Wil Akogu Drops His Long Awaited EP ‘Zone 1’

Taking the time you need to finish a project is key to longevity in this industry. FFD favorite Wil Akogu put his heart and soul into Zone 1, a new EP that he refused to rush. He started the year right with an incredible two parter titled Riches/The One followed by some looses, a single, and a handfulContinue reading “Wil Akogu Drops His Long Awaited EP ‘Zone 1’”

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Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1”

We all know Chicago’s Wil Akogu can rap. He’s proven it time and time again, dropping music full of fast paced rhymes & intricate bars. Progression is an important part of any MC’s development, and Wil has slowly begun to do so. Last April saw an acoustic performance with a lone guitar and Wil’s vocals.Continue reading “Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1””

Wil Akogu Drops First Single off Debut LP “Before The Fame”

Wil Akogu has been a day 1 supporter of not only FFD, but of me as a journalist and media owner. I posted him for the first time 2 years ago, and after getting to know him and hearing early MP3’s, I knew he was something special. He puts hella work into his music, vlogs,Continue reading “Wil Akogu Drops First Single off Debut LP “Before The Fame””

Wil Akogu Starts 2018 Right With Cinematic New Record “New Riches/The One”

It’s been almost 9 months since Wil Akogu’s last release and I’ve been heavily craving something new from the Chicago MC. Luckily he’s back in full force with a new mission and a new sound. Wil has been working his ass off, performing around the city and suburbs, doing photo shoots for prominent clothing brands,Continue reading “Wil Akogu Starts 2018 Right With Cinematic New Record “New Riches/The One””

flowsfordays’ Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X Remix (Official Music Video)

Back in April, we hosted the official premiere of Wil Akogu’s Operation X Remix. It’s a rework of Femdot, Ali, Stark of Huey & Brittney Carters’ original version which dropped that very month. Wil made it all his own – spitting double time with tightly packed bars. He also grabbed fellow Chicagoian Dougy to make a few adjustments to the original instrumental.Continue reading “flowsfordays’ Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X Remix (Official Music Video)”

Announcement from Wil Akogu + flowsfordays

Hey Wil! How are you? What’s going on Julie! I’m doing well! I hope all is well with you.  You just found out some big news. Tell us about it! Yes I did! Well a couple days ago, I found out I’d be opening for Marsha Ambrosius & Eric Benet on May 14th (Mothers day)Continue reading “Announcement from Wil Akogu + flowsfordays”

Wil Akogu + Colin McGinn – Star (Acoustic Performance)

Hip hop can be an aggressive genre. Bass heavy and vulgar music seems to be the trend of 2017, with xxxtentacion being the perfect example. His music has permeated music blogs, has broken streaming records, and is relentlessly talked about on social media. There are few rappers who concentrate on using their music to empower. Instrumentation hasContinue reading “Wil Akogu + Colin McGinn – Star (Acoustic Performance)”

flowsfordays Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X (Remix) (New Track)

Without exaggeration, Wil Akogu is the hardest working emcee that I know. I am blessed to know him personally – but before we became friends I noticed his constant grind. From high energy shows to flawless projects to gorgeous videos, he has proven his dedication to his craft. Wil and I have collaborated on anContinue reading “flowsfordays Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X (Remix) (New Track)”

Wil Akogu Has A Story To Tell (Exclusive Interview)

Chicago’s Wil Akgou has a remarkable way of drawing you in. His music, his visuals, and his presence in general is thought out, compelling, and personal. Last year he dropped a hell of a project in the Language of The Soul EP (above) and some loosies that have garnered thousands of plays. After discovering thisContinue reading “Wil Akogu Has A Story To Tell (Exclusive Interview)”

Wil Akogu (feat. Mayowa) – Days Of Our Lives (New Track)

Promising Chicago artist Wil Akogu delivered an amazing EP at top of this year that really spoke to me. (Last years The Most Valuable Poet was dope too.) This years’ drop was titled Language Of The Soul (below) which featured beats influenced by a host of genres including rock, alternative and funk. There was so much emotionContinue reading “Wil Akogu (feat. Mayowa) – Days Of Our Lives (New Track)”