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  • Summary: The second solo LP from Beans features production work from Global Communication's Mark Pritchard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 83
    He's more grounded... and his evasive, abstract beats underpin his vocals less randomly. [Dec 2004, p.124]
  2. 80
    The sound of Beans returning to the hip hop that hatched him, remaking it in his image. [Dec 2004, p.100]
  3. 70
    This time, he's truly on some next shit instrumentally and vocally. [Nov 2004, p.98]
  4. 60
    Here, Beans returns to his roots. [Nov 2004, p.106]
  5. This album does suffer a mysterious drop in its energy levels midway in. [#249, p.50]
  6. It’s stripped down, tough and raw, but a world away from any gangsta pose – this is more inward facing, an attempt to expand the horizons of hip-hop, striving for a new rap language, with a free flow sprawl of image and polemic.
  7. 40
    Where the smart rap of Antipop Consortium came off as quick and cutting, Maverick just seems remote. [#66, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MattD
    May 30, 2005
    10
    look guys...this album's getting mediocre ratings from magazines, but that doesn't mean shit. this is easily one of the hottest look guys...this album's getting mediocre ratings from magazines, but that doesn't mean shit. this is easily one of the hottest albums i've ever heard. some articles talked bad about his ego and everything, but caan you think of a rapper who doesn't have an ego? the lyrics here are top-notch Expand
  2. davidg
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    beans is amazing, shock city maverick is an instant classic
  3. Chris
    Jan 27, 2005
    9
    I Liked it alot. This was a nice album by the Former Anti Pop Consortium MC Beans. IT is very fresh and he does great on almost every track.