While Chance the Rapper continues to diligently piece together his forthcoming project, his brother, Taylor Bennett, is back on the scene with his new EP Be Yourself.
The six-track fering boasts appearances from Young Thug, Bianca Shaw, Supa Bwe and Zxxk. Throughout the EP, Bennett grapples with myriad topics including race issues, his sexual identity, self-care and empowerment.
“Something that I want for not just children but all my listeners — no matter if you’re gay, straight, white, black, rich or poor — is understanding the power being yourself. As children, very early we’re pressured into automatically being a part groups,” Bennett tells Billboard. “I want kids to understand that being yourself is important. In] America, we have extremely high suicide rates and a lot that] stems from feeling like you don’t belong, feeling isolated. And the problem is that everybody around you is so selfish.”
Take a listen to Be Yourself below.
1. Be Yourself (feat. Bianca Shaw)
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll (feat. Zxxk)
3. Hype Me Up (feat. Supa Bwe)
4. Better Than You Ever Been (feat. Young Thug)
5. Everything I Can’t Handle
6. Know Yourself (Outro)