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'Pride On My Cufflinks' is a milestone in the now 30 year old MC's career. The EP showcases both Notion's lyrical prowess and his production skills, all the while soaking up his rollercoaster ride experience of leaving his life in Australia and moving to Canada to pursue his music. The often dark yet sparse soundscapes make way for his potent, thought provoking narratives, garnished with equal parts optimism and concern for the future. Production comes courtesy of the USA's Remot (Kidz In The Hall, K-Os), Hungary's Diaz & Sima, Sydney's P.R and of course, Notion handles the vast majority of the work. The guestlist is as international as Notion himself; Ohio's Copywrite, Southern California's Gravity Christ, Australia's NeeQ, Toronto's iLLvibe and B3auu, the legendary DJ Grouch, and Notion's older brother Cee. This project is the perfect appetizer before Notion drops his debut LP, 'Heart On My Sleeve Music', in summer 2014.
"The Movement Fam's Notion (Toronto) and Cee (Montreal) teamed with Heavy Aux Records' Toronto native iLLvibe for a fresh, fun summer jam over one of Notion's productions; as the tangible chemistry between the three MCs became more evident, what began as a simple collaboration had now spawned something much larger and more exciting.
The video is here! The first track from the ongoing collaborative EP #Life, #RoadTrippin, dropped today. iLLvibe x Notion x Cee. Cop the audio free at www.hashtaglife.ca.
Toronto native iLLvibe has just released his latest LP, In The Streets Of iLLydelfia, for free, no less. The dude is a talented MC, with a great ear for production, bringing a solid album of Hip Hop Soul with a Toronto feel but a worldwide mindstate. Head over and grab the album, definitely highly recommended from The Fam. From iLLvibe:
10 years after I began releasing music, I figure.. maybe it's time I let you in. This album is me. In music. In this past year I had the priveledge of travelling to many beautiful places & have become inspired at a higher level then ever before. These songs were written & recorded throughout 2010, here in Toronto & overseas on tour. This is where I live, in a place where Hip Hop still feels good and the city is alive. So, Good People... ... Welcome To The Streets Of iLLydelfya. Download iLLvibe - In The Streets Of iLLydelfia