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Explain who you are for those who may not know
I’m Beanz, I’m a rap artist.
How did you get started in music?
I started with poetry around the age of 11. When I was 14, I started messing around with placing my poetry on beats. Then I started writing more and more to beats and shortly after I graduated high school, I started devoting all of my time to it.
We read you started writing poetry at first about household struggles. What was your childhood like growing up?
My poetry was just a way for me to express myself. I wrote about any and everything. Things I’ve been through, things I haven’t personally, love, anger, it was always about things we go through in life in general. I always had a good relationship with my parents growing up. I grew up with a stepdad who’s been in my life since I was 2. He’s also a DJ, which gave me a lot of my musical background. My moms been my right hand for as long as I can remember & also my #1 fan today. I was close to my pops growing up until he went away for a few years. I’ve had the same best friend since 2nd grade til this day. I graduated with an almost 4.0 gpa and always was on my P’s & Q’s when it came to school. I always say I was raised with the best of both worlds. I was raised book & street smart which I’m sure has a lot to do with who I am and the artist I am today.
Do you still write poetry?
It’s funny because I just tapped into it the other day just on some messing around shit. Before that tho, I didn’t write an actual poem in years.
Who are your influences with writing?
Honestly, I listen to a bunch of different music so I wouldn’t say I look to anybody specific for inspiration. Its such a wide range of music that I listen to, it’d be unfair to narrow it down to a few. Depending on how I’m feeling I might throw on some R&B, rap, Spanish, even jazz. It really just depends on my mood and what I’m feeling like I need.
Your debut project is dropping this spring. Can you tell us more about it?
Yes my new project is dropping very soon. I’m super excited about it! I put a lot of work and time into this. I feel like a new artist again. I’ve been doing a lot of work on not only my music, but myself. So with the project, you will be able to hear that in what I’m speaking about, the delivery, the flows. Overall I feel great about it and I’m looking forward to sharing it with the world.
Any cool features?
Fasho! We got Reason on the project so far, shout out to Reason & that’s all I can say for now lol
When will it drop? Do you have a date?
I don’t have a set date as of this moment, but I’m shooting for May since that’s my birthday month lol
Anything else you’d like to say before we go?
Yessir, I appreciate y’all and everyone who took the time to read this. I’m just as passionate about the people who support me as I am my music. Lookout for my new project dropping soon! I’ll post about it on all of my socials as soon as we have a set date. Salute Hip Hops Revival! Thank y’all.