20 Nov Taylor Bennett and His Brother Chance the Rapper in “Broad Shoulders”
Taylor Bennett doesn’t want to just be known as Chance the Rapper’s brother—which is understandable. Speaking from personal experience, sibling rivalries are no joke. But he’s wisely decided not to block Chano out entirely.
For the lead single off his Broad Shoulders album (due out next week), Taylor Bennett and his Brother Chance the Rapper teamed up for a smooth, piano-driven ballad that swings from self-reflection to familial stressors. Yes, they do sound alike, but there are distinct differences in flow and subject matter. There’s also no denying the two are both talented musicians, and the time is right for a second Bennett to enter the music scene—with Chance’s blessing: “It’s raw to watch him mature as an artist and a man,” Chance told Rolling Stone. “He put everything into this one.”—Graham Corrigan