PREMIERE: Beans - Deathsweater
Ever since he emerged over a decade ago as a member of Anti-Pop Consortium, Beans has earned his reputation as someone who pushes hip-hop to its furthest possible limits. Heavily cerebral, his take on hip-hop is marked by experimental approaches to sound and arrangement, along with a flow and delivery that blatantly skews the average MC's approach. "Deathsweater" has an anchor, a Nobody-produced skipping clack that sounds a lot like East Flatbush Project's hallmark "Tried By 12." That's a good thing here, since it provides a base for Beans to dance around it like an asymmetrical hopscotch board, singing the chorus like he's squeezing it out of a toothpaste tube. Beans' album is forthcoming on Anticon.