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 videos output. 2014 saw his first video 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)

CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

CJ Warren is a serious hip hop head. He produces unique records and has serious skills on the mic. This year he’s only dropped instrumentals. To his credit, there are over 20, and all super interesting. It’s been awhile since he’s put out a track showcasing his lyrics, but now seem to be the perfect time. It’s The Return Of The Dragon, the comeback record that … Continue reading CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

You can always depend on D2X for some heat. In just 4 months time, the Chicago native has dropped five solid tracks in various formats. A collab, remix, and 3 dope records have solidified his place in the city’s underground. More attention should be given for his consistency and work ethic, but life is not always fair. D has still racked up a good amount … Continue reading D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

Chicago’s very own Nico $upremo has an insane work ethic. He takes his craft seriously, and has steadily increased his social media presence and fan base. He’s been working hard on his debut EP City Kid, and is ready to share his story. City Kid is a look inside the mind of the 20 year old artist who is quiet in person, but has a lot to … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

flowsfordays’ Co-Signs #3 (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 16 songs that I … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Co-Signs #3 (Playlist)

James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

James Gardin’s newest song Complaining has become a national hit. The track was featured on Hot97, NPR, ESPN’s “First Take,” and Spotify with critical acclaim. The attention is not a fluke – Complaining is a feel good, funk inspired single featuring groovy production from Young Heat. The Complaining music video has finally dropped, and is a perfect representation of the happy-go-lucky vibe James portrays. James sings, raps, and performs … Continue reading James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

DAVION Makes A Solid Effort On Debut EP ‘4 The Hell Of It’

Hitting our pages for the first time is DAVION. His debut project 4 The Hell Of It is a little rough around the edges, but has good in it. I’m impressed that the entire project was recorded within one week, and the first 2 tracks are bangers. He still has work to do on pronunciation and staying on beat, but the energy is there, and his … Continue reading DAVION Makes A Solid Effort On Debut EP ‘4 The Hell Of It’

Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Chicago producer Prov works his ass off. I’ve seen it in submissions, on Soundcloud, and all over Twitter. He has a deep love for making music, and can make any sub-genre sound dope. He’s done hip hop, R&B, dance, electronic, and everything in-between. His latest and greatest, Zone, is a dance, electronic, R&B wonderland with high energy and a lot of experimentation. This is classic … Continue reading Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

It’s a rare occurrence when I hear a submission for the first time and IMMEDIATELY add it to my Apple Music. This was the case with Iowa City wordsmith Jim Swim. Dude recently dropped a split single – Flex on Me and A Million, and I knew both would stay in constant rotation this summer. Jim linked with producer/multi-instrumentalist Blookah on these two records – a smart move on … Continue reading Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

OG lyricist A-Minus & producer Chanes are gearing up for their debut album Theraputic, and signs point to a legendary LP. Via a well crafted press release, I know everything about the project EXCEPT the music – as it should be. Both MC’s have spent significant time in Detroit’s rap scene, and have worked with heavy weights around the globe. They are Detroit to the core, and I … Continue reading Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

Milwaukee’s Slowlife Tito has learned to stay true to himself, and he’s ready to share it with the world. I’ve admired the fast talking rapper since I got in tune with his music via a submission.  After putting out an enormous catalog, Tito took the time to step away, rebrand, and grow as an artist. After recently joining up with Marino, Tito has upped his … Continue reading Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

ANXT has become a regular on FFD – and for good reason. When he drops music, it’s always a star-studded event. It all started with his Watching Paint Dry instrumental EP (yep, he raps and produces) followed with a plethora of dope singles and another impressive EP.  His latest, Baptized, is my favorite of his discography & is the latest single from his upcoming album Keep … Continue reading ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Pittsburg’s finest RLA has dropped a plethora of dope tracks this year. His unique take on smooth, ambient, R&B has turned heads – most notably on his previous drop Tear You Apart. Due to popular demand, he’s let loose the follow up titled Ghost. Ghost is an in-your-face, dark R&B record that reveal the raw truths of RLA’s relationships. Producer Highway provides a symbiotic instrumental featuring eerie, … Continue reading Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

That ill lyricism from Chicago seems to be fading away as of late. It’s been a minute since I’ve heard an artist lay down reality raps that spark emotion and cut through you like a knife. Enter Austin Poe. On his latest visual, Cold Out, he lays out raw emotions on loosing homies, struggles within the city streets, and his ambitions as an artist & man. Over … Continue reading Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

This year, cousins E‘Flash and V Knuckles (aka N.B.S.) dropped their album SwissVets 2 to great fanfare. The 2 lone features on the project are the legendary group ONYX, along with another OG Tragedy Khadafi. Natural Born Spitters have a great PR team, already releasing 3 visuals off of the LP. The Onyx video was my favorite until Violent Wisdom hit my inbox. This one features Tragedy, and serves as a homage … Continue reading N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

Earlier this year, Chicago crooner Azizz announced his sophomore album MOOD was dropping sooner than later. He then released the first single titled Alesha’s Interlude. It immediately drew attention with solid reviews, a plethora of plays, and the development of a devoted fanbase. It was soon followed by another cut that fully established his place in the growing Chicago music scene. Soon enough, supporters all … Continue reading Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

I got in tune with Delaware up and comer FreshfromDE last year through a submission – resulting in a dissection interview. He had just dropped his seminal EP The Ritual that  mixed hip-hop, trap, boom bap, and even pop for an even keeled project that was featured on an abundance of blogs. 2018 has been good to the ever growing MC, and to keep his momentum going he’s dropped … Continue reading FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

D2X and Kid Marquis are some of Chicago’s brightest stars. While many are still unaware of D’s greatness, hopefully his newest track will seal the deal. D2X & Kid have worked together before, but their new collab Quis & Demo is easily their best work. On the bass heavy, high energy banger (produced by Kid himself) both MC’s try to outdo one another in just under 2 minutes. … Continue reading D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

2018 Belongs to Chicago MC Nico $upreme – Just Watch (Exclusive Interview)

Nick Moreno AKA Nico $upreme is a light in an otherwise dark year. The Chicago upstart has a deep love for hip hop, hard work, and his city of Chicago. In just 6 months the West Side native has dropped 8 tracks that bring trap fused melodics with warm sentiments and equally impressive production. He’s ready to get serious about his career, and luckily Chicagoans … Continue reading 2018 Belongs to Chicago MC Nico $upreme – Just Watch (Exclusive Interview)