{New Ish} Eze Jackson- L.I.V.E.N.O.W

New ish from Baltimore emcee, Eze Jackson! Live Now is an acronym for Love Is Victorious Everyday No Other Way. I love the positive vibe of this joint! I just so happened to see Eze rip a cypher last week and it was dopeness. Support Baltimore artist and show your twitter love @ezewriter. Go cop that Live Now on bandcamp, very solid project. #itsstrictly


{New Ish} Devine Carama- 10 Blog Commandments

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Yeeeahhhh!!! Need I break out the slow clap for this one?! Devine Carama spits his guide to the internet indie rap game on 10 Blog Commandments. We here at Strictly Hip Hop aren’t that hard on our web submissions though, you must remember…We’ve been rocking the airwaves of Morgan State University for almost 25 years! With that being said, we DO get a lot of unmixed music, garbage, or dirty music not suitable for airplay and xyz. The blog game is a whole nother chapter! I salute this brother as this track was inspired by the late great hip hop proprietor Patrick McNease aka Praverb The Wyse. He was always showing love and was willing to give up and coming artist valuable feedback and information. R.I.P. Praverb. In any event, I think Devine Carama is spot on with this track! 10 Blog Commandments is true and honest. Show your twitter love @DevineCarama and keep your eyes peeled for more great music from this cat in 2015.

Cop his Believing In Forever (Album) – https://devinecarama.bandcamp.com/album/believing-in-forever-album

{New Ish} Dj Cashis Kay Presents- The Book of Nasir Chapter 1

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NC’s own DJ Cashis Kay and NYC’s Streetwear Brand 2520 team up to bring you The Book Of Nasir Chapter 1.

The Book Of Nasir Chapter 1 brings you some of Nas’ classics, unreleased tracks and some hidden gems perfectly blended over some favorite industry beats. As always, show your twitter love @2520nyc and @djcashiskay. Check out the link below.
The Book Of Nasir (Mixtape) – Listen | Audiomack

{New Ish} Jared Xavier- Weather the Storm (prod. Luke White)

New visuals from your boy Jared Xavier with Luke White on the beat! Weather the Storm is a single off his sophomore mixtape Now or Never mixtape due today on datpiff and soundcloud. The video was directed by Omar Jones, and is surely a head banger. Show your twitter love @guyswank @jaredxavier @lukewhite9 and peep the site Jaredx.com. #itsstrictly

{Album Review: PRhyme} Courtesy of Kil

My man Kil is hands down a forerunner in the literary side of the hip hop game. Whether he’s producing, writing, making tapes or just kicking knowledge, it’s always a pleasure to get his insight on all things hip hop. I’ve been a fan of his site willmakebeatsforfood.com for quite sometime. This time he chops it up on Royce and DJ Premier’s co op project PRhyme. Check out the link below and show your twitter love @Kil889. #itsStrictly



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Nas Produced Hip Hop Documentary “Fresh Dressed” To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) The 2015 Sundance Film Festival will get a taste of Hip Hop thanks to the Nas-produced, Sacha Jenkins-directed documentary Fresh Dressed. The film covers the history of Hip Hop fashion and culture.

[ALSO READ: The Filmmakers Of Nas: Time is Illmatic Speak On New Documentary]

Fashion industry insiders like Kanye West, Andre Leon Tally, Riccardo Tischi, Dapper Dan, Karl Kani, Dame Dash, and Thurston Howell III make appearances in the movie. According to Jenkins, the doc presents a narrative that “begins with slavery and ends with what is being rocked today–and what the social implications attached to it all are.”

Fresh Dressed was produced by Mass Appeal in conjunction with CNN. The film will be released in 2015 and air on CNN.

Other featured documentaries scheduled to debut at Sundance include The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Director: Stanley Nelson), In Football We Trust (Directors: Tony Vainuku &…

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{New Ish} Bonnie Hill ft. Elliterate- Cruise Control

Happy Hump day! New music fresh out of California with Bonnie Hill featuring Elliterate. The two sing/rhyme over an old Kendrick classic. I love this video! Black Budget is the crew they rep. It’s an artist collective consisting of various singers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and graphic artists based out of LA. For more of their music check out the site BlackBudgetMusic.com and soundcloud.com/BlackBudgetMusic. #ItsStrictly #R.I.P. Aaliyah

{New Album Alert} Bink Baghdad- Shaghdad


Your boy Bink is back with his latest ep, Shaghdad. This young brother is always consistent, always making moves, and always putting on for the city of Baltimore. Go ahead and check out his latest visual Madison, and start your week off right, cop that Shaghdad here https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/bink-baghdad-shaghdad-ep . Show your twitter love @BinkBaghdad

{New Album Alert} Rome Cee- Glimpse EP


Happy Sunday! New music from Baltimore’s own Rome Cee. Throughout my plight in the underground hip hop scene, I’ve come across a slew of dope emcees and Rome Cee is one of the best. I’ve seen this cat rock many cyphers and shows. His projects are always solid, and I think listeners will really enjoy his new EP Gimpse. Check it out for yourself here http://www.audiomack.com/album/rome-cee/glimpse-ep

Show your twitter love @Romecee and check out the site Romecee.com. #itsstrictly

5 Grand- When the World Turns Blue (prod. Duke of Madface Productions)

New visuals from your man 5Grand. When The World Turns Blue speaks on the injustice we’ve seen all throughout the country. May hip hop always be a voice to the voiceless. Shouts out to the whole Madface productions!!

Download the Single here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/when-world-turns-blue-single/id912992893

Show your twitter love @5grandlife  @dukeofMFP and of course the site lifeizgrand.com #Go