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Hear Taylor Bennett, Chance the Rapper’s Brother, on ‘New Chevy’

The teenage rapper's upcoming 'Mainstream Music' is due on May 4

picture-18238-1372868646By: Brandon Soderberg // April 28, 2014

Taylor Bennett is the younger brother of Chicago hip-hop phenom Chance the Rapper. And though it’s surely daunting to be a hyper-talented teen with rap’s hyper-talented Next Big Thing in your family, Bennett more than proves he’s worthy of solo consideration on “New Chevy,” a playful, wandering track that features local street hero King L. As a clever riff on the ridin’-out anthems so prevalent these days, the song finds our host singing, “Little lady thought I’d hit you up, I just bought me a Chevy / You can smoke pot and hot box my box Chevy / I know you thinking, ‘Damn he’s at it already.'”

He then twists his croon into spastic bursts of fast-rapping. Echoes of Chance’s conversational flow are in the song for sure (how could they not be?) and a shared ear for sunny-though-unconventional beats reflects the second half of Acid Rap. But the primary appeal of “New Chevy” remains in Bennett’s romantic raps and his singular seize-the-day attitude. The song will be found on Bennett’s upcoming Mainstream Music mixtape, out May 4.