Adan Bean

Award-Winning Poet and Storyteller

Adán Bean
  • 2019 TEDx speaker and 2017 National Poetry Slam song winner
  • Host of The SetList Podcast – interviewing artists and musicians through the prism of their musical influences
  • Featured on or worked with companies like Habitat for Humanity, Def Jam Records, CarMax, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, and more

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Adán Bean is an accomplished spoken word poet, emcee, storyteller, and voice-over talent hailing from the small town of Massillon, OH but has called Atlanta, GA home for over a decade.  As a graduate of Morehouse College, Adán has anchored his creative base firmly in the Atlanta arts, culture, and music scene.  As a 2019 TEDx speaker and 2017 National Poetry Slam song winner, he’s represented Atlanta on the 2015 and 2017 Java Monkey Slam teams for the National Poetry Slam Competition.

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. Most recently, Adán dropped the first in what will be a series of EPs that explore the idea of “home.” QUIET is available now along with its lead single “Field.Hand.Writing”.

Adán also runs the culture site Forth District and hosts The SetList podcast, gearing up for its third season, where he interviews artists and musicians through the prism of their musical influences. His work has been featured on or with companies/brands such as TEDx, Habitat for Humanity, Def Jam Records, Cash Money Records, The Bert Show, CarMax, Coca-Cola, Cricket Wireless, Delta Airlines, All Def Digital, and more.

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