Hailing from the middle, the B.E.A.T. claim residency in South Bend, IN. They came together through a common love of music. United as one, they are B.EAST, ELROY, ARTEMIS, & TOGETHER they aim for world domination. Musically, their influences are drawn from bands such as BATTLES, MINUS THE BEAR, & SOULIVE with lyrical influences such as NAS, MF DOOM, & KENDRICK LAMAR shining through to create a sound all of their own.
Eschewing over produced ear candy, this band creates live loops & effects to connect stellar musicianship with great emceeing: the way it should be done!
Slinging hot legal joints since 2010, the band has since played with national hip hop acts including BLACK MILK, CANIBUS, BROTHER ALI, & DEL THE FUNKY
HOMOSAPIEN, as well as alternative acts like LOTUS, VANITY THEFT, & SHINOBI NINJA!
Their hypnotic sound & captivating live performances are enough to sway any audience to agree that they have something special going on! Their chemistry is electrifying. Their sound is cutting edge. Their music is REAL!
B.EAST - MC
ELROY - Guitars & Madness
ARTEMIS - Drumset
"DROPS" - EP (free download at www.thebeat.bandcamp.com)