Monday, 18 November 2013

Strictly Doobiest

On the 28th of November Strictly Biz are bringing you 90s Cali legends Funkdoobiest, who are now on their 20th anniversary tour, this is the first time that the Doobies have stepped on U.K. soil in 15 years.

Funkdoobiest have dropped some certified classics over the years, they were members of the Soul Assassins along with Cypress Hill & House Of Pain, and their first LP got mad play back in the early 90s.
(My copy was on cassette, but I later swapped it for vinyl with my man DJ Wrong Speed Hairy Palms).

Now 'The Porno King' Son Doobie (originally Sun Dubious fact fans) is returning to the UK with new crew members Juan Barajas & Brett Bouldin. Brett had a big part in developing Cypress Hill and he is the man that B-Real himself credits with teaching him to write in format (maybe i'll get him to have a word with Chestwigz & Rhymeswine). He wrote "Hand on the Pump" for Cypress and helped develop Son Doobie as an artist, and those credentials can obviously not be argued with.

Funkdoobiest have always been known to put on a dope live show & will undoubtably rock the spot, I saw them support Cypress in about 93/94 & they put on a quality show. Another lesser know factoid about the group is that they are named after a song B-Real wrote in 1991 called "The Funkdoobiest".
Expect classic joints like "Bow Wow Wow",  "Wopbabalubop", "The Funkiest", "Rock On", "Dedicated", & many more fat tracks.

Along with the Doobies, the Business have the finest line up of supporting acts yet, firstly we are incredibly happy to announce that the phenomenal U.K. legends Son Of Noise will be in the house, one of the greatest British hip hop crews of all time, with classic after classic, absolutely not to be missed.
Galaxy High make their return to the Silver Bullet with Incksalonious who will be representing Brooklyn, Savage Henry also makes his long awaited return to Strictly Biz & the incredibly nimble fingers of scratch genius Professor Breakz will be repping the Offenders, Fvnts & the whole East coast.

Then after the main show, the Strictly Business after party kicks in, where for the first time ever Strictly Business London, Strictly Business East Coast & Strictly Business Brighton will link up for 4 hours of the greatest beats known to mankind, On the wheels of steel will be Sonny Delight, Dirty Dent, Oliver Sudden and the double dope duo of Black Belt Jonez & Tyni.
You can keep up with Jonez & Tyni on Facebook here.

This really will be a night not to be missed, the Silver Bullet is a great venue, the sound system is dope & you get up close & personal with the artists.
The Silver Bullet has a 200 max capacity, it really is an intimate venue, most hip hop nights in London with artists of this calibre are in 600+ cap locations.
Strictly Business & the Silver Bullet are taking the performer off the pedestal and placing them up close and personal with their peers. Bringing the hip hop house party vibe to life.

The shows Strictly Business have been putting on have been getting hotter and hotter, and this event is definitely looking like the hottest yet.

So many incredible artists in one night, it really would be silly for you to miss out, so put the 28th of November in your diaries & get your tickets right now here.

The Silver Bullet is simple to find, 5 Station Place, dead opposite Finsbury Park Tube Station. It's a cool venue with a decent affordable range of tasty beverages and they love their hip hop, so you know that the party will be fully on.

So, don't miss out on the finest UK hip hop has to offer, Strictly Business continue to climb to ever higher heights, gigantic things are planned for 2014, keep 'em peeled.

Presented by the Silver Bullet & Strictly Business in association with Wordplay magazine, Grand District and Planet Rock Graphics.

See you on the 28th.

"Hey Peter, Peter, You Fat Pumpkin Eater"

Friday, 1 November 2013

Strictly Jane

The J to the A to the N to the E !

Welcome once again to Strictly Business.
You should all be glad that after my rather large rant on the Paul C thing I have returned to my usual peace loving self, so sorry to anybody who was offended by my borderline musical fascism, I just really really love hip hop & feel that it needs protecting. Anyway, i'm cool now.
Now, regular readers may remember a piece a few years back on a girl (or girls/e.t.c.) called Roxanne.
Well, that was a saga about a girl that went on & on & on, however within a couple of years it was all over & done with.
But this here saga has been going on for 20 odd years, (plus it may not be finished yet) and it's about a girl called Jane.

Now you may well have noticed our appreciation of EPMD here at Strictly Biz, obviously we weren't gonna name our crew after some wack shit now were we. (We had enough wack names in the past).
Erick & Parrish are without doubt one of hip hop's greatest groups of all time, and in your boy Flair's opinion, hip hop's most consistently dope album droppers, I defy anyone to find anybody with their first 5 LPs to be as strong as EPMD's. (Rakim, G Rap & Gangstarr are up there, but not 5 in a row, not even Public Enemy).

However, what we are presenting here is not a selection of EPMD's best tracks, rather a selection of some of their weirdest.
Far from being a seamless set of stories, what we get is the funky but heavily disjointed saga of the infamous Jane.

Things start out fairly straightforward, but rapidly decend into some bizarre stories about a familiar sounding girl (?) with ever freakier tendencies & an ever changing hairstyle that resembles popular R&B singers.
The P double E-MD & the Green Eyed (i'm not even saying it) Bandit get themselves into some wonky situations, although it does mainly seem to be their fault (bearing in mind that if I happen to see a local "Jane" I do a swifty runner), even after the first couple of tracks I would be very wary, but after she had returned from the dead I would be thafuckouttathere ! But even after that they didn't seem to learn their lesson,
But Erick & Parrish's ho woes are our entertainment, kinda like a hip hop Jeremy Kyle show.

I'm not gonna go into the specific details of each track, partly because you can do that for yourselves, but mainly because I can't be arsed.
Anyway, this exists as a Strictly Business quickie because it didn't require mad research/memory/tune hunting, expect more of these in the future along with the regular stuff.
Sorry to Drew & the Fat Lace crew for biting your pics, I did actually bite them from someone who had already bitten them from you, so I need shark teeth at the minute.

It's now been 5 years since we've heard anything from Jane, but i'm guessing that she's still out there & hopefully we will find out what the (probably wrinkled) girl has been up to.
Depending on how it goes for you, you might love each track, or you may find yourself somehow within the mind of MC Shan thinking "Jane - Stop This Crazy Thing".
Either way is good with me.
Like I said, this is not EPMD's finest by any means, but I think the shits is dope.
Anyway, nuff waffling, here it is.

Strictly Business Presents -
Strictly Jane

EPMD - Jane (1988)
EPMD - Jane II (1989)
EPMD - Jane 3 - (1990)
EPMD - Who Killed Jane (1992)
EPMD - Jane 5 (1997)
EPMD - Jane 6 (1999)
EPMD - Jane (2008)

Password - defandstupid

And while you're here -
London heads - put November the 28th in you diaries right now.
Strictly Business have another huge night of classic hip hop entertainment for you.
Details to follow soon........................

"Looked Her Up & Down, Said Hmmmmm, I'll Take Her"