Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Movement Fam's Best of 2008

Alrighty...seeing as it's the last day of 2008, what better time to post a Best of 2008 list from each member of The Movement Fam and contributor to the blog than today?

Notion

Top 10 Albums of the Year
Raheem DeVaughn – Love Behind The Melody
Bliss n Eso – Flying Colours
Elzhi – The Preface
Black Milk - Tronic
Cee & Bekah - The Soul Movement Vol. 2 (Mixtape)
The Game - LAX
Pez – In My Own Mind
Nas - Untitled
Lil Wayne - The Carter 3
Drake – The Comeback Season (Mixtape)

**Special Mentions:
Rick Ross - Trilla

The Game - LAX

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Elzhi ft. Royce Da 5'9" - Motown 25
Black Milk - Long Story Short
The Game feat Lil Wayne - My Life
Little Brother - Sirens
The Roots – Rising Down ft. Mos Def & Styles P
Drake – Barry Bonds Freestyle (Comeback Season Mixtape)
Nas - Make The World Go Round ft. Chris Brown & The Game
9th Wonder & Buckshot – Man Listen (Cause Ummm)
Emilio Rojas – Young Fresh & Fly
Bliss n Eso - Zion Bash

**Special Mentions:
Robyn Thicke ft. Lil' Wayne - Tie My Hands
Busta Rhymes – Arab Money

Worst Album of the Year
C.R.A.C. Knuckles – The Piece Talks

Worst Song of the Year
T.I. – Whatever You Like

Hottest Broad of the Year
K. D. Aubert

K. D. Aubert

Stupidest Thing of the Year
McCain running against Obama… No chance.. BOOM!

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
http://www.kevinnottingham.com of course!

**Special Mentions: www.theaudacityofdope.com

Dopest Artist of the Year
Drake

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Lil' Wayne

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
Kanye West & his 808’s & Heartbreak

Artist to Look Out For in 2009
Drake

Dopest Beat of 2008
Long Story Short (produced by Black Milk)

Producer of the Year
Black Milk

Black Milk - Tronic

Bekah

Top 10 Albums of the Year
The Game - LAX
Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
Robin Thicke - Something Else
Nas - Untitled
Lil' Wayne - The Carter 3
Colbie Caillat - Coco
Kardinal - Not For Sale
The Presets - Apocalypso

Robin Thicke - Something Else

Top 10 Songs of the Year
The Game feat Lil' Wayne - My Life
T.I. feat Rihanna - Live Your Life
Black Milk - Long Story Short
Drake - Brand New
Robin Thicke - Magic/Dreamworld
Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak/Heartless
Janelle Monae - Many Moons
Butterfly - Jason Mraz
Colbie Caillat - Oxygen/The Little Things
Kardinal - Due Me A Favour

*Special mentions:
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Neyo – Closer

Worst Song of the Year
That's Not My Name - Ting Tings

Hottest Dude of the Year
Sakis Rouvas

Sakis Rouvas

Stupidest Thing of the Year
George Bush getting shoes thrown at him in Iraq - LOL

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
http://www.kevinnottingham.com

Dopest Artist of the Year
Kanye

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Lil' Wayne - LOVE him

Artist to Look Out For in 2009
Umm Hello - Cee and Bekah :)

Dopest Beat of 2008
Long Story Short (produced by Black Milk)

Producer of the Year
Kanye West - Great Album!

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Infinite Archetype

Top 10 Albums of the Year
Blue Sky Black Death - Late Night Cinema
Elzhi - The Preface
Black Milk - Tronic
EMC - The Show
Murs - Murs for President
Buckshot & 9th Wonder - The Formula
Buff1 - There's Only One
Danny! - And I Love H.E.R.
DL Incognito - A Moment Captured in Time
Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto

EMC - The Show

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Black Milk - Long Story Short
EMC - EMC "What It Stand For"
Elzhi - Motown 25 (feat. Royce Da 5'9")
Buckshot and 9th Wonder - No Future
88 Keys - Handcuff 'Em
Common - Make My Day (feat. Cee-Lo)
Q-Tip - Official
Josh Martinez - Underground Pop (feat. Moka Only & Scratch Bastid)
Jedi Mind Tricks - Death Messiah
Blue Sky Black Death - The Era When We Sang

Worst Album of the Year
Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreaks (I'm sure there's worse out there this year, but if there is, I haven't heard it. Sorry Cee, we still cool right?! hah)

Worst Song of the Year
I'm not exposed to much outside of what I choose to listen to. My radio is never on and I don't watch TV. So its gotta be:
Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak/Heartless

Hottest Broad of the Year
Jessica Alba (and it will be next year too)

Jessica Alba

Stupidest Thing of the Year
The McCain camps pick of Sarah Palin. Dumbest move for them. But good for the Democrats.

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
I second http://www.kevinnottingham.com cos I don't ever go on blogs and I got some free music from there. I like free music.

Dopest Artist of the Year
Elzhi (Coz no-one, and I mean no-one, can mess with his flow. Dude has it sussed.)

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Murs (I would go on to say Most consistent Artist of the Decade. Highly Underrated.)

Murs - Murs For President

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
Kanye. Sorry. And this is coming from a long-time Kanye Fanboy.

Dopest Beat of 2008
Blue Sky Black Death - The Era When We Sang. Beautiful. Just Beautiful. There isn't one better.

Producer of the Year
Blue Sky Black Death (But there's two dudes. So guess it's producers?)

Blue Sky Black Death - Late Night Cinema

Marc


Top 10 Albums of the Year
Nas - Untitled
Elzhi - The Preface
Cyne - Pretty Dark Things & Starship Utopia (technically 2 albums but released in the same year...should have been a double album!)
EMC - The Show
Devin The Dude - Landing Gear
Q-Tip - The Renaissance
Immortal Technique - The Third World
Black Milk - Tronic
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part 1

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Just one!
Elzhi - Talking in My Sleep
Conceptual Dopeness!

Elzhi - The Preface

Worst Album of the Year
Common - Universal Mind Control

Worst Song of the Year
Common - Sex 4 Suga

Hottest Broad of the Year
Emmanuelle Chriqui (From 'Entourage' and 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan')

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Stupidest Thing of the Year
Eastlink

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
http://speakerb0x.blogspot.com/

Dopest Artist of the Year
Elzhi

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Black Milk

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
Common.....Please leave the rap game, and your acting is shithouse!

Common - Universal Mind Control

Artist to look out for in 2009
Torae

Producer of the Year
Black Milk

Dopest Beat of 2008
All of Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

Cee

Top 10 Albums of the Year
The Game - LAX
Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless
Freddy - Mes Couleurs
Black Milk - Tronic
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
Robin Thicke - Something Else
Nas - Untitled
Lil' Wayne - The Carter 3
Colbie Caillat - CoCo

Special Mentions:
Immortal Technique - The 3rd World
The Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind
Jamie Lidell - Jim
Adele - 19

Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless

Top 10 Songs of the Year
The Game feat Lil' Wayne - My Life (hook of the year for sure!)
Jazmine Sullivan - One Night Stand
Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears
Black Milk - Long Story Short
Drake - Brand New
Robin Thicke - Magic
Robin Thicke - Dreamworld
Kanye West - Welcome To Heartbreak/Heartless
Janelle Monae - Many Moons
Butterfly - Jason Mraz

Worst Album of the Year
C.R.A.C. Knuckles - The Piece Talks

Worst Song of the Year
That's Not My Name - Ting Tings

Hottest Broad of the Year
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

Stupidest Thing of the Year
George Bush getting shoes thrown at him in Iraq - classic!

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
http://www.kevinnottingham.com of course!

Special mention: http://www.wydublog.com

Dopest Artist of the Year
Drake - only released a few mixtapes in '08 but they had major rotation with me.

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Lil' Wayne

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
Q-Tip - album was meh, was expecting a lot more

Q-Tip - The Renaissance

Artist to Look Out For in 2009
Janelle Monae and Emilio Rojas

Dopest Beat of 2008
Long Story Short (produced by Black Milk)

Producer of the Year
Black Milk

Janelle Monae - Metropolis: The Chase Suite

Clint

Top 10 Albums of the Year
Nas - Untitled
Lil' Wayne - The Carter 3
Drake – The Comeback Season (Mixtape)
The Roots – Rising Down
The Game – LAX
Notion – World Domi-NoTiOn (Mixtape)
Cee & Bekah – The Soul Movement Volume 2 (Mixtape)
Guns & Roses – Chinese Democracy
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Xavier Rudd – Darker Shade of Blue

Nas - Untitled

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Flight of the Concords – Business Time
The Game feat Chrisette Michelle – Let Us Live
Lil’ Wayne – A Milli
Nas – You Can’t Stop Us Now
Nas – Black President
MGMT – Electric Feel
Lil’ Wayne feat Robin Thicke – Tie My Hands
Lil’ Wayne – Dr. Carter
Notion – White Australian (Mixtape)
Dizzee Rascal – Dance With Me

Worst Album of the Year
Kid Rock – Rock N Roll Jesus

Worst Song of the Year
Kid Rock – All Summer Long

Hottest Broad of the Year
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Stupidest Thing of the Year
Sarah Palin winking at the camera and Tina Fey getting more publicity for parodying Sarah Palin

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
http://www.davidgorcey.com/

Dopest Artist of the Year
Lil’ Wayne

Most Consistent Artist of the Year
T.I.

T.I. - Paper Trail

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
The Ting Tings

Artist to Look Out For in 2009
Lupe Fiasco

Dopest Beat of 2008
A Milli (produced by Mr Bangladesh)

Producer of the Year
Timbaland

Lil' Wayne - The Carter 3

Tommy Gunnz

Alright yo, here goes. First of all I'll start out by saying I didn't listen to anywhere NEAR as much music this year as I have in the past. Kinda stepped out of the critic game, but I think I was less than inspired by a lot of the music I did hear this year. A lot of the albums in my top ten probably wouldn't get near it another year.

Top 10 Albums of the Year
The Roots - Rising Down
Nas - Untitled
Pez - A Mind of My Own (probably my favourite album of the year, and probably my favourite Aussie Hip Hop release ever)
The Game - LAX (a guilty pleasure, everyone needs their junkfood music)
Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
360 - What You See Is What You Get
John Legend - Evolver (not as good as I hoped, but still good enough)
Inverse - So Far: The Collection
...that's all I can think of.

John Legend - Evolver

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Kanye West - Heartless
Royce Da 5'9" - Shake This
Elzhi feat. Royce Da 5'9" - Motown 25
Pez - Keep On
Pez - The Way It Should Be
360 - A Subtle Way of Suicide
The Roots - Rising Down
Lil' Wayne feat. Robin Thicke - Tie My Hands
Nas - America
The Game - LAX Files (best hook of the year)

Worst Album of the Year
Can't do this one. I'm sure there was plenty of worse stuff out there than the stuff I didn't like.

Worst Song of the Year
Same again. Although I really don't like Kanye West - Robocop.

Hottest Broad of the Year
Of the year? Not sure how that works, but I'll say Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba

Stupidest Thing of the Year
Fashion in Melbourne. Why can't I buy a decent t-shirt for less than $90? In fact, why can't I buy a decent t-shirt?

Melbourne Street Fashion

Sickest Blog/Website of the Year
www.spankwire.com/you'rewelcome

Dopest Artist of the Year/Most Consistent Artist of the Year
Pez: with the exception of "I Wanna Go" which kinda seemed like a poorer version of 60's "My Old School" he brought the heat pretty much every track, including cameos.

Most Disappointing Artist of the Year
Jay-Z: dude didn't drop an album this year, so he needs to hurry the F up. Oh, and I heard Common's record was disappointing but I haven't heard it yet.

Artist to Look Out For in 2009
Saigon

Dopest Beat of 2008
Motown 25 (produced by Black Milk)

Producer of the Year
Matik

Pez

DJ Grain

Top 10 Albums of the Year
Young Jeezy - The Recession
Ludacris - Theatre of the Mind
T.I. - Paper Trail
Johnson & Johnson - Blu+Mainframe
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak
Common – Universal Mind Control
Lil’ Wayne - The Carter 3
Kay and Nicolay - Time:Line
Murs - Murs for President
Killer Mike - I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II

Ludacris - Theatre of the Mind

Top 10 Songs of the Year
Bartender - T-Pain Ft.Akon
Swagger Like Us – T.I. ft. Lill Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West
A Milli – Lil’ Wayne
Whatever You Like – T.I.
Easy - Ilwil ft. Jermiside
Overdose of Life - Drake ft. Mickey Factz and Travis of Gym Class Heroes
Lollipop – Lil’ Wayne
One More Drink - Ludacris ft. T-Pain
Fly Guys With Glasses - Donwill ft. Kay
Otherwordly - Ilyas

Worst Album of the Year
V.I.C. - Beast

Worst Song of the Year
V.I.C.- Get Silly
On a lyrical level, it’s garbage, but it’s club banger that will get folks dancing

Hottest Broad of the Year
Meagan Good

Meagan Good

Stupidest Thing of Year
AIG executives going on retreat to an expensive resort less than a week after getting a $85 billion bailout from the government. Not to mention the $440,000 tab that they racked up, while at the same time they were laying off hundreds of people.

Sickest Blog/Website
http://www.kevinnottingham.com

Dopest Artist of Year
Kay

Most Consistent Artist
T.I.

Most Disappointing Artist
Q-Tip

Artist to Look Out for in 2009
Drake

Dopest Beat of 2008
Swagger Like Us (Produced by Kanye West)

Producer of Year
Kanye West
Honorable Mention: Nicolay

Young Jeezy - The Recession

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tunes for the ages



Once in a while, certain songs come along that you can't help obsessing over. I don't mean obsessing in the 'crazy ex partner won't accept the fact that you're not together anymore' sense - it's the good kind where you hear a track and something in that song resonates within you. I mean, you play it, then start nodding your head and you feel it - I mean really feel it.




After the track finishes, you go about your day doing your thing, but then that track comes back on through your playlist and the whole world stops again for the next 3-4 mins while you're in that trance. It's happened to me a few times in my life...okay, maybe more than a few but it never really stopped to think about it. Is there something deeper about these songs? Is it just the beat, the melody or the culmination of it all that makes us go, for lack of a better word, crazy?

So here's a bunch of songs that has, for some reason, jumped out and grabbed me (in no particular order):

A Milli - Lil' Wayne
Whoop That Trick - Deejay (Terrence Howard from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack)
Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
Dead Wrong - The Notorious B.I.G.
Party Up - DMX

Monday, December 29, 2008

Drake- Smile ft. Voyce

More of that smooth ish from Young Money signee, Canadian artist Drake. This guy is quickly moving up my list of top MC's in the game. Look for his new mixtape coming in Jan.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New ish from The Understudies

Yes yes, our good folks The Understudies Crew, outta the East Bay, California, recently got a New Artist Spotlight on Wake Your Daughter Up! blog (shouts to Trav). These cats are some of the illest underground Hip Hop I've heard in a minute, check out the story:

The Understudies on WYDU

And while you're at it, the fellas also just started a YouTube Channel and their own UTV. Classic.

The Understudies YouTube Channel

The Understudies & The Movement Fam

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Movement Fam Thrownback ish-Melbourne City



This is the first track that I heard from Cee & Bekah and after hearing it I was like man I need to hit these guys up. The sound was very soulful and the rappin was smooth and steady. Fast forward to the present and you have the Movement Fam, that is gearing up to do big things and show that world that when you have a young southern gentleman and an Aussie gentleman combine their minds you have something serious!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

360, Pez and Seth Sentry live on RRR



Check this vid out. The homies 360 and Pez, along with Seth Sentry, spat a few new verses live on the Top Billin' radio show on RRR here in Melbourne recently. Stumbled on 6 Dog's blog and found the link to the vid. Nice shit, boys.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gno Shit?

Twitter is so dope. So I stumbled across this fresh, up and coming street wear brand, Gno today. Checked out the website and just had to blog about it.

So far, Gno is producing three tees that all contain strong themes and often political message - which is unbelievably refreshing. Check out the images below (click on the pics to be taken to the website), and rather than me writing about it, check the product descriptions, which sum each tee up perfect.

Gno - I Used To Love H.E.R.

An illustration based on the classic "I Used to Love H.E.R." by Common. In the song, Common makes an analogy comparing the degradation of a woman with the deterioration of hip hop music after its commercial success forced it into the mainstream.

Gno - Media Heads

This is an illustration of a young girl yet to be negatively-influenced by the images we see through certain forms of media everyday. The young girl is seen reading a book while media heads hover over her shoulder desperately trying to gain her attention with flashy images of video vixens and the likes.

Gno - Grey Matter

This design was influenced by Deltron 3030's "A Brymar College Course". Deltron 3030 is a favorite here at Gno and a tribute had to be paid to such a classic. The message is to "get creative" by means of upgrading the most powerful computer known to man - the brain. On the back, the text reads "Cause One Day It May Matter".


Check 'em out, and we'll be sure to keep y'all posted on future developments from Gno.

Gno on MySpace
Gno website

It's so soulful...Marsha Ambrosius

Marsha Ambrosius - Yours Truly

Floetry fans, y'all should get excited. The unmistakable voice of Marsha Ambrosius has been heard on some of the dopest albums of the last few years, and finally we have a solo mixtape from the woman herself, entitled Yours Truly, and mixed by Don Canon (you know the dude).

Shouts to the homie Kenn Starr for the info, and big ups to my dude Kevin Nottingham for posting the info on his blog.

Download Marsha Ambrosius - Yours Truly

DJ Grain Ear to the Streets Weekly Hip Hop News Wrap Up - Dec 20th 2008

Well I have been doing this lil segment for The Edutainment Hip Hop Show based out of Knoxville, TN hosted my cousin Rapper BT and Drop Knowledge for almost a year. It has been great and I now want to bring the show to the internet for the good people in Cyberspace. Every week I will be posting a summary of the major events that happened during the week in hip hop. Audio will be available......well most of the time!!!

Hip Hop News for the Week of Dec 14th 2008

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has decided to stop suing folks that pirate music from the internet via Napster, Limewire, and other P2P networks. Years ago I am sure everyone remembers when the record industry starting going after people that were downloading and sharing vast amounts of music. Despite their efforts to scare people into stopping their pirating, it got worse. Now in order to curve these pirates, the RIAA has decided to team up with Internet Service Providers to cut off or slow down offenders internet connection. Smart idea....no net means no music. Finally, they got something right.

J Dilla

Slum Village is talking about reuniting to do another album. After J-Dilla's untimely death, the group seemed to dissolve with everyone going their seperate ways to concentrate on solo projects. In '09 we will see what happens....I will keep you posted on that!!!!

Top Albums of 08

Kanye West - 808 and Heartbreaks
Young Jeezy - The Recession
T.I. - Paper Trail
Ludacris - Theater to the Mind
Common - Universal Mind Control
Drake - The Comeback Season
Jean Grae - Jeanius
Lil Wayne - The Carter 3
Elzhi - The Preface

Take a listen to the show on the player below.

Until next week...
DJ Grain.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Aeon Got Beats Vol.1

Dope beat tape from producer Aeon that has worked with the likes of Tanya Morgan, Che Grand, Jermiside and many other dope MC's. Watch for him in '09'


Download link:
Aeon Got Beats Vol.1

Corey Gunz- A Milli Freestyle or the Lost Verses???

Young Money signee Cory Gunz ripping the A Milli beat....rumors say this was the lost verse that was cut out of the original song. The world may never know...dope regardless.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Game feat Lil' Wayne - My Life



Seriously, this has gotta be in my top 5 songs of 2008. Illest hook of the year, hands down. Just stumbled upon the video today. Peep.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Adele in 1988?

Mick Boogie & Adele - 1988

1988 was the realest year in history. So where were you?

We all know where Mick Boogie was. Conceptualizing this remix album, that's where.

UK soulstress Adele, whose album '19' was definitely one of my favourite albums this year hands down, has been gratuitously remixed by Mick Boogie and friends, utilising Hip Hop classics from 1988 - and it works.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton even enjoyed it.

As opposed to just a mashup, it's a full remix LP that even includes dope guest spots from cats like Nalege (of Kidz In The Hall) and Big Pooh (Little Brother). Here's the tracklisting:

1) Chasing 1988: The Intro (f/ 6th Sense)
2) Day Dreams (nVMe Remix)
3) Tired (6th Sense Remix)
4) First Love (Remot Remix f/ Naledge)
5) My Same (Garbs Infinite Remix)
6) Melt My Heart To Stone (Kickdrums Remix f/ Big Pooh)
7) Cold Shoulder (Garbs Infinite Remix)
8) Right As Rain (nVMe Remix)
9) Make You Feel My Love (Remot Remix)

Download Mick Boogie and Friends' remix LP Adele - 1988

Shouts to my man Remot for landing two remixes on here, and of course, much love to his manager Sean Deez, the homie for real. Look out for Remot's work on upcoming The Movement Fam projects.

Exile is a genius...


Exile "Milli" Video from Jonathan Kim on Vimeo.

Watch producer extraordinaire, Exile, tap out his own version of 'A Milli' on the MPC (2000, nonetheless). Dude is incredible. Courtesy of Jonathan Kim, Blu's manager, and shouts to Mick Boogie's blog (Press Play Fashion Forward), where I stumbled upon it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We getting Arab money!

This has gotta be the most retarded song out right now - but the dance is so stupid that it's awesome. Notion and I have been going hard at it for the last couple days. Shouts to Ash for the hook up.



Also, peep the funny ass outtake video clip. Gold.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

World Famous Twerk Team

YouTube has some serious videos on it, but the females in this video take dancing to a new level. This is how it goes down in the Dirty.....South that is.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Movement Fam Online Store!

What it do peoples? Its ya boy Notion gettin his first post on!!

Just wanted yall to peep the new Cee & Bekah Mens & Womens Tee's available to cop online!!
We got all sizes, colours and styles, take a look!

Cee & Bekah Mens Tee - BLACK

Cee & Bekah Mens Tee - WHITE

Cee & Bekah Mens Tee - GREY

Cee & Bekah Mens Tee - The Soul Movement

Cee & Bekah Womens Tee - WHITE

Cee & Bekah Womens Tee - BLACK

Dope huh? We've also got available ALL four mixtapes available for purchase. For the entire back catalogue of The Movement Fam, hit up the following MySpaces to get ya shop on:

The Movement Fam MySpace
Cee & Bekah MySpace
Notion MySpace

Peace,
Notion.

**Ill be posting more dopeness shortly, keep on bloggin yaaaalllll!

Cee & Bekah on iTunes and Amazon

Cee & Bekah on iTunes

That's right peoples, y'all can officially purchase The Fam tunes on the interweb. It doesn't get any better than that.

The Soul Movement Volume 1 and The Soul Movement Volume 2 Originals, with full length original songs produced by folks like Styalz Fuego, Whisper, Revelino, KrisblaiR (Canada), Da-Phai, Infinite Archetype and Beat Chemist (Canada), and featuring guest spots from The Movement Fam (Notion and Tommy Gunnz), and Canada's KrisblaiR and Jessica Kaya (sister of ultra dope MC Eternia).

Cee & Bekah on Amazon.com

They can be purchased individually or as an 'EP' (6 songs on Vol 1 and 5 songs on Vol 2). And with songs being a lazy $0.89 each and the EP sitting around $5 (on Amazon), how can you go wrong? Either click on the pics above or the links below. Easy.

Cee & Bekah on iTunes

Cee & Bekah on Amazon.com

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Movement Fam on The Understudies 'CC3'

Big ups to the homies The Understudies out in the East Bay, California.

The Understudies - CC3 front cover

Not only are they top blokes, but they have just released the third installment in their mixtape series, 'CC3'. And what makes this one super awesome is that it features our inter-crew collab, 'Never Going Away', which we recorded in Oakland, California on our recent trip there.

The Understudies - CC3 back cover

The song will also be released in the very near future on vinyl in both Australia and the USA as a double sided 12", which will be very exciting. So click on the cover to be taken to the 'Name Your Price' site where you can pay what you like for it (minimum is 50cents) - and remember, is not a mixtape full of jacked beats; this is all original, quality Hip Hop from the Bay.

Click on the back cover to be taken to The Understudies MySpace page.

Oh yeah, and while you're at it, go get your free download of the G.O.D.Cast Vol 2 podcast from the crew, which features an interview with Cee, Bekah and Notion by Citizen and Fly Cobb live in Oakland.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Attention artists - new networking tool! Trackhustle.com

The Movement Fam - Trackhustle.com

For all the artists out there, I stumbled across a new networking tool that could be quite beneficial. Trackhustle.com is dope - it's a little different to the average music social networking site. This joint not only has the usual ish (pics, music, bio, etc), but it also gives you access to submitting music to A&R's, popular contests from around the web and various other networking tools that I'm yet to discover.

Check out The Movement Fam Trackhustle.com page (or click the image), this is yet another dope tool that the net provides for artists. Love it.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Heartbreak Drake

Toronto native Drake, now signed to Young Money (Lil' Wayne's label for y'all who ain't know), has gotta be one of The Movement Fam's favourite MC's, hands down.

So we all had his debut mixtape, 'Comeback Season', but all of a sudden there was like three more mixtapes available. What the fuck? You know we had to share it with y'all.

Peep:

Comeback Season

The Best of Drizzy

Heartbreak Drake

Room For Improvement

There's prolly a fair bit of repetition here but it's worth it. Holla.