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DOOM, Dilla and Death

SOTB tries to put words to his feelings on MF DOOM’s death, as it also brings up feelings about J Dilla.

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Donuts: A Perfect Album

In 2006, I was your typical teenage basement producer. I played around with a few soul flips like Kanye (for instance, remaking and re-visioning his “Can’t Nobody” beat to talk about that whole “MPJ situation”). I did some trunk-rattling epicness. But, something felt missing. My beats, while still “feasible,” still felt hollow. They felt like […]

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An SOTB Interview with Awthentik

Remember when I said SpeedontheBeat.com was ending the year with a bang? Well, today, we’re continuing that. Today, I got the chance to catch up with Awthentik. The multi-faceted DMV artist chats with yours truly about his influences, the story behind the (somewhat) controversial Popular Misconception┬ácover, his music, and how it feels to be a […]

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A Q&A With Illa J

Today’s interviewee on SpeedontheBeat.com probably needs no introduction. He’s one of the most-recognizable names I’ve had the pleasure of linking up with. And his brother has done pretty damn well for himself, too, in case you don’t know (if you don’t, for shame. Go bury your head in sand somewhere). I’m talking about no other […]

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The Beat-Making Thought Process of Speed on the Beat

(RAQUEL RELOADED on iTunes) Greetings and Saliva, dawgs. Over the past couple months, I’ve been asked two things: 1) Why do your beats sound the way they do? (Sometimes, that’s positive. Sometimes, that’s negative. Sometimes, that’s just pure hatred. Either way, it’s a valid question.) 2) How do you make your beats? Well, first and […]

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