Originally formed in 1989, the individual Beatnuts began their respective careers providing bangin' beats for a number of artists. The crew showcased their own mic skills beginning with 1993's EP Intoxicated Demons. With layers of jazzy beats, thick basslines, a strong Latino influence, and all-around funkiness, the trio delivers hardcore rhymes with an ample sense of humor. Though they frequently rap about casual gunplay, the Beatnuts' main focus centers on getting laid and staying high. While mainstream success has proven elusive, the Beatnuts were and are highly respected in the hip-hop underground. Their ultra-catchy, flute-powered single "Watch Out Now" hit the charts, and the band continues to produce for artists including Mos Def and Ghostface Killah. In early 2002, they released Classic Nuts Vol. 1, compiling some of their early hits.