Kendrick Lamar preps us all for his return to the throne, stimulating our minds giving us a break from the regular,everyday hip hop record. Presenting to us the visual for the globally loved record “i”.
Decoding his concepts & though process throughout creating his “Stairwell to Heaven” project. Ok-tho.com and Brandnew-hiphop.com (France)
team up with Greenspan to present Stairway Sundays. An in-depth look into Greenspan’s music and the inspiration for each song on album, “Stairway To Heaven.” If you’re not too familiar with this guy, get there incredible artist, with a great story & captivating way of telling it. Painting lyrical pictures. Watch above.
Stairway To Heaven available now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sta…
Reincarnating that “Golden Era” feel Pete Rock hops back on the two things he was destined for, turntables putting together a killer mix of Nas records for the anniversary of Illmatic. This will also serve as a soundtrack for the biography film of the same name. Listen below.
Street art from East Timor
I thought this was pretty dope…check it out
Tony Millions is an up and coming rapper originally from Ohio, but he grew up in Detroit. Clear the Room is a song from his latest release Colorless EP. The four track EP was entirely produced by the upcoming Barbados native, Luke Bonds. Show your twitter love @TonySixZeros and keep it #Strictly.
New music from your boy Rob Twizz! This time he teams up with XXL Freshman Mickey Facts to bring you a single off of his upcoming EP Monday Night Raw dropping soon. Check it out.
Whats good hip hop lovers? It’s your girl DropaJewel, checking in to discuss the love for the underground hip hop circuit, if such a thing exist. I read an article yesterday on hip hop artist being signed to major labels, but portraying the “unsigned/underground” persona. Amazing read! Shouts out to djbooth.net for that one! In any event, it had me thinking…Do some of us really embrace the underground community just because it isn’t mainstream?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a fan of the commercial music being played on most churban radio stations, but to play devil’s advocate I’m not a huge fan of what a lot of these blogs are pushing out either. So where does one go from there?
To know me is to understand that I am an underground music junkie, hints my involvement with Strictly Hip Hop since 2008 (pops collar). This institution holds the responsibility of putting you down with the GOOD hip hop..the b sides…the underground..the mainstream, for the past 24 years. Boom! With that being said, know that we try our best to give you just that..The Real.
In any event, do check out the djBooth article and listen to us every Friday night at midnight on WEAA 88.9fm, The Voice of the Community.
Sorry I’m late, as this was a joint dropped on Halloween…but better late than never, right? Bubba Slush is wavy with a good mellow feel, perfect for a Saturday ride. Show some twitter love @00xDoma & @ygaddie. #ItsStrictly
Danny Chung wrote a song about you…yeah, you. The Philly rapper goes in with a song about excess. Somehow I know we all can relate. Let him know your thoughts @theDannyChung and keep it Strictly.
New visuals from your boy Comrade! Keep your eyes peeled as you never know where he’ll pop up next. Show your twitter love @comrademusic and keep it Strictly. This joint bumps.
New visuals from your boy Jay Wyse! The Baltimore emcee has been bringing you heat with his “Wyse Wednesdays” segments throughout the past few months. Youngin is the second single from his Choose Wysely EP released earlier this year. Every time he drops something, I can always see his range and his growth. Check this joint out, a story we all know too well in these mean streets. Shout outs to Anthony Kelly for shooting and directing the video. As always, show your twitter love @Jay_Wyse and @MoeMarllyTV. #itsStrictly
“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
Originally posted on AllHipHop:
(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: