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Hip Hop Albums You Should Know: Mobb Deep’s ‘Hell On Earth’

Mobb Deep is easily in my top 5 favorite hip hop groups of all time. I recently read Prodigy’s autobiography that was pretty vulgar, but honest and gave me an understanding of what he tends to talk about in his music. Yes, their debut project The Infamous is often dubbed their best album, and while it’s a genius record, I prefer Hell On Earth. This … Continue reading Hip Hop Albums You Should Know: Mobb Deep’s ‘Hell On Earth’

flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

It is vital for artists to build a fan base in their city. Most calculate every move they make to insure their home base hears their music, and begins to support their movement. It’s one thing to build regional support, but another to amass thousands of fans around the world. Chicago’s YOUNG XAV has already achieved this in a very short period of time. XAV … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

Tobilla Drops An Impressive Demo In Preparation For Upcoming Album ‘Currently Loading, BRB’

We’ve been rocking with Tobilla’s music for awhile now, and whenever he hits my inbox with new music he doesn’t disappoint. The Columbus, Ohio native has been dropping gems for years, and his sound has only progressed. Tobilla incorporates a host of genres and instrumentals into his music, half singing and rapping for easy listening. He’s gearing up for his upcoming project Currently Loading, BRB (pre-order here) … Continue reading Tobilla Drops An Impressive Demo In Preparation For Upcoming Album ‘Currently Loading, BRB’

Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

“The life that I’ve been living, ain’t pushing me towards the ceiling.” And just like that, I’m introduced to Bless 1. Originally a rapper from Chicago, Bless soon turned to producing and licensing music for TV and ads. He released an instrumental album titled Urban Growth  back in January, showcasing his chops on the production tip. Bless is equally talented on the mic, and he’s back … Continue reading Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

New Duo Lonely Together Release Irresistible Summer Jam ‘I Like Me Better (Lauv Remix)’

A breathtaking song hit my inbox recently, and I downloaded it immediately. This is a rare occurence on my part, but Lonely Together’s I Like Me Better is an irresistible summer jam. The group is made up of ZAK (flowsfordays OG) and Rosie, who have been a couple for over 6 years (props!.) They just started making music together, and have already peaked my interest. It’s … Continue reading New Duo Lonely Together Release Irresistible Summer Jam ‘I Like Me Better (Lauv Remix)’

Daylight Tone Drops Another Flawless Project In “What Would Daylight Do”

Back in January, Chicago’s Daylight Tone dropped one of the best projects of the year – and it just happened to be his debut. I predicted he would be huge by the end of the year which I still stand by. If anything, my confidence in him has only grown deeper thanks to his new EP What Would Daylight Do. Not only has he crafted … Continue reading Daylight Tone Drops Another Flawless Project In “What Would Daylight Do”

QC Affiliate King Kap Checks in With The Visuals for, “Jimmy Butler”

  The mid-west has been on an absolute tear lately. From established cities like Chicago staying firmly in the mix, we’ve seen spots outside of the Windy City starting to let their presence be known. Indiana is one of those places. Already boasting Freddie Gibbs as one of it’s natives, city reps like Richie Bux and Drayco McCoy have been going crazy. Never the one … Continue reading QC Affiliate King Kap Checks in With The Visuals for, “Jimmy Butler”

flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Devin and I have been working together for some time now – initially linking off the strength of his last song. He dropped by apartment a few weeks ago to play me some unreleased goodness that varied in sound, theme, and delivery. We picked out 2 tracks that stood strong in their own right for our newest premiere. Short EP’s have sprung up all across … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Hey Nigel. What’s your artist name, where are you from, and how old are you? Hello, thank you for the opportunity. My name is HarmonicSapien. I am from the burbs of Illinois. I am 26 which I still have not gotten over yet. How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? As HarmonicSapien, I have been producing for 5-6 years. I … Continue reading Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Joey Burbs Drops The Visual To Summer Jam “Treat You Like A 90’s R&B Song”

Joey Burbs makes his flowsfordays’ debut with a catchy new song and visual. The audio to Treat You Like A 90’s R&B Song is infectious, but the music video captures Joey’s charisma and light hearted nature. Paint and it’s vivid colors are a constant in the visual, thanks to Videographer Jules Villareal and editor Nadine Merheb. Joey’s greatest strength is his vocal abilities. He sings … Continue reading Joey Burbs Drops The Visual To Summer Jam “Treat You Like A 90’s R&B Song”

Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

Photo by @bandofmdtay Chicago has a rich history of people who are determined to make it by any means. Sometimes, due to circumstances, the “any means” isn’t positive, but despite that we move forward. The important thing is we learn from our mistakes and become better from them. On, “Bands,” Chicago’s own, HM Bando is just trying to find that realization. Keeping melodic energy at … Continue reading Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

flowsfordays Co-Signs #4 (Playlist)

With over 300 submissions a month, it’s hard to write up all the songs I love. I am a one man operation and go through all submissions, along with premieres, interviews, my PR business, and more. It can get overwhelming, especially since I discover such gems in my inbox. To ease your listening pleasure, (and my sanity) I’ve put together 12 songs that I Co-Sign … Continue reading flowsfordays Co-Signs #4 (Playlist)

Kanye West, His New Album, And Excusing His Untreated Mental Illness (Editorial)

A few months after Trump became president, I decided to stay away from the news. Anger was bubbling in me that I had never felt before. I’m 27, and this is the first president I have fully experienced that has effected people I love, my relationship with my mother and stepdad, and my emotional state. As things continue to get worse, and one headline comes … Continue reading Kanye West, His New Album, And Excusing His Untreated Mental Illness (Editorial)

Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

After 2 impressive singles (#1 & #2) Chicago’s ANXT has finally blessed us with his new EP Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut. Fuck Kanye’s newest publicity stunt LP, this is the shit you should be bumping. Why? KYESAYMS is the purist form of introspection from an MC, put together with an eclectic mix of beats, poetic musings from the dark side, and straight up … Continue reading Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

Mpulse Comes Correct This Summer With New EP ‘Listen While Driving’

Mpulse is addicted to the studio. After putting out a song every. single. week. last year, he’s back with another campaign. He’s dropping one EP a month for the entire year, and Listen While Driving is his 5th, and most potent. Pulse flows over the best beats of his career thanks to producers AirFlocko and Keenan Davis. Don’t get it twisted – he’s still the star … Continue reading Mpulse Comes Correct This Summer With New EP ‘Listen While Driving’

Myles Cameron Talks Frank Ocean, Bioluminescence, and The Importance of Organic Growth (Exclusive Interview)

Hey Myles! Thanks for talking with us. Start off by telling us your name, where you’re from, and how old you are. My name is Myles Cameron, I’m from the suburbs of New York from a town called Rye. I’m 20 years old.  What was it like growing up around New York? Pretty cool. I definitely enjoyed the proximity to NYC which is just a … Continue reading Myles Cameron Talks Frank Ocean, Bioluminescence, and The Importance of Organic Growth (Exclusive Interview)

Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

Skipp Whitman is an OG around the FFD circuit, thanks to his dedication to crafting thematic and engaging visuals. I was waiting on a proper audio stream of them which we were blessed with this year. Skipp challenged himself on his new visual NameTag, which was written, produced, recorded, mixed, shot, and edited in one day – inside of 10 hours. I hope my readers are familiar with the … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

ZAK is in work mode. It’s grind season for the reinvented falsetto vocalist who has been putting out the best music we’ve heard from him thus far. At the beginning of May, he dropped a sinister record that showed his range and ability to effectively show his pain through abstract sounds. However eccentric ZAK is, he manages to make alluring music that is as catchy … Continue reading ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

Multi-Media Platform FILO Drops 2nd Hip Hop Mix

I’m an obsessive collector of hip hop cds, vinyl, & cassettes. I like to call it a healthy addiction…possibly to sleep better at night. It’s a rare occurrence for me to hear a project, especially a submission, that I NEED to have in some sort of physical medium. After a full stream of FILO’s Mix #2, that was all I could think about. FILO is … Continue reading Multi-Media Platform FILO Drops 2nd Hip Hop Mix

Hip Hop YouTube Pages Worth Subscribing To (Chicago Edition)

Goody – Follow him on YouTube Goody has already had a landmark year. He’s found great success with his music, but most impressive has been his music video output. 2014 saw his first visual on YouTube, but it can’t hold a candle to the 5 that have dropped this year. Goody has worked with an array of talented videographers to keep his content fresh and … Continue reading Hip Hop YouTube Pages Worth Subscribing To (Chicago Edition)