[New Album Alert] Jay-Walk- Florida Hierarchy

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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

Kaydee-I Am LEGEND


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

[New Album Alert] Bronzon- Places We Go


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

New Music: Logic – Buried Alive.

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.

Video: Jay Electronica Releases Trailer For Upcoming Film “Into The Light”.

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.

New Music: Dj Premier x Royce 5’9 “Prhyme” Tracklist + Releases.

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.






Books of Ahktober [Strictly Salutes Mark Katz]



“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.


#R.I.P. Praverb


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

Bilderburgh feat. Crooked I- Written Agreement (prod. C-Lance)

New music fresh out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Bilderburgh is a five man collective consisting of blue collar workers and war vets, aka real people. You definitely have to respect the grind when it’s relate-able. Their debut album, Speak Easy, is due in early November; if you’re a fan of real hip hop, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming release. #ItsStrictly

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HIP-HOP NOW Podcast! Ep. 006

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Weekly update on all things Hip-Hop and my opinion on it. Word! NOW ON Stitcher Radio.  iTunes coming soon…

This week…Ghostface Killah sheds light on his next album “Supreme Clientele 2:Blue & Cream”, Big K.R.I.T. speaks on responding to Kendrick’s “Control” verse and Southern Rappers, and more. Subscribe via Stitcher Radio.


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WEAA Fall Membership Drive

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.

Termanology feat. Inspectah Deck, Chris Rivers & H Blanco- The War Begins (prod. Billy Loman)


What up good family! This is the first single off Termanology’s new album, Shut Up And Rap, which will be released on 12-9-14. Also, you can catch Termanology at A3C for the “Beantown Bullies” showcase on Friday 10/10 at Space2 (6-8:30pm) alongside Edo G, REKS and more. Show your twitter love @TermanologyST

E.M.S.(En Masse Sodality)- Primary Fabrics

E.M.S. (En Masse Sodality) is comprised of P$A (Primetime Silver Age), MAI and LG and their bond dates back to elementary school. The Jersey crew has been making moves as a unit since 2008, earning stripes, cultivating their following and steadily climbing the ranks the old-fashioned way—rocking shows! Keep your eyes peeled for their debut LP A.O.D. Vol. 1, (‘Age Of Discontent’), which will be released on 11-13-2014.

Show your twitter love @Yesitsems and keep it Strictly

[New Album Alert] Bullet Brak- Brocky Balboa

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Good Morning SHH family! We know you’ve been patiently waiting on the release of Bullet Brak’s new project Brocky Balboa. The wait is over!! From first listen, this joint is Strictly certified..a head banger from start to finish. I love a good conceptual project, and Bullet Brak delivers. Show your twitter love @BulletBrak and tell him Dropajewel sent you. #itsstrictly

#TuneIn 10-8-14

What up good people and happy hump day (woot woot). It’s time for another edition of Tune In, where the SHH team puts you d’ as to what we are currently listening to. Let us know what you think via twitter @HipHopStrictly



Artist: Logic

Track: Walk On By (prod. C-Sick)

Album: Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever

This is a throwback but C’mon son! The quickest way to get my head bopping is to sample some of my favorite ish’. Dionne Warwick’s Walk on By is classic. Logic ripped this joint! So glad he’s ‘reppin’ the great state of Maryland.



Artist: Pronoun

Track: Society (prod. A. Daase)

Album: Steve

I vibed with this song immediately.


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Artist: Big Sean

Track: 4th Quarter (prod. Key Wane)

Ever since he stepped on the scene, Big Sean has a work in progress. On this track though, it sounds like the work is almost complete. On beat that seems too dark for Sean, it feels like he found his stride. I don’t know if it’s his old girl or new girl fueling him, but I hope the album follows in the same steps.


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Artist: Rickie Jacobs

Track: My Generation (prod. Street Scott)

Album: Die Brilliant

I make no bones about Die Brilliant being one of my favorite Rickie Jacobs’ albums. Back in my days hosting Strictly Hip Hop, we used play this joint faithfully! If you know me, you know I love my local artist, and my local producers. Street Scott sampled one of my favorite joints of all time, Luchini, to create My Generation. I have so many great memories with this song and now it is truly a testament to my generation. R.I.P. to the Test Bin.