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#300WordsorLess Review: @Rihanna – Anti

Anti is, as other reviewers have stated, is full of chilled-out, smoky, post-party jams that have more of a vibe of “let’s fuck, smoke & (maybe) love after clubbing” versus solely “let’s turn up at the club.” As a person who’s, admittedly, not the biggest Rihanna fan, I came in with tempered expectations–especially after the ho-hum drop which […]

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You Don’t Bring Kids Into It: Diss Etiquette

Rant time. Ok, now we know that, within the world of disses and battles and the like, just about nothing is off-limits. You can clown someone’s fashion choices to their ex-lovers to their not-so-vanilla sexual practices. Pretty much, if a person’s come out about something, it’s fair game and ammunition in a battle or a […]

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Degrassi: Next Class Season One Review

SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! THERE ARE SPOILERS TO THE FIRST SEASON OF DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED, TURN BACK NOW. A hidden (kind of, but not really–especially if you’ve listened to me rap since my UMD days) fact of mine is that I enjoy watching Degrassi. It’s kind of a guilty pleasure in that way that […]

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WIRTB Review: After Earth

In light of the Jada Pinkett Smith/Will Smith Oscars discussion (I don’t wanna flat-out call it a “controversy”), I’ve decided to do a WIRTB Review for a movie most would say is probably Will’s worst. Yep, we’re talking After Earth. I’m Speed on the Beat and I need a new catchphrase. If you haven’t seen […]

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New Music: @MRGwingteam – "Feidin Santana"

MRG returns with a new track from the perspective of Feidin Santana, the young man who recorded the Walter Scott incident. Featuring a Mr. Carmack track, MRG puts himself–and listeners–into Santana’s shoes in a lyrical examination of the Bystander Effect (and one man who countered it).

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An SOTB!!! Interview with @OHaiNaomi

NSFW WARNING AND/OR DISCLAIMER: As with the PA Pieces on SpeedontheBeat.com, the following interview may not be suitable for all readers. It’s not too vulgar but there is some mature content. Figured I’d throw a warning in here so Google and/or some more prudish people doesn’t get all pissy. …………Still with me? Good. As it’s […]

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