Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Fam Moves...

The Movement Fam

Ahhh Blogger. Can we talk? Yeah, it won't take long. You've been real good to us. But it's time to move on.

Hey Wordpress. What up? You lookin' fine, yo. Can I holla?

Take a look at the all new it's a wrap for this site, there won't be any more posts so please roll to the all new Wordpress site for all the TMF goodness.

The Fam Moves

The Fam Moves - an original online reality series featuring The Movement Fam and friends, coming very soon...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Eternia LIVE @ Rock Steady Crew 33rd Anniversary Concert (video)

Y'all know we got MAD love for E at Check this latest video and the jump for the details:

"She jumped the fence in a miniskirt!?!? Now THAT's Hip Hop!"

Eternia w/ DJ Boo performs new "AT LAST" tracks, offers an intense accapella, & jumps into the crowd at Rock Steady Crew's 33rd Anniversary Concert this past Sunday (Lincoln Park, NJ). Much Respect to Big Zoo & Vice Verses of the EoDub Fam for hosting all of RSC & holding E down on stage!

"AT LAST" Digital CD on iTunes:
(or Key Word Search 'Eternia MoSS' in iTunes Store)

"AT LAST" Physical CD at Fat Beats:


Monday, August 9, 2010

Antoine Dodson - Bed Intruder (video)

So the sage keeps going.

This is the full version of the song. I even bought it on iTunes.

48 hours later and I'm still bumping it non-stop. People at work wanna kill me.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Run And Tell That - News Story Autotuned

OK. I cannot express how important it is for you guys to see this. It's been the core of my life the last 24 hours.

First up, watch the below news story:

NOW. This is quite possibly the greatest thing you'll witness in your life. I'm serious. Please watch it immediately.

Amazing eh? This tune has been in my head non-stop since me and Thrizz discovered it last night, after he showed me the original news story. I need the MP3 of this, they need to release it as a single and it needs to be number 1 all over the globe.

You're welcome.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bangs getting that Honda money

I caught this last week but couldn't find a video with the embed code. So here it is.

As funny as the video is, the fact that Bangs is getting money off being wack and taking said money away from the real artists is starting to irk me, and I'm sure many others feel the same.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Yoshi featuring Buff 1 & Darien Brockington - Magnetic (Official Video)

Shouts to the big homie Yoshi outta Ann Arbor, Michigan, for putting me on his video for 'Magnetic' with Mr Darien Brockington and Buff1. Dope track, dope beat, dope raps, dope visuals. Shit is crazy.

Def keep an eye on the kid.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Marco Polo & Rustee Juxx - Rearview (video)

Raw Hip Hop at it's finest. Marco Polo kills the beat; Rustee is a beast on the mic. Straight up. Nothing much to say but check this shit.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bangs - 'Meet Me On Facebook' Exclusive (video)

Ya boy Bangs is back with a new video, this one dedicated to social networking and innocent chatting with the shorties.

This continues on Bangs' classic music video steez, but sans green screens and a little bit less emphasis on the chains. However, the shorties are still uber present.

Watch the views; it's currently less than 10K and it went up yesterday...let's see how it goes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What Cee be on... Charlie Sloth

Shouts to Iyae for putting me back onto Charlie Sloth and UK Grime/Hip Hop in general. This shit is so fucking dope to me right now, really refreshing.

I been had Charlie's tapes since around '08 but 'Not Like You' with Black The Ripper and Farma G got me back on (pause). Check the videos and make sure you hit up the fellas on Twitter and Charlie's site (and cop the mixtape The Black Book).

And this joint cracked the 100K view mark in under 48 hours

Monday, August 2, 2010

Model Feature - Kendal McSorley

The gorgeous women of New Zealand just keep coming...

We're back again, this time with Miss Kendal McSorley, a stunning model and make up artist. I seriously think that Nelson must have something in the water to breed so many spectacular specimens...

Take it away, Kendal...

Cee: Whatʼs your name?
Kendal: Kendal Leigh Paige McSorley.

Cee: Where are you from?
Kendal: I'm from Nelson New Zealand but currently living in Christchurch.

Kendal McSorley

Cee: How many years have you been modeling?
Kendal: I've been modelling part time for about 5 years.

Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Kendal: Models don't eat - definitely not true! I love food :)

Kendal McSorley

Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Kendal: Wild Tomato Magazines, Super League Magazine, LOreal INOA Hair Launch Show, and various fashion shows.

Cee: What photographers have you worked with? Kendal: Daniel Allen, Joni Anderson, Tim Skinner and Grant Stirling.

Kendal McSorley

Cee: What photographers would you like to work with?
Kendal: I would love to work with Christina McFarlane and Joni Anderson (again).

Cee: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Kendal: Handling rejection and never giving up!

Kendal McSorley

Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Kendal: Being confident and not afraid to give it a go. And not letting what anyone says put you down! "When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."

Cee: What's your plans from here?
Kendal: I've just recently graduated in a Makeup Artistry course, so working in this industry also continue with modelling and hopefully make it big! Then travel and see the world!

Kendal McSorley

Cee: Hit us with your contact details for folks who want to see more!
Kendal: or Kendal McSorley on Facebook.

Kendal McSorley

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Estelle featuring Nas - Fall In Love

OK, so I wouldn't normally post a video to a track I wasn't feeling, but this one gets a mention because it has two artists I really dig on it. I'm a big fan of Estelle's first album, wasn't such a big fan of the second one but respected the direction she was going in. Now this is just...meh.

Sounds like "American Boy Pt. 2" and Nas just mails his verse in. He seems a bit out of place to me. Still, not going to write either of them off just yet.

What Cee be on... Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah is on some shit. Dude has over 10 million views on the official Pass Out video (but the damn embed code is disabled), and he hasn't even dropped his album yet (comes out in a couple weeks).

These grime cats utilise soul samples in a way that noone else is doing right now, so salute for that. Beats are incredible, raps are average but the hooks are anthemic and shit is finna blow regardless. Dope.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

What Cee be on... Richard Ashcroft

On the real, I've been to like 5 shows in the last couple weeks, with two more next week, and it just doesn't get old.

I was lucky enough to score free tickets to the 30 Seconds To Mars show on Wednesday, which was brilliant, and last night I also landed freebies to see Mr Richard Ashcroft and his new band, United Nations of Sound, live at Palace in Melbourne.

I've only been a Verve fan for the past couple years (serious #latepass, I know), but in that short time, 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Sonnet' became two of my favourite songs of all time. His new project, entirely produced by No ID, is brilliant, and it translated amazingly well live. Even though dude looks like a heroin addict, he put on a brilliant show, and the band were tight as hell.

Dude even managed to bang out some old Verve classics, knocking out 'Bittersweet Symphony' with the band about mid-way through (a song he rarely plays), and acoustic versions of 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Sonnet' during the encore. Goosebumps, yo.

The above track is one of my faves off the new album too.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Chromeo - Don't Turn The Lights On (audio)

Sometimes technology sucks ass. Like when I find the dope new video for Chromeo's second single off their new album, 'Don't Turn The Lights On', but there's forseeable way for me to share said video. So you're stuck with the audio for now.

Someone upload the damn thing to YouTube or Vimeo, please.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Mitchell Brothers - Solemate

Shouts to Iyae for this one. I think it's better just to watch this and take it all in, so I'll just shut up. Awesomeness.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bliss N Eso - Running On Air Documentary (Part 3)

Here's the final part to the Bliss N Eso 'Running On Air' doco. Really dope stuff. Make sure you cop the album, out this Friday! Tomorrow, actually.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Geko - Detonate Feat. Fluent Form & Raven (video)

The homie Raven hit me with this today. I been knew that this clip was happening, as a certain graf writer from the south east was giving Raven many a tip as to how to complete this video...

Anyway, check out the latest single from Geko's Crate Cartel Radio album, 'Detonate', featuring Fluent Form and Raven. It's a fucking banger; dope beat, hard rhymes (pause), just fresh Australian Hip Hop. Cop the album.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lauryn Hill - Repercussions (audio)

It's always a good time for new Lauryn Hill music. Since the broad done went crazy, her output has been akin to that of D'Angelo post-coke binge.

This is the first new joint from Ms Hill in a hot minute and the shit is fresh. I really dig it. Can't wait to hear more from this ridiculously amazing artist, so long as she keeps her head together.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Model Feature - Jayde Elkington

The rumours definitely aren't true. New Zealand BEEN had hot chicks. Don't front.

The second model from our brethren over the Tasman is Miss Jayde Elkington, who was kind enough to chat to us about her modelling and hit y'all with some fresh flicks.

Cee: Whatʼs your name?
Jayde: Jayde Elizabeth Elkington

Cee: Where are you from?
Jayde: Nelson, New Zealand

Jayde Elkington

Cee: How many years have you been modeling?
Jayde: I have been doing a bit of modeling for about five years now and have also been dancing since the age of six.

Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Jayde: One would be that they are very high maintenance which I think is untrue! Most models that I have met and worked with have been really laid back and down to earth.

Jayde Elkington

Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Jayde: L'Oreal Talent Spotting, Remix Magazine, Images Magazine, Osprey Boats MTV, C4

Cee: What photographers have you worked with?
Jayde: Grant Stirling, Carly Ave, Daniel Allen, Glen Bisdee – all from Nelson, NZ, Angela Henderson, Lauretta Goode from Auckland, NZ.

Jayde Elkington

Cee: What photographers would you like to work with?
Jayde: Would love to do some more work with Angela Henderson. She’s a great photographer, and very encouraging.

Cee: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Jayde: Learning to be able to handle rejection and to be persistent.

Jayde Elkington

Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Jayde: Always be yourself, stay strong and be confident.

Cee: What's your plans from here?
Jayde: Would love to go traveling overseas.

Jayde Elkington

Cee: Hit us with your contact details for folks who want to see more!
Jayde:, Facebook

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nike Booty Ad

Nike Booty Ad

In the immortal words of Craig David, I am a Booty Man. So when I saw this ad, I lost my proverbial shit.

Too awesome. Much love to the ladies with ass. Be proud of it. Don't cover it up. Flaunt that shit.

Friday, July 23, 2010

P-Money - Falling Down ft. Milan Borich (video)

P-Money is definitely on that next right now. Dude always seems to come different (pause) on his own shit, and his latest single, 'Falling Down', doesn't stray from that path. Featuring vocalist Milan Borich, who's an old rocker from NZ, the clip is fairly epic and P's acting is awesome. Peep game.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Eminem and Rihanna - Love The Way You Lie (live in LA)

Once again, another reason why living in North America is the fucking shit.

Check out Rihanna's live show where she brings out surprise guest Eminem. 'Coz that would happen Down Under. Dopeness.

Oh and me and Notion went to the B.o.B gig in Melbourne last night. Wow. One of the illest shows I've ever seen. So much energy, awesome presence. Just pure showmanship. Dude is a superstar. He'll be playing arenas in a year if the universe is how it should be.

Tokyo Cigar Thoughts: Daredevil Born Again


I had a conversation earlier with my boy Danimal ( whut up Playboy ) about the DVD series that DC comics have been releasing. At the end of the convo I stated how despite my tremendous respect for DC comics ( Batman is that DUDE ) , I’m always gonna be a Marvel. I wrote about Frank Miller in my last post for his work on “The dark Knight returns” ( shame on you if you haven’t experienced it yet ) because that is, simply put, the greatest graphic novel of all time to me……..even though I’m still a Marvel. My second favorite is another Frank Miller masterpiece. One he did for the house that Stan Lee built.

Daredevil was never a favorite of mine growing up. The stories just seemed too adult to my still developing young mind. If you told me my second favorite graphic novel would be a Daredevil story when I was a kid I would have looked at you like you were stupid ( I probably would have looked at you that way even if you told me something else, I was a real asshole as a kid ) TDKR had already introduced me to the concept of comics being more than just kid stuff, but Daredevil still didn’t grab me. I owned like one Daredevil comic growing up and I didn’t bother to catch the movie in theaters. About a year and a half ago I was online reading up on Frank Millers work to see what I hadn’t read yet and people kept on bringing up “Born Again” So I grabbed a copy and sat back. As I read it I caught the exact same feeling I had when I heard “Method man” for the first time. Which was “What the FUCK?!? This is incredible”

Maturity is a cool thing because it brings a whole new level of appreciation for certain things you just wouldn’t give too much of a fuck about as a kid. Daredevil seems to have always been intended for more older readers ( the character spends as much time working as a lawyer as he does kicking ass ) but when you mature and read it, it makes you feel like a kid again. The plot for “Born Again” revolves around Daredevil ( Matt Murdock ) being sold out by his ex girl Karen Page. Karen is a drug addicted, adult film star who sells Matt’s identity to a drug dealer for a fix. The info gets back to New York City’s top crime lord The Kingpin who has had beef with Daredevil for a long time. The villain discovering the hero’s identity thing has been done before but it usually turns into the villain fighting the hero at home rather than on the streets. What hit me about this is HOW the Kingpin attacks Murdock. He gets him disbarred, cleans out his bank accounts, strategically drives him mad from paranoia, turns him against his closet friends, THEN blows up his apartment. I’ve seen Superman get beaten to death by Doomsday, I’ve seen the Joker viciously murder Robin and his mother, hell, I’ve seen Magneto rip the skeleton out of Wolverine. None of them compared to what Kingpin put Daredevil through. Reading the story, I was like “DAMN!!!”

The art by David Mazzucchelli is very well done. Serving the story perfectly. I don’t find the artwork as mind blowing as works by Todd McFarlane, Norm Breyfogle or the almighty Jim Lee but it compliments the story better than I think even their fantastic talent could. The same way that the sound of “36 chambers” was nowhere near as polished as “The Chronic” but it was the PERFECT medium for the WU to do their thing on.

The magic in this is in the writing. Frank Miller outdid himself with the dialogue, both internal and between characters. If there ever was a comic that played out like a compelling movie, this is it. In one scene a man is murdered while a reporter listen’s in over the phone and the way the scene is set up and written is THE most nerve wracking moment in my comic reading history. The story is so good that I didn’t even notice that Daredevil was barely in costume for the entire duration. This is not a traditional superhero story. Rather than being amazed at feats of superhuman strength the most amazing thing in this is the triumph of the human spirit in the face of crushing adversity.

I recommend this book to anyone going through a hard time in life as it will make you wanna face your tormentor head on a punch him dead in the teeth, even if you don’t have a costume for fighting crime.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bliss N Eso - Running On Air Documentary (Part 2)

As promised, here's the second part of the Bliss N Eso doco, "Running On Air". About to watch it now, looking forward to this one.

KillaQueenz - Break The Rules (video)

Sydney's KillaQueenz have been around for a minute. Myself and Revelino worked with the girls on our Soul District project back in 03/04, and it's great to see them making solid music, touring the country and of course, knocking out fresh videos.

Check out the visuals for single 'Break The Rules'. Dope video. Quality Australian Hip Hop. Big ups.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What Cee be on... Beirut

My cousin Mel put me onto these cats on the weekend, and I've been bumping this joint flat the fuck out since.

Beirut was the solo project of Zachary Francis Condon, which then morphed into a full on band. Their tunes are a mix of European styles with indie rock and pop. Mad unique and strangely addictive. Look em up. And you're welcome.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fading Hour featuring The Movement Fam - Celestine (Remix) LIVE @ The Evelyn Hotel

Fading Hour are a prog rock band out of Melbourne, and their drummer, Chris Ferre, often rocks with us when we play live.

One of their tracks, 'Celestine', from their debut EP 'Beyond The Void', was so dope that myself, Notion and Bekah just had to jump on it. We recorded it at Wiseguy Studios, and this video was the first time we all performed it live. This was at the Evelyn Hotel on Saturday May 8th 2010.

Peep game...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Affion Crockett x Drake x Tim Westwood

Check out this Affion Crockett spoof of Drake freestyling on Tim Westwood's radio show in the UK. Shouts to the homie DJ Hyphen and his blog The Audacity of Dope for bringing this one to our attention. I'm gunna flip it around and give you the original video first, because you really need to watch it first.

Even the outtakes are hilarious.

Back - Altató /streetROYAL/

The homie Sima, a producer I manage out of Hungary, now has two beats out in his native land that have video clips. Fucking respect.

This joint is from Back, called 'Altató' (which means 'sleeping pills'), and it's a banger. Wish I knew what he was saying but the language sounds amazing over Sima's dope production. Certified banger.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Julian Smith - Techno Jeep (video)

This is some seriously creative shit. Watch it unfold...

Friday, July 16, 2010

What Cee be on... Alexisonfire

So y'all might have seen my City & Colour post recently. Dallas is the fucking man.

The band that brought him his fame, Alexisonfire, is my favourite band by far right now. I've heard them be described as emo, screamo, hard rock and hardcore. I have no idea, but there's some grinding guitars, guttural screams and Dallas' harmonics blending to make some amazing music.

Check my two fave joints; 'Young Cardinals' is the co-title track of their latest album 'Old Crows / Young Cardinals', while 'Boiled Frogs' is from their classic 'Crisis'. This shit is on repeat these days.

Boiled Frogs

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eternia & Moss | GOODBYE (video)

Now that At Last is finally out, Eternia is keeping the videos coming. Check out the dope joint for 'Goodbye', the first solo video off the LP.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bliss N Eso - Running On Air Documentary (Part 1)

Without a doubt, Bliss N Eso have been the number one Hip Hop artists in the country for the last year or two (as Hilltop Hoods haven't had as much of a strong presence).

Their music is usually groundbreaking, their shows are incredible and the whole package is extremely well put together.

The boys returned to the lab to record their 4th studio album recently, and are dropping a 3 part doco to support it. Check out part 1.

While you're at it, check out their video for 'Down By The River', the first single off 'Running On Air'.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mel Gibson Racist Rant RAP with Ras Kass (2010)

Wow. Amazingly hilarious. Ras sent this one through today, shit is GOLD.

The song is actually called 'Pussy From Behind' by Mad Max featuring Ras Kass. I don't even wanna speak on it, just watch and listen.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Come Up Presents - Eternia (video)

Check out this great interview that The Come Up did with the homegirl Eternia as she speaks on her life, her faith and her new album with MoSS.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Masonic Monuments in Melbourne (video)

So yesterdays post inspired todays.

I've watched this video a few times already and it's really, really interesting. If you're in Melbourne, keep an eye out for different things throughout the city, coz there are SO many things that you don't notice unless you really pay attention.

And while I'm here, check the video of Lebron, Wade and Bosh getting welcomed to Miami.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rick Ross feat Jay-Z - Free Mason (audio)

Aight, so this is some shit right here.

Rozay isn't the greatest artist. Yeah he's got some cool shit, but as an MC he's nothing special. That said, I don't really get all the hype leading up to his latest LP, 'Teflon Don', but this leak caught my attention, both for the title and the feature artist.

As much as Jay is slippin' these days, I HAD to hear what he had to say on a joint titled 'Free Mason', particularly after all the talk online about Jay's inclinations towards being part of the Illuminati (something I'm yet to make up my mind on). Oh and John Legend makes a DOPE cameo too.

I actually really like Jay's verse here. He addresses the rumours briefly here ('Bitch I said that I'm amazing, not a mason'), but I think I need to hear it a few more times. What y'all think?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hectic Friday (Oscar Grant, Lebron and Rainbows)

Today there was so much shit going on that I thought it'd be simpler to wrap it all up in one special Hectic Friday post.

First up, the decision on the recent Oscar Grant murder trial was made today. Long story short, a white policeman shot a young black man point blank in front of a crowd at an Oakland BART station, and the cop got off on a couple years for 'involuntary manslaughter'. This case had serious race overtones, hence the uproar.

The worst part was that it happened on the same day as the Lebron announcement (see below) so half my Twitter feed was about a cop getting off for murdering a human, and the other was about an athlete deciding where to earn his billionth dollar.

Oscar Grant murder/verdict

And this Lebron shit has been wild. I'm not even really a huge sports fan but it was all over Twitter today so I couldn't avoid it.

My two cents: Players leave teams and get traded EVERY FUCKING YEAR. Yeah, the Cavs lost Lebron, but so what? Shit happens. Mike retired, too. Get over it. Good on him.

Lebron decision

That said, majority owner Dan Gilbert wrote a scathing public letter about Lebron's decision, saying such sore loser bullshit like "I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE" and "You can take it to the bank." Wow. What a tool.

Majority owner Dan Gilbert's reaction

And to wrap up all this seriousness with some awesomeness, check out this video (if you haven't already seen it). Never seen a human so excited about a rainbow. And aside from the video hilarity, the description reads "It was rainbowing for at least an hour on January 8th 2010." I had no idea 'rainbowing' was an adjective.

Double Rainbow

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of The Black Gold (video)

Reflection Eternal "Ballad of the Black Gold" from Sam Ellison on Vimeo.

Well if this isn't a timely single, I don't know what is.

Kweli has always been known for his relevant and 'conscious' subject matter, but this one really hits home. Right on the heels of the recent BP oil fiasco comes Reflection Eternal's latest single, 'Ballad of the Black Gold'. Some powerful imagery here, which tells the story much better than if it was a basic performance video. Brilliant.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What Cee be on... 30 Seconds To Mars

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but since I got into this rock/indie shit heavy, it's uber wicked coz I have no pretensions or prejudices about the artist or the music. So when I first put 30 Seconds To Mars on the iPod in the gym, I lost my SHIT. Their 'A Beautiful Lie' album blew my mind. And although I didn't enjoy their last two albums as much, they're still dope. Then dudes bagged em for the singer, Jared Leto, who apparently is an actor and the blonde dude who gets murked in Fight Club.

But fuck 'em.

These are my two fave joints; 'Valhalla' is by far my fave 30 Seconds joint, and it's just a b-side for some stupid reason, while the title track off their debut is heatrocks. Can't wait to see 'em live. Enjoy.


A Beautiful Lie

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Big Bang Big Boom - Wall-Painted Animation by BLU

Wow. This is just some incredible stuff. I don't even want to know how long this took to make, but I'm glad somebody took the time.

BIG BAG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

How Girl Talk Avoids Sampling & Copyright Lawsuits (video)

I haven't watched this yet but this is riiiiight up our alley (pause).

For any artists out there who utilise samples in their music, this could be extremely useful information. Check the details:

Alex Kreit, Nancy Prager, Andre Smith, and DJ Spooky discuss the curious case of how Girl Talk has successfully utilized over 300 uncleared samples and somehow managed to avoid being sued by the copyright holders. A really interesting discussion for anyone involved in the creation of sample based music.

Monday, July 5, 2010

iPhone4 vs HTC Evo (video)

This is amazing. Wow. It reminds me of Tommy Gunnz' phone reading out his text messages.

"Now my goddamn cat is homeless. I am dead."

Go make yourself an amazing video.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Prince and Stevie Wonder Live?

I ain't even need to say anything here. Stevie Wonder gig. Prince comes out. They play 'Superstition'. WIN.

What Cee be on... City and Colour

I'm ALL about this dude right now (pause). After being put onto City & Colour earlier this year, I'd been a casual fan. My interest grew after discovering that Canadian Dallas Green, who essentially is City & Colour (based off his name - Dallas, City. Green, Colour. Genius), is also the singer for hardcore group Alexisonfire.

I found that even though I'm currently in possession of more music than I can cope with, I kept going back to City & Colour; the warm, heartfelt and often dark songs just resonated with me. Then this weekend I learned a bunch of the songs on guitar and now I'm officially obsessed. I even ordered a tshirt from their website.

Anyway, check the videos for two of my favourite City & Colour songs. The first is 'Coming Home', from his debut 'Somtimes', and the second is 'Sleeping Sickness' from the 'Bring Me Your Love' album. Enjoy.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Movement Fam LIVE @ The Evelyn Hotel free mixtape

For those of y'all who have signed up to The Movement Fam eNewsletter (take a look to your right to get on that), y'all should already have downloaded the exclusive pre-release for our live mixtape, which we recorded at The Evelyn Hotel back in March. And now we're finally droppin' this thang.

This gig was our first live set in over a year, so it was a solid return to the stage for the whole Fam, and we decided to record it; and I'm really glad we did. We're truly happy with this project, expertly EQ'd by Notion, as it's a great reflection of where we're at musically right now, plus it's extra poignant as myself, Bekah and Notion are about to shoot off to Canada so this line up may not happen for a while after our goodbye gig.

So head on over to the new The Movement Fam Bandcamp page (shouts to Iyae for the dope header image) and cop the tape, as well as our older crew mixtapes such as The Valentine's Day series, our Kevin Nottingham Remix album and more.

Download The Movement Fam LIVE @ The Evelyn Hotel

The Movement Fam LIVE @ The Evelyn Hotel

The Movement Fam LIVE @ The Evelyn Hotel

Friday, July 2, 2010

The first official music vid shot on iPhone 4

This is some cool shit. As soon as the phone came out the box, these fellas shot the first official video to be completed entirely on the iPhone 4. The song itself isn't too bad, and the fellas ain't claiming it to be the best video either - just the first. Check it out...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jazmine Sullivan - Holding You Down (video)

Jazmine is amazing. This is her new single, possibly. Or just a leak. Or a mixtape joint seeing as it borrows from Mary J. and Nas. Either way, the broad is the truth. Check it out.

Hősök - Aki Velünk... (music video)

So I have no idea what these cats are saying either, but this is produced by my homie Sima out of Hungary, and the beat is sick. Sima tells me that this joint is getting play on the music video channels and radio in his native land, which is great news. Check it out for the beat, if nothing else. Oh and if you're feeling it, get at me for production :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Model Feature - Shushila Takao

Oh we back! Our model grind has been a bit more vicious of late, as we gear up for the re-launch of with a brand new layout, artist pages, and all that good stuff.

So as per how most of my model discoveries happen, I was trawling Facebook at work (it's kinda part of my job lol) and I stumbled upon one of the loveliest young ladies I've seen in a while, Miss Shushila Takao. I was pretty much immediately struck by her natural beauty, and the more photos I saw of her, the more this was confirmed. I think I developed a bit of a crush lol.

So, loyal readers, it's my pleasure to present this young lady, who is well spoken, driven and extraordinarily smokin' (check her background). Y'all definitely gonna need to check out her websites...

Shushila Takao

Cee: Whatʼs your name?
Shushila: Shushila Takao aka Shii.

Cee: Where are you from?
Shushila: New Zealand, Christchurch & Nelson, but I'm French, Maori (Native New Zealand), and Indian.

Cee: How many years have you been modeling?
Shushila: I've been modeling/performing about 9 years, I was the youngest model/performer in the Adults section for an internationally known event called the World of Wearable arts (WOW), and just picked up from there.

Shushila Takao

Cee: What are the misconceptions people commonly have about models that are untrue?
Shushila: We don't eat? untrue, I love food!! I'm not fussy and I'm not high maintenance. I'm very down to earth.

Cee: What shows, videos, magazines, etc. have you been featured in?
Shushila: Remix magazine, Images Mag, Wild Tomato various issues, World of Wearable arts shows, NZ stamps & magazines. NZ Nature catalogue, Germany Vox TV.

Shushila Takao

Cee: What photographers have you worked with?
Shushila: Bob Reid of California, Daniel Allen of the UK, Glenn Bisdee, Sterling images, Angela Henderson of Auckland NZ and other NZ Photographers.

Cee: What photographers would you like to work with?

Shushila Takao

Cee: Can you describe the grind of a model trying to break into the industry?
Shushila: Persistence, resilience, perseverance, determination, focus and humility.

Cee: Any words for the ladies out there that have aspirations of entering the modeling industry?
Shushila: If it's what you want then go for it, but place nice too, it can be very competitive, there's no need to step on others to get where you wanna be. stay true to yourself, and be careful.

Shushila Takao

Cee: What's your plans from here?
Shushila: I get asked that a lot, people wanna see me grow and I love that support, at the moment I'm doing make-up for photoshoots and video clips as well as modelling. I would love to be the fresh face of the entertainment industry. The leading lady in Will Smith's next film, and feature in some of the hottest R&B music video clips...

Cee: Hit us with your contact details for folks who want to see more!
Shushila:, <--- this is more helpful.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The World's Most Interesting Intern

I think I mentioned recently the fact that I'm not one for taking the piss of Hip Hop. Usually it's corny and stupid as fuck, and it shits me. However, this lil joint, courtesy of misscoca, is classic.

Dude is hilariously awesome. Apparently the boss heard him rapping and told him he could make videos to promote the company. And now he's a mini internet celebrity. Bangskis.

The President of Russia.

Ergonomic desk chair.

Tokyo's Movie Reviews: SNATCH


There are certain things I miss about England. Sausage rolls, Notting Hill carnival, Walking around London, the clubs etc. One of the things I miss the most is the people. Not the snooty rude muthafuckas, but the normal working class, everyday people. It was such a diverse mix of individuals that it was crazy. The ravers, cool kids, hip hop heads, football hooligans, pub crawlers, smart kids, FLY chicks (a fit bird with British accent is still the biggest turn on for me), West Indians, Pakistani’s etc It was a fucking crazy melting pot of Neighborhoods and little worlds within itself. When I was over there I would get so caught up in life that I would never sightsee. Running the streets at night with my cousins was fun, dangerous and ALWAYS interesting. The spots and lives there were breeding grounds for crazy stories.

I said all that to say this. Those same people I spoke about were dramatized perfectly for this movie. Guy Ritchie dug up the best of England’s worst and polished them up for the screen in this movie. Although the story spans 3 different countries. The heart of the story is in merry old England. The characters in the story are memorable as hell. I cant say the word “Bonjour” without picturing Bullet tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) slamming some dues head in the car door while some 80’s pop plays in the background. Sol, Brick top, Mickey (man this was the moment I realized the Brad Pitt was a fucking ILL actor) and of course Turkish (Jason Statham). All the characters, apart from their various personality quirks, stuck out for one strong reason: DIALOGUE. Man listen, Everybody in this movie was coming out their face in style. Few movies have had me laughing my ass off as much as this. If you’re a rapper, this is a flick your gonna love cause it makes you wanna step your pen game up. Trust me. The “Desert Eagle POINT five o” speech alone is worth the price of admission.

The other part of the equation is the sequencing. The way certain things are hidden from plain sight adds another layer of humor to the scenes they are used for. Scenes also cut in and out in ways that when pieced together play like a classic episode of “Seinfeld”. The technique of one character setting off a chain of events that affect everybody in the film is used to perfection here (when you see the milk scene you’ll know what I mean). Guy Ritchie really pieced together a well though out gem. Stuff like the “I’m coming to London” section had me like “DAMN!!! Dude wasn’t playing”. I feel it was Tarantino influenced in certain bits but what the hell Tarantino himself was influenced by others so it’s just the natural cycle of creation. Guy Ritchie really put his stamp on this movie and consolidated his own crime flick sub genre style. Previously seen on his other masterpiece, “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”.

Even if anyone say’s that the movie didn’t “innovate” the gangster genre, you cant tell me it’s not entertaining. This is one of those movies I’ve watched dozens of times and it never get’s old. Seriously. A couple of months back they showed this “Snatch” every other day on cable. I always caught it when ever I saw it was on. It’s like “The Infamous” by Mobb Deep. You pop it in wanting to hear like 2 songs but you always wind up listening to the whole thing. Truly a classic.

So now, tell me one thing...”Do you know what "nemesis" means?”

Monday, June 28, 2010

Royce Da 5'9" - I Hate Your Pants (video)

Following on from the Cipha Sounds video a couple days ago, Notion put me onto this one. Wow. Fucking amazing. I lost it, damn near cried at the end.

'You are gay to me, and that's OK with me, but I still hate your pants.' GOLD.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Levi's® Pioneer Sessions: John Legend & the Roots (video)

These Levi Pioneer Sessions look fresh as hell. This one is John Legend and The Roots, check the info from Okayplayer:

"The latest release from the Levi's Pioneer Sessions features a collabo from The Roots and John Legend. "Levi's Pioneer Sessions 2010 Revival Recordings bring together today's pioneering musicians to re-craft the classic songs that inspired their sound." The Roots and John Legend give us a stirring rendition of Ernie Hines' "Our Generation." This track will also appear on JL and The Roots' upcoming collabo album, Wake Up, which is set to drop September 21st. Check after the jump for a behind the scenes look at the song's creation."

Eminem & The Roots perform "Won't Back Down" on Jimmy Fallon

After both dropping albums in recent weeks, Eminem and The Roots team up on Jimmy Fallon. Of course, The Roots are Jimmy's house band, which I still don't get. Where do those dudes find enough time in the day?

Still not sure what's up with Pink being on the album version of this track. Glad she wasn't around for this one.

Jay-Z & Eminem perform "Renegade" on David Letterman

Classic joint this one. Really glad to see Em back in the spotlight amongst the big names in hip hop. Hard to believe this track is almost a decade old but its an undeniable classic now.

Jay never gets enough credit for standing up on this one because Em just completely bodied it.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cipha Sounds gets skinny jeans

I've been copping a LOT of shit from the homies lately for my adoption of skinny jeans. It ain't really a reflection of fashion for me, it sorta came to be due to my burgeoning taste in music. But for some reason, it just ain't that accepted in Hip Hop.

Check out Cipha Sounds going shopping in Harlem for his own pair of skinny jeans. lol @ Snooki!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Drake and Nicki Minaj on Kimmel (video)

Y'all are prolly sick of Drake. I'm getting there, but fuck it, these performances are kinda cool. Band sounds tight.

I checked out the MTV doco last night, really, really inspiring, especially for us. We have essentially the same tools, we just gotta up our marketing game. Made me realise that we can fucking do this shit. Anyway, check the vids...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In Good Company: The making of (video)

Y'all might recall we recently posted the new project from A-Diction, Syntax and Whisper entitled In Good Company. That's some dope shit right there.

The homies have put together a video documenting the making of the project, with candid interviews, inside information and some funny moments. Really cool stuff, check it out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hustle Beats - Borderline Vol 2 Mixed by VJ K.M.X.E.

PHustle Beats - Borderline Vol 2 Mixed by VJ K.M.X.E.

The big homie Hustle Beats has been a big supporter of The Movement Fam from the jump. Coming out of Sydney, by way of Toronto, Canada, my dude is a talented producer, blogger and straight up hustler, and his grind is definitely something to admire.

Hustle has released a gang of mixtapes when he was in TO, and from what I understand this is the first disc that he's released out of Australia (homie, correct me if I'm wrong!). Y'all might have caught our single from the tape, 'Livin' This Life' with the other big homie from TO, Theology3, which we dropped a month or two back.

Finally, the tape, entirely produced by Hustle, dropped today and y'all can cop it below for free. Eighteen tracks, MCs and vocalists from all over the globe - y'all can't go wrong.

Make sure you roll past my dude's blog, iHustle Daily, and say what up!

Hustle Beats - Borderline Vol 2 Mixed by VJ K.M.X.E.

01. Tino Attila – Dirty Lil’ Secret
02. J. Moy – I Want To Live
03. The Show Doctor – Borderline
04. Angerville – Perspectives
05. Tek Man – Slob On My Knob
06. Kid Mac – This Is Real
07. KDB – Life Of The Party
08. Sienna Thomas – Clap Back feat Da-Coz
09. Sienna Thomas – Go On Get Out feat Esskei
10. Friday – Next Level
11. Sienna Thomas – Gotta Get It feat Da-Coz
12. Eddie Mayhem – I Don’t Give A Fuck
13. Cee & Bekah – Lvin’ This Life feat Theo3
14. Roti – Strollin’ In The Park feat Sinister
15. Mun – Conductin Bizness
16. Organised Rhyme Cartel – Trife Life
17. Nobody – Chrome, Hot, Sin
18. Sienna Thomas – Down & Out feat Da-Coz
All tracks produced by Da-coz for Hustle Beats
All tracks mixed by VJ K.M.X.E.

DOWNLOAD Hustle Beats - Borderline Vol 2 Mixed by VJ K.M.X.E.

J.Cole - Who Dat (Official Video)

At first I was really diggin' J. Cole. 'Lights Please' was one of my favourite joints from last year. Then he kinda just went bland. But this joint has kinda brought him back up there for me.

Video is cool; looks like it was shot in one take but I doubt it. Joint is dope too; verses are fresh and quite tech and witty, and the hook is catchy and simple enough to stick in your head all day. Keen as for the album now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Roots - How I Got Over (video)

I think I totally missed the boat on this one. Apparently it's been out for a minute but I only caught it today. Oh well. Never claimed to be first at this blog shit lol.

The Roots fans should dig this. Is that Black Thought singing at the start? I think the album might be out...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cinque "Talkin' 2 Myself" ft. Kobe (Track produced by DJ Khalil)

Aight, so a nice lil bit of controversy for ya.

Check the above video for 'Talkin' 2 Myself' from Cinque, with Kobe on the hook. Sound familiar? A certain Mr Mathers used the exact same beat and hook for his most recent album, 'Recovery' (my fave song on the album). How did this happen? I have zero concrete facts, but as we all know, YouTube comments might as well be bond, so check the details...

"No money was ever asked from Cinque for the track, so that is not an issue. A batch of beats were sent to Cinque from Khalil through a mutual friend (No ID) as a favor and Cinque happened to use the track w/ no intention of marketing it or making profit from it, just to further build an online presence and work on a project. Yes Eminem paid for the rights, but that still does nothing to disprove Mr.Mathers used a recycled track that has been floating around for almost 2 yrs, lame."

"in Cinque's defense, he did not steal. The producer (Khalil) provided the track to Cinque himself a full year in advance through mutual connects in the industry. It would be the producer's and label's fault for not fact checking and looking into the record which was out on Youtube since April 5th, 2009."

"Everybody that knows nothing about the industry and how shit works, shut your cock holsters cause you're looking real stupid rite now!!! As far as legally, what can a lawyer prove about this situation except the facts that are already known? Cinque aquired the beat 1yr to 1 1/2yrs ago thru some of the peeps he knows in the industry, recorded a song and then shot a video!!! One year or so later, the same instrumental was sold to Eminem!!! How is that Cinques fault? Everybody S.T.F.U."

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Model Feature - Jenafer Lynn Williams

It's been a minute since our last model feature. My apologies, we been slackin'.

This is the first time we've ever invited a model back for a second chat and a fresh bunch of pics; so Miss Jena is a special one. Our favourite American residing Down Under stopped by for another chat, and delivered a brand new smokin' set of flicks exclusively for the readers of

Cee: Hey Jena, it's been over a year since we saw you last. What's been happening?
Jena: Still in Australia..(sigh)!

Cee: What sort of shoots have you been doing recently?
Jena: Alot of lingerie work...soon to be moving into swimwear, I hope, if I can stay in shape.

 Jenafer Lynn Williams

Cee: Have you managed to work with any of the photographers you mentioned last time?
Jena: I doubt that would ever happen, this is just a paycheck for me, nothing more.

Cee: You were doing yoga and lingerie modelling, have you been doing much of that? Are you still enjoying that line of work?
Jena: Still doing all of that, that's the only thing I do enjoy doing. Lingerie is fun! And I keep all of it, for all you single men...

Jenafer Lynn Williams

Cee: Tell us about the new photos we have here.
Jena: It's just a mix of my favorites. All genres. But I will let you in on a secret that I will be doing a very well known American Mag that most of you wouldn't think I would AUS version..but still the same mag. You are in for a bare all treat :D

Cee: Have you had any memorable experiences with your modelling in the past year?
Jena: Recently doing my 2nd shoot with Zoo...always a blast with their crew. Memorable almost baring all in front of everyone!

Jenafer Lynn Williams

Cee: I heard word that you might be trying out for the Dallas Desire in the Lingerie Football League...
Jena: ha ha ha..did you? Well, I do plan on trying out and that's all I can do. Would you come watch me? I would surely NOT play nice!

Cee: So you're an American model living in Australia. Has the experience out here been different from your experiences at home?
Jena: Besides everyone hating me, and the slang...not really. I love Australia but I am ready to be home. I miss the gentlemen.

Jenafer Lynn Williams

Cee: You're heading back to the US later this year; do you plan to continue the modelling?
Jena: I don't think so. Unless I need money. I want to focus on my charity work.

Cee: What's next for you?
Jena: A year volunteering in Tanzania..I hope!

Jenafer Lynn Williams

Cee: You're the first model we've had back for a second time around, so thank you! :)
Jena: WOW..I don't know who to thank..LOL. Anything for the Movement Fam. I love you guys. xx

Jenafer Lynn Williams

Saturday, June 19, 2010

B.o.B. – Airplanes (Ft. Hayley Williams) (video)

Since I'm so far out of the mainstream music/news loop (I don't read the newspaper, watch TV or listen to radio at all), I had no idea this joint was a single. I fucking love it, definitely one of the hooks of the year. So I'm happy to know it has a video, finally.

Oh and Aussies, B.o.B. is touring in July, grab tickets on Monday!

Friday, June 18, 2010

360 - The Making of 'Take Off' (video)

Big 6 Dog done made a video of him and Uncle Kaelyn making their rap song, 'Take Off'. Cool shit, cunts.

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL - Bang Bang Bang (video)

I love Mark Ronson. Dude has been extremely consistent over the years, involved with incredible albums from Amy Winehouse, Daniel Merriweather, Adele and of course his own opuses.

So this new joint, 'Bang Bang Bang', is on some left field shit. It's like some 80s synth pop; a total 180 from his previous work. For me, it just doesn't really work. Q-Tip makes an appearance, which is cool, but I much prefer Ronson on his soul shit. I guess that sorta stuff doesn't really sell (Merriweather's album was criminally ignored outside of the UK), so I guess he has to roll with the trends. Check it out anyway.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Cee be on... The Temper Trap (again)

So all the indie heads I tell about The Temper Trap seem to bag 'em. Apparently they've been getting airplay on commercial radio and are now 'sellouts'. OK. For once, I'm glad I know fuck all about the politics of a genre and just simply enjoy the music, something I've never really been able to do with Hip Hop (for the most part).

So here's the video for their latest single, and my favourite song off their album 'Conditions', 'Fader'. Amazing. Mainstream or not, shit is dope.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

CandleSpit & Red Eye - In Da Club (Le Croissant) (video)

So the big homie Livin' Poetry (of The Understudies crew) got at me today with the dope ass video for his new group, Candlespit Collective with JB Nimble.

Po' is a fuckin' beast, and everything I've heard from JB is just as dope. These cats are finna be something to watch out for.

Check out the above video for 'In Da Club (Le Croissant)' with Redeye, and roll through their MySpace and Facebook pages for more videos and music. Bang.