One of the best things about the Beat Society showcase is hearing unreleased treats from unexpected producers. As lauded as Jean Grae is for her lyrical acumen, her skill on beats is often overlooked. So when she makes a point of coming out to play her joints it’s worth paying attention. However, on not one but two separate occasions Jean has had technical difficulties when on the Beat Society bill and we’re beginning to wonder if she’s cursed.
” I have a Beat Society curse!” she says in agreement. “There’s only been one that I actually made it to and that was in Philly a long time ago. I remember because Len was carrying my giant EPS-16. That thing is heavy. Everyone else had their MPCs and I said, naw I wany my keyboard, this is what I work on.” Poor Len.
Watch the video below where she talks about her production work and an upcoming project with Quelle Chris.