The Australian born, Toronto based MC, producer and engineer has been practically living in the studio, putting his plethora of skills to work on releases for his label The Movement Famalong with a constant string of clients across the globe.
His main focus over the past couple of years has been his long-awaited debut LP “Heart On My Sleeve”, a well-crafted follow-up to his EP both in name and sound.
Initially released in late 2015 as a teaser, lead single, “Holdin’ Hands” grabs you as soon as the snare hits with its heart-wrenching sample and Notion‘s personal, introspective lyrics where he tracks his musical journey and professes his gratitude for his fam and his supporters. Crafted by production team DiazSima based out of Budapest, Hungary, the slick video – expertly shot + chopped by King Richard and tirelessly directed + produced by Andrew Cameron – sees Notiondeliver his passionate lyrics alongside his brother Cee with support from the 701 Squad b-boy crew.
“Heart On My Sleeve” is slated for Q2 2017, and features production from Remot, KidEight, Durban Poison and Clarity with the vast majority coming from Notion himself. With heavyweight guests Skyzoo, Canadian Hip Hop pioneer Maestro Fresh Wes, Ghettosocks, D-Shade, Ceeand Jonathan Emile, the LP will most certainly cement Notion as a mainstay in the North American Hip Hop landscape.
As an artist, if you want to win, you can’t stay stagnant; while you may have a sound or style that truly represents your art, you need to move with the times while staying true to yourself.
This is something Cee has taken very seriously of late. While he traditionally has made soulful, conscious Boom Bap Hip Hop, he’s been experimenting with newer sounds via his most recent videos “Meta“, “…And You Know It Is” and “Ramadan“.
The second track in his 2017 monthly series is “Separate Ways“, both featuring and produced by his brother Notion. It’s a return to their historical sound – a driving soulful head nodder, drenched in their signature honesty, passion and genuine aspiration for achievement. With a hook loosely inspired by Nirvana, the boys break down how they’re moving away from any negative energy while truly embracing and manifesting their inevitable success.