What up! Strictly Hip Hop continues with part 2 of our interview with Ab Soul.
Soulo chops it up with Thomas J about album release strategy and collaborating with Lupe Fiasco. Shouts out to Baltimore Soundstage and Sportsmart. Here is Part One if you missed it: HERE
What up! Strictly Hip Hop continues with part 2 of our interview with Ab Soul.
Shouts out to Dj Koz!
It’s that time of year that we all know and love! WEAA 88.9fm is having the fall membership drive and you can play a big part! WEAA is known for bringing you educational and quality programming with shows like Strictly Hip Hop. For 24 years, SHH remains Baltimore’s hip hop Mecca, and can continue to bring you hip hop in its truest form with your support. Follow this link to make your pledge and become a WEAA member today CLICK ON ME BRUH.
Check us out this Friday at midnight, with Thomas J and the gang, and you can call in live to make your pledge! We thank you in advance.
Baltimore’s own Kontrah delivers something with substance to the table, getting tired of the “everyday” money,sex & drugs lyrics. Kontrah is here to diversify your music playlist giving you more than music, handing out facts & real life lyrics. Allegedly beating a 33 year life sentence Kontrah follows up “the digital success of Higher Learning: My Lower Self” looking for music to be his outlet. Hear below.
What’s happening good people? We are still celebrating “National Book Month” here in the SHH family. To honor such an event, we continue the discussion on some of our favorite hip hop books. This week, I chose to highlight a legend within the 90’s hip hop realm, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. I read his book My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy a year or so ago. When attempting to discuss the book with a mob (pun intended) of Mobb Deep heads, it amazed me…a lot of people hadn’t read the book! C’mon son, this joint dropped in 2011! In any event, Prodigy gave the reader a look into his infamous, hectic, crazy life pre Mobb Deep and so on. In reading, I learned how he overcame many struggles, including the sickle cell, to become the legend he is today. In my humble opinion, My Infamous Life… is a testament to all the 90’s hip hop heads and the influence of that era on the culture today. Wooo! If you are a fan of hip hop, I suggest you take the time and check it out. #itsstrictly
Well…as soon as the beat dropped I got my ugly face on. Originally from Staten Island, NY, Jared Xavier is a promising up and coming artist with a story to tell. Get familiar with JaredX.com and show your twitter love @Jaredxavier12 and @LukeWhite9. #LetsGo
New music from your boy Varsay! The CT native is back with a single from his up and coming EP The Grand Flipp. Show some twitter love @grandflipp #itsstrictly
Welp, I can’t stunt…The recent hip hop I’m hearing out of the West Coast is mind blowing. Today Thaddeus David and Stewart Villain decided to bless us with their newest work of art, Untitled EP. As the hip hop scenes in Seattle & Portland continue to attract new eyes & ears, these two show a undeniable display of why the attention is sure to stay. As Strictly tradition would have it, show your twitter love @ThaddeusDavid & @StewartVillain and tell em’ DropaJewel sent you.
WAKE UP! New music from your boy Dilligaf. Fresh from his A3C trip, the St. Petersburg, FL wordsmith drops off some new new, produced by the good folks over at CLP Nation. Over the flipped Chuck Berry sample, Dilligaf reps his city and expresses his gratitude for being able to turn up, turn out and still wake Up In The Morning. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. Show some twitter love @Dilligafclp & @ClpNation
Here is the official video for Raised in the Hood, and the song is available on iTunes & Amazon. As always, show your twitter love @bladi213lm #itsstrictly
A fierce moon on this October night painted in the blood-pained sky, as an ominous tone emerges from the North-East. A monster arises from the Atlantic Shores set on a path of destruction; a misconstrued creature though. For no one set of rules and guidelines can define the KongZilla.-Matt AVN
New collabo EP from King K.O.N.G. and Teck Zilla. Open your ears and enjoy! Show your twitter love @thekong89 and peep the site kingthekong.com. #itsstrictly
New music from Compton emcee Stevie Harts! You can look forward to hearing a new single from Harts every two weeks, leading up to his album release in January. Take a listen and show your twitter love @StevieHearts #itsStrictly
New music from Apollo Brown & Ras Kass!
Apollo Brown & Ras Kass Blasphemy out 10-28-14 on Mello Music Group.
Pre-Order Apollo Brown & Ras Kass’ Blasphemy:
Yup, new music from your boy Ant Live. Keep your eyes peeled for his upcoming mixtape So Wavy Young Prophet coming soon. #itsstrictly
What’s going on good people? This is the debut mixtape from up and coming artist Jay walk. Of course when I hear “debut”, I’m eager to hear what the artist has to offer my eardrums…I wasn’t disappointed. Check it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts! Of course, show your twitter love @JayWalk_MFC and download Florida Hierarchy. Shouts out to the whole Mile Fly Club! #itsstrictly
Mixtape/EP Link: http://www.audiomack.com/album/jay-walk-1/florida-hierarchy
In the quest to become a legend in the hip hop game, Toronto rapper, Kaydee, brings you new visuals. I Am Legend is the new single coming from the new album The Transition. This joint is refreshing and definitely worth the spins. Check it out and decide for yourself. Show your twitter love @KaydeeTR and keep your eyes peeled for The Transition due out in mid November. #itsstrictly
Top of the morning to you! Now that we are over the mid week hump (woot woot), it’s time to get back to the enjoyment of hip hop! We got new music from New Jersey native, Bronzon. This is Bronzon’s third full length album release and he gives you a hit single, Green Mile. I personally think this is a mellow way to spark off a Thursday. Enjoy.
As always, show your twitter love @BronzonMusic and tell him DropaJewel sent you.
Download Bronzon’s Places We Go Mixtape on Datpiff.com:http://www.datpiff.com/Bronzon-Places-We-Go-mixtape.632224.html
Def jam recording aritist Logic prepping for the release of his debut album “Under Pressure” pretty much self explanatory on how he’s feeling. One week from releasing the project, Keeping listeners on their heels with another audio release “Buried Alive” flexing his lyric floetry. Listen below and pre-order Under Pressure here.
As we all wait for a glimpse of what Jay Electronica has been working on if anything we get this, Electronica gives us some new material may not be music or what we wanted but it’s something. a trailer has been unveiled for an upcoming Jason Goldwatch-directed film featuring the enigmatic Roc Nation sage. Goldwatch took to Mass Appeal to announce the project, entitled Into The Light. Watch trailer above.
Slaughterhouse’s Royce 5’9 & Dj Premier connects for their collaborative “Prhyme” project. The artwork and tracklist for this project has been revealed, which holds 9 tracks with contributions from Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Mac Miller, Dwele, Common, and more. They also drop their first two tracks from the project ‘Courtesy’ + “Intro”. Hear & read more below.
1. PRHYME (INTRO)
2. DAT SOUND GOOD (FEAT. AB-SOUL & MAC MILLER)
3. U LOOZ
4. YOU SHOULD KNOW (FEAT. DWELE)
6. WISHIN’ (FEAT. COMMON)
7. TO ME, TO YOU (FEAT. JAY ELECTRONICA)
8. UNDERGROUND KINGS (FEAT. SCHOOLBOY Q & KILLER MIKE)
9. MICROPHONE PREEM (FEAT. SLAUGHTERHOUSE)
Rickie Jacobs performed “European Rugs” live at the 10th Anniversary of A3C in Atlanta. Follow Rickie on twitter:@RickieJacobs
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“Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ” is a book that covers the history of the DJ. The reader is introduced to the history of Hip-Hop culture and the early models of the record turntable. With how DJ’s are perceived today in Hip-Hop, Mark Katz shows how the role of the DJ evolved in the culture. The book also highlights the extensive musical knowledge DJ’s have and how record equipment companies modified their designs of their products because of DJ’s. Reading this I gained the knowledge that the DJ culture has strong roots in Hip-Hop and that the DJ is just as important as the MC. For anyone that wants to get a in depth look at the DJ culture, I suggest you check this out.
On September 17, 2014, the hip-hop community lost one of its most enthusiastic, devoted soldiers, Earl Patrick McNease. Known to all of us as Praverb, he was a rapper, DIY marketing expert, blogger, but more importantly, a sincere human being whose mission seemed to involve helping everyone who came across his path.
Those are words from the Go Fund Me site…and they don’t even begin to express what a loss the hip hop community has experienced in his passing. I didn’t know him personally, but social media raised a whole new generation of connections. You can be friends with hip hop heads across the world, from your smart phone. Praverb was a supporter of hip hop, so he is family to SHH. Support the legacy, r.i.p. Praverb.
Donate here and keep his family in prayer http://www.gofundme.com/enr64o
New music from your boy Black Cobain. Show your twitter love @BlackCobain. #itsstrictly