Craig Allen

American Hip-Hop recording artist, Strict-ly Shadow A/k/A Mr. Craig from Queens, N.Y. now residing in the “DMV” area has been compared to artists from Tupac to Lupe Fiasco. Straight flow, savvy entrepreneur, strong hustle, cool swagger and high energy is what Strict-ly Shadow brings to the table.  He eventually created a formula that seems to perfectly fit his persona. You can’t listen to his music without being affected by his brutal pain dealing with life’s ordeals, he has had to face and his all-around focusing subject matters about the contrast between the light in our lives and the darkness that sometimes eclipses it.

Strict-ly Shadow words are very strong and passionate, the vision and the pictures he creates is quite evident throughout all of his songs.   He has collaborated with a plethora of various artists on different projects.  He inked a publishing deal with Princess Blue publishing company.  And continues to put the pressure on the underground scene.

In 2012 Strict-ly Shadow proved himself a great performer, increasing his awareness dramatically with the release of his catchy hit single, “Penning Thoughts” Feat Ebony Burks a hit Single from his forthcoming album, W2-MW Welcome 2 My World due to drop late 2013, He has also released a single called My Everything, reaching his fans across the globe.

 Strict-ly Shadow already hit the clubs with his single “Baby I Got It” that can be found on D.J. green Money Talks mix-tape hosted by Coast2Coast Mixtapes.  With over 250+ installs of his  Strict-ly Shadow phone app from the U.S. to China, U.K.,  Japan and more, he has also managed to create his brainchild project, “The Penning Thoughts Movement.” An open social networking Diary site called “Penning Thoughts” where you can pen your thoughts, make friends, chat and create groups.

There is absolutely no limit to what Strict-ly Shadow wants to accomplish in his career from producing tracks to acting and performing.  Strict-ly Shadow’s determination, dedication and commitment will place him amongst the best of the most driven artists today.

Hear Craig's Music Here.