“Violence don’t stop violence and ballots don’t bring balance / they got strong arms steady and they ready for your silence”.
True words for some hump day inspiration from C. Shreve and Ill Will. With injustice everywhere, everyday, its gets harder and harder to ignore some of life’s realities. Be True is produced by Handbook and a good listen for hip hop heads around the world. If you aren’t familiar with C. Shreve, GET FAMILIAR, and show that twitter love @seeshreve #itsstrictly
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(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop legend Nas was one of the featured guests this week on the PBS show Finding Your Roots. The Illmatic album creator connected with Harvard University’s Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to take a look back through Nas’ lineage.
Famed actress Angela Bassett and Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett were also part of the episode. One of the most poignant moments of the program came when Nas was shown an $830 slave sale receipt for his great great great-grandmother.
“First I was enraged when I looked at the bill of sale,” said Nas at a panel discussion in July. “I was like, that guy that owned property owes me some cash. My people made him really wealthy, so maybe I should find his family and talk.”
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Well gotdamn! Kay went ham on this joint. I had been waiting on some new sounds from from Kay2Wavey and she didn’t disappoint. Show some twitter love @Kay2Wavey410 and salute the city of Baltimore.
“That walmart check aint goin make you a target”- Kay2Wavey
Consisting of 5-Star, O’Nill & Nivek, Dezert Eez formed at Western Michigan University, and is now making waves in Detroit’s underground scene. Let them know what you think about Riot Gear via twitter @Dezert_Eez. Their project Magnificent Swords and Fly Jewelz will be released this fall. #itsstrictly
StarrZ does it again with his new freestyle over Drake’s 6 God. Baltimore stand up! He always brings the heat and never disappoints. Show him your twitter love @iamstarrz and tell him DropaJewel sent you. Go!
I told you to keep your eyes peeled. Brooklyn trio, Royal Clutch, has spent the last 2 years recording a project highlighting Brooklyn life for the African American male. You’ve seen em on this site before, and now they bring you the full project for the satisfaction of your eardrums on this here hump day. You’re welcome. Show your twitter love @RoyalClutchBK. Go!
New hip hop from West Philly! Sterling Duns is a well rounded musician and emcee who is not new to the Strictly Hip Hop audience. It’s always a pleasure to get new sounds from the brother. This joint ventures through some growing pains that we all can relate to. Shout outs to Aidan Un! Check out the new new, Do The Talking, and show your twitter love @SterlingDuns. Tell him DropaJewel sent you.
Run the Jewels has released “Run the Jewels 2″; the internet has been on fire… literally, according to twitter those who have downloaded the album on their cell or computer has an experience with spontaneous combustion. A total of eleven tracks this album is what Hip-Hop fans have been waiting for. Check out the album and let us know what your favorite tracks are:
Casey Veggies is currently in South Africa working on new music. Here is the third installment of “Swag Worth a Mil”. Let us know what you think about it on twitter: @HipHopStrictly
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The internet has been buzzing all weekend with new music. The producer, The Alchemist, birthday was yesterday; and as a surprise to everyone “Biology” a track that was previously unreleased has been given as a gift. Check it out:
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