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.

Rhymefest - "Prosperity" (video)

It feels like I've posted a new Rhymefest video every other day, and I probably have.

This latest one, Prosperity, is also from El Che. Really dope message in this joint about the hypocrisy of evangelists and religion in general. Dude must be doing a video for every joint, and if that's the case, fucking great idea bro. Everything I've heard thus far is dope, so keep em rolling...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Junior Reid Ft. Cassidy – I'm So Crazy (video)

I fucks with Junior Reid. Dude is crazy. This joint isn't amazing but Cassidy kinda works, and Mr Reid's infectious vocal tone gets ya, even when he ain't at his catchiest. Weeeeeeerd.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Reality feat. Skyzoo - Temptress [Directed by Court Dunn]

Y'all would have seen the earlier vids from Restless Films' Court Dunn and his One Shot series on

We're big fans of Court's stuff, and this latest video doesn't disappoint.

The joint is called 'Temptress', which is from Reality and features Skyzoo, however I don't know a lot about Reality as there is no other MC on the joint, so I'm assuming he's the producer. Either way, the joint is hot, video is dope, check it out.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jay-Z Brings Out Kanye West At The Isle of Wight Festival (video)

This song is a total stadium anthem. Beat is ridic, hook is catchy as hell, and it's clear how easily Jay controls the crowd with this one. The stroke of genius was to bring Mr West out with no announcement; element of surprise. A very powerful performance. Word life.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What Cee be on... British India

I am absolutely loving Aussie rock right now. So many brilliant bands coming out of this country, it's mad impressive, particularly for someone like myself who has only recently gotten into the scene.

So I went and caught British India at the Corner Hotel last night, the first of two shows for the launch of their latest album, Avalanche. Openers City Riots, hailing from Adelaide, were really great, however this was the first show I've ever seen people too scared to be up front for. Really strange considering how solid their music was.

Big Scary were up next, a two piece (male singer/guitarist/keys, female drummer) who made a shitload of noise. Awesome stuff.

There was a solid gap between Big Scary and British India, and the mob was getting restless. I'd never been to a gig like this before, so me and my mate were right up front ready to go. Chants of 'Bri-tish, Bri-tish!' were hollered from the gaping mouths of the beer-swilling suburban hooligans, and this should have indicated what was to come.

Fuck I was shocked. I'd heard of 'slam pits' before but fuck me, up close, shit is hectic. If this happened at a Hip Hop gig, full scale riots would break out and it'd get mighty messy. But not here. The sweaty meatheads were happy to throw each other around as hard as they could, with damn near everyone around me screaming the words to every song. I was entranced; until some short ass broad knocked my camera out of my hand, which was duly stomped upon and the lens knocked firmly out of place.

That kinda ruined it for me, but I tried to put it out of my mind and enjoy the rest of the show. The boys were intense the whole time, the crowd loved it, so much energy. I really learned a lot about stage presentation from these fellas. I'd love to go again, but next time I'll stay far back from said pit of slam.

Check out the videos for the two singles from the album below.

Beneath The Satellites


Friday, June 11, 2010

Rhymefest - "T.M.S." (video)

Aight, so we just hit y'all with one Rhymefest video this week, and then you turn around and we smack ya in the head with another one, like BAM! Fuck yeah. Watch the crap outta this shit.

El Che is out now, apparently. Cop that.

Nat-2 x WuWear - the WuTang Brand bookbag 2.0

We don't usually post too much stuff about gear and whatnot on here, but I caught this today and it looks pretty sweet. Feelin' the oversized zipper, dunno about the thongs (flip flops) though.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jamie Lidell Music Video Marathon

Y'all might know that I been on Mr Lidell's nuts for a hot minute. Dude put on a killer show in Melbourne a few months back, and his latest album, 'Compass', is a gem.

So I didn't realise that he already dropped two music videos from the album. The first one, The Ring, is a bit of a strange one, with dude writhing around on the beach making all sorts of faces.

Next, 'I Wanna Be Your Telephone', is much more straight down the line, for such a weird song.

I also threw in the video for 'Another Day' from his last album, 'Jim', as I'd never seen it before and it's an amazing song.

The Ring (From 'Compass')

I Wanna Be Your Telephone (From 'Compass')

Another Day (From 'Jim')

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lil Wayne's greatest verse ever?

So we all know Drake is a fan of blowing things out of proportion. Nicki Minaj's skills (oh check out Lil Kim's Twitter page, she goes IN on Nicki, Puffy and Drake), Jay dropping his 'greatest verse ever' on their collab 'Light Up'...and now it's the incarcerated Lil Wayne who apparently dropped his 'greatest verse ever' over the phone from Rikers Island to the same 'Light Up' joint. Check the video. Sound quality is shit, it's from a recent UStream Drizzy did to promote the album. I hear he's going to drop a full quality version soon, so stay tuned for that...

A-Diction + Syntax + Whisper on Top Billin 3RRR (download + video)

Y'all might be familiar with the homies Whisper and A-Diction from various mentions on, but alongside their boy Syntax, these fellas came together (pause) for a joint mixtape, In Good Company. Bang.

Check the official word on the project:

"Together the four musicians have created a bond that is reminiscent of some of the most note worthy groups in hip hop history, and featuring a stellar production line up consisting of M-Phazes, Mules (Choose Mics, Hyjak & Torcha), Ciecmate, Jsquared, Lewis One, ATP (Beatkamp Muzik) and Whisper, ‘In Good Company’ will do more than wet the whistles of the eager hip hop loving market, it will forge itself as the standard for all collaborative projects for years to come."

So while you're waiting for In Good Company to download, scroll up and check the fellas recent spot on 3RRR's Top Billin' show as they murder some mics.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Eminem - Not Afraid (video)

Eminem - Not Afraid from DomS on Vimeo.

I think this dropped the other day but I missed it. So the album leaks around the same day as the video for the first single drops. Coinkidinks? These days, I think not.

Once again, still vibin' off Em's album so don't really wanna stop it to watch this one just yet. Will jump back on it in a sec, but as with 'Fest, I'm sure it's the shiznit.

Rhymefest feat Phonte - Say Wassup (video)

has been taumbout this album for fucking ever. Looks like it's nearly here. Check the video for the first single, Say Wassup, featuring my favourite MC, Phonte. Yeah, that's right, I said 'favourite MC'.

Gotta be honest; I haven't watched this yet coz I just got the Eminem leak, and kinda buggin' off of that. I'm sure it's ill though.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Ras Kass and Royce Da 5'9" - Attitudes 2012 (video)

The big homie Ras Kass done did it again. This cut, 'Attitudes 2012', is produced by Sick Jacken and features Royce Da 5'9".

Not much else you can really say about this. Beat is bananas, both Ras and Royce come with it as expected - just fucking dope music. Video is cool. Mad simple, kinda cut together from various images and random videos and whatnot, but it works.

Cop this shit.

360 - 'Take Off (Sky Is Falling)' (sneak preview)

The Australian readers will be familiar with Matthew Colwell, aka 360, from his eclectic mixtape appearances, his esteemed battle career and his work with Pez as Forthwrite.

So dude dropped his debut album, 'What You See Is What You Get', a couple years back, and he's about to hit us with his sophomore effort 'Falling And Flying'. This time around, though, he's not only backed by label Soulmate Records but by major EMI, so it'll be interesting to see how this one goes.

Check out the first single, 'Take Off (Sky Is Falling)'. The entire album is produced by Styalz Fuego, and the sound is hella varied from what I'm told. This joint is on that electro vibe, and I dig it. Listened a couple times, finding it a bit hard to get into but after a few more listens I have a feeling it'll click. I don't see any other artists in Australia being this forward thinking in the Hip Hop scene, so I'm keen on checking out the LP. Get it up ya.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What Cee be on... Miike Snow

So I think I might be a bit late on these cats, but Miike Snow are the shit. Quality indie/rock/eletronica. Their self titled debut is brilliant, and already been on heavy rotation for the past few days since copping it.

Check the video above for 'The Rabbit', which is a new single and not actually off their album. Shit is hilarious. It's got what every video needs: kids with beards, half naked dancing broads and a solid tribute to 2 Live Crew. Awesomeness.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Third Annual Roots Picnic in Philly

The Third Annual Roots Picnic in Philly

Aight, so I'm mainly blogging this out of spite. Fuck. Look at this line up. Look at it.

THIS is part of the reason The Movement Fam is moving to North America. Shit like this just doesn't happen down here. Goddamnit. Such an eclectic line up, it'd be worth every damn cent. Check it out and fume with me in a silent yet jealous rage...

Main Stage

2:00-2:30 Baja and Dry Eye Crew
2:50-3:10 Tune Yards
3:30-3:50 Foreign Exchange
4:20-4:50 Nneka
5:00-5:30 The Very Best
5:45-6:15 Jay Electronica
6:30-7:10 Mayer Hawthorne
7:30-9:30 The Roots with Wu + John Legend
10:00-11:00 Vampire Weekend

* DJs between all sets
** DJ Jazzy Jeff between sets starting after Jay Elec

Tent Stage

12:00-12:45 Memory Tapes
12:45-2:00 Local DJ
2:30-2:50 Pattern is Movement
3:00-3:30 Das Racist
3:30-3:50 Money Makin Jamboyz
4:00-4:30 Meek Mill
4:40-5:10 ?uest + Jazzy Jeff
5:30-6:00 Bajah and the D E C
6:50-7:30 Clipse

There's still some tickets left, you lucky motherfuckers, so grab em now!

Eminem on 'Friday with Jonathan Ross'

As the anticipation for Em's 'Recovery' album builds, check out his interview and performance of ''Not Afraid' on Friday with Jonathan Ross. I'm actually looking forward to this album, as I wasn't messing with 'Relapse' at all.

Friday, June 4, 2010

DJ Quik - The Book of David (listening event)

Being a long term DJ Quik fan, this is some shit.

Peep the vid, it's a great insight into Quik's latest opus, The Book of David, dropping soon (not sure on the date).

And check his comments; dude ain't even really feeling Hip Hop no more, he's 'bout to make film scores and wants to be known as a musician, not a rapper. Fair enough, he's earned that shit. Respect.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bieber and Smith - Never Say Never (Karate Kid son)

Before y'all hate...this track ain't half bad. Justin can fucking wail but dude's music just doesn't appeal to those north of 14. And not only is this the 'theme' song from Mini Will's remake of the classic 'The Karate Kid' flick, lil man even jumps up for 12 bars of Fresh Prince-esque average-ness. I don't hate it at all.

Worth a peek just out of curiosity, if nothing else...

The Rapping Weatherman?

Normally any piss-take of Hip Hop makes me cringe. I fucking hate it, always have. I guess as a Caucasian dude from Australia, I kinda copped it growing up for my love of the culture (yup, I need a tissue), so I'm a tad sensitive to this type of shit.

The Rapping Weatherman, however, entertained the hell outta me. Dude spits a 2 minute verse over Young Money's 'Roger That' beat for the Austin, TX local Fox station. Can't front - it's corny yet clever, and it's clear they're taking the piss outta themselves too. Word to his 'posse' and getting the news anchors involved too. Gold.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

John Mayer - Half Of My Heart (video)

Y'all should know by now that Mr. Mayer is possibly one of my favourite artists of all time. Yeah, the dude needs to shut his mouth from time to time, but on a musical level, his brand of acoustic pop/rock is fucking flawless. Managed to catch the dude live on his recent Australian tour and he was even better than the last time I saw him.

Anyway, I'll just get off his dick for second to tell y'all about the new video for his third single off 'Battle Studies', 'Half Of My Heart'. This joint features Miss Taylor Swift on two lines just shy of the 3 minute mark, not earning even earning her a visit to the video set. And rightfully so, silly broad she is. Cool video, not my fave song off the album ('Assassin' and 'Perfectly Lonely' are goddamn masterpieces), but should bode well. Carry on.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How To Destroy Angels free EP

How To Destroy Angels

Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznot has made the debut EP from How to Destroy Angels, Trent's collaboration with wife Mariqueen Maandig, available as a free download right now from the How to Destroy Angels website.

You can head to the site and cop it now, or order a t-shirt, CD and higher quality digital download while you're at it.

Check out the trippy ass video for the single 'The Space In Between'. I'm really looking forward to checking this one out.

Get your FREE download of How To Destroy Angels debut EP now!

K Slack feat. Inspectah Deck "Strictly Facts" Produced by Ski Beatz

The homie K Slack just sent me this BANGER. I had to post it up cause the shit is mad ILL. K Slack and Deck go IN!!!! on a banger laced by Ski Beatz. ( Jay-Z, Camp lo ) Check it out.