Archive for October, 2008

Crash test bboy/bgirl battle.. for $10,000..

so much for the credit crunch!.. it doesnt exist in bboy circles.. (or cyphers!).. evidence of that can be found at who are promoting they’re up coming battle with the help of seattles ‘massive monkees’, as seen in this little vid.. any bboys up for the challenge should head on over to to register..



Rugby World Cup..

Starts on saturday in Australia.. now this topic is slightly to the left of the usual things we post on here, but the strictlykings fam are fierce Rugby League lovers.. and just want to wish the England side the very best out in Aus, and hopefully they’ll come back with the prize, the world cup.. anyone interested in watching any of the games can do so in the UK via Sky sports and the bbc, and if your reading this from a foreign field you can check here for all the TV stations in various countries showing these great games..

watch one game and you’ll be hoiked, i promise!..

DJ Dusk’s ‘ROOTDOWN’ Soundclash on DVD

At long last!.. DJ Dusks infamous rootdown soundclash has made its way onto DVD.. for many years an undeground phoenomena, the will it wont it debate on whether Dusks soundclash footage would ever make it onto a DVD release.. well prayers have been answered and it is now available to buy.. my copy landed on my doorstep yesterday morning, and so far im only one ‘clash’ deep.. and already its shaping up to be a slice of hip hop history!.. as the tag line on the cover says.. ‘History in the making – history in the presnt tense’.. For anyone who hasnt heard of the film, imagine Madlib, Cut Chemist, Exile, Ohno, thes One and Will.I.Am all battling it out with mpcs, grooveboxs, SP1200 and a stack of wax!!..

sadly DJ dusk has since passed away, but leaves behind a fitting legacy in the form of the seriously dope DVD.. a must for all beat heads and lovers of hip hop.. do not sleep on this. go and get a copy.. for all info on how to buy the dvd go check out the link below..

Click to Visit Soundclash Website and to Buy DVD

Below is also some spiel from the stones throw website about the content on the DVD.. and below that a trailer for the DVD

“Early in 2001 the Los Angeles club Root Down put on their first of a three part series called “Sound Clash,” organized & hosted by DJ Dusk. Based on the reggae sound system competitions, this was a hip-hop event – in this case featuring Madlib and Cut Chemist – going head to head, beat for beat for respect in front of a packed club.

Madlib was then unknown to many in the crowd, and Cut Chemist was at the height of his success with Jurassic 5. Each of the tracks had never been released. Each of the three rounds saw the excitement rise. The last round unleashed a partisan celebration from the captivated crowd.

Approximately a year later, the Root Down organized the round two, featuring Will.I.Am and Thes One. The drama and controversy of Round Two arose from the huge aesthetic differences on display between the “combatants.” The theatrics of the evening – clothes being taken off, ludicrous names and costumes – made the night a talking point in Los Angeles to this day. And Will.I.Am wasn’t a multi-platinum artist yet!

The last battle featured Oh No and Exile in 2003. With a relatively dignified display by the youngest pairing of the three, they closed the series with good music and much respect.

Mochilla’s Eric Coleman and B+ filmed all three events, but never had plans to release this as a DVD. However, since the tragic passing of DJ Dusk in 2006 they felt it was important to honor his legacy and share his gifts. This is for him, no edits, no overdubs, no interruptions… just raw hip-hop at its most exciting: vital and real. ”

Mr.Fresh Reviewed by Jon Kennedy..

Strictlykings Designer and beat maker mr.fresh gets the review treatment here courtesy of noted DJ and producer, Jon Kennedy..

click the link to read the review.. and to check out some of those Demo beats visit Mr.Fresh’s myspace page at

peace out to Jon kennedy and Mr.Fresh..

J – Rocc and Extra P..

Lifted this vid from the excellent website, a video clip of a recent LA party called the ‘Do-over’.. an 8 hour, weekly, free party in the LA sunshine.. J-Rocc of the beat junkies on turntable duties and the one and only large professor on the mic..


DJ Vadim – Get Well soon!

Over at strictlykings we recently found out the sad news that DJ Vadim had recently contracted a form of cancer of the eye, it seems vadim is now recouperating and doing well, but we at strictlykings just want to send a quick shout out to vads along witha  ‘Get well soon’ message from all here.. a great DJ whose always inspired and always looked to push the boundaries in the music he’s made.. Peace vadim..

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