarize the plot: shit gets real between the veteran gangster and the up-and-coming Benny Blanco, Pacino has Blanco beat up but not killed, Blanco plots his revenge, and then is “the last to laugh”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7idM_2FcilQ

Also, note the uncanny likeness of Ev and Blanco (as played by John Leguizamo). Coincidence?

Alternately, another well-known producer has taken the name of Benny Blanco.

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