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A Hip-Hop Group With An Openly Gay Member Has The #1 Album

On September 21, Brockhampton released Iridescence, the fourth studio album from the group and the first not included in the Saturation series they kicked off in 2017. In fewer than two years since debuting, the group—consisting of rappers/vocalists Kevin Abstract, Bearface, Matt Champion, Joba Don McLennon and Merlyn Wood, plus producers and their... Read more

Taylor Bennett Speaks Candidly About Coming Out & Creating His Own Lane (Video)

In the last month, Taylor Bennett released a six-song project called BE YOURSELF. The DIY project is the latest from the Chicago, Illinois MC. For many Hip-Hop Heads, two things come to mind surrounding the 22-year-old. He is the younger brother of Grammy Award-winning Rap star Chance The Rapper. Additionally,... Read more

Taylor Bennett Makes A Birthday Song For Chance That Moves His Brother To Tears (Audio)

Today (April 16) is Chance The Rapper's 24th birthday. Presumably, "Lil Chano" may be celebrating his big day with family. The MC's younger brother, Taylor Bennett made some of the festivities public with his own song, "Only Brother (A Special Remix)." Reworking some of Chance's 2016 cut "D.R.A.M. Sings Special,"... Read more

Taylor Bennett Bares All In New Album Featuring His Brother Chance & More

Taylor Bennett, the Chicago rapper whose big brother Chance just took home three Grammys, is not riding any coattails. He's been releasing solo material since 2013, and has been in the trenches as an activist and engaged presence for even longer. Raised in the same politically involved family as his... Read more

Taylor Bennett’s Short Film Is a Powerful Soundtrack For Young Love (Video)

With reports suggesting that Taylor Bennett will be releasing a new album in 2017, the younger brother of Chance the Rapper today (January 26) has unveiled a short film called Broad Shoulders, a 13-minute visual accompaniment to his 2015 debut LP of the same name. In it, the 21-year-old Chicago,... Read more

Taylor Bennett Comes Out as Bisexual, a Major Step for Inclusiveness in Hip-Hop

LBGTQ visibility has been nearly nonexistent when it comes to Hip-Hop artists. For all of its inclusive, progressive, and positive aspects, Hip-Hop has very few artists in its history who have come out as being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or any other sexual identity other than heterosexual. In fact, the... Read more

The 20 Best Freestyles Of 2016. Thought You KNEW (Video)

In Hip-Hop, there are few things more exciting than when an MC delivers a vicious verse that's never been heard before, on the spot. It is the equivalent 0f a monster dunk in an NBA game, a one-punch knockout in a fight or an end zone to end zone run in... Read more

Taylor Bennett Turns A Health Scare Into A Beautiful New York City Night (Audio)

Chicago's Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper’s talented younger brother, links with Brooklyn’s Stro and singer Jordan Bratton on “New York Nights." The song is the product of a health scare the MC experienced while visiting the city after the release of his debut project, Broad Shoulders. Upon learning that he... Read more

Taylor Bennett’s Song Highlights How Chance The Rapper Really Is His Brother’s Keeper

Last week, Taylor Bennett made Hip-Hop history as the first MC to double up on Sway In The Morning's "5 Fingers Of Death" freestyle challenge. "10 Fingers Of Death" definitely requires two hands, especially to clap it up for the unsigned Chicago, Illinois MC—who happens to be the younger brother... Read more

Taylor Bennett Smashes The First EVER 10 Fingers Of Death (Video)

There's more than one talented rapper in the Bennett family. While the world has been wowed by the gifts of Chance The Rapper for the last several years, his brother, Taylor, is making quite a name for himself. Fast. Many first caught wind of Taylor in 2014, when he went... Read more

Activist DeRay McKesson Named Keynote Speaker For 2016 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Known for bringing some of the most historic and livest performances to New York City's Brooklyn borough, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is not just a place to catch memorable moments in music. Now in its 12th season, BKHHF (and Brooklyn Bodega) continues to organize and host panels, workshops, exhibitions, and... Read more

Chance the Rapper’s Brother Taylor Bennett Says Hatin’ Never Pays Off (Audio)

Though his vocal tone is strikingly similar to that of his brother Chance the Rapper, Taylor Bennett has his own style and message. On his latest release, he keeps it simple and to the point: hating on others for their accomplishments does not pay off. Check out "Hatin'." Related: Taylor... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper's brother) and Vic Mensa, a preview of The Simpsons vs. The Family Guy and more. Check out... Read more

Taylor Bennett Goes Off On A Classic Dr. Dre Beat In Chi-raq Dreamin (Video)

Brother to Chance The Rapper, Taylor Bennett, hits the the booth in Los Angeles' Truth Studios for a lyrical assault from his single "Chi-raq Dreamin" that respectfully takes on production from Dr. Dre and Eminem's definitive 2000 release, "Forgot About Dre." Bennett is tactically precise with his bars and brings... Read more