Taylor Bennett has unearthed an unreleased gem from the SoX archives. Unfortunately, not every idea Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment came up with made it onto SURF and Coloring Book, but thanks to fellow Chicago rapper and Chance’s Lil Bro Taylor Bennett, we get to hear one of those tracks from the cutting room floor today.
“Gimmie A Call” starts as something of a vocal jam, beginning with an acapella hook from Chance that quickly gives to harmonies and call-and-response vocals, as well as some rhythmic grunts. Soon enough, there’s beatboxing, and eventually, the churchy piano chords that have defined much of Chance’s work.
Halfway through, Taylor enters with a nimble verse that makes it clear he’s related to Chance, but a rapper who’s a little more straight-forward and can unexpectedly slip into a mean double-time delivery. It’s one of 13 in a collection of new unreleased tracks from Taylor, which he has revealed will only be available on SoundCloud for a limited week.
Giving the project a week-long lifespan, Taylor will remove the stream on August 26th. “Allot [sic] of never released tracks just 4 you,” writes Bennett of the project. “Have fun, listen, and share. Until the album, I’ll hold y’all down.”
Among the songs is a remix of Kanye West’s “Real Friends,” a track from The Life Of Pablo, an album that Chance was involved in more than you’d know at first glance. On top of his shows-topping appearance on “Ultralight Beam,” Chance also has an unreleased verse on “Famous,” and cowrote “Waves.”
Taylor released his Restoration Of An American Idol project in February which saw him working with the likes of Lil Yachty, Mike WiLL Made It, KYLE, and Raury. Look out for his next official project, which is currently without a proper release date, to arrive in the not too distant future.