Monday, 23 December 2013

Strictly Christmas 2013

Merry Muthafuckin' Christmas !

Yep, i'm pretty sure that at least some of you have noticed that it's that time of year again, 2013 has been one big fuck of a year, plenty of highs, but just as many lows.
But now is not the time for contemplating, now is the time for celebrating, so once again Strictly Business are here to supply the soundtrack to your festivities.
We didn't put up a Strictly Christmas 2012 last year, so to make up for it this year is double dope.
(Previous installments can be found here & here).
That means that this years selection comes in two parts, basically there are so many nice Christmas reggae tracks that they had to have their own part, so part one is stocking filled with funk, soul, hip hop, & a bit of jazz, part two is pure reggae/dancehall.
There are way too many tracks for me to do a proper writeup right now, i've been up for a stupidly long time & I still have to wrap a large amount of presents before I can sleep, so you're just gonna have to have some faith in the old Strictly crew this time around.
There are some absolutely awesome tunes here, along & a few that aren't so good, but should bring a smile to your faces, plus some festive dancehall violence.
So get some mince pie flavour blunt papers & some Advocaat, then crank these crackers up.

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Christmas 2013 pt1

Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Baby Washington - White Christmas
Binky Griptite & The Dee-Kays - Stone Soul Christmas
Brook Benton - Soul Santa
Count Sidney & His Dukes - Soul Christmas
De La Soul - Simply
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Jingle Bells
Funk Machine - Soul Santa
Gary Walker - Santa's Got A Brand New Bag
Houghas Sorowonko (Lead Vocal by Pee Pee Dynamite) - A Groovy Christmas & New Year
J Hines & The Boys - A Funky Xmas To You
Lou Rawls - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Mack Rice - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Milly & Silly - Gettin Down For Xmas
R.A. The Rugged Man & Mac Lethal - Crustified Christmas
Ric Flair & Chestwigz feat Rolf Harris, Louie Armstrong & Captain Party - Jingle Bells
Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby
Run DMC - Christmas Is
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Jingle Bells
The Harvey Averne Band - Let's Get It Together This Christmas
The Jive Turkeys - Get Down Santa
The Olympic Cyclone Band - Hark The Herald Angels Sing
The Rotary Connection - Silent Night Chant
Ugly Duckling - Last Minute Shopping

Strictly Business presents -
Strictly Christmas 2013 pt2

Admiral Bailey - Christmas Style
Barrington Levy & Jah Thomas - Christmas Comes Once A Year
Barry Brown - Christmas Christmas
Beenie Man - Christmas Murder (Fassy)
Bobo General - Christmas Daya
Bounty Killer - Miss Ivy Last Son
Busy Signal - Tell Santa Dis
Cocoa Tea - Christmas Is Coming
Dillinger - Hi Fashion Christmas
Elephant Man - Badman Holiday
Half Pint - Christmas Vibes
Horace Andy - Christmas Time
Icho Candy - Christmas Is A Rich Man's Treat
Jacob 'Killer' Miller & Ray I - Deck The Halls
Junior Reid - Rappa Pam Pam
Little John - Save A Little For Christmas
Little Kirk - Gee Whiz! (It's Christmas)
Lui Lepke - Christmas Season
Mavado Flexxx & Savage - Gully Christmas
Merciless - Christmas Warral
Pam Hall - Santa Down A Where
Ranking Ringo - Christmas Time
Scooby Doo - Christmas Time
Shorty The President - Christmas Fair
Sugar Minott - A Christmas Jamboree
Tony Matterhorn - Christmas In J.A
Trinity - All I Want For Christmas
Tristan Palmer - Christmas Jamboree
Vybz Kartel - Christmas King
Yellowman - Where Is Santa

Password - defandstupid

Peace & goodwill to all lovers of dope music.
(Unless you are a cunt) ;)

"He's Oh So Fat, But His Beard Is Still Clean"

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"

Monday, 14 October 2013

Strictly Paul C

Hello, good evening & welcome once again to Strictly Business.

Now as regular readers will know, here at Strictly Business we have a quality over quantity philosophy, so although we've been quiet for a while, what we have for you will more than make up for it.

Now, ask yourself a question.............

Who was Paul C ?

Well if you know the answer then continue reading, you will like this.

If you don't know the answer then fuck off somewhere else.

We are deadly serious, go do your research, buy some records, live your life.
When the time is right & you have correctly educated yourself, then you may return.

Basically, if you call yourself a hip hop fan, but you don't know Paul C, then you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself.

(For fucks sake, just for channel panning the dude deserves legendary status, but that's just the tiniest piece of the pie..........)

But whoever you are, and whatever type of hip hop you like, down the line you probably owe it to Paul C. And if you don't recognise the pioneers who created the music that you claim to love, then Flair will make a personal visit to piss in your Corn Flakes.

(And you fucking idiots need to stop referring to everything as "old school" when you have no fucking idea. "Sucker MCs" started the "new school" & most of you suckers weren't even born then. "old school" is not any old shit you remember from your youth you twats, I started listening to hip hop in 1984, so even I can't legitimately claim to be "old school".
So i'm saying now, if you are one of these people who refer to 90s rip off indie shit as "old school", please stop now you fucking nitwits. Paul C himself is an absolute legend, but even his era was "new school", so you have been warned, stop talking shit or face the wrath of Flair. Honestly, ifyouenevfucking-RAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH...... e.t.c.).

Aaaannnnnnnnddddd breath.

My rant may offend our milder followers, but that's the way it is.
The culture, timeline & figures of hip hop are more important that that cunt Jay-Z's latest shit LP.
Know your fucking history people, school yourself or I may get properly angry.

OK, that's that out of the way, down to business.

Now, little has been written about the man known as Paul C, the only piece to speak of was the article by Dave Tompkins in Big Daddy magazine (which you can read an edited version of here) back at the start of the millennium.
There are mentions of Paul on the net, but just fragmented pieces of history. Obviously the Wikipedia page is shit, and even finding a picture is difficult (as you can see by the lo fi shots here).

(However, just as I write this somebody has linked me to this, which should be a must see, although I haven't had time to check it yet, gigantic props to Pritt Kalsi).

And those pictures (on the back of Rakim/Stezo LPs) were where most of us first heard of Paul, and even back then we had already lost him. It was only upon further reflection that we realised that the same dude was responsible for so many booming tracks. Even later we realised he was one of the most influential musicians in hip hop's history.

As much as I would love to say that you are about to read the definitive piece on Paul C, that's not gonna happen from a weed addled reclusive hermit from out in the deep dark sticks of the UK, hopefully somebody a little closer to Queens will one day write a book about Paul & Studio 1212, but that's not me.

But, what your boy Flair can do, is use that O.C.D. shit to his advantage, and bring you the next best thing.

The Big Daddy piece finished with a Paul C discography, compiled by Mr Tompkins & Ivory from the P Brothers.
Unfortunately though, it was far from complete.
All the well known stuff was there, but there was a lot of incredible tracks missing.

See, Paul was highly prolific, as soon as he started working with hip hop artists he became addicted, and worked on a huge amount of tracks until the day of his untimely death.
And Paul worked in many different roles in the studio, yeah he produced & engineered, but for some other joints Paul's role was more subtle, somehow creating a sound just by his presence. (Ask Ced G).

But like I said, i'm not the one to be telling stories of Paul, Flair's here for another reason.

That reason would be to compile the nearest there is to a complete Paul McKasty discography.

Now you would think that with the technology available in 2013 that this would be a fairly simple task,
So I started with the Big Daddy article, then went from there. is sometimes helpful, but check out this list of names ->
"Paul C" McKasty, MCKasty, P.C. McKasty, Paul, Paul "C", Paul C., Paul C. 1212, Paul C. McKasty, Paul Cee, Paul McKastee, Paul McKasty, Paul-C, Paul-Cee..............

Confusing shit, plus sometimes his only credit would be "Paul", and then there's all the uncredited stuff............

So, after combining my own (herb dwindled) boom bap knowledge, referenced with whatever I could find online, what we have is the closest thing available to a complete Paul C discography.

But being Strictly Business we like to go one better.........

Now, i'm certainly not claiming that this is definitive, but it seems to be as close as anyone's got so far.
Look at this as a work in progress, anyone out there that can supply more info, please let me know & I will keep this post updated.

At the end of the day, what we have here is a selection of bonafide classics, obscure gems & curious oddities, all with one thing in common, the musical genius of Paul C McKasty.

Paul C Lives !

Strictly Paul C pt1

360° - Years To Build
Biz Markie - A Thing Named Kim
Biz Markie - Just A Friend
Black By Demand  - Can't Get Enough
Black By Demand - All Rappers Give Up
Black Rock & Ron - True Feelings (Paul C Hip Hop Remix)
Captain G Whiz - All The Way Live
Captain G Whiz - Go G Whiz
Captain G Whiz - It's Hyped
Casanova Fly - Casanova's Rap
Disco Twins & Starchild  - Do That Right
Disco Twins & Starchild - There It Is !
Doctor Freeze - I'm Too Much
Double Delight & DJ Slice Nice - Leave Me This Way
Double Delight & DJ Slice Nice - Party Jump
Eric B & Rakim - In The Ghetto
Eric B & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
Eric B & Rakim - Run For Cover
Freak L - Line For Line
Freak L - When The Pen Hits The Paper
Freddy B & The Mighty Mic Masters - (Triple M Is In Effect) We're Back Y'all
Freddy B & The Mighty Mic Masters - Coolin' On The Ave

Strictly Paul C pt2

G-Dane - Coolest Of The Cool
G-Dane - Puerto Rican Girl
Kev-E-Kev & AK-B - Keep On Doin'
Kev-E-Kev & AK-B - Listen To The Man
Kid Flash - Mind Your Business
Live N' Effect Posse - I'm A Soulman
Live N' Effect Posse - I'm Getting Physical
Live N' Effect Posse - We Got A Message In Our Music
Live N' Effect Posse - We Got To Get Paid
Main Source - Atom
Main Source - Think
Marauder & The Fury - Get Loose Mother Goose
Marauder & The Fury - Terminator
MC Outloud - Clean & Sober
MC Outloud - I'll Put A Hurten
MC Tatiana - Mission To Rock
Mikey D & The LA Posse - Bust A Rhyme Mike
Mikey D & The LA Posse - Comin' In The House
Mikey D & The LA Posse - Dawn
Mikey D & The LA Posse - I Get Rough
Mikey D & The LA Posse - My Telephone
Mikey D & The LA Posse - Out Of Control
Phase & Rhythm - Brainfood
Phase & Rhythm - Hyperactive

Strictly Paul C pt3

Princess Ivori - Boy What A Night
Princess Ivori - Crackpipe (Changed It All)
Queen Latifah feat Monie Love - Ladies First
Rappers On A Mission - S.O.L.O.
Simply Too Positive - Cooling One Day (Demo)
Simply Too Positive - International Arrival (Demo)
Simply Too Positive - Mind Over Matter (Demo)
Spicey Ham - Sex, Sex & More Sex
Spicey Ham - You Never Heard Of Me & I Never Heard Of You
Sport G & Mastermind - Live
Sport G & Mastermind - Louder
Stezo - Freak The Funk
Stezo - It's My Turn
Stezo - To The Max
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Get's No Deeper
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - I Gotta Good Thing (Remix)
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Romeo
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Super Casanova
The Heartbeat Brothers - Bring In The Bassline
The Heartbeat Brothers - Can We Do This
The Heartbeat Brothers - Time To Get Paid

Strictly Paul C pt4

The Mic Profesah - Bust The Format
The Mic Profesah - Cry Freedom
The Rangers - I'm Hot
The Rangers - Jack's On Crack
The Ultimate Choice - And I Love It
The Ultimate Choice - How I'm Livin'
The Ultimate Choice - Keep It On
The Ultimate Choice - Set It Off
The Ultimate Choice - You Can't Front (We Will Rock You)
Too Poetic - God Made Me Funky
Too Poetic - Poetical Terror
Trio Connection - Astoria Is In The House
Trio Connection - Got To Get Funky
Trio Connection - Lover Girl
Trio Connection - The Dope Beat
Trio Connection - The Duck
Ultramagnetic MCs - A Chorus Line
Ultramagnetic MCs - Give The Drummer Some
Ultramagnetic MCs - Moe Luv's Theme
Ultramagnetic MCs - Travelling At The Speed Of Thought
Ultramagnetic MCs - Watch Me Now

Password - defandstupid

Paul also did significant work on the following LPs -

Stezo - Crazy Noise

Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown

Black Rock & Ron - Stop The World

Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud - Girls I Got 'Em Locked

Biz Markie - Biz Never Sleeps

Mikey C & The LA Posse - Better Late Than Never

Paul's work with the Mandolindley Roadshow can be heard here & here.

Here is a list of the tracks we were unable to include -

360° - Pelon / The Producer Speaks

Queen Latifah - A King & Queen Creation

Two Shades Of Black - Surrender / Flaunt It

Princess Ivori - Q.I.E. (Get Down)

Almighty Marski - Leader of the Force

YSL & D Dubb - No Stoppin

Kid Flash - Havin' Fun

MC Tatiana - Back Up Jack

All The Way - She Dropped A Dime On Me

Double Dose - Envious

Trio Connection - It's A Hit

Trio Connection - Mystery Girl / Keep On Dancin'

If anyone out there can supply these for part 5 we would be eternally grateful, also needed are the infamous photo of Paul in a Stetson & the other tracks from the S.T.P. demo, Paul C to the organisms !

(And don't dare front if we missed something, or if a certain track wasn't decent enough quality, or if I stupidly happened to forget to flip the 360° joint (unless you are called 157). Flair happens to be in war mode son, and it won't take much to make me Hulk up. Just leave a polite comment & we can all get along happily).

Anyway, maybe the hardness of these joints got to me (maybe not the Black Rock & Ron remix though), maybe it's knowing that Paul's killer was never found, maybe it's because 1212 burned up (As much as I love Ultra, I also like the metal bands that played in the same building), maybe it's because it's dark & wet outside, maybe it's because "Coolin' On The Ave" sounds horrible on mp3, maybe it's because I couldn't find more Kid Flash joints, maybe it's because Paul's brother Tim ended up on Puff "Twat" Daddy tracks, maybe it's because Keith has used so many shit Bontempi beats, maybe it's my awareness of all the rumours related to Paul's killer, maybe a combination of all of these that has put me in the mood I am right now (battle head on)........

But all that shit needs to go out of the window because the last thing I want to do is let my mood disrespect Paul's memory, this is about the legend of one man in New York who did more for the music we love than most of us will ever understand. Thank you homeboy.

Rest in Peace Paul McKasty

And if you want to know more about Paul C, as I have said, here & here are good places to start.

Shouts to 157, Murmurdonz, The Def Offenders & the entire Strictly Biz famalam.

"A Fly Tramp, That's What She Called Me"

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Back In Business

We're doing it to ya once again.
Back with the boom baps, once again at the Silver Bullet - Finsbury Park, London.
With some names from Strictly Biz's past, present & future.
Lots of dope stuff once again, highlights will include the ever dependable Ivy Feed, Deceptakut & Sonny Delight all rocking the wheels of steel, Kissy K & DJ Snuff with the End Of The Weak MC challenge, Y-Etizm will be rocking the MPC for an entire set, Phoenix Da Icefire makes his triumphant return to Strictly Biz-O-Niz as Solar Black featuring Black Chronicle, then the cherry on the cake is the phenomenal Stig Of The Dump, who played with the SB crew way back.
Go look at the Facebook page for more details.
8pm til 3:30 am, so that over seven hours of listening/dancing/drinking/posing,
£5 after 9pm, free before 9, yes, FREE ! We like to give back/Each one - teach one/Treadmill.
We don't do this to make money, we do it because we love hip hop, and you will feel that vibe at our shows.
Hopefully it won't rain, because the roof is gonna get torn off once again.
Remember, the S to the B, Strictly Business at the Silver Bullet,
So, get yourself there on Friday the 30th of August & enjoy the beats, the booze, and um, the beats again.
Piss easy to find us, we're dead opposite the Finsbury Park tube.

That's my waffling anyway, here's the official word from Selector Squires. ->


"For all those Hip Hop fans that love the Boom Bap flavor, these shows are not to be missed!” (WORDPLAY MAGAZINE)


The Hip Hop Party That Galvanizes The Golden Era


2X EOW WORLD MC Challenge CHAMPION steps up to let us hear a few fresh/classic tracks and drop some freestyles for the Strictly Business family. Check out Stig's recently released compilation on Lewis Recordings 'Record 1'. Be quick to grab a copy of the limited run [only 300 made worldwide, w/ hand made covers] featuring the best of Stig Of The Dump's previous releases, featured for the first time on Vinyl.

The global Hip-Hop movement 'End Of The Weak' brings its MC Challenge to Strictly Business where 4 MCs will compete for a place in the UK final in September! Past champions have included Stig Of The Dump & Tenchoo. International competitors have included Immortal Technique & Pumpkinhead & loads more heavy hitters. This is NOT a battle, the MC challenge test all disciplines of the MC art-form from crowd interaction to wordplay, from cipher skills to freestyle, from slam acappella to flowing on varying rhythms, and from performance to originality.

Solar Black aka Phoenix Da Icefire showcases sounds from his soon to be released new album “Winged Scarabz”

Turntablist, Remixer, Mashup DJ - Brace yourself as the DMC female finalist brings us back to the beat BIGTIME.

2010 UK Dmc Supremacy Champion, 2011 UK Dmc Supremacy Runner Up, 2012 UK Dmc Supremacy Runner Up, I Dj for Rhyme Asylum and Phoenix Da Icefire

Super sounds from the master of the MPC....


Free before 9pm / £5.00 after.
08:00pm – 03:30am

Sail the sea of sound 7 days a week at The Silver Bullet
The Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
N4 2DH
Nearest tube: Finsbury Park (directly opposite station)

Happy Hour Drinks -> 6-8pm.
£2.50 cans of Red Stripe
£2.50 House Spirit & Mixer
£2.50 Small Glass of House Wine.


Shouts to the End Of The Weak crew, and as always Selector Squires.

"So Make Sure You Look Sharp Or Get Stabbed Up With My Point Of View"

Monday, 19 August 2013

Def Offenders - Coming Soon..............

Go here for tickets.

"Right, does that mean there will be noise or there won't be noise ?"

Monday, 17 June 2013

Strictly Hot

Hello people.
It's been a while since we've dropped a jew-ell on you, so to speak. In fact, this is the first shits of the year.
So, your boy Flair & the Strictly Business famalamadingdong are bringing to you another seasonal swagbag (not schwagbag).
As it's actually been a nice day it's about time we gave you a follow up to last years epic Strictly Summer.
As the (slightly shit) logo above says, this years shit is all about hotness, in fact, to quote Alan Partridge - "It's hotter than the sun", this is Strictly Hot.
And bloody well hot it is, a fine selection of tracks for your lugs, to pump at your swanky garden parties (or, like me - skanky yard parties).
This here selection is mainly reggae & assorted breaks, due to me not being able to think of many decent hip hop tracks with 'hot' in the title, in fact you might notice a few fillers, nevermind, there are some double dope joints here, and everything else is nice enough.
Some very interesting tracks I say I say, a few library & soundtrack bangers, a couple of rock tunes, lots of funk, plus the aforementioned reggae & hippity hop.
Plus a few silly ones.
If anyone out there can think of any good hip hop tracks with 'Hot' in the title, let us know and I will add them, but i'm fucked if I can think of any.
To be honest, i've smoked a bit too much and therefore can't really be bothered to do a proper write up, so instead here are some pretty black & white pictures for you to look at. (The Heatwave one is for my homeblud Skar).


Strictly Business presents
Strictly Hot

Part I

Alan Hawkshaw - Hot Pants
Barbara Moore - Hot Heels
Big Ella - Too Hot To Hold
Big Youth - Hot Cross Bun
Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants... I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming
Charlie Chaplin - We Hot
Daddy Freddy - Hot
Diamond D ft Sadat X & Stacy Epps - When Ur Hot Ur Hot
Eek-A-Mouse - Stadium Hot
Funkadelic - Red Hot Mama
Heatwave - Too Hot To Handle
I Roy - Hot Stuff
Jimmy Bo Horne - You Get Me Hot
Kay Gee The All - My Record Is Hot
King Everald - Hot Country Gal
Lee Mason - Hot Pants
Lord Sassafrass - Hot Spurs On The Ball
Papa San - When It Hot
Prince Mohammed - Some Like It Hot
Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers - Hot Barbeque
Ranking Joe - Hotter Claps Clap Well Hot
Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud - Come & Get Me While I'm Hot
The J.B's - Hot Pants Road
The Revolutionaries - Hot Steppers Dub
Welton Irie - Hotter Reggae Music

Part II

Badder Than Evil - Hot Wheels
B.E.B. - Hot Dog
Black Oak Arkansas - Hot & Nasty
Captain Sinbad - Hotter Reggae Music
De La Soul - Peas Porridge Hot
Early B - Hot Up Bout Ya
Foxy - Hot Number
General Echo - Hot Reggae Music
Grandmaster Hot Day - Hot Day Is Burning
Harrell & Sharron Lucky - Pease Porridge Hot
James Brown - Hot Pants
Johnny Dynell - Jam Hot
Junior Delgado & Hugh Brown - Hot Shot
Lee Perry - City Too Hot
MF Doom & MC Paul Barman - Hot Guacamole
Mighty Diamonds - Well Hot
Phillip Samuels - Hot Stick Version
Poets Of Rhythm - Hotpie's Popcorn, Pt.1
Ranking Ann - Hot!Hot!Hot!
Ranking Toyan - Hot Reggae Music
Rolling Stones - Hot Stuff
The Soul Lifters - Hot Funky & Sweaty
U Brown - Hotter Reggae Music
Wyze Mindz ft Savage Brothers - So Hott
Yellowman - Me Hot

Password - defandstupid

"Hot Stuff, Really Rough & Tough, That's No Bluff"

Monday, 13 May 2013

Strictly Skitz

 From a few months back, February to be exact.
 Headlining our [STRICTLY BUSINESS] shindig at the Silver Bullet we have the mighty Skitz & Profit.
 Just a taster of the vibes you can expect from our live shows.

Last weeks show was huge, so thanks to all involved.
More live dopeness coming soon from [STRICTLY BUSINESS].

Oh yeah, other stuff coming soon too, as soon as I get my thumb out my bum.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Strictly Silver Bullet

Party peopleeeeee, party peopleeeeee.
Once again the devestating crew known as [STRICTLY BUSINESS] are back on the scene with another one of our double dope jams.
We have another fine line up this time around, in fact, fuck that, fine is not the word.. Maybe superfine....... Yeah, that'll do.
I could run through the line up, but that might divert attentions away from our swanky flyer (above(obviously)).
However, Dookie Squad, Criminal Minds & UK legends Killa Instinct !!! The roof will be on fire.
(Notice to Finsbury Park Health & Safety : The roof will not literally be on fire).
Suffice to say, it's a quality line up, no dizout. You would be a ninny to miss out.

The venue is dead opposite the Finsbury Park tube, and it's only a bluey blud, in fact if you get there before 10pm it's totally free, lovely jubbly.
So do the right thing ! (Turn up at five past ten so we can get your quids).
Anyway, the Silver Bullet is a dope place with many tasty beverages, and if you happen to be a smoker you can still see the stage from outside, so you could puff away all night and not miss a thing (unless the paint fumes get you first).

The Facebook page with all the info you need is here.
Plus for a little tasty treat, go to the Strictly Business London Soundcloud page here,where you will find some sets from previous shows.

So, anyway, dope line up, dope venue, dope painters and dope music all night.

That's the Silver Bullet, Finsbury Park on the 10th of May.

Big shout out once again to Selector Squires for putting in mad work.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Strictly U.K.

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh.
Strictly Biz dun did it again.
We are back with our first live session of 2013.
Damn straight we put on some uberdope shows last year, but we might have slightly neglected the UK heads.
No more.
We have a super sweet line up for all you Brit boom bappers this time around.

Headlining we have a bit of a UK legend. It's the man Skitz with Profit.
When this boy hits the stage the place gets torn apart, plus this is the LP debut, so best believe this is gonna be mad large.
Then, from the (original) home of Strictly Business we have the fantastic Chrome & Illinspired.
These guys are East coast phenoms, dope rhymes & chunky beatage.
Also representing the East coast we have the mighty D.P.F.
Dude has been making his presence felt in a big way recently, taking out all suckers.
210 will also be in the house, and the whole event will be hosted by homeboy David J.
And last, but certainly not least, from the Strictly Business famalam we have my boys DJ EveR & Sonny Delight.
Plus the Read & Weep crew will be making thing look pretty.

Once again, this huge night will be at the Silver Bullet - Finsbury Park.
It's on Friday Feb 22nd, get your tickets here. Only £6 if you book in advance, you can't go wrong.

Go here for the event page on Facebook.
And while you're there, go here for the new [STRICTLY BUSINESS] page.

OK, now for a little taster of what to expect, here you can have a listen to our last two shows -

Lords Of The Underground -

Jeru The Damaja -

As i've said before, the venue is incredibly easy to find, it's directly opposite to Finsbury Park tube station.
It's a dope line up at a bargain price, don't be a sissy sucker, get your tickets now.

"Flip & Twist The Words Like My Lungs Are Double Jointed"