Stage Five Clinger by CHARLIE BEANS (Official Video)

“Stage Five Clinger” is directed by Steddy P. and Manny Hinkson of Indyground Entertainment.  The song is produced by DTCHPLNES.  We shot this video while P was in town on one of his million tours.  Tony Franks had the storyline and idea to shoot this video in his mother’s surgical center.  Special thanks to Sue Barone for letting us shoot this video there.  Additional scenes by Crystal Kherkher, Brent Acord, Tony Franks, and Manny Hinkson.  howdareyou will be released tonight at Midnight as promised.  Free download courtesy of Five30 Music.  

Charlie Beans to release debut solo album, howdareyou 12.17.13

For those of you who have been interested in when I would finally be releasing my first solo endeavor, howdareyou, it is finally upon us.  On 12.17.13, Five30 Music will be releasing the album as a free download.  Check out the trailer for howdareyou below.

This album has been a long time in the making, and a further time coming.  I’ve thought about making a solo album for a while.  I have plenty of songs dating back to when I was 19 that are just me, and continue as did my music career as a engineer/producer, as well as with my group, Abrasive Method (A.M.).  I’ve never sat down and actually planned something of my own;  until now.

I knew what I wanted to write about. This is my first solo effort.  I didn’t want it flooded with guest appearances, so there is only one;  S.Kaiser.  He’s been the co-captain of this Five30 Music roller coaster we’ve been on, and had an integral part in helping me conceptualize howdareyou.  Many know him from his legendary stint in the Pontiac group The L.Y.N.X., while others know him for The Last Boy Scout, the first release from Five30 Music.

I also knew how I wanted howdareyou to sound.  I knew I couldn’t create all the music for this album and have it sound as excellent, and well rounded as it does.  Instead, I wanted to use mostly outside production.  I decided to step out of the box and use some producers that I hadn’t worked with before.  I did, with the help of Soleternity, (Rockford, IL.  Produced for Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Joe Budden, etc.) ill Poetic (Cincinnati,OH. Produced for Aesop Rock, Blueprint, Illogic, Slug, Slum Village, etc.) and Panik of The Molemen (Chicago, IL.  Produced for Cage, Vakill, Scheme, Kool G Rap, etc.)  I rounded out howdareyou with some of my favorite producer friends in Eddie Logix, SKRAPZ, DTCHPLNES, and myself.

This is my most personal work to date dealing a lot with love.  There’s so many different ways to paint the pictures of a relationship, and it never gets old.  There’s some ups, and plenty of downs I’ve experienced over my years on this earth, and I took howdareyou to share them.  Some might think that’s self-indulgent or narcissistic.  I simply refer to it as honest and relate able.

I really hope you like howdareyou, and take the time to listen to it.  It’d be nice if you’d like to share the music as well.  It’s a free download, so we want to get as many people to hear this project as we can because this is something special.  Although, I made howdareyou for me, I think it is equally as much for you.

Look for another trailer for howdareyou to be coming the following week, as well as the first official video, “Stage Five Clinger” produced by DTCHPLNES, directed by Steddy P. & Manuel Hinkson.

For those of you who don’t keep up on my, I’ve been releasing singles periodically to get listeners comfortable with my music.  I released “(Right) Place At The (Wrong) Time” a couple weeks back, and negligently didn’t make a post for it.  So here’s another song.  Free download.  Produced by SKRAPZ.

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UPPERSdowners Release Party 10.11 @ The Berkley Front

Here’s the flyer for Matt Schwartz‘s UPPERSdowners which was released 9.3.  This album was produced entirely by Charlie Beans, and is brought to you as a free download courtesy of Five30 Music.














For those of you who haven’t heard any music off UPPERSdowners, here you go:

This event will be hosted by none other than D.Allie.  We have some great local support in CIDI Ent, Volume, and Warren Peace.  It’ll be exciting to get some fresh acts to grace the stage with us at The Berkley Front.

Our co-headliners Steddy P. & DJ Mahf from Missouri off the Indyground Entertainment label.  I’ve been working with these guys for quite some time hitting out of state events, and always being their guy in the Metro Detroit area.  The two just released their latest album, BREAKFAST with DOCTOR GONZO on 9.10, and are doing their second leg of the tour for this project already.  These guys have been making major moves throughout Missouri for over the past decade.  It’s exciting to watch them grow.  I produced “Universal Love Story” off their latest release. They’re releasing a video for this song on 9.24; quite dope.  Check that out below:

Hope to see everyone out Friday, October 11th at The Berkley Front for this show.  As always, thanks again for the support.

More upcoming information on Five30 Music artists Charlie Beans and Benjamin Miles‘ releases coming soon.


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Matt Schwartz-UPPERSdowners

Here it is folks.  Matt Schwartz and I spent a solid year crafting this project.  I’m really proud of it.  Honest and sincere music.  Just like the rest of our Five30 Music releases, UPPERSdowners is a FREE download.  Stream/Share/Download below.  Produced entirely by Charlie Beans

The UPPERSdowners record release party is Friday, October 11th at The Berkley Front.  More details to follow.


Charlie Beans 9.6 @ The Magic Bag. New Five30 Music



This Friday, September 6th, Five30 Music is celebrating COLD ENGLISH‘s album release party.  Front man D.Allie is a very good friend of ours, and he asked me to open up for his band’s first release.  I’ll be going on at 9:30 PM, sharp.  The Magic Bag is located in Ferndale, and is one of my favorite venues to see a show, let alone play.  What’s also cool is that I’m the only ‘rapper’ for this show;  the rest of the performers have live bands backing them.

That being said, my good friend Eddie Logix of #CoOwnaz fame will be holding me down on the wheels of steel.  I’ll be performing all new music off my upcoming album, howdareyou, coming November on Five30 Music.  This show will be a great way to get a taste of my solo material.  Since all of the performers have live bands, I’ve had the opportunity to play a longer set.  I figured I’d grab the one-man-band in Logix to guide this music train.

I figured I’d release a new song to celebrate this cool show.  “We’re Not On The Same Page” is pretty much a long rap that can describe the general content of  howdareyou. This song is produced by Stereo Symphony.  They’ve made music for Trae The Truth, XV, and one of my favorite local artists in Orlando Wade.

I’m also bringing a couple of friends to the stage to assist in my performance.  Five30 Music artists S.Kaiser and Tony Franks will also be gracing the stage.  They just recently released a song of their own entitled “Sliver,which is produced by S.Kaiser and myself.  We’ve been going under the moniker Another Rainy Wednesday when producing together.   Check that out below.

Special thanks to Matt Schwartz and Eddie Logix for the artwork, and mastering of these two songs.  Please share, and download with anyone who enjoys good music.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this Friday at The Magic Bag in Ferndale.  Doors are at 8PM.  Charlie Beans performing at 9:30.

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Matt Schwartz UPPERSdowners 9.3 on Five30 Music.

So begins Five30 Music‘s fourth quarter onslaught of music.  First up, is Matt Schwartz.  I’ve been working closely with Matt for over a year now.  UPPERSdowners is an album we’ve constructed over that time with myself being at the helm for the production.

I’ve been referring to Matt Schwartz as the “Indy Rap Young Jeezy.”  He has such an honest, and candid approach to his music.  Sometimes the best way to tell someone “I love you” is to actually say the words, and stop beating around the bush.  He does just that.  There’s a lot to appreciate in humility, and Matt Schwartz isn’t lacking any; especially regarding his personal relationships and how they find their way into his music.

We’ve been really excited to share UPPERSdowners, and Five30 Music will finally be able to do so on September 3rd.  The production on UPPERSdowners is some of my favorite to date, and is the exact style of tracks I love to make.  Some of the samples on the album were actually brought to me by Matt Schwartz himself.  A task that is normally daunting, and non-inspiring as I think some people choose bad samples to turn into their own originals.  Matt doesn’t have this problem considering we have very similar musical tastes, and background.

Matt Schwartz writes songs that I like to listen to, flat out.  I’m truly a fan of this man’s work.  A lot of people are going to be surprised with the direction we went with UPPERSdowners, but I couldn’t be more happy with it.  The music is dark.  The themes are hopeful.  If you’re a fan of either of our music, this should be right up your alley.

I’ve almost taken Matt on as a little brother type.  He’s pretty much just like me as a person, not to mention his music is very similar to mine.  He has a great style, delivery, and voice.  Most importantly, Matt Schwartz knows how to construct songs that are relate able, and heart felt.  His lyrics aren’t the most metaphorical and thought provoking, but they’re also not pretentious;  which might be one of his biggest strengths.  If UPPERSdowners is one thing, it is direct.  Matt‘s great ear for production really helps guide this album. through.

Five30 Music is going to release a leak to  UPPERSdowners this Friday, in support of Matt Schwartz‘s upcoming performance at the Detroit Pub the same night.  Come down town and check out a preview of Matt‘s new material.



This Friday, August 9th, super producer Eddie Logix is bringing his newest release, EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI to life, and brought the cast of the album along with him.  As the flyer states, this will be “an evening of rare enchantment.”

Eddie Logix of the infamous #CoOwnaz released his latest work, EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI at the top of the month.  This album is arguably his best release to date.  Using inspiration from Swedish singer/songwriter, Lykke Li, this project came together from Logix flipping elements of her art into his own production, and bringing his musical family along for the ride.

Five30 Music appears on EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI on two seperate songs.  Benjamin Miles shares a song with Mister of Passalacqua entitled “In the Meantime” , while Charlie Beans and S.Kaiser are featured on “Left of Center,” respectively.  “In the Meantime” is my favorite song on the album, and is one of my top five favorite beats I’ve ever heard from Eddie Logix.  I really love the vibe of this track, and how great it makes me feel when I listen to it.

“Left of Center” was given to me by EL and he wanted S.Kaiser to do a verse on it.  I remember asking Logix what he was looking for out of the song.  His basic reply was, “classic Beans, and sing the hook, too.”  No problem, buddy.  I was really excited to bring S.Kaiser along on this one, as he’s one of the most underrated artists in the city.  This track was bound to get him SOME shine.

We were very excited to be asked to be a part of this project quite some time ago, not knowing it was going to become such a great album, and a level jump for Eddie Logix in his growth as a producer, as well as his lesser known emcee abilities;  although he’s been in Midcoast Most for two albums, and released an album with D.Allie as Progress Report.

Eddie Logix has been rapping for as long as I’ve known him, (over 10 years), and some people really slight him on how great of an artist he is when he decides to lay vocals to anything.  In all honesty, EL raps better than most people he provides production to.  His songs, “Jack Rabbit” and “We Can Go” show Logix can hold his own on the solo tip;  while legendary group, Midcoast Most reunites on “Nine Lives.”  The trio’s track is high energy, and shows the versatility of EL as an artist, and producer.

#CoOwnaz mainstay Doc Waffles appears on two seperate tracks. “Painting of Cats, which is the first video off EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI, shows the avant garde approach Waffles gives to almost everything.  Here is the trailer for the video:

Doc Waffles & Eddie Logix ‘Paintings of Cats’ [trailer] from Andrew Miller on Vimeo.

Doc Waffles’ “Phone Numbers of Firsts” is a great song describing first loves.  Featuring vocalist Laura Finlay, the song is conceptualized perfectly, and is relatively straight forward; a unique approach for Doc Waffles as he’s more of a “marinara sauce on a chocolate chip cookie” type;  also known as an “out of the box” thinker.

SelfSays rounds out the cast of EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI in one of my favorite songs he’s done in quite some time.  “Blow This Joint” is an incredible production of Eddie Logix, while SelfSays gives an energetic and thought provoking performance lyrically.

Take the time out to listen to EDDIELOGIXPLAYSLYKKELI.  It’s an amazing album that myself, and the rest of the artists who participated are very proud of.  Eddie Logix is an amazing artist/producer, and orchestrated a phenominal project using key players, all by himself.  We are truly seeing a legend in the making.

See you this Friday, at Trinosophes in the Eastern Market sector of Downtown Detroit.  #CoOwnaz



OMAM/The Flobots 6.7 @ The Magic Bag

While Of Mice & Musicians have been working on their next album, they have been getting booked on more high profile events.  This Friday, OMAM will be opening for The Flobots @ The Magic Bag in Ferndale.  To those unaware of who The Flobots are, they had a huge hit with the song “Handle Bars” a couple years back.  Check out this awesome promotional video the guys in OMAM did for this upcoming show.

Also, here is OMAM‘ latest work Bottles & Bones which came out last April on Five30 Music.

For all the latest news, stay tuned to as we’ve been doing more frequent updating..  The last half of 2013 is looking to be quite busy with a handful of releases from your favorite Five30 Music artists.