South Side Chicago’s Taylor Bennett, arrives on the hip-hop scene, joining the Mid West’s most elite. Offering an alternative to the prevailing gangsta fare of contemporaries like G Herbo & Chief Keef and socially conscious rappers Vic Mensa & Lupe Fiasco, Bennett’s rise has been meteoric, being unapologetically himself. With the release of his new EP “Be Yourself,” “the 22-year-old rapper is out to prove that he’s got a style and story all his own. “ Be Yourself” arrives July 12, 2018 via TBE (Taylor Bennett Entertainment), at all digital music retailers and streaming services. The profound title track produced by Stix, released with TIME Magazine— sets the tone for his upcoming project, discussing Taylor’s passion for social/financial inequality, mass incarceration, injustice and being honest–Taylor’s journey in becoming unapologetically himself.
In his return from his Sophomore EP, “Restoration Of An American Idol”, alongside Mike-Will-Made It, Chance the Rapper, Lil Yatchy, KYLE, Jeremih and others– Taylor seeks to dive a bit deeper and hold a mirror up to his himself and out to the world. Continuing to push the limits of societal constructs, is what makes the Mid-West sensation, the lone wolf, separating from the pack, being an advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves. Extraordinarily on the music side, he’s opened up for Hip-Hop heavy weights; Nas, Vic Mensa, YG, Curren$y, Tory Lanez & more. With iconic comparisons to artists such as Common, Andre 3000 and Mos Def, the MC has racked up over 60 million + streams across streaming platforms. Called the “Next Generation Rapper” by Iconic INTERVIEW Magazine, Bennett has spent the past year selling out 2 back to back tours from his 2017 “The Taylor Bennett Show” to his 2018 “Restoration of An American Idol” tour. He’s just getting started and continues to prove himself to be one of 2018’s stars to watch.
Doors will be at 7:30pm and there will be sponsored food and drinks (21+) available till the listening party begins at 8:30pm!