“Must be why God made me lyrical…this music deeper than spiritual…this the hello, how you feeling flow…this ‘I want it, I can get it tho’…this an interview… (Intro (The Kid’s Alright))”
Taylor Bennett has just released his second full length project entitled Restoration of an American Idol. It is his strongest & most riveting offering yet.
Taylor’s style is low key & it’s easy to get caught up in his rapid, yet smooth flow & get away from the actual lyrical content, which is unfortunate because he has plenty to say. As a young Black man coming out of Chicago, Taylor’s style is both reminiscent of some of Chicago’s greats & also very unique. His delivery is rapidfire, yet not so much so that you don’t pick up on what he’s trying to get across. For someone so young he is very introspective & clearly still only at the beginning of his artistic journey. He has the benefit of some great collaborators, but even more than that you can detect the deep thought & effort that goes into his music. I had gone through most of the project before I knew it & didn’t even consider really skipping through, I would just be at the end of the song in wait of the next. He stayed true to his Chicago roots without limiting himself & brought in artists who complemented him well. Overall, it’s a feel-good project with some really notable tracks that make me excited for what the future holds for this young rapper. As he states within the project, he is not just the little brother. The project features production by Mike Will MadeIt, as well as appearances by Jeremih, big brother Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty, Raury, Princeton from Mindless Behavior, Kyle & Luke Tennyson, Aubree Jenai, Stro, Jordan Bratton, & Supa Bwe.
This project is completely free & available on SoundCloud. Listen to Restoration of an American Idol below: