Boston, Massachusetts Native, Cliff Notez is an filmmaker, musician, photographer, writer, and producer/engineer working with places like Harvard, MIT, Blavity, Allston Pudding, Hub Week, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston University, RAW Art Works, The Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston and people such as Russell Simmons, Oompa, Tim Hall, Forté, and many more. He is the founder and owner of media brand and production company HipStory in Boston. Cliff received his master’s in Digital Media in 2016 at Northeastern and a Music & Psychology Bachelors at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Cliff created his first band, The ValidDictorians in 2011, with which he self-produced and recorded 5 records to date, allowing him to tour the east coast and establish himself as a notable Boston emcee and musician. This year, he debuted his first narrative short film, Vitiligo which has been accepted to 12 film festivals, a finalist, and winner of best short, including the March on Washington Film Festival, where he was honored alongside Ta-Nehisi Coates. Most recently he released his first solo album, ‘When the Sidewalk Ends’ [available on Spotify & Apple Music] stressing themes that most of his content, especially Vitiligo, tend to highlight; racism, oppression, black-mental health, and identity. Cliff prefers ginger beer & mangos from the local bodega (with the cat on the bread), vegan-friendly restaurant suggestions, and naps.