At a time when the traditional roles of 'underground' and 'mainstream' tags in music have become more blurred than ever, 18-year-old Chicago artist Taylor Bennett has set out to re-define what fans think when they hear the term 'mainstream' with his latest project, appropriately titled Mainstream Music, released May 4th and available for download through DJBooth.net.
The project is the follow up to Taylor's 2013 debut release, The Taylor Bennett Show and the younger brother of Chance The Rapper definitely shows a tremendous amount of growth both in his music and life. Taylor has sold out a total of 3 headlining shows in Chicago- 2 shows at Reggie's Rock Club, and once at Lincoln Hall. He also opened for YG, Curren$y and Nas in Chicago this year.
Taylor is currently in the midst of getting ready to go out on tour this fall, and he dropped his latest single, "New Chevy" featuring fellow Chicagoan King Louie on SPIN to over 200,000+ plays. Mainstream Music also has a who's who of the next crop of stars from his hometown including Spenzo, Lil Herb, Rockie Fresh and Loyale Soule. Taylor is out to change the game, not follow it:
"The point of Mainstream Music is make something that never gets old. And I feel like that’s exactly what we did, we executed it perfectly. I think everybody’s going to be really shocked on May 4th." - Taylor Bennett