Saturday, 26 May 2012

Strictly Business London

June the 3rd - bank holiday Sunday.
The Strictly Business crew take over the Silver Bullet - N4 2DH.
As the flyer says, 11 hours of non stop hip hop.
Lots of dope acts as you can see.
Plus DJ sets from the Strictly Biz DJs.
Some of the Strictly Business MCs will be present as well, so we'll have to see what we can kick off.......

As well as all of that niceness, the day is also a vinyl exchange, so bring your records & do the thing !
Me & Sonny Delight are gonna take a bag full, plus plenty other vinyl dealers will be in the house.
The whole day is gonna be double def, trust us.

The Silver Bullet is opposite Finsbury Park tube, & if you turn up before 6pm you get in totally free, a winner i'm sure you'll agree.

More details here.

The wicked Obba Supa will be in the house - Check him out.

Big respect to Hayley & Sonny D on the organisational tip.
If you're in London then you have no excuse, plus out of towners will be glad they made the journey.
Be there or be a sissy sucker - Strictly Business !

"I'm Hyper Than Pinocchio's Nose"

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Strictly Gems pt I

Righty ho, this is part I of Strictly Gems, another fat Strictly Business compilation, this time it's all about gems, from the well known to the obscure, best believe that every track is straight up dope.

Some of these are your boy Flair's all time favourite shits, so be prepared for stupid def disabled goodness.

Highlights include -
Captain Rock with the super duper 'Bongo Beat', regular readers will already know how much I love the Captain & his Cosmic Crew. This track is as dope as they come, git widdit.
The Cold Crush Brothers with the amazing B side 'Heartbreakers Party', this is a hard track, superb stuff.
'B-Boy Style' from the DBL Crew is very nice, always loving the rhymes on this one.
The Geto Boys make an appearance with the fonky 'Trigga Happy Niggy', Classic ignunt stuff, Willie D robs the same mother fuckers 4 or 5 times. Word.

Headnodding shit with 'Seconds of A Dope Rhyme' by Intellectuals Of Rhyme, nice beats & as they say - dope rhymes.
An absolute club banger - Most Wanted with 'Calm Down', lovely stuff indeed, dope usage of the Commodores' 'Assembley Line' break.
Pretty much everything that the Skinny Boys did was mad nice, so you can't go wrong with the uptempo 'Get Pepped'.

'You Gotta Come Out Fresh' by Supreme Force is as classic as it gets, everything about it is just dope.
The incredible TDS Mob make their first Strictly Gems appearance with the awesome 'TDS Scratch Reaction', years ahead of their time with this track.
Finally, from the amazing Tuff Crew we have Von Love with the gigantic 'Momentary Lapse Of Reason', ridiculously nice rhymes over a beat based on (& sampling) Cerrone's 'Rocket In The Pocket'. Certified def.


Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Gems pt I

2 Live Crew - 2 Live Is What We Are...
Audio Two - When Milk Is On The Mic
Boogie Boys - U Ain't Fresh
Captain Rock - Bongo Beat
Chill Rob G - Ride The Rhythm
Cold Crush Brothers - Heartbreakers Party
DBL Crew - B-Boy Style
Diamond Shell - Make 'Em Say Huh
D-Nice - Call Me D-Nice
Freddy B & The Mighty Mic Masters - It's The Hip Hop
Geto Boys - Trigga Happy Nigga
Intellectuals Of Rhyme - Seconds Of A Dope Rhyme
Jungle Brothers - J.Beez Comin' Through
Kev E Kev & Ak B - Keep On Doin'
Levi 167 - The Other Side
MC Player - Heavy Metal Mic Maniac
MC Shy D - Atlanta That's Where I Stay
MCs Of Rap - Domination
Most Wanted - Calm Down
Raheem - The Vigilante
Scientific I & Grand Wizard Deadly T - Mathematics
Skinny Boys - Get Pepped
Steve D - Destroyer
Supreme Force - You Gotta Come Out Fresh
TDS Mob - TDS Scratch Reaction
The Terminators - Polo
Ultramagnetic MCs - A Chorus Line
UTFO - I'm The Master
Von Love - Momentary Lapse Of Reason

"A Mic From Radio Shack - You're Smoking Crack"