This edition’s COOL BEANS is a little bit different… We are celebrating two very different artists; one creative young queen is at the start of her pursuit and the other (who is literally a Bean!), has just hung up his mic to pursue other things. So, without further ado, please give it up for Bean Le Bouc and Olivia Garcia… Cool and very creative pair of beans indeed!

Introducing one of Jersey’s favourite MCs an all round lovely fella, Bean (Matt) Le Bouc aka B-EAZY. Known for being the nicest dude on the circuit, he has played pretty much everywhere over the course of the past 21 years and is just about ready to move on to work with other people who are seeking to blow up on the scene.

B-EAZY first started out in the year 2000, making a mixtape and putting his work out there for others to listen (always the most trepidatious time for any emerging artist). Having honed his craft listening to 2Pac, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Westside Gunn, Outkast and MF DOOM (amongst a long list). B-EAZY started to hit live events and his love for talking directly to an audience was borne.

“If I had to highlight three stand-out moments, they would definitely be performing at Jersey Live 2012 with Lloyd Luther (then known as U.G), attending the 2013 BBC Introducing Masterclass at Maida Vale Studios and performing there for Charlie Sloth’s ‘Live MC Session’. Lastly reaching #1 on 3 Bandcamp bestseller album charts with my final album ‘FLOWERS’…”

With a new outlook and fresh focus on others’ work, B-EAZY is set to help younger local musicians achieve their dreams. Talking about who’s making noise, Matt’s blown away by the level of talent over here; Verse 1, Kinz, J Prince, Rebound, The Tarantulips, Samuel Walwyn and Michael Donoghue to name a few.

“I’ll still be heavily involved in music but just from behind the scenes. I’ll be producing an online radio mix show for Birmingham-based record label Bout Dat Music Group and providing content for outlets such as Hiphop4breakfast, Sunken Sounds and Bout Dat Online and much, much, more. If you do fancy a listen, you can stream and purchase my final album ‘FLOWERS’ from the United Elementz Bandcamp page as well as other projects, not just from me, but other amazing Hip-Hop artists from the island.”

So, that’s a wrap for now, but B-EAZY… Thank you for the music! x

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