Charlie Beans is a lot of things. Emcee. Producer. Songwriter. Artist. He synthesizes all of those things on his first solo release, howdareyou. This album is a glimpse into Charlie Beans' life; howdareyou weaves through narratives based upon his personal relationships.
A veteran to the Detroit hip hop scene, Beans released four albums as a member of the group Abrasive Method (A.M.) alongside Tony Franks. He has produced for various artists from Detroit and around the country, respectively.
The idea for a solo album came to fruition as Abrasive Method had come to a lull in their recording process for a possible fifth album. Beans always was interested in venturing into solo territory, and took this time as the right opportunity.
howdareyou is fueled by love, break-ups, the nine to five grind, and a longing for happiness. howdareyou is a free download courtesy of Five30 Music. Give a listen, and get to know Charlie Beans.
(Written by Steve Kaiser)
released December 17, 2013
Recorded, Mixed, & Arranged @ by Charlie Beans
Additional Mixing by Eddie Logix @ The Viper Room
Mastered by Scott "Tenacity" Martin
Cover Photo: Tim Kaiser
Shot by S.Kaiser & Josh Hohner
Conceptualized by Charlie Beans
Artwork & Layout by Matt Schwartz
Additional Vocals/Instruments by Charlie Beans except where noted
Executive Produced by C.Korn, S.Kaiser, T.Barone, & E.Wheeler
by Robbie Nalette @DetroitRobbie
Stage Five Clinger Music Video
Directed by Steddy P. & Manuel Hinkson for P Creative
Concept/Storyline by Tony Franks
Additional Scenes by Crystal Kherkher, Brent Acord, Tony Franks, & Manuel Hinkson