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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: 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: Notion's debut album 'Heart On My Sleeve' 🔊 ❤️

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❤️ 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Notion's debut album 'Heart On My Sleeve' 🔊 ❤️

You never forget your debut, and this project means the world to Notion. As the title suggests, "Heart On My Sleeve" is a deeply personal album, containing music he's worked on over his time in Canada and touching on subjects that he's never spoken on before. At times dark, introspective, reflective, emotional, positive, quietly confident and inspirational, "Heart On My Sleeve" has something all of us can relate to. Notion conveys his emotions in a way that not many other MCs are bold enough to put on display, and this admirable trait makes this project all the more important. Written and recorded through an often tumultuous time of his life, the record expresses the whole breadth of human emotions, while the soulful, boom bap vibe is a breath of fresh air in today's brash, disposable musical landscape.

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🙌 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Notion's debut album is on the way with "Holdin' Hands" 🔊🙌

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🙌 🔊 PRESS PLAY: Notion's debut album is on the way with "Holdin' Hands" 🔊🙌

Initially released in late 2015 as a teaser, lead single, "Holdin' Hands" grabs you as soon as the snare hits with its heart-wrenching sample and Notion's personal, introspective lyrics where he tracks his musical journey and professes his gratitude for his fam and his supporters. Crafted by production team DiazSima based out of Budapest, Hungary, the slick video - expertly shot + chopped by King Richard and tirelessly directed + produced by Andrew Cameron - sees Notion deliver his passionate lyrics alongside his brother Cee with support from the 701 Squad b-boy crew.

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