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Spank Rock Feeds His Serious Need for Speed at Grand Central This Thursday

If there's one dude who fully deserves to be an honorary citizen of our hot, clubby, coked-up little paradise, it's booty bass and bathroom sex enthusiast Naeem Juwan Hanks, otherwise known as Spank Rock.

Even though he was bred in B-More, the kid's like Uncle Luke's lost son, if the baby mama was a whippit-addicted Grace Jones replicant with digitized eyes and Red Bull for blood. So if you haven't already heard his Benny Blanco collabo Bangers & Cash, rip it right now!

Anyway, Spank Rock returns home (symbolically?) this Thursday for the launch of EA Games' Need for Speed Hot Pursuit at Grand Central. It's gonna be a party in honor of another Miami pastime -- extremely reckless driving.

Now maybe you don't spend much time on the couch getting high and pretending to do stuff, i.e. playing video games. (Don't feel bad, though. Spank Rock's probably got more important junk on his agenda, too.) Still, here's the deal: Hot Pursuit is the 16th release in the venerable video game series Need for Speed.

Officially, the game hits streets November 16 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii. But for the last couple of months, Need for Speed's been out on a seven-city tour, pimping its wares in cities like NYC, Seattle, and San Fran. And Miami's the second-to-last stop.

The summary: Sex + speed + heat + bass + video games = Spank Rock.

Spank Rock with DJ Irie as part of the EA Games, Kingsize USA, Poplife, and Bill Spector launch for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Thursday, October 28. Grand Central, 647 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 9 p.m. and RSVP is free via But admission isn't guaranteed, so show up early. Call 305-377-2277 or visit