Taylor Bennett and Chance the Rapper
4.17.2017

Taylor Bennett Pens Song for Brother Chance the Rapper’s Birthday

Taylor Bennett shares a very “Special” message for his “Only Brother” Chance the Rapper on his 24th birthday. On Sunday (Apr. 16), T.B. remixed Coloring Book’s “D.R.A.M. Sings Special” as an ode to his older sibling.

After comparing him to Michael Jackson, Taylor shared some of the advice he’s received from Chance over the years, particularly pertaining to the music industry and independence.

“I was trippin’,” he raps. “Chano got me back into the vision / Told me, ‘Listen, you gon’ have to make decisions / Everyone you make is gon’ make a difference / What’s your vision? / How you livin’ when you 50? / Six feet under or 60 up like Diddy? / Biggest in the world or biggest in the city? / You can be the boss if you makin’ commission / And runnin’ my business like a politician / And still keep it real if there’s no pot to piss in / And love what you do, if you don’t, you’ll regret it / And never give up if you want to go get it.'”

Chance responded to “Only Brother (A Special Remix)” on Twitter. “My only brother Taylor Bennett made me this song for my birthday,” he wrote. “[He] brought me to tears.”

Last month, Bennett spoke with Rap-Up about his close bond with his brother. “He showed me how to hustle, how to always put my best foot forward, and he showed me how to be myself,” he explained.

At the time, he even admitted that a joint project is possible at some point in the future. “We talked about it before,” he said. “I think we’re both, right now, doing our thing. But I mean, who knows? Someday, we may get there. Of course, we’ve talked about that a couple of times. I think that it would be an amazing project.”