Ahhh yeah. The homie Clarity just dropped his brand new EP 'Good Days, Bad Days' and the project features 'Dreams', with Cee, the fam Tragic (of Philly Moves) with cuts from Uncle Fester (of The Extremities). Check it out!
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We hope 2014 was as fantastic for you guys as it was for us. And if it wasn't for y'all - from the bloggers and media showing love online, in print and on TV; to the radio and club DJs supporting our music, helping it chart and spreading the word arond the globe; to our artist homies who rolled with us on tour and schooled us proper; to the promoters who believed in us and put us on the huge shows continually; to the supporters who copped the music, merch and tickets - none of this would have been possible. So we'd truly like to thank you all - your love and support for our dreams mean more than you could possibly know.
One of the highlights of 2014 for The Fam was headlining the All Canadian Port Hope Jazz Festival at the tail end of the summer. On September 6th, Cee, Notion and Digital Junkie were blessed with the opportunity to rock for the entire Saturday night in a large tent in the park. An hour outside of Toronto, Port Hope is a small town with a huge appetite for music - and a three hour headlining set from a couple of rappers from Australia was most definitely something the townsfolk don't get to see too often.
This Episode 22 features Notion as the Emcee Of The Week, ready to drop another album after his already acclaimed "Pride on My Cufflinks" records. Show some love to the man on twitter (www.twitter.com/notionbaby) and on his website (www.notionbaby.com).
Some stupid shit we did back in 2009.
Notion has been a busy man in 2014 - dropping videos for singles 'Young & Crazy' and 'Lift Up (Remix)', and featuring in the visual for Cee & Dr. MaD's 'Another Day' (original and the Fresh Kils Remix); mixing, mastering and featuring on Cee's internationally charting debut album 'This Is All I Know'; hitting up three Canadian tours (The Golden Tour with Relic, Ghettosocks & Fresh Kils; The Palmer Squares debut Canadian Tour; The Bodega Brovas debut Canadian Tour); and opening for heavy hitters like Jeru Tha Damaja, Hilltop Hoods and Black Milk. However, he's been relatively quiet on the new music tip since dropping his debut EP 'Pride On My Cufflinks' back in December 2013.
Throughout most of 2014, Notion probably seemed a little quieter than usual - but in fact, the reality is quite to the contrary. He kicked off the year with his video for 'Young & Crazy', the first single from his seminal debut EP 'Pride On My Cufflinks'; he featured on the visual for Cee & Dr. MaD's 'Another Day' (the recently released Fresh Kils remix as well); he dropped features for numerous artists, including Melbourne's Justified, iLLvibe, The Movement Fam and of course, TMF's Cee; he completely remixed and remastered the Deluxe Edition of Cee & Dr. MaD's 'Steps To The Peak' EP; he completed three Canadian tours with the likes of Ghettosocks, Relic, Fresh Kils, The Palmer Squares and The Bodega Brovas; he made his Canadian television debut last weekend on V-MIX on OMNI; but most recently he's been living in the studio preparing his acoustic EP with guitarist Derek Kelly and his debut LP, 'Heart On My Sleeve Music'.
In case y'all missed these... Notion & Derek Kelly - R.I.S.E. Performance, Toronto, September 8th 2014
For those who've been following The Fam recently, Cee teamed up with US based craft beer merch brand BrewHeads to create not only a dope track and music video (which launches Tuesday August 26th), but this awesome limited edition collaboration pack! The black and gold box set contains: -BrewHeads Bière Sommelier Glass with 22k Gold Print -100% Made in the USA Snapback -Digital Download of the "BrewHeads" Track -Of course a ton of goodies (stickers, coasters, etc)
St-Ambroise x 9Block Productions x The Movement Fam Present the premiere of the world's first craft beer rap song - "BrewHeads"! Come down to the gorgeous terrasse by the Lachine Canal on Friday August 22nd from 7pm until 11pm - we'll be screening the video for the FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC! It won't be available online until Tuesday August 26th so this will be something special!
Now although a song and video like this is big enough news in itself, what truly makes this special is that Phil and Cee have created a super limited edition merch collab which will be available via the BrewHeads website for preorder* starting today, Thursday August 14th! The black and gold box set contains a gorgeous BrewHeads Bière Sommelier Glass with 22 carat gold print; a custom 100% made in the USA snapback, complete with hop print under the brim and gold-stitched barley on the flip side; and, of course, a digital download of the track (the first 10 preorders come with a physical copy of Cee's album "This Is All I Know", while the second 10 come with Cee & Dr. MaD's "Steps To The Peak" Deluxe Edition EP).
So to give y'all a little something to tide you guys over until the next major release, our good friends and partners over at 9Block Productions put this gem of a video together to the soundtrack of Cee's remix of The XX's 'Intro' from his mixtape 'The Indie Experiment Volume 1'. The footage was shot from the East Coast of Newfoundland to the West Coast of British Columbia, while it also captures some of the best views in the world, stretching more than 7,000 miles (>11,000 km) from the Nepalese Himalayas to the coasts of Maui.
We've also been going heavy booking the cross-Canada 'Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour' with The Bodega Brovas this summer - and our IndieGoGo campaign is in full effect! Much respect to everyone who contributed financially, blogged about it or shared it on social media. It all has truly helped and we're well on our way. We've got two weeks left 'til it wraps - we really want to keep the momentum going so by letting your people know, y'all are making our next step as independent musicians a reality. <3