Yup! Happy Sunday!! Your man Kil does it again with a dope mixtape featuring the best of 1994. Show your twitter love @Kil889 and peep the site willmakebeatsforfood.com.
Battle rap is arguably a forgotten art of Hip Hop. Long gone are the days of watching street battles and beat boxing, but the art is reemerging. Thanks to the relentless MC’s who aren’t afraid to face their opponent and go toe to toe or word for word rather until one of them walks away as the victor, the brawn of hip hop is back.
Todays rappers often “BEEF” from the comfy cushion of spitting diss lyrics over a beat in the studio; but battle rap is bringing back the in your face brashness that hip hops been missing.
#URL “Ultimate Rap League” is The Worlds Largest Platform For MC Battle Culture. Baltimore’s Gladiator Tay Roc (@TheRealTayRoc) has fought his way up the ranks to prove himself as a Top Tier Opponent. URL’s @SMACKWHITE proclaims Roc as his “Number One Gunner” who “Always brings 110% to the ring”. Cited most for his Performance, Word Play, Aggression and Lyricism, Tay Roc is a force to be reckoned. However, the Baltimore native humbles himself with the slogan “Thats Light” exhibiting that his TKO punch lines are delivered with ease. Being a contender with numerous classic battles already under his belt, Queens rapper @DNAgtfoh is next on Roc’s list. Summer Madness 4 goes down at Irving Plaza New York , NY on Sunday September 28, 2014. With Baltimore on his back @TheRealTayRoc plans to bring home the win.
Tune into WEAA 88.9fm Tonite at Midnight! Tay Roc will be in the studio with the @HipHopStrictly Team!
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Strictly Promo with Tay Rock
Shout outs to my girl Autumn! It’s going down this Friday on Strictly Hip Hop WEAA 889.fm the voice of the community. Listen live online via Itsstrictly.com and Weaa.org Show your twitter love @HipHopStrictly @AyePlusAutumn @HunterisBizzy @ThomasJ_ #GO Listen live online via Itsstrictly.com and Weaa.org
Happy Hump Day (woot woot) and welcome to another edition of #TuneIn. Check out what the Strictly Hip Hop family is listening to. Let us know what you’re listening to via twitter @HipHopStrictly
Artist: J Live
Track: Eight Minutes
Album: Around the Sun
I REALLY hate when a dope project drops and no one puts me d. I’m a late bloomer to Around the Sun, but hey…better late than never? I’ve been bumping this all week, and suggest you get hip if you aren’t down already. “Eight Minutes” has an old school feel with a hint of complexity in the rhyme scheme. Still, it made me feel like I was at an ill *ss block party. Take a listen.
Track: Rewind That
Album: Nobody’s Smiling
This is probably my favorite track off of Common’s new album Nobody’s Smiling. I didn’t know his relationship with J Dilla was that deep. Cool track. Check it out.
Artist: Run the Jewels
Track: Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
Album: Adult Swim Singles/ Run the Jewels 2
I love the different sounds of Hip-Hop Production that I come across during the week. I really love it when I hear an unexpected beat with dope lyrics :) El-P + Killer Mike= Run the Jewels, has what I call “outside the box” production. The beat begins in a way you think you can predict, and then it flips in a way you never expected. “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” is another example of Run the Jewels having the sound that sets a high standard for good Hip-Hop. El-P and Killer Mike have great lyrical chemistry that does not disappoint. This track is featured on the Adult Swim Singles 2014 collection which they have 16 weeks which they feature 16 different tracks from various artists. It will also be on their upcoming album Run the Jewels 2. If you’re not familiar with Run the Jewels I suggest you listen to their first album to hear some good Hip-Hop.
Artist: Mick Jenkins
Track: The Water
Mixtape: The Water[s]
In a world where the creative energy of authentic hip hop performers is dwindling, Alabama-born, Chicago-raised rapper Mick Jenkins intricately eliminates his competition, literally and figuratively. Often times feeling like an ode to Kendrick Lamar’s staggering debut, The Water[s] delivers in some really great ways with the title track being a proponent of the project greatness. I’m not entirely sure if its the flow, the production or the lyrics that impress me more, but I am most certain that in a year or so, this Chicagoan will be having everyone “thank God for the waters…”
Aw yea! Strictly Hip Hop veteran, Kil, is hip hop to the core. Whether he’s mashing out on music of his own, kicking knowledge with The Writer’s Bench, or just keeping readers abreast of the new……its hip hop! This time he chopped up some of the best hip hop from 1995. Check it out! Show your twitter love @Kil889 and check out willmakebeatsforfood.com. Happy Sunday.
September 14th is the birthday of hip hop legend Nasir Jones!! It is also the birthday of the late great Amy Winehouse. Nas is one of my favorite rappers of all time, and is revered throughout the hip hop community. Happy Birthday from the Strictly Hip Hop family! Enjoy a track from Mr. Jones and Ms. Winehouse. R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
Happy Sunday! This joint danced through the email and caught my eye. Jack Chakrin is a 15 year old from Columbus,Ohio with a love for hip hop. I think Jack sounds really good and wanted to show him some encouragement. Show him some twitter love @wereunimportant and tell him DropaJewel sent you.
New music out of South California! Trizz is back with new music for you to vibe to on this good Sunday. LeatherFace EP is out now on itunes, as is his latest album Written In Smoke. Show your twitter love @Tr1zz and keep it Strictly. iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/leatherface-ep/id904989956
Happy Saturday. New music from the big homie Jamma Wun. Words Weapons, according to Jamma Wun,is all about the power in words used in hip hop music. Check it out!
New music from Signal! Love the cinematography and the beat is a head knocker. Keep your eyes peeled for the Bout to Blow EP available soon on itunes. Show your twitter love @signalofficial and keep it Strictly. Shout outs to the whole UK!
Damn, I didn’t realize today was September the 13th… Today we remember the life of hip hop legend/activist, Tupac Shakur. I won’t turn this into a history lesson, but sometimes we shout out the names of those whom we have lost… without speaking on the legacy they left behind. I can say for my age bracket, we appreciate not only the good music brother Tupac left us with, but the message and ideologies behind his words. This is one of my favorite Tupac joints. Check it out. R.I.P Tupac
AJ Suede is a producer/emcee from East Harlem, New York by way of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. I can’t lie, I was waiting for this project to drop. In my opinion, Aj Suede brings a refreshing sound to a new generation of hip hop; although,there is just enough ‘boom bap’ in the music to grap the eardrums of the ‘old school hip hoppers’. Show your twitter love @AjSuede and tell him DropaJewel sent you. Check out freemindscollective.com.
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Yasssss! It’s the return of the queen! Mc Lyte is back with new music from her first studio album in 11 years. For more info, go to mclyte.com . Enjoy.
What’s happening good people, and happy hump day (woot woot)! It’s another edition of #TuneIn, where some of the Strictly Hip Hop staff shares what they’ve been jamming to this week. Don’t forget to let us know what you are currently listening to via twitter @HipHopStrictly. Don’t forget, Friday is approaching fast, so check us out at midnight on WEAA 88.9fm. #Go
Artist: Dom Kennedy ft Nipsey Hustle
Album: Get Home Safely
“I’m all for the rappers that make relatable music. It’s not about lyrics or swag. It’s about relating to the average person. Dom Kennedy is that kind of dude. I like this track a lot because, everyone’s mother has said those words at some point in their upbringing… Please Make it Home Safe.”
Artist: Wave Chapelle
Album: CMG presents Chapter One
Track: Like Me
This track came out of left field for me. I hadn’t heard too much about Wave Chapelle, and I’m not a super CMG fan, but this joint goes. I feel like “wavy” is a new sub genre of hip hop. Very mellow.
Check out up and coming hip hop artist, College Cal, our In it To Win it artist of the week! The brother came through the station this past week and did his thing. Keep your eyes peeled for Freshman Orientation: The Wasteland coming soon. Show your twitter love @CollegeCal10 and keep it strictly.
If you missed Strictly this past Friday, you missed one helluva show. Thomas J’s question of the week was: Does Hip Hop have to be art? This opened all types of thoughts and ideologies about the culture. I’ve noticed that the art scene is booming among the new era of up and coming hip hop acts. With that in mind, one has to ask…What is the definition of art? What are the boundaries within said definition? I dropped by the station to kick it with the gang and share my thoughts, but what do you think? Stay tuned to Strictly Hip Hop every Friday night from midnight to 5am on WEAA 88.9fm. Weaa.org. #itsstrictly Follow us on twitter @hiphopstrictly @ThomasJ_ @FloridaGuam @Vegasworldinc @hunterisbizzy @dropaJewel Do it NOW!
Sleep maybe good for the body but right now I need ya to wake and listen to what this Baltimore native artist has to say. AL holds nothing back in latest sound “Don’t be dumb” shedding light on a lot of things that bother him in the tricky business that he’s emerged in. Today he provides a pretty nitty, clever visual for that. Summer Night available for DL here. Watch it below.
I ran across this joint just browsing the net. Very dope, I can’t front. Show your twitter love @MikePiffington @The1BobbyB @SkatterBrain860 #Itsstrictly
New music from your boy Varsay. “Sipp Sloww” is the first single coming off of the upcoming fall EP The Grand Flipp. Show your twitter love @grandflipp and sip slow. #Strictly
Hump Day, woot woot! We, the good folks at Strictly Hip Hop, wanted to share some good hump day tunes with you. Sure, you’ll catch us on twitter (@hiphopstrictly) asking “what are you listening to right now?” We all know that music can get you through a long day…even better, a long week. Check out what some of us are jamming to and share your tunes with us.
Artist(s): OutKast featuring Khujo and T-Mo
Hip-Hop is a universal language, no matter which region in America you may be from the message it conveys is powerful. “Mainstream” from Atlanta’s own OutKast is a thought provoking track that makes the listener take a look at their surroundings, family and even every day decisions one may face in life. Just like the chorus says: ” Think it is when it ain’t all peaches and cream…that’s why some are found floating in the main stream.”
Track: Holy Ghost
Artist: Young Jeezy
“I don’t know if it’s because this is the first time I’ve really liked a Jeezy album or this record is just hot to me. Regardless, this is what I’m listening to this week. The beat is nice and Jeezy’s lyrics are on point with the overall tone. Worked out to the whole album in the gym and this track had me in a zone. Word.”
Artist: Bas featuring J. Cole and K-Quick
Album: Revenge of the Dreamers
“Lit” highlights an essence of evolving rap cadences and real talk rapping as Abbas “Bas” Hamad, a standout among mentor J. Cole’s Dreamvilleclan, eloquently entices listeners in nostalgic gold and thought-inducing lyrical content. Opening rather strongly, Bas only makes way for J. Cole, in all his satire as he shines over the R&B-tinge backdrop sample from Miguel’s 2012 hit “Do You…” One of just a few bangers on the compilation album, “Lit” is a beacon of hope for underground hip hop with unusual creative ability to make versatile rap music.
Track: Feels Like (Love Love)
Artist: Rapsody ft. Common
Album: She got Game
“Feels Like” just made me feel like damn…I just started grooving out of nowhere. I think this joint was slept on, especially how she expressed her feelings without sounding slutty or corny. Plus, after another femcee (whom I wont name) currently gyrated her way into our eardrums and tv screens without provocation…I just needed some real hip hop.
#StayTuned to Strictly Hip Hop this Friday at midnight on WEAA 88.9fm with your man Thomas J and the gang! #itsstrictly #TuneIn
Kendrick Lamar Sued Over “Rigamortis”
Kanye took over the Rocky stage during the 2014 Budweiser Made in America Festival on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia tonight. As expected, his 2 hour set included plenty of time spent on rants, including a shot at his right hand man Virgil Abloh for not getting the lighting at the stage right. For the encore, he performed his Yeezus track ‘Blood On The Leaves’ for the second time before dropping the mic and waling off stage.