All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Musa Reems has had an amazing 2019. From his Quietus music video to his flawless 2 track EP to his performance at the Talib Kweli/Bun B birthday showcase, the young Chicago native continues to impress. His latest track, Dear Winter, might just be my favorite of his work this year. The 2 minute track is a deeply moving piece that has Musa rapping in a strained high pitch … Continue reading All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

I was first introduced to Chicago vocalist Brill just under a year ago. At that point in time he  had already worked with Taylor Bennett, Smino and a host of Chicago OG’s. His submission to the site came via Pineapples, a single off his upcoming debut album, and music video Liqour Talkin. I became convinced dude would hit the city hard and make a huge impact on its progression of soul … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

Young Deuces Drops His Most Powerful Visual Yet via Sway’s Universe

Last year I was introduced to prolific Milwaukee emcee Young Deuces through his first solo effort, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts. To say it was an impressive debut is an understatement. The project not only reflected Deuces lyrical and storytelling skills, it proved how impactful he could be culturally, socially, and politically. Since My Unapologetic Black Thoughts impacted, Deuces has dropped 3 incredible visuals off the project. But it is his latest, … Continue reading Young Deuces Drops His Most Powerful Visual Yet via Sway’s Universe

Growing Old With LimeWire, Datpiff & MP3’s

It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted something fresh on flowsfordays. Perhaps it was writer’s block, or something larger, but nonetheless here I am with a full editorial. This one is special to me, and the most significant to my history with music. The first post on FFD was a welcome to the site via Weezy F. Baby, an artist that stole my heart … Continue reading Growing Old With LimeWire, Datpiff & MP3’s

FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

flowsfordays was launched in late 2016, and since the site’s inception Marko Stat$ has never stopped showing up on our pages. He’s remained an integral part of the more conscious Chicago hip hop community – and one of the best to ever do it. We’ve hosted premiere’s from Marko before, but it has been awhile since I’ve truly been back on the blog tip, making … Continue reading FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

As a veteran music blogger I’ve experienced a plethora of dudes who say they really live that life and their music should be more recognized. They are often full of shit. My thoughts are similar to Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G.’s 2018 collab Like That. These 3 are a hip hop match made in heaven with undeniable chemistry. On this track, the trio share their perspectives on … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

Catching Up On Submissions: J. Lamar’s ‘Finish Line’ is Pure Ear Candy

Just 4 days ago I wrote up J. Lamar’s incredible visual to Construction Ahead. The promising Chicagoan knows how to take concepts, apply them to his goals and ambitions, and still come out with gold. Here we are again with Finish Line, another dynamite single that dropped last year. I’m catching up on as many submissions as I can, but it will take some time no … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: J. Lamar’s ‘Finish Line’ is Pure Ear Candy

JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

Listeners unfamiliar with the progression of hip hop may label it as violent, vulgar, and street oriented. In 2019, this couldn’t be further from the truth. But there are still artists often found in Chicago who make music videos toting guns, ready to obliterate cops and rival gangs. I find it embarrassing at this point. Luckily JB and his crew dropped Get Em Lifted, a … Continue reading JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

Skipp Whitman Blurs Fantasy and Reality on Music Video ‘SUNDAY’

If you’ve ever skipped over Skipp Whitman (pun intended) this is your opportunity to repent your sins. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve posted his visuals and even a project or two. Cinematic does not capture the true nature of the work he puts into his music videos. They range from hilarious to dark to shocking to contemplative with absolutely NO filler time. … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Blurs Fantasy and Reality on Music Video ‘SUNDAY’

Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Whether you like it or not, Marko Stat$ has become a staple in the Chicago hip hop scene. He’s always had the bars, flow, and delivery to back it up, but that can only take a rapper so far. Lately, Marko has gotten super experimental and creative with the help and guidance of his right hand man, Aced Spade. Both artist and producer have the … Continue reading Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

There is so much talent in Chicago it has become impossible to track. Another reminder came today when I finally watched J. Lamar’s Construction Ahead music video. The promising emcee can switch from a concocted flow to a fury of intelligent and descriptive bars that contain zero filler. Although Construction Ahead is a brief intro to the man behind the mic, it packs a punch. … Continue reading J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Mix – Aint New Chicago’s Mix is here to catch us up on his flex. Peep on his short but sweet visual shot in the heart of the city. His words flow effortlessly, almost preluding his inevitable rise. Don Streat (feat. Revalation) – Slam the Door Baltimore emcee Don Streat knows how to hype an album. Its first single, Slam The Door, is a straight up banger … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

Musa Reems officially has that Raekwon flow. Just take a peep at his latest visual, Quietus, off his first full length Gamma Quietus. Although the track is just over a minute long, it packs a punch and shows off Musa’s ability to switch flows, put dizzying lyrics into different pockets, and his pen to paper skills. The feds want him to fail, but he rises above in … Continue reading Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Adam Ronel and I are kindred spirits; individuals who became unhappy when their hard work and dedication resulted in stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and more than anything, little in return. Adam was once known as Adam Reverie, and his story is as captivating as his album Best They Never Heard. We both took time off while supporters and the like asked us why. Why take a … Continue reading Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

Skipp Whitman has done it again! FFD has featured the California MC at least a dozen times, but Freest’aisle may be his most impressive yet. If you’ve been keeping up with his output, it’s common knowledge that he is a master at putting together music videos that NEVER grow stale. ‘Freest’aisle shows Skipp grocery shopping while still putting together the slickest of bars. His secret weapon … Continue reading Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

Mani Jurdan – REVOLUTIONARY SUICIDE (New Track)

It’s been a year since ‘Da Conscious Savage’ AKA Mani Jurdan has released a new tune, and god damn it was worth the wait. Mani has sharpened his sword on new track REVOLUTIONARY SUICIDE; a deep dive into the mind of the Huey Gang affiliate. Titled after a book by minister Huey P. Newton, Mani spews blood over Sinawtra‘s horror flick inspired instrumental, securing his 2019 … Continue reading Mani Jurdan – REVOLUTIONARY SUICIDE (New Track)

Gold Haze – Came Up (New Video & Premiere)

Gold Haze has put out a plethora of diverse content in the last few years. He is no one trick pony, and always has new ideas, concepts, and surprises up his sleeve. Haze can make content heavy records, reflective pieces, anthems, odes to loved ones, and now, the slickest of visuals. Came Up is his latest creation, a mashup of nightclub vibes and turn up … Continue reading Gold Haze – Came Up (New Video & Premiere)

Exclusive FFD Interview With NoFace, Rapper – “The only reason I started rapping was because of artists who were able to paint pictures, tell stories, and capture emotions through words”

NoFace, Rapper and flowfordays have an extensive history. It was in 2017 that I received (and posted) his first submission, and immediately noticed the depth of his potential. Less than a month later he dropped his uplifting, yet emotionally vulnerable EP Never Fear Rejection. At that time I rarely wrote reviews, but after first listen I couldn’t stop myself from writing about its striking resemblance to … Continue reading Exclusive FFD Interview With NoFace, Rapper – “The only reason I started rapping was because of artists who were able to paint pictures, tell stories, and capture emotions through words”

Boston Beatsmith Explizt One Teams Up With Ruste Juxx, King Magnetic, and Illa Ghee for ‘Class Is In Session’ (Premiere)

I’ve hosted hundreds of premiere’s on FFD, but none have been more exciting than last months’ collab with Ruste Juxx and M-Dot. As I enter my late 20’s, I’ve developed a personal relationship with gritty, unfiltered, and lyrically potent hip hop, which is why today’s premiere is just as hype worthy. After a brief hiatus, one of Boston finest producers, Explizit One, is back on the … Continue reading Boston Beatsmith Explizt One Teams Up With Ruste Juxx, King Magnetic, and Illa Ghee for ‘Class Is In Session’ (Premiere)

West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”

Aren’t we all a little crazy? Artists are able to channel that into their music, while us common folk have to listen to tracks that mirror whatever we are going through. I needed to hear Macntaj today. The West Coast rapper has had an amazing run this year, hitting XXL.com, collaborating with Gunplay, and even performing in India. Sure, his rap sheet is long, but … Continue reading West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”