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Beans - Only
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Thirsty Ear Recordings

Released: 1st May 2006 | 11 track pop album
'The Ornette Coleman of this rap sh*t/ The Link between Suicide, Sun Ra, and Bambaata...'-Beans, from 'I'll Melt You' Beans (aka Mr. Ballbeam) is out to shatter your silly notions of 'next-level' hip-hop. his new album 'Only' is a forward reaching effort to bring forth the concept of 'intelligent hip-hop', which is certianly a rarity. Bumping in your ride, burning up your ipod or rattling windows in your home system, Beans makes some of the most creative hip-hop you'll ever hear, and this fly rhyme sayer drops some fo the catcheiest left field tongue/ mind/ body twisters you've ever heard. Paired with the phenominal talents of Hamid Drake, and percussion and William Parker on bass, this recording taps into the jazz mentality, and then pumps it full with esoteric rhythms and lyricism. If you like cerebral rap and beats that could be called anything but 'garden variety' then this album should not be missed.'
The Wire
"Rave Reviews"
Kevin le Grende, Echoes
"Review Confirmed"
John Lewis, Time Out
"Review Confirmed"
"Rave Reviews"
"A genuine star, beans looks fantastic... a diminutive Isaac hayes (with) wit and charisma to spare... too nifty to be confined to the margins of 'genius rap'"
The Guradian
"Beans drops deft poetry with the fastest flow...those seeking hip-hop on a higher level need look no further."
Entertainment Weekly
" Beans slaughters your rap idols and chuckles, 'wake up and smell the carcass'"