Monday, 19 November 2012

Strictly Damajing

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night and welcome back to Strictly Business.
It's that time again, Strictly Biz are putting on a show, oh yes we are.
This one is gonna be gigantic.
As you can see from our swanky flyer, we have the dirty rotten scoundrel himself, Jeru The Damaja.
It's on the 6th of December at our regular Finsbury Park venue - The Silver Bullet.
This one is going to be an almighty boom banger of a night without doubt.
Get your tickets here.

Here's all the info from Selector Squires -

The sun rises in Finsbury Park on the 6th December as The Silver Bullet sees [Strictly Business] set the stage. The Lords of the Underground packed out the 200 capacity venue in September and on the 6th December they have the dirty rotten scoundrel himself...Jeru The Damaja. Expect tickets to sell out as the hip-hop legend lands in the most intimate venue of his tour. This is no typical concert show; the Strictly Business crew bring the old school vibes back in a big way, allowing fans to get up close and personal with the good guys from the golden era whilst showcasing up and coming artists. There’s non-stop action from 7pm until 4am with over 5 other acts gracing the stage and live graffiti from the Read And Weap crew. Here’s a little more about what’s in store;

JERU THE DAMAJA - Brooklyn, NY – Gang Starr Foundation

Jeru the Damaja (born Jeru Davis) aka D. Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn where the everyday occurrences around him from an early age later became the source from which his rhymes flow. Jeru created and took on the persona of “the Damaja” (because he damages the mic) that is part conscious truth teller and part true to the streets Brooklyn hard rock. Jeru the Damaja hooked up with DJ Premiere and Guru, collectively known as Gangstarr, shortly after they moved to New York on the late 1980’s. Since his 1994 debut instant classic album The Sun Rises In The East, Jeru has continued to command respect from everyone with even a vague interest in hip hop - never compromising a shed of credibility in carving an 18 year career consisting of 5 top albums and regular incredible collaborations with Guru and DJ Premier.

PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE w/Black Chronicle & DJ Deceptakut

He tore the stage up with M9 back at Strictly Business #1, has recently worked with Chemo, Klashnekoff, Keith Murray, Dan Gough from Terra Firma to name a few. This boy is back and means business…

DJ DISTER - Berlin - Born 2 Roll [FULL AV SET]

His night Born2Roll has now invaded Berlin with that golden era hip-hop mentality and regularly hosts the cream of U.S rappers. Now this turntable wrecking, train-bombing beat junkie has come to London to remind you why you loved the boom bap in the first place. Expect a razor sharp mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, and Latin beats, from old to new.

GALAXY HIGH - Grand District

The Swedish born activist, artist & cultural ambassador Galaxy High will hit the stage to showcase his soon to be released EP Blast Ave which ft. Pete Rock, CL Smooth, DJ Premier & Gift of the Gab. Expect a unique blend of Jazz infused with African Rhythms & Senegambia sounds.

SONNY DELIGHT & DJ EveR - Strictly Biz Co-founders & Resident DJs

They'll be diggin deep into their 20-year collection to bring you the best strictly dusted classics & surprise instrumental business.

MUSKUT BEATS - Filth and flaunt / SK!NT

Hackney Based DJ/Producer Muskut Beats has supported Skinnyman, Dr Syntax, Stig of the Dump & Warrior Queen. He’ll hit the decks to bring you the best of best beats, rhymes & baselines all wrapped in a badass bow.

So, that's all you need to know.
It's gonna be an ultradope night, so don't miss out, get your tickets now.

"Super Scientifical Madness"

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Just a quickie people.
It's the halloween special of 'The Hip Hop Show' with the multitalented Vinnie Vagabond.
I haven't got the tracklist to hand, but expect spooky classics & unsigned East coast mania.
As always, Vinnie's show is every Wednesday on Regal Radio, always playing a fine selection.
You can grab the halloween special of the show here.
More on the radio tip soon from our supabad selector DJ Benz.
Keep it strict.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Cold Running It

It's not often your boy Flair puts his own joints up on this here blog, as you may or may not know I am an MC, as well as a (slack) DJ & (lazy) producer.
I prefer to keep my stuff deeply underground, but this particular track deserves an airing here.
A Strictly Business joint production, Sonny Delight on the beat, Professor Breakz on the cut and myself on the mic.
The beat was originally going to be a skit on a future Sonny D release, but I wasn't having it. It was far too dope for that, so after months of pushing & prodding my man finally extended the beat for me. Cheers buh.
So all was good, or so it seemed, problem was when it came to the cuts I failed badly, several times.
Then the mental fingered skills of Breakz came and saved the day.
See what you think.

Props to my talented crew, big things to come from Strictly Biz soon.
Watch this space.

"I Recite Concisely, Rock The Shit Nicely"

Friday, 2 November 2012

East Coast Rocks

Right now the Strictly Business crew have their dirty fingers in plenty o' pie.
Alongside all the other cool things going on, we have some dope new radio shows for your listening pleasure.
First off it's my man Vinnie Vagabond with the grandly titled 'Hip Hop Show' on Regal Radio.
You can catch him every Wednesday from 9-10pm.
Right here we have the wicked first show from 24/10/12.
The first half of the show is a splendid selection of classic UK tracks, the second half is rammed with quality local unsigned hip hop (including yours truly).

You can listen to the first half here -

And the second half here -

Or you can download both parts here.

If you have any requests, or are an unsigned UK hip hop artist & would like to request your stuff being played you can contact Vinnie at

Here's the playlist -

Part I
Hijack - Doomsday Of Rap .
Mad Doctor X - Deejays & Emcees (Remix).
Katch 22 - Lifestyles Of The Poor & Ruffneck.
London Posse - My Beatbox Reggae Style.
Shut Up and Dance- This Town Needs a Sheriff .
Asher D and Daddy Freddy- Raggamuffin Hip Hop.

Part II
Chrome and Ill Iinspired - UK Outro.
Soldjasouls - Big Kahunas.
The Phukkin' Kuntz - Fly Like a Parrot.
TSK & Oscar - Samuel L Jackson.
Laplucas - Fist For My Freedom.
Falcon Burnz & Melph - That's Entertainment.
Def Tex - Rock The Beat.
Vinnie Vagabond - The Hip Hop Show Jingle.
MonoXcyde - I'm MonoXcyde.

The first track on part II is particularly dope, crazy stuff from Norwich's finest. A kind of UK 'Jackin' For Beats'. Ferocious stuff.
That's it for now, more niceness soon right here.

"To All That's Earning & Sensi Burning"

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Strictly ???

Last time around I said that the next shit here would controversial, well it's definitely that.
In fact this here selection is nameless as the tracks speak for themselves, best kept on the down low (wink wink).
No wordy write up this time, no swanky pictures, just 30 tracks on a specific subject.
Of course I have to say, the views of the artists are not necessarily the views of Strictly Business (ahem).
Also some of the artists here are not necessarily endorsed (or even liked) by Strictly Business (I'm calling out The Game in particular).
Anyways, I needed to bump it up to 30 tracks, so fuck that, it's all Bisto blud.
That's it, I don't need to say any more, look at the bloodclaaart tracklist dunny !
Oh yeah, and if you bump this shit in your car, try not to get pulled, it won't do you any good, trust me.
Peace to my Antisocial homie Leo Slayer on this one. (And as always, my boy Friendly).
Next up, Strictly Business peeps on the radio.

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly ??? (The compilation with no name)

Brand Nubian - Black & Blue
Cypress Hill - Pigs
D.I.T.C. -  Da Enemy
Dead Prez - Cop Shot
Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Deep Cover
Ganxsta N.I.P. - Fuck Dem Cops!
Geto Boys - Crooked Officer
House Of Pain - Who's The Man
Ice Cube - U Ain't Gonna Take My Life
Ill Bill - How To Kill A Cop
Immortal Technique feat S.O.U.L. Purpose - The Other White Meat
J Dilla - Fuck The Police
KRS One - Sound Of Da Police
N.W.A. - Fuck Tha Police
N.W.A. - Sa Prize (Part 2)
OC - Constables
One Be Lo feat Mike Posner - The Pigs
Paris - Coffee, Donuts & Death
Pharoahe Monch - Clap (One Day)
Prince Paul feat Everlast - The Men In Blue
Public Enemy - 911 Is A Joke
Sabac Red feat Immortal Technique - Fight Until The End
Talib Kweli - The Proud
The Almighty R.S.O. - One In Tha Chamba
The Coup -  Pork & Beef
The Game - 911 Is A Joke (Cop Killa)
The Pharcyde - Officer
Tim Dog - If I Was A Cop
U.G.K. - Protect & Serve
Uno The Prophet - Officer Down

Password - defandstupid

"Listen Columbo"