Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rihanna speaks about the Domstic Violence

Many say....."She must've done something"....but does that matter?

Rihanna speaks out about her abusive relationship with Chris Brown..... how she tried to go back....but a part of herself could not allow that.

How could she show a young girl to go back to a man that could eventually kill her?
What do you think?

The Future of Hip Hop...AND THE FUTURE IS NOW!

Hip Hop got you down?
Has our beloved culture reached its peak?
Depends on who you ask...we bangin out over here shorty.
Check out Erykah Badu's Baby Father...
New Orleans own, Just Blaze and J-Dilla (R.I.P) cosigned...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oprah Winfrey & Tyler Perry present......PRECIOUS

Last Thursday evening Lionsgate held the premeire of "Precious," which was inspired by the novel "Push." The screening was incredible.

Precious portrayed an illiterate, sexually abused young woman with very low self -esteem. Because she received this treatment from both her mom and dad, Precious believed that she was a lost cause. After attending and alternative school and giving birth to her second child, Precious found that there were people in the world that loved and cared for her .......she found her reason to escape the abuse and PUSH!!

Many of us know someone like Precious, and many times being on the outside looking in we do not take time to assess another person's situation. Precious will be in theatres on November 6th. For anyone that has experienced anything in Precious's life........continue to PUSH!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Terra Cafe' in Baltimore

It's been said that Baltimore City is filled with crime, thieves and poverty.......the Terra Cafe' displays the exact opposite. Serving everything from Omlets to perfectly fried and battered fish.

In speaking with the owner, Terence Dickson I learned that great food and a warm environment was not all that they had to offer. Free WIFI internet connection, exemplary customer service, and occasional live music and open mic is also available.

Go down to the Terra Cafe' located at the corner of St.Paul and 25th streets in Baltimore. The business hours are Monday - Saturday from 9am-9pm. For more information call (410) 777-5277 and tell them that Tee from Strictly Hip Hop sent you.

Former Campaign Manager, ghost writer, and younger brother of well-known politician Lawrence Bell has finally written a book. Last night, Marshall Bell's book signing was a huge success at Baltimore's Terra Cafe.'

His new book entitled "The Darkest Secret" debuted in style with live music, great food, and a wealth of intelligence among black people. It was evident that this successful event was a group effort, as his Bell's mom sold the books, his older brother spoke, and he moved the crowd. While slogan of the event was "Networking With a Purpose," the purpose was clearly served as Bell sold and signed many copies of his book.

For more information about Marshall Bell and "The Darkest Secret" go to and search for Marshall C. Bell. SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


From Marcy Projects to Oprah's couch...


Ghostface switches it up for an entire album with a mixture of strictly hip hop and R&B...

Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Saturday, September 5, 2009

BLUEPRINT III...Is it hot though?

Shawn Carter returns. Download Here to see what he's offering.

What do you think?

50 Buggin Out and Ahk approves...

50 Cent-"Flight 187"

Ahk gives the thumbs up to this new 50, and he's not alone...over 200,000 views within 24 hours of it being posted. Damn.

Saturday, August 29, 2009



Friday, August 14, 2009

Michael Vic

If you haven't heard, the infamous Michael Vick has just announced his signing to the Philadelphia Eagles. While many people criticize the Eagles about the decision that they have made, the Eagles players are very supportive the teams decision.

I'm not an Eagles fan, but for the record, I hope Vick takes the eagles to the Super Bowl. That would shut a lot of people up!

The Ecstatic Tour & other tours

Mos Def , Talib Kweli, and Jay Electronica will be in town on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. If you are a Mos Def fan, he will be gettin' it in with throwbacks and new hits on "The Ecstatic Tour!

D.C. lookout .......Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go" and other special guests will be representing DC on Saturday, August 22, 2009. Check your local newspaper for more details.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx was so hot on the 2009 BET Awards that you don't want to miss him for the Blame It Tour in September! Jamie Foxx will be at the Merriweather Post Pavillion on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Tickets are on sale as of today, August 14, 2009.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kanye Did Not Say He Was "The New King of Pop"

Wendy Williams recently spread a nasty rumor about Kanyeezy, and though he does not do press, he had to defend himself. According to Wendy Williams Kanye' said "you know everyone loves Michael, but times have changed. It's so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I'm willing to take that on." Now I know that Yeezy is known for having a big ego, but I don't think that he would've said this. Wendy Williams is an example of why many celebrities don't do press and hate bloggers. Here on we don't do rumors.

Anyhow Kanye defended himself by saying,"It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something wack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that, a human being with feeling and a family . I don't talk to press or do promotions of any sort. Fame is like cigarettes with no surgeon general warning. It destroys most people as it did to the truly and only King of Pop."

Student Pays Over $600,000 for Illegal Downloads

To all of y'all that love Limewire and Kazaa and haven't bought a CD in years..............beware of the consequences. Law officials are cracking down on illegal downloading.

A Boston University graduate student pleaded guilty to illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs online, before a federal jury. The student was ordered to pay $675,000 to four record labels. Another young adult was also sentenced. Twenty-five year old Joel Tenenbaum of Providence, R.I. was ordered to pay $22,500 for each incident of copyright infringement.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Derrick Mason decides to "stick it out"

After weeks of contemplating about retirement, the Baltimore raven's Derrick Mason has decided to "stick it out." Recent reports confirm that there was no contract extension or monetary talk involved. Derrick disclosed in an interview this morning, that this ordeal was not a ploy, it was about family based decisions. Whether or not this is true, I am not in a position to decide, but Mason has joined his team for today's practice. Mason's not going least until next season.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nicki Minaj......Should Lil Kim be proud

Drake's Record Deal Details

Apparently Drake is coming into the game demanding respect. According to the LA Times Drake has just signed a sweet deal. He has reported received a $2 million advance. In addition, he willmaintain publishing writes to his music, while only providing a distribution fee of 25% to the record label(s). Most artists bid exactly the opposite, Drake is a business man. What a deal!!!

A New Jersey Woman Bakes Her Way Out of Foreclosure

With half of the population drowning in debt due to our present recession, others are utilizing their talents to keep their heads above water. After 20 years of living in her New Jersey home, 55 year-old Angela Logan could have lost her home any day, and was desperate to prevent foreclosure. Like many Americans Logan lost her job and was unable to maintain her mortgage.

Initially Logan, her fiance and three sons exhausted their funds in effort to keep her afloat. Logan refused to to give up, and suddenly the idea of selling an apple cake that her grandmother taught her to make years ago surfaced. If she could only sell 100 of these organic apple cakes for $40, she could keep her home.

Beginning with family, friends, and neighbors Logan quickly established plenty of clientele, and business was booming. Before she knew it,she had 500 orders and was overwhelmed with the success of her business. She was able to keep her home, and selling these Mortgage Apple Cakes have become a career for her. Tap into your talent and become an entrepreneur in these economic times.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baltimore's Annual International Festival

Baltimore City's International Festival is being held Saturday and Sunday at Poly/Western high school. Along with celebrating the city's cultural diversity and encouraging unity in the community, this years event features the Mayor's Cup soccer tournament and International BBQ Fest.

- Courtesy of Brian Krista, B

Wyclef Jean .......Gangsta Grillz?????

Have you ever imagined the two getting together?????
Wyclef is aiming to tighten up his fan base. In doing so, he is teaming up with mjixtape king DJ Drama to introduce Wyclef Gangsta Grillz. Can you imagine Wyclef say "Better keep dat over der, betta keep dat over der," like Wayne? What a surprise. Be on the lookout for unreleased clips!!!


Conscious Rappers are getting more recognition these days ........... Common has been selected to replace Michael Franti at the Waterlust Festival in Lake Takoe, California. Apparently Franti had emergency surgery on his appendix last week and will be unable to make it to this festival on July 31, 2009.

The Legendary Big Pun in Theatres

Mark Your Calendars!!! September 15, 2009 is the is the release date of the Christopher Rios Documentary will include unseen concert footage and flattering words and interviews with various artists including DMX, The D-O-G-G (Snoop Dogg), Jim Jones and others. So, of you haven't had the opportunity to familiarize yourself with Pun prior to his tragic heart attack in February 7, 2000, here's your chance. Of coarse your girl Tee will see the movie before it hits theatres. Are you going to see the documentary? Do you think that you know all there is to know
about Big Pun and his legacy.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Welcome !!!!!

Welcome to my blog, where we will keep is strictly about the "latest in hip hop happening and other news that affects our culture." As I deliver my news weekly, this site will enable you to follow the stories that were mentioned in my news and have been updated. If there any events taking place Baltimore or the DMV area, you will know about it. When hot new mainstream or independent artists touch down, tune in to be enlightened about their craft. Here on, I keep it "Strictly" will see!