"Something Inside" was yet again helmed by King Richard Bastarache, who took care of 5 of the 6 videos from the project (all except the "Spaceman" lyric video). Notion and brother Ceehijacked the Queen Of The World barber shop in Montreal, alongside one of the dopest barbers in the city, Dave "Harder" Dumay, for a trippy, FX-heavy visual for the soulful, hard-hitting single.
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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.
The first visual - and first single - from Cee's debut album 'This Is All I Know' is a dedication to the sustenance from the sky - 'Rainy Days'. The feelings of despair when the clouds turn grey can be overwhelming, but the fresh start given via the heavenly earth wash is what truly drives and inspires us. Produced by Sydney, Australia native P.R (Bone, Thugs N Harmony, Evidence, Blu, Onyx - and Notion's single 'Young & Crazy'), the tune features Montreal pioneer D-Shade (Shades Of Culture), and the chemistry between the two MCs is evident as they effortlessly trade verses across the soulful soundscape like they've known each other for years.
Due to the fantastic response from Cee's music video for 'Comin' Home', from 'The Indie Experiment Volume 1' project, The Movement Fam decided to completely remix and remaster the entire series and rerelease the three mixtapes with a new, bigger sound, thanks to Notion's amazing engineering work.
So on March 15th, 2011, myself (Cee), Notion and Bekah (as The Movement Fam at the time) filmed our first music video for the tune 'Ain't No Mountain', from Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Originals' album. After constant setbacks and delays, last year I managed to retrieve the footage from the cameraman, and this year I finally found an editor to put it all together for us. And even though this tune is from an older project and the video was delayed, the message and the song itself hasn't dated a bit. We feel it's only right that on the two year anniversary of shooting the video, we release it for y'all.
Here's the single from Ye and Jigga's collab project 'Watch The Throne'. I dig it. It's already spawned a gang of folks on Twitter taubout 'going ham', which is annoying as fuck but whatever. If this is what we should expect from the project, I'm vibed to hear the rest.
Shouts to Notion for sharing this video on Facebook today. This guy is really dope. Voice is incredible. Hats off to him for trying to get heard and seen in this crazy world, even after messing with drugs and the bottle. He seems like he'd have a great story, too.
So check this out and spread the word, someone needs to give this cat a chance.
This shit is gold. The homie Thrizz put me onto the first video (below) during a recent discussion about Arcade Fire. I decided to check out the rest of the videos from the Skills In Time folks and the shit is classic. I've been using them to prove to Canadians that myself and Notion aren't making up how us Aussies talk. All the stuff about shelfing, wristies, cunts and other assorted shenanigans are part of our culture, goddamnit. Go have yourself a giggle after the jump...
I think I mentioned recently the fact that I'm not one for taking the piss of Hip Hop. Usually it's corny and stupid as fuck, and it shits me. However, this lil joint, courtesy of misscoca, is classic.
Dude is hilariously awesome. Apparently the boss heard him rapping and told him he could make videos to promote the company. And now he's a mini internet celebrity. Bangskis.
The President of Russia.
Ergonomic desk chair.
Aight, so a nice lil bit of controversy for ya.
Check the above video for 'Talkin' 2 Myself' from Cinque, with Kobe on the hook. Sound familiar? A certain Mr Mathers used the exact same beat and hook for his most recent album, 'Recovery' (my fave song on the album). How did this happen? I have zero concrete facts, but as we all know, YouTube comments might as well be bond, so check the details...
"No money was ever asked from Cinque for the track, so that is not an issue. A batch of beats were sent to Cinque from Khalil through a mutual friend (No ID) as a favor and Cinque happened to use the track w/ no intention of marketing it or making profit from it, just to further build an online presence and work on a project. Yes Eminem paid for the rights, but that still does nothing to disprove Mr.Mathers used a recycled track that has been floating around for almost 2 yrs, lame."
"in Cinque's defense, he did not steal. The producer (Khalil) provided the track to Cinque himself a full year in advance through mutual connects in the industry. It would be the producer's and label's fault for not fact checking and looking into the record which was out on Youtube since April 5th, 2009."
"Everybody that knows nothing about the industry and how shit works, shut your cock holsters cause you're looking real stupid rite now!!! As far as legally, what can a lawyer prove about this situation except the facts that are already known? Cinque aquired the beat 1yr to 1 1/2yrs ago thru some of the peeps he knows in the industry, recorded a song and then shot a video!!! One year or so later, the same instrumental was sold to Eminem!!! How is that Cinques fault? Everybody S.T.F.U."
I have no words...
Video games are not only violent, they also cause violence. And self harm too, apparently. The fuck is wrong with kids these days?
Below is a classic with over 14 million views on Youtube.