Adán Bean | Episode 37

Adán Bean always brings the fire. Whether through his spoken word poetry or as an emcee. Don’t miss the opportunity to see him perform. We had a really great time when he stopped by the show and he performed a great new piece that has lots and lots of layers to it.

Adán reads at 1:17

Conversation topics included:

  • The analyzing/monetizing of our online lives

  • The effects of the social feeds

  • Capturing your own narrative

  • We reminisce over the old days of no cell phones, album liner notes, and blunt talk sports magazines

  • Try to convince John to get an Android phone

  • How Adán came to poetry

  • The importance of being genuine in your work


Adán Bean - Adán Bean is an accomplished spoken word poet, emcee, and voice-over talent hailing from the small town of Massillon, OH, but has called Atlanta home for over 10 years. As a graduate of Morehouse College, he has represented Atlanta on the 2015 and 2017 Java Monkey Slam teams for the National Poetry Slam Competition. In August 2017, he was the winner of the National Poetry Slam song contest. As one half of the retro-progressive hip hop group, The Remnant, Adán has released three projects with the band as well as toured the country extensively bringing the music to the masses. His work has been featured with Def Jam, Cash Money Records, The Bert Show, Delta, and more. He is currently finishing up on his first solo project (Untitled) on Skylane Creative Records. In addition to writing, recording and performing music, he co-owns the website Forth District which focuses on art, music, film, sports, politics, faith and conscious culture. He hosts The SetList podcast which interviews artists and musicians through the prism of their musical influences. The 2nd season kicks off October 2018 and is available everywhere. Finally, as a part-time SEM copywriter, Adán Bean can be found on stages across the country sharing his prose and poetry.

We hope you enjoy the episode.