Between gospel music in church and his
grandfather's role in the Latin Jazz scene of Los
Angeles, music has always been a factor in
Choosey's lineage. With four years passing since his
debut Left Field, Choosey makes his long awaited
return with Black Beans, an album conveying the less
represented perspective of growing up Afro-Chicano.
Hailing from LA by way of San Diego, Choosey uses
Black Beans to make important statements in favor
of black and brown unity at a time when his voice is
most needed. Autobiographical moments like "I Did"
follow in the footsteps of Exile produced
masterpieces including Blu's Below The Heavens and
Fashawn's Boy Meets World, as his soulful beats
have always brought honesty and introspection out
of the Dirty Science crew.
Choosey says "My biggest influences have been
people who spoke from the heart, and what's most
honest about me is my heritage. There's a stigma
that Black and Mexican cultures don't get along, but I
wanted to show the beauty in being a product of
Slated for a Spring release, Black Beans captures the
feeling of the beautiful struggle while navigating life's
potholes throughout sunny Southern California.