Chance the Rapper isn’t only the flow spitter in the Bennett family. His younger brother, 19-year-old Taylor Bennett, is taking a shot at making it in the rap game himself. Though Chance offered an assist on Bennett’s latest single, “Broad Shoulders”, the burgeoning rapper is stepping out on his own with the release of his debut full-length.
Besides Chance’s appearance on the title track, Bennett also called upon Donnie Trumpet, Joey Purp, King L, Max Schneider, and others to contribute to the 10-track effort. Produced alongside Detroit’s Ludlow, the album doesn’t feature a single sample, a move that was entirely intentional. As Bennett told Rolling Stone, he was looking to avoid any complications that might arise from an independent artists trying to seel music that featured samples drawn from other artists. Ludlow brings his city’s influence in soul, funk, and electronic music to the tracks, something that “spoke to” Bennett. “I could write to [his music], and to more than one song, at that,” he said.
Like Chance before him, Bennett is looking to make a name for himself by striving for originality and staying true to his independence.”We’re working around the system to still bring good music,” he said. “We’re really trying to build our own industry.” Who knows, may he too can one day blow the doors off Saturday Night Live. Take a listen to Broad Shoulders in its entirety below.