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Taylor Bennett Debuts 'Broad Shoulders' LP

Shante' Merida

 // Dec 15, 2015

It’s a family affair.

Taylor Bennett, the 19-year-old brother of indie-rap prodigy Chance the rapper, is ready to break out on his own with his debut album Broad Shoulders. Executive produced by Tay Bennett Entertainment and UPNORTH Music and co-executive produced by Joseph Cabey, the feature-heavy and sample-free project is a mix of acoustic sounds and booming beats. Working closely with longtime friend Ludlow after the success of his mixtape Mainstream Music, the creative duo explains to Rolling Stone, "We just came into the studio every day, and the picture started to get clearer with every song.”

And from an artistic perspective, the organic sounds used to create the LP, were inspired by Ludlow’s Detroit upbringing and the city’s soulful and funk vibes. "There was something about Ludlow that spoke to me," Bennett says with admiration, noting how difficult it was to find a sample-free producer to collaborate with. "I could write to [his music], and to more than one song, at that."

The full-length debut features cameos from Surf collective Donnie Trumpet, Joey Purp, King L, Max Schneider and Bennett's own brother Chance, who appears on the LP's second single, "Broad Shoulders.”

Stream Taylor Bennett’s Broad Shoulders below.

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