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Bennett, shot by Ryan Wilkes
Artist development is something that is fast becoming a lost art in 2018. Before, when artists started releasing projects — not just singles — it was because they were ready for their moment. Nowadays, thanks to the internet, we often get a front row seat to the progression — & regression — of today’s rising artists, for better or worse.
Las Vegas native Bennett is from the school of the former, as he took his time, developed and carved out one of the more impressive debuts of the year in, Ferdinand.
At only 7-tracks, Ferdinand is a short, but perfectly curated journey through the development of 19-year-old Ben Higgins as an artist, writer and man. From the absolute jump, Bennett raps with conviction and confidence on the Impact RH & Big Homie Stone assisted, “Base/2 Do,” as he raps foreshadowing bars like, “this my introduction, I had to come with some crazy shit,” & “Ashton cussing bit*hes out, just for offending me,” over the silky smooth melodies provided by Impact.
While, “Base” might be the EP’s shining jewel, it’s far from what showcases the Industry Plant Music Group member’s strengths the most. On, “Mars,” Bennett’s witty wordplay and mellow cadences create for the projects most fun song, while, “Suicidal” serves as probably the best example of the Vegas native’s ever-improving pen.
Check out, Ferdinand below and get know Bennett, who’s sound is sure to pop sooner rather than later.