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Speed ontheBeat (Speed on the Beat)
Worked at Dreams are Reality
Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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Listen to Shokus Apollo feat Team DAR - Cold World by Team DAR #np on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/team-dar/shokus-apollo-feat-team-dar-cold-world

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@ShokusApollo teams up with the rest of @TeamDAR for this #Apollovelli leak. Apollovelli dropping soon!
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The song that started off the #SongsForTrilogy  that recently ended, "Truthful Revelations" has received a bit of a facelift. 
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To see how I got to this point, check out the whole album.
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#DeathoftheKing Deluxe Edition. Two bucks, 19 tracks, a lifetime of wisdom.
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So, this is one my first mixtapes. Be gentle LOL
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#TeamDAR  on Soundcloud.
TrueGodImmortal (@TrueGodImmortal), the general of TEAMDAR, along with Speed on the Beat (@SpeedontheBeat), newest member Jeff Axel and the returning Shokus Apollo make up this four MC attack. Their latest release, Genesis, dropped September 21, 2014 on Soundcloud and DatPiff
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(Of course I like myself)
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+Dugee Buller, thanks my dude
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In his circles
115 people
Have him in circles
49 people
Erik McCall (EMR)'s profile photo
Sung Om's profile photo
k moore's profile photo
Digiindie Co's profile photo
Prince Jaz's profile photo
Apex Studio's profile photo
HUDSON FLO's profile photo
Brandon Randolph's profile photo
KIAS KANE's profile photo
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I make no-fi music.
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  • Dreams are Reality
    Jack of all Trades
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Keep Integrity, Never Guises (K.I.N.G.)
Introduction
Twenty-something Speed on the Beat's story is one of redemption and self-discovery. After being signed to several minor indie labels for his singing abilities, in 2002, he first discovered his love of making hip-hop. This hobby grew into a way to vent frustration and voice thoughts he'd otherwise kept to himself. Through this newfound freedom, Speed began recording lyrics in a manner referred to, by him, as "no-fi." This intentionally garage-band-esque sound allowed listeners to engage his subject matter the way it was supposed to be: gritty, abrasive, and honest. Purposefully leaving in clips and the like, in his mind, gave the listener a more intimate relationship with his music--and showcased the true emotions behind it.

Over the years, Speed began to understand more and more about production--and more about perfecting his"no-fi" recording method. With these thoughts in mind, he decided to grow up and go the route of artists such as J. Dilla and Kanye West, focusing on production, but still leaving a place in his heart for delivering profound and blunt lyrics. Utilizing obscure samples, piano-heavy medleys, insane drum patterns, and an overall ear for music, Speed has started to carve his own path, on both sides of the board. Speed on the Beat is destined to make a name for himself with a simple mantra: "why can't conscious rap sound gangster and why can't gangster rap sound conscious?" Speed gathers influence from J. Dilla, Kanye West, Guru, Just Blaze, 1970s Soul Music, and videogame soundtracks, leading to his unique, jack-of-all-trades production sound. On the lyrics side, his influences stretch from Kurt Cobain to Immortal Technique, and everyone in between. Using this hodgepodge of influences, Speed is able to use his "no-fi" recordings and infuse a sort of "unhinged reality" into them, and the music industry as a whole.

In addition to changing the world through his music, Speed also manages production duties for “#TeamDAR Entertainment” and provides opinion pieces for Boi-1da.net, SpeedontheBeat.com, TheeArteest, and more.
Bragging rights
Put out 2 no-fi albums and one "lo-fi, art rap epic," worked with some of your favorite rappers, have reviewed and destroyed some of your favorite rappers, produced albums that have sold thousands on no real budget
Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    2010