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”

Portland Artist Sour Deez Goes Extraterrestrial In Visual To ‘UFO’

Creativity. The word has lost all meaning for me in the last two years – at least within the hip hop stratosphere. But when I see glimpses of it I do all I can to spread the word. A perfect example comes from Sour Deez, a well-established Portland MC who has opened for the likes of Kevin Gates, B.O.B., and Snow The Product. On UFO, … Continue reading Portland Artist Sour Deez Goes Extraterrestrial In Visual To ‘UFO’

Cool Nutz Drops Visual To His Ode To Envy and Greed – ‘Troutdale’

Cool Nutz is the best rapper name I’ve heard in awhile. Props. Luckily, he’s also a dope MC who has bars for days. Just peep his Troutdale visual, an ode to jealousy and envy. Nutz is shown ironically browsing at a dope streetwear store while rhyming about individuals who cop expensive clothes and still feel empty inside. He dives into the importance of being grateful for … Continue reading Cool Nutz Drops Visual To His Ode To Envy and Greed – ‘Troutdale’

Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Females are already starting to take over the music industry. 2019 will be our year, and my prediction is more of a fact. More evidence has been delivered to my inbox in the grace of newbie Scooty. Her debut single, The Difference, has already become one of my favorite tracks of the year. In just 2 minutes she glides in and out of singing, rapping, and … Continue reading Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

Bobbie and Big Ooh call it like they see it. Back in October I slept on the visual to their give no fucks song Nosebone. They know the clones, the phonies, and the MC’s who rap about a life they don’t live. Words hurt, but back it up with a fury of tongue twisting lyrics, bars that impress from the start, and a flow that … Continue reading Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

I was introduced to rapper/singer/songwriter BA by my old friend Jakar who has recently established his own management/production company. I am super proud of him and the progress he’s made since first meeting in 2016. BA is his first signee, and I’m already a fan. His first offering is Get Down, a get home from work, lay on the couch, and grab the good whiskey … Continue reading BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

Free The Optimus Makes Carolina Proud In ‘Asheville Downtown Live’ Performance

I started posting Free The Optimus’ music last February off the strength of Catacombs, a peaceful, yet visually striking music video directed by Andrew Anderson. Optimus starred in Catacombs, walking through forests, but ripping it on the mic. As the submission’s flew by, I noticed how much he had improved on his already undeniable talent as an MC. Almost 2 years later, and Free The Optimus has released a full … Continue reading Free The Optimus Makes Carolina Proud In ‘Asheville Downtown Live’ Performance

Young Deuces Breaks Free On Uplifting Music Video ‘Watch Us ‘

Young Deuces is intelligent, and stronger than most. He uses poetry and bar for bar skills to convey what it means to be black in a white man’s world. His Watch Us music video, directed by Von Harris, shows us that there are power in numbers – especially when all refuse to play the victim There is no anger, just joy being amongst a group of … Continue reading Young Deuces Breaks Free On Uplifting Music Video ‘Watch Us ‘

flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

NoFace, Rapper continues to surprise me with his exceptional versatility as an artist. I’ve written about him and his music for years, and have become a huge fan of his output. Music should surprise, shock, and never be tied down. 2018 has proven that it is customary to know what an artist’s new album will sound like. I grew up in a different time, staying … Continue reading flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

You just dropped a hell of a song that I immediately resonated with. Tell my readers the basic info on the track. Well it’s produced in house from my homie and one of my favorite producers Chosen from HDL. Frontline came from a reflection of what I been through and how people I felt about people who have so much to say about me. It’s … Continue reading Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

Lil T-Shirt Stuns With Breathtaking New Music Video ‘Summer’

I may have just found my favorite music video of the year. Swedish native Lil T-Shirt is an eclectic, skilled artist that is heavenly in his vocals. His bread and butter is his delivery and lyrics, icy enough to pierce hearts, but poetic enough to hear warm emotions and experiences. Lil T-Shirt is also a great actor. Add that to his list of talents His … Continue reading Lil T-Shirt Stuns With Breathtaking New Music Video ‘Summer’

Meet Critically Acclaimed Hip Hop Duo Grand Opus (Music Video)

It’s been 544 days since Grand Opus’ last critically acclaimed album 360° Degrees dropped, but the gap is not out of laziness. The dynamic duo of Joc Scholar & Centric have been hard at work recording their sophomore album High Power. They have finally settled on 12 songs in total during that time, and I’m geeked. The single you see above, Dynamic Duo, visually captures their innate chemistry, and … Continue reading Meet Critically Acclaimed Hip Hop Duo Grand Opus (Music Video)

flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

When I wrote about M-Dot for the first time, the words came swiftly, and easily. That post, over a year ago, was perhaps the longest single write up I have ever done. No one made me do it, and I didn’t have a goal in mind. It was the visual, Chrissy, that did all of the work for me. It ‘made me shed tears’ and … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

flowsfordays gets hit with over 400 submissions a month, making it difficult to listen to, consider, and write about each one. When my inbox is racking up an insane amount of unread emails, I put together a co-sign playlist. These are my favorite tracks from my submission pile, and honestly, they are all gems. Playlist #8 is definitely worth your time. You’ll hear hip hop, … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

When an artist hit my inbox with a visual he described as Spongebob-esq (RIP Stephen Hillenburg) with lyrics centered around stress and paralysis, I knew I was in for a treat. This October, Casey Cope and Big Soda joined forces to create the visual to What I Learned In Boating School Is; a track that ranks in my top 50 of the year. Why? It features Big Soda’s booming, yet … Continue reading Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

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18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

As as a 90’s baby I grew up with freestyle tapes from G-Unit to Lil Wayne to The Clipse. I have fond memories of hearing Wayne progress with every installment of the Dedication series, and downloading bootleg after bootleg of unreleased material from whoever I damn well pleased (*word to Datpiff). Freestyles from millennial MC’s almost never hit my inbox, and if they do they … Continue reading 18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘