The time has finally come for Five30 Music to release “howdareyou.”  We did so last night around Midnight.  Thank you to everyone who has been anticipating this album and for sharing the “Stage Five Clinger” video.  Please feel free to do the same with the album.  Every person counts.

Ladies and gentlemen…howdareyou

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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