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There are at least 4 Beans:

1. New York MC & producer Robert Stewart. Member of Antipop Consortium.
2. Vancouver post-rock band, formed in 1995. Added a ‘The’ to the name by 2004. See The Beans.
3. Dutch steetpunk band formed in 1996.
4. Ska group from the 60s.

1. Beans is a rapper from White Plains, New York. He was a member of the underground hip hop group Antipop Consortium. He is a founder of the record label Adored And Exploited. With his distinctive, fast-flowing and poetic style, Beans amalgamates witty, thoughtful lyrics with his own productions of “Chunky psychedelic electro-hop. ” According to the Pitchfork Media review for the album Thorns, “The MC is simply good at what he’s good at, putting together bushy, crooked beats with rhymes that are both confessional and evasive.”

Beans has released two LPs and one EP on AntiPop Consortium’s former label Warp Records since launching his solo career in 2003: Tomorrow Right Now, Now Soon Someday EP and Shock City Maverick. The third solo album Only was released on Thirsty Ear Recordings in 2005, followed by the fourth album Thorns on Adored And Exploited in 2007.

In 2011, Beans released the fifth solo album, End It All. on Anticon. It features productions by Four Tet, Sam Fogarino of Interpol, Clark, Tobacco, Fred Bigot, Nobody, Son Lux, Ade Firth, In Flagranti, and The Bumps.

Beans has collaborated with Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Kool AD, Ghislain Poirier, Arto Lindsay, Alec Empire, Funkstörung, Holy Fuck, Evil Nine, DJ Shadow among others.

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  • stramonium_sna

    incredible similiars

    25 Apr 8:19am Reply
  • DizOider

    The punk one is incredible

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MarcusAurelio

    One of the most interesting and enjoyable hip-hop releases of 2011.

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • fallium

    great flow

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • SiliconC

    Really dug the show on Monday, thanks for stopping through.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Exclusivez

    Very technical MC, great perfomance in Moscow! thx!

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • heavymakeup

    End It All leaked!

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Dunk0

    Baked

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • onegumas

    He should make project with R. Atkinson he he

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • hyemale

    Toast

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • justinrueth

    I mostly love "Shards of Glass" and "City Hawk" for the bass and the beat, and the rhythm of the lyrics. I could take or leave his other stuff. I hope this doesn't come across as an insult. I really love those songs.

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • lllmatlc

    VOTE FOR BEANS APC NYC UNDERGROUND HIP HOP! [2]

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • NinjaTune000

    The new Ninja Tune podcast is here with guests Anti-Pop Consortium to discuss their new album Fluorescent Black and share some of their favorite songs + new tracks from Bonobo, Grasscut, Joker, Blockhead + Two Fingers. Non ITunes feed://www.ninjatune.net/ninjacast.xmlI Tunes http://bit.ly/emN7m

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • desarticulee

    Last.fm should rename the punk beans to "the beans" regardless to another name conflict (2)

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DongSchlong

    I only here the Punk version, but I think "Beans" is the better name for a solo artist for sure. For this, last.fm should rename the punk beans to "the beans" regardless to another name conflict...

    23 Jul 2009 Reply
  • justiNYC

    you da man beans

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • VinnyCrever

    Haha.. Excellent picture.. B)

    2 May 2009 Reply
  • solidfood

    4 Bean Soup?

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • cojoneees

    dope shit!

    13 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ForestBump

    sort this out...Beans the MC is too good to be confused like this...

    28 Dec 2008 Reply
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