Chicago’s MPulse Drops Another Stellar EP In ‘Self-Awarness’

MPulse has been on fire this year, putting out a brand new EP every single month. This will last till the end of the year – similar to last year’s one song a week campaign. You can’t tell the Chicago MC he doesn’t put in work. Self-Awarness hit SoundCloud at the end of June – an EP full of music that captures the importance of … Continue reading Chicago’s MPulse Drops Another Stellar EP In ‘Self-Awarness’

Sebastian Kamae Drops Monumental New Project ‘Waves’

SoundScape Studios and Closed Sessions are staples in the Chicago hip hop scene. Soundscape has a solid reputation as one of the best studios in the city, while Closed Session houses talents such as femdot., Ajani Jones, Kweuku Collins, and more. Sebastian Kamae, a producer, audio engineer, and composer, was lucky enough to intern with both this year. Through his work, he discovered artists that perfectly fit … Continue reading Sebastian Kamae Drops Monumental New Project ‘Waves’

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 handful of experimental collaborations. Wil Akogu’s long-awaited Zone 1 EP was worth … Continue reading Wil Akogu Drops His Long Awaited EP ‘Zone 1’

flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)

The 5th edition of our Co-Sign series is upon us! We’ve got 11 fresh joints from independent artists who deserve recognition for their music. Flowsfordays has always been a platform for rappers and singers that don’t get posted on blogs for reasons I cannot figure out. Music discovery is the centerpiece of our site, and we hope you find some new gems in this playlist … Continue reading flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)

SAVEMONEY’s Brill Drops Another Vintage R&B Gem In ‘Too Serious’

SAVEMONEY vocalist Brill never stops working. Visuals, a stunning debut, and a year end single and show has made him one to watch this year. The last we heard from the talented Chicagoan was when he dropped Don’t Tweak, produced by our man 25th Hour. The track was another solid addition to his ever growing discography. After countless shows and studio sessions, Brill is back with another 25th Hour collab … Continue reading SAVEMONEY’s Brill Drops Another Vintage R&B Gem In ‘Too Serious’

After Matt Maratea’s Brief Absence, He’s Back With His Best Song Yet, ‘GRAPEVINE’

It’s been a good solid month since we’ve heard from Matt Maratea. The first half of the year was good to him, with a slew of records that turned heads in the blogosphere and on SoundCloud. Matt can’t stay away from the studio too long, hence the release of his new track GRAPEVINE. From the jump he explains his brief absence, detailing a broken heart … Continue reading After Matt Maratea’s Brief Absence, He’s Back With His Best Song Yet, ‘GRAPEVINE’

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The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’

I first heard Juice WRLD’s platinum hit Lucid Dreams as soon as it got the visual treatment from videographer sensation Cole Bennett. A bit sad, as the 19-year old is a Chicago native, and the song was featured on last year’s Juice WRLD 999 EP. Fakeshoredrive has covered him from the beginning, and last year music sites of high-caliber finally noticed the kid. This year, he … Continue reading The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’

Chicago MC Fairplay Drops Another Dope Visual In ‘Who Run It’

Fairplay’s newest visual, Who Run It, is the MC in attack mode, flowing over the popular G Herbo instrumental with lyrical twists and turns. This is raw, uncensored hip hop with an energetic video to match. Videographer Rickee Arts captured Fairplay’s rapid fire bars with quick cuts that are as eye catching as they are  impactful. We see Fairplay in the city streets, speaking truth … Continue reading Chicago MC Fairplay Drops Another Dope Visual In ‘Who Run It’

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”

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: 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’

Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’

I haven’t received submissions from soul singers in some time, but that’s all changed with Grey Genius‘ newest track Heavens. The Milwaukee native is meant to slay on the stage, filling smoky venues with nostalgic, jazz-infused vocals and heartfelt lyrics. In Heavens, Grey has lost herself through relationship woes, intense emotions, and a lot of confusion. She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable and share personal … Continue reading Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’

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”

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)