Chicago Artist Leo Mantra Seeks Clarity In His Latest Track ‘Rosebud’

Cries for help are often silent and unrecognizable which can create serious issues. Chicago artist Leo Mantra takes a different route – putting all of his pain into gorgeous sentiments. Rosebud is a song that has Leo asking questions that he still can’t find answers to. He desperately wants clarity in his relationship, trying to understand … More Chicago Artist Leo Mantra Seeks Clarity In His Latest Track ‘Rosebud’

Get To Know Chief Tone and MeRCY, The Dynamic Duo Turning Heads With Remarkable New Album ‘Sophisticated Thuggery (Exclusive Interview)

STREAM ON ALL PLATFORMS HERE. Barely a week ago I posted one of the best projects I’ve heard all year – Chief Tone and MeRCY’s new full-length Sophisticated Thuggery. The album is gritty, dark, raw and full of dusty beats and dexterous rhymes. I was so impressed with their work I had to learn the … More Get To Know Chief Tone and MeRCY, The Dynamic Duo Turning Heads With Remarkable New Album ‘Sophisticated Thuggery (Exclusive Interview)

Remembering Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off….’ (Editorial)

When Mac Miller passed I wrote a heartfelt tribute. Yet, it was when I spoke on his second studio album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off…, that I found myself most emotional and contemplative. This was his groundbreaking moment, the first body of work that showed his creativity and overall genius. We no longer saw the happy … More Remembering Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With The Sound Off….’ (Editorial)

Cassius Tae Drops Compelling Tale Of A Neighborhood Drug Dealer’s Downfall In ‘Pocket’

Cassius Tae is a long time favorite of flowsfordays, and over the years I’ve learned that there is nothing he can’t do. Take his latest music video/song, Pocket. Back in the 90’s, storytelling was a necessary component of a successful hip hop artist’s career. As time went on, fans heard less and less of it, … More Cassius Tae Drops Compelling Tale Of A Neighborhood Drug Dealer’s Downfall In ‘Pocket’

Neak and Since9ine6ix Drop The Most Impressive Track I’ve Heard All Year In ‘AbstracT’

Neak and Since9ine6ix’s pen game is as sharp as a sword. Their latest collaborative piece, AbstracT, is the most impressive track I’ve heard this year. Why? One play, and you’ll understand exactly why I feel this way. A Q-Tip sampled chorus divides up two heart palpating, dynamic verses from each artist that take their lyrics … More Neak and Since9ine6ix Drop The Most Impressive Track I’ve Heard All Year In ‘AbstracT’

Chicago Staples Philmore Green & Neak Link For Soul Chopping Track ‘The Gift’

Philmore Green & Neak are well-respected staples in the Chicago hip hop scene…and for good reason. They make music that truly encapsulates the roots of the genre. Their latest collab, The Gift, lives up to its title. Neak had this to say about the song: Chopping up soul records has always super fresh to me, … More Chicago Staples Philmore Green & Neak Link For Soul Chopping Track ‘The Gift’

medna’s new EP, ‘BAD HIGH’ Is Exploration At Its Finest

BAD HIGH, from 23-year-old rapper medna, is a perplex, cloudy, vibe heavy EP. Through aggressive and claustrophobic vocal patterns and all-encompassing production, he captures what it feels like to be trapped in life. BAD HIGH ultimately explores what it means to look deeper inside no matter how much darkness you may find. Although medna portrays sadness … More medna’s new EP, ‘BAD HIGH’ Is Exploration At Its Finest

Uni BLK Drops Groundbreaking New Single ‘Marshawn Lynch’

One of my favorite songs of the year comes from Uni BLK and his latest, Marshawn Lynch. There is a direct influence from Nelly and that beautiful era in hip hop were melodic vocals, potent rhymes, and just the right beats made up albums such as Country Grammar. Uni bares his soul for all to … More Uni BLK Drops Groundbreaking New Single ‘Marshawn Lynch’