Taylor Bennett is continuing his success in the industry not only as a rapper but also as an entrepreneur. He signed his first artist in 2017 and her growth thus far has been quite impressing. Bianca Shaw, will soon be putting out her project at the beginning of next year and we are super excited for it. His TBE label will soon be on the takeoff and we are all excited for what’s to come for the young boss.
We got a chance to speak with him about his entrepreneurship dreams growing up, the growth of artist Bianca Shaw, his single with chi-twon legend, Twista and working with SoundCloud for the First On campaign for independent artist. Taylor says he is working on a project that should be here by next year, so check out the interview to find out exactly when to expect a new project from him.
Get into our interview below.
RESPECT.: Have you always wanted to be an entrepreneur growing up?
Taylor Bennett: My mom has always told me I have a business savy personality, growing up I used to Iron my money and stuff like that. So I think I always had the idea in mind especially when I started making music. I always wanted to know if it’s going to be a profit I wanted to try and understand how that would be advised and I wanted to know the music business behind the industry. So for a long time that’s been something that I wanted to do. To be doing it now though as an artist as well. Not saying that I didn’t think I would be doing this as an artist or as a businessman but to be here now and be doing both it’s opened up more doors and more conversations of information that I might not have had if I hadn’t been a music artist or in the music industry and vice versa.
Are you excited about the growth of your first artist, Bianca Shaw?
Yeah! I’m so excited about Bianca we’ve been on major tours together, nationwide tours together she was on “Be Yourself” with me and with my major title record on my last project. She performed on ‘Good Morning America’ with me and and so did Twista who’s literally the reason why I started rapping. I had my first full collaboration with Bianca. So you know all of these things have just not been growth points and amazing for me to see her grow but to see myself grow through meeting her.
You know the artist that I’ve transformed to alot of that credibility is owed to Bianca Shaw. So I’m just very excited to work with her and the growth has been nothing short of spectacular since I’ve met her but one thing I’ll say for-sure there’s always been this genuine work ethic that Bianca has had and push not just for her music but her knowledge of the business and the industry she has just blown us away. So I’m extremely proud of the new project that she’s working on and I’m so happy about how her “Can’t Get Enough” single is doing. I think it has almost 35,000 plays on Soundcloud so far and it came out last week and on billboard. I was so amazed it’s just crazy. I can go on and on about Bianca.
Tell us a bit about your First On campaign with SoundCloud?
I was in a campaign with First On SoundCloud which was really just a dope opportunity to shed light on other amazing independent artist and I’m actually collaborating with one of the producers in the campaign. So on my last project on the last track called ” Know Yourself” he produced that. So you know they have actually opened alot of doors for me to meet other artist and then they also put those artist in the forefront. I know there were alot of billboard promotions for artist that I’ve worked with so I was really excited to be apart of it. I know Kehlani was apart of it too. That just means alot for them, to think high enough to want me to be apart of the campaign. Awesome!
How was it working with Twista on “So High” and the success of the record?
It’s been crazy, I think right now it probably has about I can look at my phone and tell you. It’s been overly successful it has well over 1 million plays for-sure, it actually has 1.6 million plays it literally has more plays than “minimum wage” which is the first single I put out before that. That was my leading single at the time. I didn’t expect that much of growth but I think it really just spoke to hip-hop and even if you go to the comment section immediately alot of people pointed out that Bianca’s presence on the song was literally the climax for them. The fact that it was a woman was just even more over the top. I know that’s something that Bianca feels strong about which is women empowerment. So I’m just extremely proud on how the track went & Bianca and the doors that have opened for her and me.
What should we be expecting musically from you?
I’m actually working on a new project right now that we can hopefully plan around coming in the new year. No matter if it’s January or February. But as of right now we’re just really focused on getting Bianca’s stuff done. Because it’s really just so good. We want to make sure that we put the right marketing strategy behind it to make sure that her project comes out good.
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