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Six Months Later…

So, I haven’t, in the words of Drizzle, “catharted” in a while. But, I think this one may be needed, maybe. Monday was the six-month anniversary of my mother’s death. A photo posted by SpeedontheBeat, the K.I.N.G. (@speedonthebeat) on Mar 28, 2015  //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js And for the first time since before she passed, I thought about […]

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Wale feat. Highbridge Voices – "Voices In My Head"

Well, if they’re taking submissions for the NBA 2K17 soundtrack, this may be an early contender. Wale, Metro Boomin, and the Highbridge Voices, per Mass Appeal, pretty much put this track together from scratch. It’s one of those inspirational/I-gotta-get-it tracks. But, one of the things that got me hooked was Metro did his known sound, […]

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@SantanatheLord – The Yellow Tape

I’m a sucker for instrumental hip-hop albums (shameless plug, by the way). Donuts still remains one of my favorite albums of all-time. So, when I got this project in my inbox (h/t Eli Saf), I loaded it up. Each one of the five tracks on the project, they’ve a different feel. While they all follow, in […]

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@seefrvncis – "Everything"

New Jersey native see.francis sent this one over yesterday and once I hit “play,” the kung-fu meets mobster trap instrumental from Illusive Realm grabbed my attention. Add in some catchy punchlines, control of the aforementioned beat, and a topic which any audience member can say “I can relate to this” (getting to where you want […]

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@only1DRAM – "Cha Cha (@JDVBBS Remix)

In a Virginia meets Virginia mash-up, D.R.A.M.’s summer smash “Cha Cha” gets the remix treatment from JDVBBS, who’s been featured on SpeedontheBeat.com before for his RDGLDGRN remix. This remix removes the Mario sample and takes on a more club-like life of its own. Give it a listen, and hit up JDVBBS if you’re feeling it.

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PA Volume 19: Is Azealia Banks Lost?

NSFW Warning/Disclaimer:  PA (short for “Profound Assholes”) is a series on SpeedontheBeat.com where I have a no-punches-pulled conversation with a friend about a hot-button issue (yay cliches!). That friend is usually none other than Drizzle Sez formerly of DrizzleSez.wordpress.com, who co-created the PA format (go check out his site. It’s still live and still kicks […]

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