FROM THE RHYME BOOK:
- 15.01.2020 -
"THE ART OF WAR"
TO - WIN WITHOUT FIGHTING - THAT'S BEST.
LESS STRESS - NONE THE LESS -
IF - A - BATTLE MUST MANIFEST -
FIND OUT WHERE THEY NEST -
CATCH'EM WHILE THEY SMOKE ON CESS.
PUT A HARPOON THROUGH THEY CHEST
NIGGA U DOWN WIT DA WEST!!‽...
PUTN YO FOE TA REST!
AFTER THAT, CLEAN UP THE MESS!
CAN YOU HANDLE THIS!? (YES!)
TAKE YO BULLET PROOF VEST
and the girl wit da big breast
to DISTRACT YO ENEMY - REMEMBER,
tHOSE WHO SEEK PEACE - WIT NO
treaty are PLOTTIN - PIC'EM
OFF LIKE COTTON! THE SUPERIOR
Militarists therefore strike
While schemes are bein laid.
Dress up! Bust thru the Front Door!
This is a FUKN RAID!!
Listen here: "The Art of War" by C.V.E.
How does Beans write? In this interview, Beans talks about his writing practice (from conception to recording) and his ideas about creativity.
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How often do you write? Is it an everyday practice?
I try to write a few lines during the day regularly. I stay up late and usually end up putting lines together at night.
What comes first, the words or the beat?
Honestly, it doesn’t matter whether I have a beat or not. I can’t do anything creatively without a title first. The process of everything, for me, stems from the title, which gives the work identity. A title makes writing a lot easier; if I know what a piece of work is going to be called.
What materials do you use: pen and paper, computer, phone?
Mostly pen and paper when putting lines together. I have 2-3 rough-draft books before I rewrite the finished joints into a final draft book. I only use my phone to write lines, but my preference is pen and paper.
What’s usually the first thing you put on the page?
Again, it’s usually the title.
What are some of the most important elements in your writing?
Meaning. Trying to figure out what I’m trying to say and making sure that the title works with a particular piece.
After you’ve got the words on the page, do you do much editing?
I do. I go through roughs and final drafts, then have my missus read over the work to see if I’ve missed anything.
When it comes time to record a track, do you often find yourself changing what you’ve written?
Not often. It’s happened occasionally, but I practice the lyrics weeks beforehand when I know I’m going to record. I usually record all my vocals for an album in one session, so I’m pretty prepared when it’s time for the engineer to press 'record'.