Established Producer Natra Average Is Embarking On a Solo Career…and I’m Already Geeked

“R&B/Soul” is experiencing a renaissance of epic proportions. There is so much dope music coming out from the likes of Daniel Caesar, Jacquees, 6lack. Even Ty Dolla $ign and Kirko Bangz have stepped their game up. Although SoundCloud is the most inconsistent platform for even semi-bearable music, it is helpful for artists to distribute their music for a small fee. Luckily, I have the upper hand … Continue reading Established Producer Natra Average Is Embarking On a Solo Career…and I’m Already Geeked

Producer Spotlight: Burnin’ Giraph

LA’s budding producer Burnin Giraph has been altering minds and distorting reality for years. 6 years ago he put out two impressive remixes to Trouble On My Mind by Tyler, The Creator & Pusha T and God Bless The Child by Billie Holiday. After posting the tracks on SoundCloud he took a 4 year break before blessing us with Shake Dreams. This was his first original … Continue reading Producer Spotlight: Burnin’ Giraph

Tales of the Sin: 5 Songs Defining Las Vegas Right Now

When it comes to Las Vegas and Hip-Hop, the marriage hasn’t always been so fruitful. Sure, now you’re starting to see more middle-tier acts make stops at venues like Brooklyn Bowl, The Joint, Vinyl and some others; but it wasn’t always this way. In fact, until recently, Hip-Hop shows were highly frowned upon outside of the confines of the strip and despite an evolving relationship … Continue reading Tales of the Sin: 5 Songs Defining Las Vegas Right Now

California’s Chuuwee Drops His Best Visual Yet In Sativa Song (Blunt Raps) (Artist Spotlight)

California’s Chuuwee has achieved so much in such a short period of time. At only 26, he’s worked with Large Professor, been a regular on sites such as DJ Booth, Complex, and 2 Dope Boyz, and is currently signed to prominent label Below System Records. His success isn’t a coincidence, he’s put in the work, developing a strong presence in the underground and putting out … Continue reading California’s Chuuwee Drops His Best Visual Yet In Sativa Song (Blunt Raps) (Artist Spotlight)

Rising Chicago Group Manwolves Drop A Summer Anthem in Roses (Group Spotlight)

It’s hard to imagine any genre bending Chicago band more prolific than The Social Experiment. Their debut album Surf was an incredible success, as it was the first free album on iTunes, and just the start of the group breaking music norms. New(ish) band Manwolves might just be the next significant collective to combine hip hop, r&b, jazz, rock, and other live instruments. The 6 piece … Continue reading Rising Chicago Group Manwolves Drop A Summer Anthem in Roses (Group Spotlight)

Jocky Bay – OG Jocky (Track, Video, and Artist Spotlight)

Florida Platinum Dynasty Gang representative Jocky Bay has been involved in music since age 7. Initially singing in his mother’s church choir, he learned how to play 5 instruments by the time he was 12 years old. Struggle often pushes us into creative outlets, and Jocky suffered early on in his life. His dad ended up going to jail when he turned 13, and writing poetry kept … Continue reading Jocky Bay – OG Jocky (Track, Video, and Artist Spotlight)

Law Tha Dragon drops his best visual yet in ‘Free Spirit’ (New Video + Artist Spotlight)

Taking time off from a buzzing music career is few and far between. East side of Chicago rapper Law Tha Dragon knows this first hand. He’s been pursuing music since 2011, and dropped his first mixtape in 2012. Fresh Start wasn’t a drop in the pan release, as he teamed up with Chicago legend DJ Honorz via LiveMixtapes. Law wasn’t satisfied with his sound, so … Continue reading Law Tha Dragon drops his best visual yet in ‘Free Spirit’ (New Video + Artist Spotlight)

Boogey Robinson Drops Another Dope Visual – Learn More About Him (Artist Spotlight)

Back in 2012 Chicago’s Boogey Robinson announced that he would teach himself how to rap. The self made producer started a rap group known as GRINDorDIE, with his cousin Yessir. Just a year later, the group broke up due to creative differences. With a fresh start, Boogey dropped a few tapes, videos, and songs and amassed a cult like following. He gained over 900 followers on SoundCloud and … Continue reading Boogey Robinson Drops Another Dope Visual – Learn More About Him (Artist Spotlight)

flowsfordays presents: P David – Artist Spotlight

P. David is the best emcee you don’t know yet. He is a well established indie artist with over 13K followers on IG, and SoundCloud. His Twitter page boasts over 1K. He gets likes and retweets by the dozens based off his incredible fan base and his talent as an artist. I respect what this guy is doing and the hard work he puts into … Continue reading flowsfordays presents: P David – Artist Spotlight

Chicago Streetwear Spotlight : DXSTRXCT 7

I’m really excited about this interview with rising Chicago clothing brand DXSTRXCT 7. I’m especially excited because I know for a fact the team will grow in the coming months and will ultimately become a staple in the city. I caught them early and I couldn’t be happier! They don’t know this, but I want to work with them to make some flowsfordays hats. Rashard…if … Continue reading Chicago Streetwear Spotlight : DXSTRXCT 7

Photographer Spotlight: Cia Gambino

Since the inception of flowsfordays, we’ve been interested in covering artists outside of music. It’s taken some time to make it happen, but we’ve started off right with Cia Gambino. Through my always informative Twitter feed, I was introduced to Cia. Dope Chicago rapper Squeakpivot (if I remember correctly) retweeted a 4 picture collage of Cia’s coverage of an Urban Outfitters 2pac Forever Collection launch party … Continue reading Photographer Spotlight: Cia Gambino

flowsfordays Presents: Highest Basement Collective

In the last few years there has been a surge of popularity in hip hop collectives. It’s well deserved and great to see. There are blurred lines (The Social Experiment) and more concrete examples (Pro Era, A$AP Mob.) Throughout my blogging career I’ve noticed many “underground” collectives not getting the spotlight they deserve. Some are coming out of the woodwork; but more attention is needed. Here is … Continue reading flowsfordays Presents: Highest Basement Collective

L.A. VanGogh – ‘No Service’ (New Track + Artist Spotlight)

This post made my head spin. Illinois native L.A. VanGogh is, to put it lightly, heavily involved in the midwest hip hop scene. He presented a hell of a debut with 2015’s The Vinyl, is 1/2 of duo safeNsound with DJ Ambi and also produces. He’s released two complex remix EP’s in the last 2 months,#shftape vol. 1 +  #shftape vol. 2, dropped off a great project … Continue reading L.A. VanGogh – ‘No Service’ (New Track + Artist Spotlight)