Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thanks, 2009

Melbourne New Years Eve


So, it's New Years Eve, 2009. Damn this year went quick.

It's been a hectic one for the Fam; we inked a deal with Kevin Nottingham's HiPNOTT Records in March; released Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Volume 3: The Final Chapter' with Mick Boogie & Terry Urban in November; Notion and I lost our grandfather in August; Bekah and I sold our crib; we had the first full, successful calendar year at The Movement Fam blog; we've had dramas, highs, lows and everything in between.

We want to thank EVERYONE for their support of the site and our music all year, it's been phenomenal.

So thank you 2009; it's been real. What the fuck up 2010?? LET'S FUCKING GET IT!

Happy New Year folks!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lil' Wayne's crib in Miami



Stacks pimpin'. Looks like a display home though. Ain't nobody livin' there.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

KevinNottingham.com Presents: G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1

G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1

The big homie G.C. done came with a special gift for y'all to lead in the new year with...G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1. This is a really solid collection of a bunch of his favourite joints from the various artists he's worked with. Cee & Bekah's 'Ven Aqui' makes an appearance here in full, the only place you can get it for now (until The Soul Movement Originals drops next year)...

From Kev:

"We have one more exclusive mixtape that we are dropping today and this one is a personal fav as it is from the sole producer that I manage.

2009 has been a very productive year for G.C., who we first heard of in our weekly remix contests at KevinNottingham.com. Since then, he has worked with quite a handful of artists, such as MaG, K. Sparks, Trav Williams, Jermiside, and Punchlyne & Fokis. We decided to put together a collection of some of G.C.’s best work thus far. This is G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1!

Any support is greatly appreciated!"

DOWNLOAD G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1

G.C. on the Beats, Volume 1

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Day In The Life of Birdman - Part 2

A DAY IN THE LIFE PART 2 from DERICK G on Vimeo.



So I just got done watching part 1. Wow, dude fucking hustles. No wonder they at where they at. Inspiring. Just made some Strawberry Tang, finna get into part 2...

A Day In The Life of Birdman - Part 1

A DAY IN THE LIFE PART 1 from DERICK G on Vimeo.



So this is a long one. And I know a lotta folks think Birdman is a dick, but he's one interesting character. About to kick this one off now over some dinner...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay - Toronto



Check out the recent Olympic Torch Relay in T.O. in preparation for the Vancouver Olympics next year. Look out for Kardinal Offishall towards the end. Such an amazing city...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Behind the scenes - 'On Fire' from Lil' Wayne

BEHIND THE SCENES OF LIL WAYNE'S "ON FIRE" A DERICKG.COM EXCLUSIVE from DERICK G on Vimeo.



Peep this one...I'm feelin' the Rebirth leak thus far, video looks dope.

"Above is a behind the scenes look at the On Fire music video by Lil Wayne. Derick G shows us the set where you can see Weezy F Baby rocking out with the group MayDay. This video was directed by Chris Robinson and it was shot in Miami."

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Karate Kid trailer (2010)



For those who give a shit...this looks pretty interesting. Word to Will's kid holding it down. Jackie doesn't look too slick as Miyagi though.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Black Thought Live @ The Silk Room



So if y'all didn't already know, The Roots' Black Thought is about to drop a solo album. Here's some footage of dude rockin' the classic 'Respond/React' in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Candy Slice - Money To Blow (parody)



Check out Candy Slice’s parody of NBC’s The Sing-Off performing “Money To Blow” by Birdman Ft. Drake & Lil Wayne featuring singer/songwriter Wynter Gordon. This is fucking hilarious.

Jay-Z feat Mr Hudson - Young Forever (video)



Not even a fan of this joint at all; clearly dropping this as the third single for the throwback value. Video is cool though.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Model Mondays Feature: Carla'Alana Balasso

Aaaaaand we're back once again with another model feature - the Aussie's have been reppin' lately! This week, we have the pleasure of introducing a stunning local gal by the name of Carla'Alana Balasso. I stumbled across Carla on Facebook recently, loved what I saw and here she is. Carla is a model about her business, too - and this is what we celebrate here at The Movement Fam: Entrepreneurial, independent young women. Check out the pics and interview!


Cee:
Where are you from?
Carla: Melbourne, Victoria.

Cee: How many years have you been modelling?
Carla: Two years.

Carla'Alana Balasso

Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Carla: That they all don't eat and that they look perfect all the time.

Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Carla: www.ishootpeople.com.au, also little things here and there.

Carla'Alana Balasso

Cee: What photographers have you worked with?
Carla: Charles Bamford and Bobbi Zandi.

Cee: What photographers would you like to work with?
Carla: George Favios, Nigel Barker and plenty more...

Carla'Alana Balasso

Cee: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Carla: It's not easy, and harder than some people think.

Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modelling industry?
Carla: You have to love who you are and be comfortable and confident to be successful in this industry. It comes with a lot of perks but also a lot of pressure.

Carla'Alana Balasso

Cee: What's your plans from here?
Carla: I honestly don't know. I'm just sort of going with the flow and see where it takes me.

Cee: Hit us with your contact details for folks who want to see more!
Carla: www.facebook.com/CarlaAlana-Madilena-Balasso
www.myspace.com/carla_alanabls

Carla'Alana Balasso

Statement Clothing x The Understudies: We Out Here! Ep. 1



BIG shouts to The Understudies!

Statement Clothing & Study Music bring you "We Out Here!" Ep. 1, a video series about touring...and stuff. We'll be posting new episodes as we lead up to the release of our new project. CC4: We Out Here! Video Episode 1 features Welsed, DJ MRC, Cobbo, Citizen, Self Advocate, Aesop (Living Legends), Ro Knew & Influence.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Robin Thicke performs "Sex Therapy" on Ellen !



Dude is a genius. Period.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jadakiss bringin' Coogi back

Jadakiss' Coogi Shoot from Coogi on Vimeo.



Classic.

B.o.B. - I Am The Champion (ESPN Bowl Week)



Dope.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Big Wax in the studio with Nottz



This is dope. Shouts to Wax and the homie EOM.

Sha Stimuli - Change (video)



Big Gunnz put me onto this one. Shouts to the homie J. Master @ Same Plate.

NahRight.com presents in association with Restless Films & Same Plate a music video directed by Court Dunn ONE SHOT: SHA STIMULI “CHANGE”.

Record produced by Jaywan off Sha Stimuli “My Soul to Keep” LP in stores now from Chambermusik/E1 Records.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Raekwon - Pyrex Vision (video)



Rae is killin' it. Dope video.

Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind (Live on The Colbert Report)



This is ridiculous. The album is amazing, plus Colbert even gets on the mic!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eternia - Get Caught Up mixtape

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Oh it's here!! The homegirl Eternia dropped her first free mixtape in a minute - possible ever? - Get Caught Up. Presented by 2DopeBoyz and the big homie Kevin Nottingham. Tracklist and link after the jump.

Download Eternia - Get Caught Up

From E:

These are not ‘pop’ songs. These are not video singles. These are not Top 10 hits.

This is the heart and soul of why I do what I do when I do it. This is a personal offering.
It’s my huge THANK YOU to all of the people who have supported the Eternia & MoSS: “ROAD TO RELEASE” video episodes online over the last 6 months. I hand-picked these songs from the past decade, b/c I felt they are overlooked, they are the most personal to my life, and they reveal my growth as an artist.

To those that this mix was made for: ENJOY.

humbly,
e.

Please feel free to spread this content freely! Special Thx to DJ Sav One, DJ Law, Kupiart, 2DopeBoyz, KN & B. Fresh for makin' this happen!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lloyd - Like Me: The Young Goldie (FreEp)

Lloyd - Like Me

Man I mess with Lloyd (pause). Downloading as we speak, but dude dropped a free EP this week. That's pretty real seeing as it ain't from an indie artist and he has mad features on there. Get it after the cut.

Download Lloyd - Like Me: The Young Goldie (FreEp)

1. Like Me featuring Bun-B
2. Pusha featuring Lil Wayne & Juelz Santana
3. Take It Off ft. J. Holiday & Nicki Minaj
4. What You Want feat. Mack Maine
5. Think of Me
6. Everyday featuring Rich Boy
7. Pro In the Game
8. A Night Off featuring Drake (Bonus Track)

Robin Thicke & Nicki Minaj perform – “Shakin It For Daddy” on 106 & Park



I've been bumpin' this album all day. Great performance; Rob is the fuckin' man.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ghettosocks :: Dont Turn Around

Whats more hip-hop than Adidas kicks and a Kangol hat? I'll tell you. Its golden era inspired hip-hop from a funky canadian white boy who rocks Cazals.

Ghettosocks has been doing the rounds in Canada for a little while with his crew Alpha Flight, along with releasing two LP's and a well received mixtape under his own name he has worked with a few of Canadas best including D-Sisive and Classified.

Don't turn around is a soul-laden boom-bap banger featuring the artist with probably the best emcee name in history, Edgar Allen Floe.



I know you don't hear from me much, but best believe when you do Ima bless you. You know it.


Timbaland feat Drake - Say Something (video)



Since the first Shock Value album, I ain't even messin' with Tim no more. However, I don't mind this joint.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pharoahe Monch :: Live @ Prince of Wales 11.12.2009


It's not often in Australia we are welcomed by true legends of this Hip Hop game, but recently over the past month we have been blessed with some of the all-time greats. GZA. Nas. Wu-Tang Clan. Not bad huh? My bank account may have taken a beating but I was still convinced at online checkout point that every cent was worth it, in a time where quality Hip Hop artists seems to be on the decline and entering extinction. It very well could of been the last time I would get to see some of my all time favourite MC's.

But things didn't get off to a healthy start. GZA's consistent but albeit unexciting show at Prince of Wales, just didn't have much sense of atmosphere to really call a great gig. Nas's short versed, plastic performance featuring skinny jeaned punk & Lil Wayne look-a-like distracting guitar players at the old Metro. Or perhaps Wu-Tang-Part-Clan's horrid over bass'd live sound mixing, or the large infestation of rats into Festival Hall, and a men's toilet which felt like Barwon prison. My faith for live Hip Hop was being seriously tested!

-> ENTER our saviour - PHAROAHE MONCH!

This man knows how to move a crowd. A show I put right up there with Common and also Gang Starr at Prince of Wales before him. Backed by two powerfully voiced soul singers, an official X-Ecutioner behind the decks (playing some seriously dope instrumentals between tracks mind you) and a packed energetic Prince of Wales crowd, the night had a truly fantastic vibe.

Possibly one of, if not the best Hip Hop shows I have ever experienced. With a performance time of just over 1hr, it was an example of pure quality over quantity in every aspect. Tracing back over classic tracks like 'Stray Bullet' from Organized Konfusion, or solo material from Internal Affairs, Desire and the well known popular singles - 'My Life' from Soundbombing IV & 'Oh No' ft Mos Def & Nate Dogg.

But of course as we knew it always would, the night ended at an absolute climax with 'Simon Says' as the encore performance. I've never seen the Prince of Wales shout, jump, bounce and rhyme in unison like it did that night and at that moment. With the packed crowd yielding there guns aka hands in the air with the raps of Pharoahe: "Simon Says get the fuck up! Throw your hands in the sky" Crowd: "BUK! BUK! BUK! BUK!"

My faith restored....

The Leftovers Unmixedtape :: eLZhi

For a free release of supposed 'leftovers' this is better than 90% of releases in 09'! Not much needs to be said of El's first class lyricism, but look out for some very nice beats by the Black Milk, Jake One and DJ Dez. Nice to see DJ Spinna back on the production credits too!


Listen for the dope electric guitar sample utilised by Oh No on 'The Great'






14KT – Nowalataz

One for the beat junkies...









A Day with Robin Thicke

A DAY WITH ROBIN THICKE... from Andre' Wright Jr on Vimeo.



Can't wait for the new album...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Eternia - Foul Child (audio)

Eternia - Foul Child

This project is exciting for us for a couple reasons - one, it's through our big homie Kev's site; and two, it's for the homegirl Eternia! Vibed to have some new tunes from one of my favourite MCs on the planet. 'Foul Child' is a banger, and uses the Big L sample how it's s'posed to be done. Stay tuned for the full mixtape on December 15th!

Check out Eternia on Twitter.

Download Eternia - Foul Child (audio)

Wale - Say Something Freestyle and Beautiful Bliss with J. Cole LIVE



I effs with both of these cats.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Emilio Rojas - Tic Toc (video)

First up, this is The Movement Fam.com's 600th post. Pretty decent achievement for a blog that's run predominantly by a bunch of cats who work 9 to 5 and are trying to build a music career in every other spare minute. And I believe we did this in less than a year, too. So big shouts to all the contributors to the site, thanks to our regular visitors, and we're looking to build and expand in 2010 so stick with us! Oh and you may have noticed the FanBridge email sign up to your right - we're starting a regular e-newsletter so sign up to stay up to date with what the Fam are up to!

And now down to business...man it looks like we on Emilio's jock but really, dude is just sick and keeps giving us shit to talk about. Peep the video for his latest single off 'The Natural' mixtape, 'Tic Toc', which features Melbourne's own DVS.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Emilio Rojas interview and live spot on HipHopAtLunch

Aaaaaaand more Emilio for ya. Dude is effing everywhere. My new homies at HipHopAtLunch.com caught up with Emilio before his live set in Times Square recently, plus we have some live footage of E rippin' 'Bold & Arrogant'. Peep after the jump.

"HipHopAtLunch.com met up with Emilio Rojas before his performance at last night’s Faces In The Crowd event in Times Square. We spoke about upcoming projects, how The Natural’s success exceeded his expectations, and his views on Twitter."



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chromeo - Night By Night



Straight up, I fuck with these dudes. Dopeness.

Drake interview with Rolling Out





Peep game.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

David Dallas feat. Niko - "I Get The Feelin"



The homie David Dallas has made some serious noise with his debut solo album 'Something Awesome'. A few major blogs in the US have gotten behind it so big ups to the dude. Check the video for the latest single, 'I Get The Feelin''. Heat.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Justin Bieber covers "Lose Yourself"



Lol. Real.

Idle Warship - Bedroom Lites



I fucks with these cats. Really unique music.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Lil' Wayne 'rocks out' with Mayday

LIL WAYNE ROCKIN OUT WITH MAYDAY from DERICK G on Vimeo.



'Rebirth' is on the way...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Married on Facebook



Too much awesome.

Friday, December 4, 2009

R. Kelly speaks on Trey Songz



Hilarious. I fucks with Trey, but don't dis Kels, kid.

Artist Feature: TaylorMade

We back on that Canadian Hip Hop shit again...where else? So this time around, we linked up with the homie TaylorMade, representing Toronto (Scarborough in particular, so dude is speakin' to us). Made has a bit of a rep in his 'hood as a dude who speaks for the locals; I remember my boy Scott telling me about Made while Bekah and I were living in Scarborough, and quoting me his raps coz dudes there related (the one that comes to mind is 'Liquor store looking like a parade on Friday' off Made's 2004 shit). That's real to me, and that's why I reached out and connected with the homie.

We caught up with Made to talk about his third and latest mixtape, 'Hustler's Wit', Canadian Hip Hop and what's next with the man. I'ma let my dude speak on it...

TaylorMade

Cee: What up, Taylor? How's things fam?
Taylor Made: Things are good homie. Jus' out in the T-Dot tryna do my thing.

Cee: Aight, you've recently dropped your latest mixtape, 'Hustler's Wit'. Tell the people about this joint.
Taylor Made: 'Hustler’s Wit' is for people of all demographics and different walks of life. I tried to balance the project by not only addressing street issues but life issues. I try to touch on feelings that everybody has been through at some point. After playing the CD in its entirety, each and everybody has to have heard something they can identify with. I’m happy with that.

Cee: How has the response been so far to the mixtape?
Taylor Made: The feedback has been positive. My peers respect my skills too which is also a plus. It’s the people who enjoy my music that keep me going in this cut throat business.

Cee: This is your third mixtape, right? How do you feel you've grown over your releases?
Taylor Made: I feel I’ve grown by different experiences I’ve been through during the timespan of the 3 projects. The fast life, drivin' luxury vehicles, the hustler’s paranoia, loyalty, betrayal, love, beautiful women, triumph, pain. I went through all that and that’s what fuels the music I make. The more I gained experiences the more I gained newer perspectives which translated into new songs.

Cee: Are you planning to work on a full length album any time soon?
Taylor Made: A real album is looking very likely. I usually do mixtapes rapping on industry beats just for practice and to stay sharp, but I think its time to give the people something completely TaylorMade. But I do wanna expand my brand considerably before releasing an LP.

Cee: Who have you been working with lately, as far as producers and MCs?
Taylor Made: Jinx Beatz outta Hamilton gave me a couple joints for this project. I also worked with Set2 who’s another great artist outta Toronto. I usually do my own thing because I’m tryna pay my dues and put in my work on my own first. I called couple producers for some beats but they ain't holla back. Politics as usual. It is what it is, I just keep working.

TaylorMade

Cee: Have you been doing any shows lately?
Taylor Made: I got some things I’m linin' up, stay tuned for dat.

Cee: Do you think the Canadian scene has had a lot more shine on it since cats like Drake and Kardinal blew up?
Taylor Made: I think the Canadian scene is bigger than its ever been. People are watchin' so let’s give em something to see. There’s a lotta hate in the city but as far as I’m concerned doors got opened so there’s no time for non-sense, just walk through.

Cee: What's next for you?
Taylor Made: Whats next for me, I got a daughter coming into the world shortly so I’m gonna be getting some barf on my shirt for a while and will be watching alotta Treehouse. In a while though be prepared to see me bring that lyrical, witty, smart ass rap to the microphone again.

Cee: Hit the people with your contact details and where they can get the mixtape!
Taylor Made: My contacts are:

YouTube
MySpace

I can be emailed at TaylorrMade@msn.com (with two r’s). Most of the mixtape tracks can be found on the YouTube page. Big up to The Movement Family for bringing the real Hip Hop to Australia and abroad. Big up all my supporters, I’m nothing without you. Shout out Kitty Kat my angel investor. Signin' out. TaylorMade. L.O.T. Records.

TaylorMade

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Illmind’s Blaps, Rhymes & Life Release Party



Shouts to the big homie Illmind. This release party looks sick. We gon' be on one of these maaaaad soon!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Muhsinah - Always (video)

Muhsinah // "Always" - The Oscillations:Triangle from Rock Slinger Incorporated on Vimeo.



Y'all might know the name from Little Brother's ish. Muhsinah is on her grizzy, check the jump below, spotted @ Illroots.

"Brand new video from Muhsinah, for the self produced song entitled “Always,” which is off of her latest project “The Oscillations: Triangle” released today as an iTunes exclusive. The album is mostly self produced by Muhsinah, but has guest production from Flying Lotus, Exile, Oddisee, and Mike Slott."

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Model Feature: Eboni Sade


This week I am proud to present the beautiful Ms. Eboni Sade coming reppin Jersey City, NJ like no other. Luckily, I was able to catch with Ms. Sade during one of her rare free moments. I will tell you this don't be shocked if see Ms. Sade on television and also in some of your favorite magazines.

Check the interview below.

DJ Grain: What's your name?
Eboni: My name is Eboni Sade.

DJ Grain: Where are you from?
Eboni: I am originally from Jersey City, NJ. But I spend time between NJ, NY, and DC.



DJ Grain: How many years have you been modeling?
Eboni: I've been modeling for approximately 2 1/2 years now.

DJ Grain: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Eboni: One of the misconceptions people commonly have about models is probably that we are not people. Models are human, we deal with insecurities, triumphs and setbacks like anyone else; heartbreak included.



DJ Grain: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Eboni: Most recent, I am in the Spring 2010 Harley Davidson Catalog. I've also done Beeing Clothing catalog, Hype Hair, HIV Awareness Print Ad, Jazmine Sullivan's "I Need U Bad" video and was a featured model at the Make-Up Show NYC 2008 for Big Girl Cosmetics.



DJ Grain: What photographers have you worked with? Some of the photographers that I've worked with include Jerris Madison, Dallas J. Logan, Itaysha Jordan, and E. Hinn
Eboni: What photographers would you like to work with? I've always wanted to work with Bruce Talbot, Maya Guez, and Matthew Jordan Smith.



DJ Grain: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Eboni: It is a continuous, never-ending grind. It consists of constantly updating your portfolio and promoting yourself. It involves being told "No" and coming back a few months later, bigger and better. As with anything, breaking into the modeling industry involves progression and perfecting your craft.



DJ Grain: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Eboni: Research. Know Your Market. Stay Aware... Research the industry; especially those looking for agency representation. Know your market; are you a commercial, high fashion, or glamour model? And Stay Aware; be mindful that there are scams and scam artists out there. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.



DJ Grain: How can people contact you for booking?
Eboni: eboni.sade@gmail.com.

KiD CuDi Surprises Toronto with Drake - November 28th, 2009



Dope. Murkin' it.

PNC - Bazooka's Theme (video)



Here's the final video from NZ MC PNC's (acronyms, son) latest album, Bazooka Kid, called 'Bazooka's Theme'. Dope video.

I gotta say, I slept on this one. Rookie Card was my joint, though, I've just been lazy. I'm on it.

Maxwell - Help Somebody LIVE on CNN Heroes



Can never have enough Maxwell. Pause. Smooth.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Whisper feat Lee Sissing - Stand Up (video)



This is fucking brilliant. The big homie Whisper comes through with his latest video (not your debut, though, right?), 'Stand Up', featuring vocalist Lee Sissing and beats by M-Phazes. Great song, fresh clip...can't wait for this album!

Oh and if y'all ain't already know, check for Whisper on 'In Control' off Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Volume 3: The Final Chapter', on 'New Wave' off Notion's 'World Domi-NoTiOn' and on production for 'Anything For You' off Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Volume 2'.

http://ceeandbekah.bandcamp.com
http://notion.bandcamp.com

City of God's Son by Kenzo Digital



Wow. Peace to the homie Micnificent for hitting me with this one.

“City of God’s Son” is an experimental hip-hop opera starring Nas, Jay Z, Ghostface, Biggie Smalls, Raekwon, Samuel Jackson, Delroy Lindo, and Laurence Fishburne. It is a crime drama/coming of age tale of three fictitious characters growing up in a crime ridden city in a jungle. This project explores the icon of the gangster in modern media, and weaves musical history and gangster film history into an operatic music based story of brotherhood and survival. An homage to 90’s New York hip-hop, “City of God’s Son” is the redefinition of the remix. Featuring legendary soul singer Joe Bataan. The musical/soundscape portion of the project is available for FREE download on this site, the visual/installation is coming this summer to NY.

COMING THIS SUMMER: City of God’s Son art installation:  This summer I will be creating a new form of Cinema, Theater, and Opera in an outside gallery space in NY's Chelsea art district. There, the listener will be able to experience COGS in the form it was initially intended, as a psychedelic abstract combination of visual and audio sensory over stimulation and deprivation in a unique outdoor setting. The installation is not a literal interpretation of the narrative, but rather a space that will help drive the listeners own visualization of the story through a mix of color, live action movement and gesture, sound, and space.

Press Release: HiPNOTT Records Signs Cymarshall Law & K. Sparks‏

Cymarshall Law & K. Sparks‏

Aight folks, so here's an update from the boss on new developments for HiPNOTT Records. Gonna be a MASSIVE year in 2010! Check out the updated HiPNOTT website too...

HiPNOTT Records Signs Cymarshall Law & K. Sparks

Miami, FL, November 29, 2009 - As with any new record label in their first year, 2009 has been a slow start for HiPNOTT Records. But that's not to say that it hasn't been productive! As we look into 2010, HiPNOTT Records is already looking to make its mark on the map and the hip hop world. And we'll be kicking the year off right with two brand new artists on our roster: Cymarshall Law and K. Sparks.

Cymarshall Law has been working harder than ever in 2009, since the release of his highly acclaimed album with Mr. Joeker, Hip Hop In The Soul. Released just a year ago, the album has received rave reviews from top hip hop sites such as Okayplayer and Hip Hop Linguistics. Cymarshall Law has also been recognized by peers such as Talib Kweli, who has said, "Cymarshall Law represents the best hip hop has to offer his energy and passion is refreshing in todays climate" and EMC's Wordworth, "Cymarshall Law has his own flow and originality that Hip Hop lacks plus lyrics."

On January 19th, Cymarshall Law will be releasing his first project on HiPNOTT Records; Creator's Kid EP. The 7 track EP is solely produced by D. Slaps, with the exception of one track produced by Remot. Creator's Kid showcases some of Cymarshall Law's best work to date and includes features from DJ JS-1, Silent Knight, Skit Slam, and Mary Lou. To give you a taste, we are dropping the first single today, "Harder Than Thou" featuring DJ JS-1.

Quite possibly the hardest working emcee of 2009, K. Sparks is scheduled to release his HiPNOTT debut in February 2010. Probably best known for his Manic Monday series, in which he released a new song every Monday for 52 weeks straight, K. Sparks has also released a countless number of mixtapes/albums this past year. With his hard work ethic and dedication, signing Sparks to HiPNOTT was a no-brainer.

As for K. Sparks' upcoming project, it's still too early to release all the details. Tentatively titled, A Day in the Life, the album will be solely produced by HiPNOTT producer G.C., who just recently released his $5 Cover project with emcee MaG.

Both albums will be available next year on iTunes and all other digital outlets, such as Amazon and eMusic. Check out the newly updated hipnottrecords.com where you can read more about Cymarshall Law and K. Sparks, as well as hear music from all of the label's artists.

Jess Harlen - Watch The Water

JESS HARLEN "watch the water" from Joske Films on Vimeo.



I love this girl. She will definitely be one to watch in 2010.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lady Gaga and Kid Cudi - Poker Face live



I don't even really fuck with either of these artists that much, but this is dope.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Timbaland on 'Shock Value 2'



Timbo speakin' on the new album. Shit, I hope it's better than the first.

Friday, November 27, 2009

TQ - Electronic (video)



Word to TQ. Been a fan since back in the day, interesting to see what he's been up to...

Drake in DJ Khaled's 'Fed Up'



Word to Drizzy.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban - Le Da Soul mixtape

The homies Mick Boogie & Terry Urban don't quit. They just came out with their latest project, a De La tribute...peep the info...

"Inspired by 20 years of greatness from hip-hop’s most consistent group, De La Soul, this project unites the cream of the crop in hiphop… including old school legends (Phife, Camp Lo and Skillz), current hitmakers (Talib Kweli and Kardinal Offishall) and future stars (U-N-I, Tanya Morgan, Tabi Bonney) to remake their favorite De La classics."

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban - Le Da Soul mixtape

Mick Boogie & Terry Urban - Le Da Soul mixtape


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artist Feature: Malicious

Malicious

Y'all know that over here at The Movement Fam, we stays supporting GOOD music, where it's from on our fair planet. And seeing that we're especially partial to Canadian music, it's no surprise we linked with Montreal's Malicious aka Mr Malish for this latest feature. It's been a busy week!

Malish been makin' noise in the north for a minute now. His latest project, "Life's Not So Sample", is a banger, and the single and video for 'Hometown' (a remake of Adele's joint of the same name) has been getting major love on YouTube.

Malicious took some time out to chat with us about his upcoming work, the Montreal scene and Modern Warfare 2!

Cee: Hey Malicious, what's been happening?
Malicious: Hey what's up, First off thanks for the opportunity.
I'm good staying busy working future projects and killing Modern Warfare 2 on PS3. Yeeeaaaah baby!

Cee: Aight, so tell the folks a little bit about yourself for those who ain't already know.
Malicious: For those that don't know I go by the name Malicious or Mr Malish. I'm Canadian. I rap, I produce, and am THE MOST VERSATILE emcee from my country. (I'm still working on being humble)

Cee: Your latest project is the mixtape 'Life's Not So Sample'. Tell us about that.
Malicious: That mixtape was a lot of fun to put together. In the process of working on my new album their were songs that due to sample clearance or overall direction couldn't make the cut. Ultimately those songs made there way on Life's not so sample. The mixtape/album deals with the frustrations of being artist in a city (Montreal) that's never seems to be satisfied.

Malicious

Cee: The video for the joint with Adele is crazy. How has the response been to that?
Malicious: "Hometown" has received nothing but love. Montreal has so much culture that worldwide a connection can be felt with the video.
I've received messages saying things like "thank you for being so honest, and for finally showing a side of the city that's seldom if ever represented" Blogs and websites have been kind enough to share the video that although showcases Montreal, has an underlining tone and theme that can appeal to any town.

Cee: How's the scene out in Montreal? Is there much interaction with the English and French scenes?
Malicious: The MTL/Real city scene still has a lot of growing up to do but seems to be moving in the right direction.
It seems like Toronto's Drake has inspired more Canadians in general to pick up a mic. The French and English emcees don't collaborate as much as outsiders would think.

Malicious

Cee: Have you been doing much touring/shows around the mixtape?
Malicious: I've done a few shows in conjunction with beer companies like Coors, and Labatt but for the most part have spent most of my time in studio working on my future projects.

Cee: Do you have a major release/album coming any time soon?
Malicious: Right now i'm a couple tracks in on the follow up album to "Music Starts With M". I plan surprising a lot of critics with this album. I'm taking my time with this one and plan on taking it places listeners haven't heard me venture to before.

Malicious

Cee: Who have you been working with lately?
Malicious: Lol, I know HOW important that is these days in hip hop but I'd like to keep that a secret until the moment's right

Cee: What are your plans from here?
Malicious: To provide quality/undeniable music. There are many rappers, very few Hip Hop ARTIST, I plan on holding it down for the ARTISTS. Look out for me featuring on other projects, movies, new videos, and the new album, which at this time is still untitled.

Cee: Hit us with your contact details so the people can get at you!
Malicious: Damn! I got get my myspace poppin' again, lol
www.youtube.com/mrmalish
www.newmalish.com
www.youtube.com/mrmalishmusic
www.twitter.com/mr_malish
and
www.myspace.com/mrmalish

Malicious

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Movement Fam @ Wiseguy Studios Mastering 'The Soul Movement Originals'



HUGE shouts to the homie Spec-T for having us at Wiseguy Studios last weekend to lace Cee & Bekah's unofficial debut album, 'The Soul Movement Originals'. Amazing set up, Nosh got his mastering steez on, and Spec's input was extremely valuable. Looking forward to the next mastering session and mad keen to get to recording the future projects @ Wiseguy!

Artist Feature: Tim Williams

Tim Williams

In our travels around the USA in 2008, we were lucky enough to get to hang with, and record with, musician Tim Williams in Atlanta, GA. Tim is an extremely talented musician, who astounded us by playing a right handed bass upside down. Amazing. Tim recently released his album 'Sunny Day', and we managed to catch up with him to find out about it.

Cee: Hey Tim, how's things man?
Tim: I'm doing great!

Cee: Give the people a bit of background on yourself.
Tim: I'm originally from the coast of Mobile,AL. I presently live in Atlanta,GA. I started in music at the age of 10 playing the trombone. I switch to bass in college after my room mate showed me the fingering. I recently release my jazz cd Sunny Day. The cd is now available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/twilliamstunes.

Cee: When we met in Atlanta in 2008, you knocked out some basslines for us and I still can't get over the fact that you play lefthanded on a righthanded bass!! How did you manage to learn to play upside down?
Tim: When I started playing bass I taught my self how to play on a right handed bass because I did not have my own. I got so comfortable playing it upside down that I really don't think about it. Even though I'm lefthanded; if you gave me a lefthanded bass I probably would not be able to play it.

Cee: Alright, so you've just released your new album, Sunny Day. Tell us about that.
Tim: Sunny Day is a combination of contemporary, latin, reggae and traditional jazz mixed with R&B vocals. I have a group of talented musicians playing on the cd. The instruments include me on bass as well as sax, flute, trumpet, keyboards, drums and guitar.

Roderick A. Smith on sax and flute
Cedric Young on trumpet
Tony Carter and Charles Brown on keyboards
Edgar Clay on drums
Nathaniel Williams on guitar
Serretha Ransom on vocals
Sylvette Parker-Monroe on vocals
David Barnes on vocals
Victor Speakman and Andrea Smith on vocals

Cee: Was this a long time in the making?
Tim: I wrote some of the music several years ago but it only took us a couple of months to record it.

Cee: Who are you main inspirations musically?
Tim: A couple of my inspirations musically would be Stevie Wonder, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, jazz artist Grover Washington, Joe Sample and Stanley Clark.

Tim Williams

Cee: You recently performed at Bay Fest, tell us about that experience.
Tim: Performing at Bay Fest was a great experience; they have thousands who attend the event anually.

Cee: You've opened for some big names in your time, how has that shaped your music?
Tim: Opening up for R&B Funk groups like The Commodores, The Bar-Kay's and Con Funk Shun was great. I grew up listening to their music. It was an awesome experience!

Cee: What's the plans from here?
Tim: My plans for now is to continue promoting the cd by touring and air play on the radio.

Cee: Hit us with some contact information where the fans can hear your music and buy the album!!
Tim: My music can be heard at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/twilliamstunes. The music can be bought at this link also. I can be contacted at thetimwilliamsproject@yahoo.com.


Tim Williams

Monday, November 23, 2009

Model Mondays Feature: Robyn Kelly

 Robyn Kelly

Most of the models we feature are sourced by the homie DJ Grain, so they're mainly based out of the good old US of A. However, sometimes I get my hustle on and stumble across models in my travels, and today we have one of these young ladies for you. Robyn Kelly is of South African original but based in our hometown of Melbourne, Australia. She's had a bit of experience in the modelling game thus far, as you'll learn from her interview below, but stays on her grind and is looking to take it to the next level...

 Robyn Kelly

Cee: Where are you from?
Robyn: I live in Melbourne but I'm originally from South Africa.

Cee: How many years have you been modeling?
Robyn: Four and a half years.

Robyn Kelly

Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Robyn: That they’re perfect in every way. Everyone is individual and nobody is perfect.

Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Robyn: Suicide Girls, Zoo and the Model Academy.

Robyn Kelly

Cee: What photographers have you worked with?
Robyn: Ellie Sutton, Seth Jameson and John Vitole so far.

Robyn Kelly

Cee: What photographers would you like to work with?
Robyn: Wayne Daniels. Too many to mention, really. I just want to make a name for myself.

Roby Kelly

Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modelling industry?
Robyn: Everyone has to start at the bottom. It's about being confident and proud and good at what you do which makes someone more attractive.

Robyn Kelly

Cee: What's your plans from here?
Robyn: Hopefully get myself some good modelling work.

Cee: How can the people get in touch with you?
Robyn:
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/robyn_kelly
Model Mayhem - http://www.modelmayhem.com/robynkelly27


Robyn Kelly

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Slaughterhouse - Microphone (video)



Fucking dope.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Video: Emilio Rojas & Donnell Rawlings: 60 Moments (Episode 3)



Big ups to Emilio. Mixtape is crack. Donnell is hilarious. Peep.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Movement Fam on www.TheMusic.com.au

Cee & Bekah - The Soul Movement Volume 3

Big shouts to Christie Eliezer from TheMusic.com.au for featuring The Movement Fam in his music industry blog, Industrial Strength, which is in the Top 10 Music Industry blogs in the world. Christie spoke about The Fam getting signed to HiPNOTT Records in the USA, the recent projects from Cee & Bekah, upcoming projects from Notion and our distribution deal shopping spree. The look was much appreciated!

Also, anyone in Australia can find the mention in any given street press magazine around the country.

Oh, and while we've got you...go grab yourself a FREE copy of Cee & Bekah's 'The Soul Movement Volume 3: The Final Chapter' mixtape if you haven't already!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

DJ Green Lantern Presents Emilio Rojas - The Natural (mixtape)

Emilio Rojas - The Natural

It's here! Been waiting on this one for a minute. Y'all may have caught the leaks - 'Bold & Arrogant' and 'Tic Toc', but the whole joint is here. Emilio is one of the Fam's favourite MC's, so any time dude drops something new, it's exciting. Hit the jump (or click the cover) to download. I actually haven't heard this yet, will peep shortly but I'm excited. Do it.

01. The Countdown (Produced by Keelay & Zaire)
02. Piano Bounce (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)
03. Untouched (Produced by DJ Static & Charlemagne)
04. Sympathy For The Devil (Produced by Sean C & LV)
05. Only Just Begun (Feat. Day) (Produced by Boi-1da)
06. Bold & Arrogant (Produced by M-Phazes)
07. Breaking Me Down (Feat. Mateo) (Produced by M-Phazes)
08. Tic Toc (Feat. DVS) (Produced by M-Phazes)
09. Runway (Produced by J-Glaze)
10. I Want It All (Feat. Dwayne Collins) (Produced by M-Phazes)
11. The Rest (Produced by Battle Roy)
12. Tonight (Produced by 6th Sense)
13. City Lights (Feat. Tess) (Produced by Nottz)
14. Live For The Moment (Produced by DJ Green Lantern)

Download DJ Green Lantern Presents Emilio Rojas - The Natural

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Robin Thicke - Sex Therapy



Rob is the king. Album is finna be wild.

Drake performance @ Touch nightclub



Dope, but annoying that he has his vocals on the beat.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2

OK, Thrizz already posted about the psycho kids playing this game but...

What. The. Fuck.



Don't get me wrong. It's not like I haven't shot at a passer by in GTA before, but something about this just seems way more fucked up than anything I've ever seen in a game before.

One of my favourite blogs, Hipster Runoff, did a great post about this. Just hope everyone 'gets it'.

The Lessondary - Check The Rhyme 2009

The Lessondary

Here's the second leak from the upcoming A Tribe Called Quest tribute mixtape from DJ Chong Wizard. This one is courtesy of the 'Natti's The Lessondary crew. Dope joint, can't wait for this tape! Stay tuned for a Movement Fam feature...

Download Check The Rhyme 2009 - The Lessondary

Ras Kass - AMZIN (Street Video)

Ras Kass is STILL one of my favourite emcees of all time. Check out the dope street video for his new track "AMZIN" which will be on THE QUARTERLY, coming November 23 at Ras Kass Central.




As a bonus, here is the video for "THE RECONCILIATION" which will also be on THE QUARTERLY. Make sure you watch this one in full screen!




Finally, here's a video from a couple of months ago where Ras explains more about THE QUARTERLY.



November 23.

Video Games Are Bad For You

Video games are not only violent, they also cause violence. And self harm too, apparently. The fuck is wrong with kids these days?

Just watch.



Below is a classic with over 14 million views on Youtube.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Esscay - The Movember Mixtape



The big homie Esscay has just released his sophomore mixtape, entitled 'The Movember Mixtape' in support of the prostate cancer/depression charity that runs throughout the world in November every year. Big ups on your charity game, son.

So this is his latest work since 2006's 'Training Day Mixtape', which is a classic in my eyes (and not coz I was on it lol). Ess done got out the Antares Autotune for this bitch and murked the shit out of it. This is his first project entirely solo, doing everything from recording, mixing to promoting it, so huge props for taking on that responsibility.

The Movement Fam's own Micnificent even makes an appearance on 'Say Nothin' too. Fucking real.

Head down to Esscay.com and download this bitch right now! It'll change your life! And donate to the Movemeber cause while you're there!!

Take U To Da Movies [ Bangs ] - Acoustic cover by Jimmy Hunt



Wow. So I get this request to add a video response to my Bangs live performance video. And it says this:

"I was absolutely blown away the first time I heard Bangs sing 'Take U To Da Movies'. If you haven't heard the original, check it out before watching my video. The beat is amazing, and the guy's flow is so natural and so deep. I just had to do a cover of it, and I hope I did the song justice."

I was like, is this muhfucker serious? So I checked it out and it's GOOD!!! I never thought Bangs could be this soulful.

Artist Feature: Requiem

Melbourne's MC Requiem has been around for a minute now. After dropping his debut EP 'Coffee, Biros & Death' a few years back, the dude has been hard at work in the lab penning his debut full length album, 'Grassroots Anarchy'. With production from some of the finest producers in the country, including Ciecmate and Defiant, and a successful launch at Brunswick St's First Floor a little while back, Requiem is set to make some noise with this one. We caught up with dude to shoot the shit and chat about the album...

Requiem

What up man? How’s things?
Things are going well man, I just had my album launch for my new album 'Grassroots Anarchy' and I’m trying to hustle some more shows around town.

What’s been happening since we last heard from you after you dropped your EP?
Since then I’ve been working on the new album, writing songs and getting beats and guests organised. Finally recorded, mixed and mastered and now it’s on the shelves.

Requiem

So you’ve dropped your debut album, congrats! Tell us about the title, ‘Grassroots Anarchy’.
Thanks. Basically I just wanted to vent my frustration over some hard beats and 'Grassroots Anarchy' is the best way I can put that in words. There’s riots happening in cities around the world and my contribution to this anarchy is on a grassroots level, which is in the form of music.

Your music has always contained a strong social and political commentary. Where does this come from?
I think it’s worth saying something in your music. There’s too much going on in the world and too much going on locally to just talk about all the good times, cos it ain’t all good! I read a lot of news and do my research and recently the civil conflicts in Greece, France and Iran all took my interest and I had to speak on that. Also the way the streets are turning to shit is something worth noting. CDs getting harder to sell so if you’re going to put back yourself with a physical release now days you best be doing it for the right reasons and for me that’s having a soapbox to voice my observations on society.

Requiem

You’ve worked with dudes like Ciecmate on your album, as well as a few other well known cats in the scene. How did you hook up with them?
I was looking for darker more banging production this time around, mood music. Something to set the tone for the album. I heard Defiant’s production on Brad Strut’s album and I knew Ciecmate had some bangers too so I hit them all up and found some gems.

You’ve got a couple features on the LP, including Fluent Form and Maundz. Who else have you been working with? Do you think the collaborations help shape your style?
I’ve known Maundz for ages and I met Fluent Form a year or so ago and they respect my style and vice versa so it made sense for us to work together. I also collaborated with my friend Tahireh Thampi because she’s such a beautiful soul singer. Working with others definitely makes you step your game up, but the same goes with working with producers – when I get a beat I want to do it justice.

Requiem

How do you think you’ve grown as an artist since the EP?
When I put out the EP it was about five years worth of song ideas condensed into four solid tracks. I really put that release out to get those old songs out there and get some attention from listeners. With the album I was able to write fresh material and work with people I’d planned to for a long time and the time between I had a chance to grow and improve my delivery and sharpen my pen lyric-wise.

Have you been doing many shows lately? Will you tour off the back of this album?
Yeah I’ve done a fair few shows in recent months in the Melbourne area. As I said previously I’ve just finished my album launch. No plans to tour but am looking to do more shows.

Requiem

What’s the plans from here?
Keep promoting the album, get on every mic possible and let the people hear my music!

Let us know how the people can get in touch with you, and where they can cop the album from!
You can go check out http://www.myspace.com/mcrequiem for all information including upcoming events, purchasing the album and more! Cheers.