Sunday, February 28, 2010

J. Cole and B.o.B. - Gladiators (live in Atlanta)

Dig this track and dig this show. Wish this sorta shit happened Down Under.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mayer Hawthorne - A Lesson In Class (video)

Peep the knowledge:

On the eve of his second world tour and Coachella performance, Motown-influenced singer Mayer Hawthorne schools us on "keeping it classy," L.A.-style.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Venture Capitalists - Wake Your Daughter Up (video)

The homies the Venture Caps drop the video inspired by
Trav's blog Wake Your Daughter Up. Dope video.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Melanie Fiona and Jamie Foxx - It Kills Me (live)

Wow. I generally don't rate Jamie but this is dope.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Area Codes (202) - Wale (video)

Wale doing the Vevo thing, reppin' D.C. Cool vid.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kanye West - Coldest Winter (video)

KANYE WEST "Coldest Winter" Directed by: NABIL "ITUNES link below" from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

So Yeezy's still dropping singles from 808s? Hmmm. I dig this track, as depressing as it is. Cool visuals.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Jay-Z interview on Jools Holland

Decent interview with Jools Holland. Hov holds it down.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Movement Fam on Twitter!

That's right, folks, The Movement Fam has it's own Twitter page. Finally. The rest of the crew done been had one, so the overall crew might as well too.

Follow The Movement Fam on Twitter!

We'll keep you updated on new blog posts, movements within the crew, projects, releases, news...everything!

The Movement Fam Twitter

GNZ - Free (album, Brazil)

GNZ - Free

HUGE shouts to the most prolific MC I know, GNZ, fresh outta Brazil, for adding our collab 'Free' to this latest album, also entitled 'Free'.

Cop the album for FREE!!!

Download GNZ - Free

01.Prelúdio (feat. pro & lomar) nobody beats [08:46]
02.Free (feat. cee and bekah) laudz beats [03:18]
03.Santa Paz - nobody beats & beata prod. [01:29]
04.Puff Puff Pass (feat. superkirikou) zieke sounds [03:17]
05.Incríveis (feat. deone) nobody beats [02:11]
06.História de um Crime (feat. antraz) nobody beats [03:47]
07.Eterno Brincalhão (feat. leittty mc) nobody beats [03:27]
08.Vie Venin (feat. drope) [03:02]
09.Na Minha Cova (feat. mr coronas. jay lan. maxi k) nobody beats [06:35]
10.Totem (feat. erks orion) cozin beats [03:26]
11.Não Se Confunda (feat. antraz & deone) antraz beats [02:56]
12.Revolução Íntima (feat. ienigmatiko) nobody beats [03:32]

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Daniel Merriweather - Red (Live on Letterman)

So The Fam was just coolin' last night and happened to catch Merriweather's performance on Letterman by accident. Awesome. Real proud to see an Aussie cat from our scene in the big leagues in the US.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Emilio Rojas - Sympathy For The Devil (video)

Another Emilio video...seriously, dude grinds something crazy. Shouts to Court Dunn on the dope visuals.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nottz - Shine So Brite (video)

Nottz "Shine So Brite" from Raw Koncept on Vimeo.

Super producer Nottz tries his hand at spittin'. Kinda grew on me, though. Beat is nuts. Video is crazy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hands On: Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package

Too fucking dope...

Erykah Badu "Jump Up In The Air (Stay There)" feat. Lil Wayne & Bilal (video)

New Erykah!!!!

A Day In The Life Part 3 (video)


Y'all might remember we posted the last few eps of this recently...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reks :: In Between the Lines Mixtape

Bostons finest dropped a new mixtape last week, In Between the Lines, featuring production by Soul Theory, Statik Selektah and a title track by yours truely. Big shout out to the homie Trac for hooking that up. Good looking out.

You all know who Reks is and if you don't best get checking because dude is one of the most underrated, underappreciated and always most anticipated artists around right now.

Hit up 2dopeboyz for the download, or just click the link below if you are lazy.

1. Green Lantern Intro
2. Self Titled (off R.E.K.S. album) (produced by Statik Selektah)
3. I Don’t Play (LFHQ Dj Premier Exclusive)
4. Understand (produced by Lee Bannon)
5. Rap-a-nomics ft. Slaine & Torae (produced by Statik Selektah)
6. Count If Off ft. CurT@ins (produced by Statik Selektah)
7. 2012 (produced by Statik Selektah)
8. God Damn! ft. Freddie Gibbs (produced by Statik Selektah)
9. I Too, America (produced by Statik Selektah)
10. 7am ft. Termanology, Steven King, J-Status, & JFK (produced by Statik Selektah)
11. That’s What’s Up ft. Bossman (produced by Statik Selektah)
12. Hennessy (produced by Statik Selektah)
13. Henny @ Halftime ft. Ron artest (produced by Statik Selektah)
14. Dangerous (Showoff) ft. JFK, Statik Selektah, & Kali (produced by Statik Selektah)
15. 21st Century Rap (prod. by Anthem)
16. Banner City ft. Termanology & Easy Money (off Dj Deadeye album, prod. by MGI)
17. Diesel ft. Chi Knox & Lucky Dice (produced by Rain)
18. City Night Stories ft. Nature, Soul Theory, and G Huff (produced by Soul Theory)
19. Down Like That (Lawtown) (produced by Statik Selektah)
20. Evil That Men Do ft. JV (produced by DEMOBeats)
21. Problem ft. LMS and Saheed (prod. by OZNY)
22. In Between The Lines Freestyle (prod. by Infinite Archetype)
23. Lucky Man (produced by Statik Selektah)
24. International ft. El Da Sensei and Insight (produced by Insight)
25. Something From Nothing ft. Mr M.O.E. & B.R. (ATL) (produced by S-Type)
26. Jena Side (produced by 1914)
27. Invasion Outro

Download :: Reks - In Between the Lines

Monday, February 15, 2010



Oh yes!! We made it! Check Volume 2 of the highly acclaimed HiPNOTT Records Takeover 2010 mixtape series, featuring The Movement Fam's G.C. produced banger 'Seasons Change'. Download it FREE below!

HiPNOTT Records delivers Vol. 2 of their two-part 2010 Takeover free download mixtape series. Presented by and, this 22-track lyrically driven hip-hop montage is skillfully mixed by DJ Mark-1, who also created the intro, and displays a combination of emerging label signees alongside several hip-hop heavyweights. While Vol. 1 hit listeners with an aggressive trunk worthy hip-hop energy, Vol. 2 provides its antithesis with a more laid back, thought provoking, headphone hip-hop sound.

HiPNOTT Records 2010 Takeover Vol. 2 talent includes ArtOfficial, Amor Jones, DXA, Emilio Rojas, Epsilon Project, Hawdwerk & Jansport J, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Mach Five, MaG, Stevie Crooks, and Tunji of the group Inverse, as well as HiPNOTT artists Cymarshall Law, Has-Lo, E Reece, Spectec & Amiri, Jermiside & Danny Diggs, WEB and The Movement Fam (Cee & Bekah, Notion, Tommy Gunnz).

“The artists that we work with and those signed to HiPNOTT have the same things in common -- they want to be put on, they want the masses to hear their voice, they want to share their story,” HiPNOTT Records COO, Kareem Fort said. “We created the 2010 Takeover mixtapes to showcase a variety of artists who each have their own unique interpretation of what hip hop is to them, and we stand behind their perspective 100%.”

DOWNLOAD 2010 Takeover Vol. 2



1. Intro [produced by DJ Mark 1]
2. MaG - Turn My Music High [produced by DL]
3. Tunji - Goodbye Never (featuring Convinced)
4. The Movement Fam - Seasons Change [produced by G.C.]
5. Amor Jones - Dyin [produced by Know:Juander]
6. Mach Five - Stop That
7. Stevie Crooks - Brass Knuckles
8. L.E.G.A.C.Y. - You Might See Me
9. Cymarshall Law - Harder Than Thou Remix (featuring DJ JS-1) [produced by Cenzo Beatz]
10. E Reece - Hold Up, Wait [produced by Soups]
11. Jermiside & Danny Diggs - Rockin Ya World (cuts by DJ Mayhem)
12. Has-Lo - Exhale (Custamato's Revenge) [produced by Culture I.S.T.M.]
13. Hawdwerk & Jansport J - Rancid
14. Epsilon Project - Mics On
15. Prefyx - All Star Fresh (We Got) [produced by Dibiase]
16. Plex Long & Face The Truth - Direction
17. WEB - Waiting To Exhale [produced by Rodney 'Syrenn' Hazard]
18. Self-One - All We Got To Do [produced by Reasonable]
19. ArtOfficial - Doing Things Wrong
20. Emilio Rojas – Get Through
21. DXA – Night Drive [produced by DFACE DXA]
22. Spectac & Amiri - Gone in Sixty Seconds

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Erykah Badu - You've Got A Friend (Live)

From the NBA All Star game in Dallas this weekend. This woman is amazing.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Is Hip Hop: Emilio Rojas (video)

This is a good look for Emilio. Dope video from Court Dunn too, dude is always on point.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

It's here!

Friday February 12th, sees the FREE release of the latest instalment of The Movement Fam's Valentine's Day Mixtape, entitled Second Time Sweeter.

This year, we've hit y'all with the same smooth blend of tunes to soundtrack your day, ranging from neo-soul, to reggae, soulful Hip Hop, acoustic rock and everything in between. Y'all also get TWO exclusive songs this year; one from The Movement Fam's own Cee & Bekah ('Something You Forgot'), and another from The Lessondary Crew's Jermiside ('Time Flies').

We really think y'all feel this one. It's just a whole bunch of damn good music. Hit us with any feedback and enjoy!

Download The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Volume 2: Second Time Sweeter mixed by DJ Grain

The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

Get Him To The Greek (trailer)

At the risk of this becoming a movie blog, I'm gonna start posting more trailers coz now I have a 9 to 5 in the movie biz, I'm uppin' my game. This looks fucking hilarious. No word on an Oz release yet, will keep y'all posted.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wale - Pretty Girls (video)

Not bad. I fucks with Wale, he gets too much hate, I reckon.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sade - Solider Of Love live on Letterman

Love this damn song. Album is meh though.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Jermiside - Time Flies from The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

Oh yes, it's damn near here! The second volume of The Movement Fam's now annual project, The Valentine's Day Mixtape, drops this Friday 12th February and today we're leaking the exclusive joint from the homie Jermiside, 'Time Flies'.

Hit us with your thoughts and stay tuned for the drop on Friday!

Download Jermiside - Time Flies

The Movement Fam Presents The Valentine's Day Mixtape Vol 2: Second Time Sweeter‏

Jess Harlen - I Go (video)

The new video/single from Melbourne soulstress Jess Harlen. Can't wait for this album.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jaheim feat Jadakiss - Ain't Leaving Without You (video)

Jaheim can do no wrong. His 5th album, 'Another Round', drops Feb 9th.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Kevin Rudolf feat Lil Wayne, Birdman and Jay Sean - I Made It (video)

New Cash Money shit. Not bad.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Drake and Chris Brown - A Night Off Remix (video)

Drake brings out Chris Brown in Va., 'A Night Off' remix from On221 on Vimeo.

Dope. Chris still got it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

K. Sparks: A Message to the Fans

Shouts to the labelmate homie K. Sparks on this video, filling y'all in on his new project with G.C. and signing to HiPNOTT Records.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Busta Rhymes & Ol' Dirty Bastard - Woo Hah! I Got You All in Check | Insomniacs Club [J Dilla Edition]

Where the fuck was this video in 1996? I would have lost my shit. Verses are clearly nonsensical but it's great seeing these two crazy motherfuckers on a fresh remix of a classic.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Movin' Up From Down Under Blog #6

The Movement Fam, DJ Grain and Jermiside

Week #6: Getting Busy

So the decision was made; we’re going overseas. Awesome. Just saying it out loud made me excited as all hell. I didn’t wanna come home when we lived in Toronto and travelled for 12 months, so since then I’ve always been jealous of folks saying ‘Yeah, I’m going overseas next month’. Shit killed me. Now I was that annoying prick going on a holiday. Boom. Happy campers, we were.

But this wasn’t just a regular holiday. When the haze of excitement eventually passed, I realised how much work it would be to actually put this together. Not only did we need to arrange the logistics, but we had appointments to arrange. Where the fuck do we even start? That was the first thing that came to mind. So I thought logically. We were only going to visit cities where we had contacts; like I said, this wasn’t no umbrella-in-your-drink vacation. So we knew we had folks in Miami, Toronto, Atlanta (DJ Grain, now part of The Movement Fam, is in the A-Town) and New York that would be worth visiting. That’s a good starting point.

Emailing time. This is where my networking skills (or lack thereof) would really come into play. I hit up damn never everyone I knew to get them to put me in touch with damn near everyone they knew. Now, being that this is the music business and I was dealing with artists, producers and the like, I knew this could take a long ass time. Lucky it was like May and we didn’t plan to leave until September. This was a useful exercise, as it really showed who my friends were. I know that if I had some folks overseas who were coming out here, I’d do my best to put them in touch with everyone possible, so I was hoping for the same.

I gotta shout out Eternia, who probably spent a good hour or two of her precious time (the girl is busy!) putting together a list of damn near everyone she knew in Toronto and New York. That list was one of the most useful tools that I had at my disposal in planning this trip, and I can’t thank her enough. She’s a true friend, big ups! Also, my dudes Kevin Nottingham and Travis Glave (Wake Your Daughter Up! Blog) were invaluable, as they worked real hard to put us in touch with a gang of folks that came through the goods in the end.

So already, after talking with three main friends in the business in the US and Canada, I had things moving. Wow, this wasn’t looking to be so difficult after all. Or so it seemed. I would estimate that in total, I probably hit up around 100-150 individuals in all sectors of the music industry, all over Canada and the US (including Hawaii). I must have spent a week staying up til midnight after work every night sending emails like a crazy person. Not only to the folks I had been put in contact with, but hitting up random radio stations in cities all over the place (which I got a list of from Wikipedia, of all places). Once I had contacted everyone on my lists, all there was to do was wait.

Of course, this wasn’t just a once off activity. This was a constant thing from May until right up to when we left, and even while we were on the trip we were still trying to arrange meetings and stuff. I reckon I probably got a 5-10% response rate, which is probably better than most direct mail campaigns. So I was happy with that. Plus, you can’t really expect random folks to really wanna help out unknown artists from Australia on a whim (or an email); although that was how it panned out at times.

So with the contacting industry heads side of things underway, we had to get the logistics issues sorted (which we couldn’t do much with until meetings, radio spots, etc were locked in), and of course, finalising two mixtapes in the space of two to three months, all the while working full time. Goddamn.

Plug of the week: The homie DJ Hyphen in Seattle has a dope ass blog, The Audacity of Dope, and he featured both our mixtapes after we appeared on his show:

Notion – World Domi-NoTiOn (
Cee & Bekah – The Soul Movement Volume 2 (

So until next time, listen to Raheem DeVaughn. I am right now. He’s soothing. Pause.

The Movement Fam.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grammy Awards 2010 - Lil Wayne, Drake, Eminem, Travis Barker - Full Performance (Uncensored HD HQ)

I LOVE both these joints so this is amazing for me.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nastee - Children's Story 2009 (video)

The big homie Nastee comes with a dope new track from his album "The Album B4 The Album" available @ CD Baby.

Eternia - 5 Mins Ago (video)

So I slept on this for a week or so. E is my homegirl, and she is a damn beast on the mic. Can't wait for the MoSS album.