About Bernard "Beanz" Smalls

Meet Bernard Smalls, better known as Beanz. He is the Men's Lifestyle & Pop Culture writer for Cassius Life plus handles tech and video games for Hip-Hop Wired. Beanz has been with the company since 2019 and has been working as a writer for eight years. His favorite hobbies include video games, of course, and watching a lot of movies, mainly sci-fi. He also moonlights as a photographer in his spare time.

Questlove is probably full of exciting stories throughout his epic career, but he shared one in particular that involved President Obama, French Montana and his booty shaking opus “Pop That.” It’s not often you will see those two names and that song in the same sentence, but it indeed happened. On the latest episode of […]

The final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us. While we are eager to head back to Westeros, we are also dreading having to say goodbye to HBO‘s epic original show. Following what is being described as a grand series finale HBO will air a 2-hour making of documentary to help us say […]

Us is currently killing (figuratively and literally) in the theaters, breaking records and perplexing minds all over the country. The film’s crafter Jordan Peele stopped by the East Hollywood’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to talk about his growing success as a director and shared gems that helped him along the way. If you’re a white male […]

Conor McGregor officially retired again on Tuesday (Mar.26), but news of being investigated by Irish authorities following a sexual assault accusation reported by a woman back in December has people talking. The New York Times’ report on the investigation came hours after Conor McGregor announced he was leaving the world of Mixed Martial Arts once again. […]

Chris Bosh, the important third cog in the Miami Heat big 3 had his jersey retired by the team Tuesday (Mar.27) in an emotional ceremony in South Beach at American Airlines Arena. It was a night full of laughter, loud cheers and fond memories as Chris Bosh became only the fourth player to have his […]

Nike came out victorious in a lawsuit brought on by a photographer who claims a photo he took inspired the iconic Jumpman logo that adorns Air Jordan sneakers. The Supreme Court decided to pass on a copyright dispute between photographer Jacobus Rentmeester and Nike in regards to the sportswear company’s use of the Jumpman logo. […]

Lil Wayne doesn’t write down his rhymes anymore, but when he did back in 1999, he made sure he logged down his bars in a notebook. Now if you happen to have $250,000 you can now own a piece of Hip-Hop history because the book of rhymes is on sale. At that time, Lil Wayne […]

Big Baller Brand is in some serious trouble. The still young company got some devastating news when signature athlete Lonzo Ball announced he is ditching the company for Nike and it looks like his brothers will be following behind him.   Ball decided to chuck the athletic apparel and shoe brand the peace sign for […]

Despite the resurfacing of damaging child abuse allegations brought on by HBO’s Leaving Neverland Documentary, the King of Pop’s name and memorabilia will remain in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ohio exhibit. Celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that Jackson’s two slots will remain in the HOF and not be altered, the reasoning behind the […]

He also added to that he would be happy to play for any team that drafts him.

Kodak Black is no stranger to controversy and is in hot water once again on Twitter for comments he directed towards openly gay rapper Young M.A that they are calling homophobic, sexist and a form of sexual harassment. This weird and alarming situation all stemmed from stomach-turning lyrics from Black’s track “Pimpin Ain’t Eazy” where […]

The docu-series is executive produced by Jay-Z, Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Paul and Isaac Solotaroff.