For this volume, we included one exclusive track from Cee & Bekah, featuring the homies from Melbourne, A-Diction, as well as a brand new, all French Craig Bruce interlude. As per usual, the cover was handpainted by the homie Glen, all additional artwork, mixing, mastering and engineering was handled to perfection by Notion, while I (Cee) blended the mix, and curated the song selection with my wifey Tiffany Alexis. So it really was a family affair. And it was the first time we'd completed a Valentine's Day Mixtape between Toronto and Montreal.
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Grab it free from The Movement Fam Bandcamp anyway; it's a really great collection of music, regardless of the theme. There's two exclusive cuts this year, both from Cee & Bekah. The first is 'Close To Mine', over Trey Songz' 'Wonder Woman', and the other joint is actually an unofficial remix of Tony Williams' single 'Dreaming Of Your Love' (remixed by Kiri Kanes), which Tony himself actually asked us to do. Tony is Kanye West's cousin by the way, so it was a big fuckin' deal to us back in the day.
The big homie Day Diz over at Moser Music Group just passed the word that they dropped a 2010 mixtape with all the joints that MMG released throughout the year, along with some bonuses. And of course, Diz threw in our collab joint, 'Gimme That', from 'The Soul Movement Volume 2' back in 2008, which still bangs. Cop this, and Merry Christmas! Download Moser Music Group - MMG Mixtape 2010
Thanks for all the support thus far. You can still cop the album free via Cee & Bekah's Bandcamp page and donate to Ovarian Cancer Research, but if you want to support us on iTunes we'd love that too.
The good folks at Freedom Clothing Collective asked us to rock at their Freedom Rent Party tonight, and we're vibed as hell!
Myself, Notion and Bekah will be rocking a 40 minute set introducing Canadians to The Fam, plus a bit of an acoustic interlude, so it should be a lot of fun. If you're in the area, we're on at 9pm so swing by! We'll have tshirts, tank tops and CDs for sale too.
Venue: The Piston Address: 937 Bloor St W, Toronto Time: Doors at 8pm Acts: The Movement Fam @ 9, Hellaluya @ 10, Light Work @ 11 Cover: $5 = all money goes to fund the non-profit Freedom Clothing Collective
See y'all there!
Aight, so we're a bit delayed on this one. But y'all can forgive us. We'd never been to anything like this before, and the shit is hard work. Seriously. Networking. Trying to talk to that producer/MC/DJ/industry dude without looking or sounding like a groupie or a new jack. Yelling over loud music all night. Up early and paying attention to panels all day. It's a full time job doing this shit. But we ain't complaining; both of these conferences were some of the most amazing experiences we've had thus far with music, and in 2011, we finna be rockin' shows there, beleeeeedat. We kicked off Atlanta by scoring tickets to the Drake show at the Fox Theatre. Bonus. Notion and I walked into a room full of people rapping every word to a Soulja Boy song. Oh-kay. Five minutes after we got in there, Drake started so it was perfect timing. Apparently Tyga opened, so we prolly didn't miss much. The crowd, mostly women and their generally less-than-enthusiastic partners, stood up pretty much the whole time and there was a lot of screaming. Drizzy did most of the joints I wanted to hear bar 'Say What's Real'. 'Forever' was dope; he even brought Young Jeezy and The-Dream out for their respective collaborations (I have no idea what they are), and the pyrotechnics for 'Fireworks' were awesome. Great show.
So A3C (it stands for All 3 Coasts, for those who ain't know. I didn't til recently) kicked off on Thursday at the Masquerade complex in East Atlanta. The venue was dope as it had about 5 stages with either performances, demonstrations or panels on at any given time, so there was never a moment of boredom. We finally got to meet a gang of folks we'd built with over the years but never met in person (as well as a bunch of folks we respect and have admired for years), including North Carolina producer S.T.T.R.E.S.S. (below with The Fam), Kevin Nottingham, Dasha, Hassahn, Emilio Rojas, Hezekiah, Donwill and Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Che Grand, Big Dho, Chaundon, J The S, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Z of DJ Booth.net, Crooked I, El Da Sensei, Illmaculate, Laws, The Bodega Brovas, Khrysis and a gang more.
Day 1 was the 9th Wonder interview by Dres The Beatnik, and included guests and collaborators Buckshot and Murs. It was an awesome insight into 9th's work ethic, inspirations and methods. The rest of the night included performances from Jamla artists like Skyzoo, The Away Team, Rapsody, Big Reemo, Murs and Jean Grae. And of course, DJ Evil Dee was on the mix (c'mon kick it!).
Day 2 was full of more shows and informative panels. The two main showcases we caught were Kevin Nottingham's and DJ Booth's. Kev's included dope sets from HiPNOTT Records artists like Jermside, Nobody Famous and the Hall of Justus cats headlined and tore it down (Rapper Big Pooh, Chaundon, Jozeemo and Joe Scudda). DJ Booth's showcase had sets from cats like J The S, Emilio Rojas, Cyhi The Prince, Laws, Exile and Crooked I. We ventured inside to catch Illmaculate's set, followed by Seattle native J. Pinder, both of whom murked it.
Nosh even caught Mr Douthit to get a quick photo and pass on a copy of his tribute mixtape to the man himself. And we also managed to chill with Crooked I for a while and explain our move to Canada from Australia to pursue our music, which he said he really respected and that we'll be successful with that sort of determination, belief and passion. That really meant a lot coming from him. Great dude.
Day 3 was just as hectic. More panels in the early afternoon and the weather was gorgeous. Atlanta turned it on for us, we were drinking beers in the sun; it felt like home. More networking and more shows, including Torae, Sha Stimuli, Lessondary Crew (Jermiside, Von Pea, Donwill and Che Grand), Reks and Statik Selektah, the big homies The Bodega Brovas (Traviii 7th, Keynote and Headkrack), Hezekiah and horn section 'Me So Horny' (who KILLED it), The Artifacts, Emilio Rojas, Camp Lo and Rhymefest. All up, it was an amazing festival and we'll be there next year for sure.
After a quick couple days in Toronto to do some laundry and re-pack, we were on the bus to New York City to catch CMJ (College Music Journal). Yet another amazing experience; though a little different than A3C in the sense that it was general music business across all genres rather than strictly Hip Hop. We chilled for a couple days to check out the city as it was VP's first time, but Notion and I caught the David Icke lecture on the Sunday before booking it to the Mayer Hawthorne show downtown at the Bowery Ballroom, missing half his set. We got to hang with the homie Cyclops too, which was dope.
CMJ started on the Tuesday, and it was full on. The panels went from 11am to 4.45pm every day, with only 15 minutes break between each one, where we had to fit in any quick chats to panelists and toilet breaks before heading to the next panel and trying to get there early to ensure a seat. It was like being back at Uni. But the information we gathered was absolutely incredible, and the people we met will definitely be either long term friends or business associates.
The first night we caught the New Zealand showcase at Le Poisson Rouge, where we saw awesome bands like Street Chant, Ruby Frost and Kids of 88, saw Blonde Summer over at Kenny's Castaway (where Bruce Springsteen apparently did his first ever gig), and then back to LPR for the Duck Down vs Blacksmith Showcase. It was Duck Down's 15 Year Anniversary so they went all out. The 16 year old in me lost my fucking shit when every Duck Down artist (with the exception of Louieville Sluggah pretty much) rocked the stage, performing classics like 'Le Fleh, Le Flah, Eshkoshka', 'Operation Lockdown', 'I Gotcha Opin' and more. Incredible. The newly signed Black Rob even came through to perform 'Whoa'. No words.
The Blacksmith kids killed it too. Jean Grae and Mela Machinko, Pharoahe Monch and Strong Arm Steady did an awesome job. We bailed after SAS so I'm not sure who else rocked, but it was an incredible night.
The rest of the week consisted of panels until Friday and shows every night. The soul showcase with Eric Roberson was amazing, the international showcase at 92Y Tribeca was really interesting, we even caught Aussies Paul Dempsey (from Something For Kate) and Angus & Julia Stone doing their thing. Israeli electro artist Onili was awesome, as was closing night with Foreign Exchange (who had Darien Brockington and Zo rocking with them all night, and they even brought out Rapper Big Pooh and Jesse Boykins III). Shouts to the big homie outta Jersey, Mike Philson, who we connected with. So after two weeks of shows every night and early mornings at panels, we're absolutely shambles. Now it's time to re-up, consolidate the networks and use the new info we learned. Until next year...
It's here! The first full length original project to be released from The Movement Fam has arrived in the form of Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Originals', the Soul Hop duo's debut compilation album consisting of all the original productions from their three volume 'The Soul Movement' mixtape series.
With every song expertly digitally mastered by Notion at Illnote studios, the music has been given a breath of fresh air and sounds totally different to how it sounded on the mixtapes.
Featuring production from the likes of Styalz Fuego, Revelino, Whisper, Da-Phai and Mack Sitty, internationals G.C. (USA), Laudzbeatz (Brazil), KrisblaiR (Canada), Beat Chemist (Canada), Fly Cobb (USA), and cuts from The Movement Fam's own Infinite Archetype (aka Iyae) and Notion's production debut on 'Get It Right'.
Guests include The Movement Fam's Tommy Gunnz and Notion, Canada's soulstress Jessica Kaya, Professor Digi aka KrisblaiR, and special collaborations with The Hall of Justus' Cesar Comanche and California's The Understudies crew (recorded in Oakland).
'The Soul Movement Originals' really encapsulates the unique soulful sound that Cee & Bekah have created since their first release in 2007, and is a brilliant summary of both their past and future.
You can download the album now from Cee & Bekah's Bandcamp page for only $8.99, and hit us up for hard copies (will be available on our merch page very soon)!
With over 100K downloads for their first episode, there's no doubt that the following eps will kill it too. The guys played the Cee & Bekah single, 'Ain't No Mountain', which features Notion, from 'The Soul Movement Originals' which drops September 11th, and 'Livin' This Life', which is another Cee & Bekah cut with Theology3.
And it's here! After around a year or so in the making, Notion has finally dropped his third solo mixtape, 'On The Corner of Notion & 9th: A Tribute To 9th Wonder'. This 18 track opus sees Notion flex his skills entirely over various 9th Wonder productions from throughout his career, and the chemistry is palpable. The tape is proudly presented by The Movement Fam, Kevin Nottingham.com, Hip Hop Update.com and Peoples Republic of Clothing - we can't thank y'all enough for all your help and support with this project.
Y'all would have caught the first two leaks from the project, 'Mastermind' and 'Honey' featuring Cee & Bekah, but y'all might also remember 'Don't Rush Me' from the HiPNOTT Records compilation in early 2009.
You can download Notion's 'On The Corner of Notion & 9th: A Tribute To 9th Wonder' FREE right now! Spread the word!
Make sure you grab the leak, and then hit up www.NotionBaby.com on Friday 20th August at either midnight East Coast USA time or 2pm Melbourne, Australia time to cop the full mixtape! Featuring collabs with Whisper, New Zealand's KB, Detect and The Movement Fam crew (Tommy Gunnz, Bekah, Cee, Theory and Micnificent), and every song is a 9th Wonder beat, in tribute to one of the greatest producers of our time.
It's finally here! Man, it's been a hectic ride. Not only are we all trying to organise moving our lives to another continent, but The Movement Fam are in the midst of dropping two projects in the next month, along with putting the launch gig/goodbye show together. Things is wild right now, however we can now confirm that Notion's third mixtape, 'On The Corner of Notion & 9th: A Tribute to 9th Wonder' will officially be released via The Movement Fam Records on Friday 20th August 2010!
We can now release the first leak from the tape, 'Mastermind', a headnodding 9th beat with Notion's heated delivery. Check it out, and stay tuned to Notion's Bandcamp at 2pm (AEST) on August 20 (midnight east coast US time) for the release of the tape!
While we're at it, here's the flyer for our goodbye party/double launch gig in Melbourne before we head off to Toronto on them one way tickets. It's the official launch of both Notion's 'On The Corner of Notion & 9th: A Tribute to 9th Wonder' mixtape and Cee & Bekah's debut album/compilation 'The Soul Movement Originals', and both Notion and Cee & Bekah will be doing an hour long set showcasing their new projects as well as covering their back catalogue.
Headlining the evening is fellow Soul Hop band You N Ur Music, a personal fave of ours and top blokes as well. Expect an especially scorching set. And opening the night is new comers Infinite & TruStylz, who are fresh faces in the scene that will definitely leave y'all vibed.