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🔌🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee and Po3 wrap up 2018 with some "Bad Habits" 🔊 💵

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🔌🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee and Po3 wrap up 2018 with some "Bad Habits" 🔊 💵

An album a decade in the making, Montreal-via-Melbourne's Cee and Oakland-via-New Mexico's Po3 have delivered a soulful, authentic, introspective and head noddin' project in "Bad Habits".

Conceived in 2008 in the Bay Area after a collaboration, work begun on the project in early 2015. What started as a collaborative EP quickly turned into a 15 track, full-length album as Cee and Po3's creative synergy blossomed.

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📱🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee drops FX-heavy visual for "Net Neutral" 🔊 💻

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📱🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee drops FX-heavy visual for "Net Neutral" 🔊 💻

Back in December, Cee dropped his 12th single of 2017, "Net Neutral". Once again helmed by Notion, soulful harmonies provided the backdrop for Cee's timely bars, touching on the recent Net Neutrality repeal, social media addiction and cryptocurrency, all contributing to an appropriate year-end wrap up.

Now Cee has teamed up with King Richard yet again for the FX and message-heavy visuals, shot in Montreal.

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🍺🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee gets dope and dank on the "Hazy" Remix 🔊 🍻

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🍺🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee gets dope and dank on the "Hazy" Remix 🔊 🍻

After a recent trip to Los Angeles where Cee finally connected with long-time internet homie Teo Hunter of LA-based craft beer experience entity Dope & DankTeo had the idea to do a remix to the craft beer-soaked "Hazy" to make it even more dope, and of course, dank. Teo brought in Fort Worth, Texas's J/o/e, a "Brewed Up" craft beer fan and MC, and even dropped a verse himself, to create a fun remix that turned the beer elements up further than any rap song since "BrewHeads".

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✊ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee delivers a visual for the politically charged "Yeah" 🔊 💪

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✊ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee delivers a visual for the politically charged "Yeah" 🔊 💪

As haunting and as intense as the song is, the video features The Movement Fam's official DJ Digital Junkie as the antagonist, playing the role so well that we were almost concerned. With vivid violent imagery mirroring that which society pits against specific communities, Cee and Notion find themselves prisoners in a dystopian future (or is it now?) in direct combat with their oppressor, ending in an ultimate victory for humanity, an echo of positivity in world that is otherwise headed for entropy.

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🔫 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee channels Halloween on "Kill 'Em" 🔊 🔪

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🔫 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee channels Halloween on "Kill 'Em" 🔊 🔪

The catchy vocal stabs are balanced by the dirty bassline as Cee effortlessly rides the beat, working the "I'll be" and "1, 2" vox into his verses. He confidently speaks on the position he feels he deserves in music, persistence, and the affect the death of his father has had on his life. As real and as poignant as ever while retaining that head nodding vibe, "Kill 'Em" comes in at exactly 2:00 so it's short and sweet, and it's exactly what you need in your life right now.

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🏃🔊 PRESS PLAY: Notion gets Hurt; Cee and Myer Clarity run it 🔊 🏃

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🏃🔊 PRESS PLAY: Notion gets Hurt; Cee and Myer Clarity run it 🔊 🏃

Once again helmed by King Richard with assistance from 9 Block Productions, "Hurt" follows the four MCs through a dusty Quebec summer, with Notion commandeering a beat up vehicle picking up hitchhiking rappers while they all speak their truth about the pain in their respective lives. Jonathan Emile's moving, reggae-infused hook paves the way for reality bars over Myer Clarity's sample-laden, boom bap production.

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☀️ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee gets a little Hazy this summer 🔊🌊

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☀️ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee gets a little Hazy this summer 🔊🌊

Summer in Canada is a time for celebration, and Cee teamed up with German super-producer Shuko for a soulful trap banger to soundtrack the hot months.

Shuko has worked with some of the biggest names in the game, including Omarion, Tyga, Bow Wow, T-Pain, Talib Kweli, Keith Murray and Vinnie Paz, so teaming up again was an honour for Cee. They first connected on "Where I Belong" from Cee's Top 10 album "This Is All I Know", and "Hazy" brings some of that soulful flavour with a modern vibe.

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🙏 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee connects with Oakland MC for collab LP 🔊🙏

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🙏 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee connects with Oakland MC for collab LP 🔊🙏

Produced by Po3 and Sophia Lucero, "What Do You Believe In?" preceeded the work on the album and is a fitting introduction to the forthcoming group effort. A rootsy guitar lick (courtesy of Noa Bourke) kicks off the track, leading to a sparse, earthy bass-fuelled hook with Po3's conscious chant, while the MCs - including Cee's brother Notion - trade introspective verses about the state of the world as they see it.

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❤️ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: FIRST EVER TMF VLOG! 🔊 ❤️

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❤️ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: FIRST EVER TMF VLOG! 🔊 ❤️

Last week on Friday April 28th, Notion released his debut album "Heart On My Sleeve" to the world, and to celebrate, we threw a party to end all parties. Well, even if the cops weren't called, it was still lit AF, as the kids say.

We connected with the guys at Laylow in Toronto, a Hip Hop-themed bar and nanobrewery to brew a beer - a super juicy, fruity North East IPA called "Hops On My Sleeve" - just for the event at their super dope spot, and we invited a guestlist of our favourite people in the industry in Toronto. In a first for TMFwe vlogged the whole thing. Check how it all went down below, and buy/stream the album!

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👑 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee lets 'em know it - double time 🔊👑

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👑 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee lets 'em know it - double time 🔊👑

The dichotomy of Cee rapping his bars to himself (double time = double Cee) expresses an inner desire to give himself a message of hope and persistence by painting a vivid picture of everything he has gone through to get to where he is. Cee as the stone statue slowly breaking the shackles of his confinement represent the MC and entrepreneur coming into his own as a man, cracking through the hard shell of obscurity into the limelight.

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🌙 🔊 PRESS PLAY: So good we had to do a Remix 🔊🌙

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🌙 🔊 PRESS PLAY: So good we had to do a Remix 🔊🌙

Cee drafted his brother Notion (MC/Producer/Engineer) and Singer/MC Natasha Marie alongside Emile, and the four artists combined their energies to give the cut a refresh for 2017. Cee goes in and delivers some new wisdom while Natasha channels a sultry Aaliyah on the hook, Emile carries smooth and conscious yet hard hitting bars with Notion wrapping things up with his signature flow switch-ups and wordplay.

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🙏 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee and Notion go their 'Separate Ways' 🔊🙏

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🙏 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Cee and Notion go their 'Separate Ways' 🔊🙏

The second track in his 2017 monthly series is "Separate Ways", both featuring and produced by his brother Notion. It's a return to their historical sound - a driving soulful head nodder, drenched in their signature honesty, passion and genuine aspiration for achievement. With a hook loosely inspired by Nirvana, the boys break down how they're moving away from any negative energy while truly embracing and manifesting their inevitable success.

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