All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Musa Reems has had an amazing 2019. From his Quietus music video to his flawless 2 track EP to his performance at the Talib Kweli/Bun B birthday showcase, the young Chicago native continues to impress. His latest track, Dear Winter, might just be my favorite of his work this year. The 2 minute track is a deeply moving piece that has Musa rapping in a strained high pitch … Continue reading All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

I was first introduced to Chicago vocalist Brill just under a year ago. At that point in time he  had already worked with Taylor Bennett, Smino and a host of Chicago OG’s. His submission to the site came via Pineapples, a single off his upcoming debut album, and music video Liqour Talkin. I became convinced dude would hit the city hard and make a huge impact on its progression of soul … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

flowsfordays was launched in late 2016, and since the site’s inception Marko Stat$ has never stopped showing up on our pages. He’s remained an integral part of the more conscious Chicago hip hop community – and one of the best to ever do it. We’ve hosted premiere’s from Marko before, but it has been awhile since I’ve truly been back on the blog tip, making … Continue reading FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

As a veteran music blogger I’ve experienced a plethora of dudes who say they really live that life and their music should be more recognized. They are often full of shit. My thoughts are similar to Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G.’s 2018 collab Like That. These 3 are a hip hop match made in heaven with undeniable chemistry. On this track, the trio share their perspectives on … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

Catching Up On Submissions: J. Lamar’s ‘Finish Line’ is Pure Ear Candy

Just 4 days ago I wrote up J. Lamar’s incredible visual to Construction Ahead. The promising Chicagoan knows how to take concepts, apply them to his goals and ambitions, and still come out with gold. Here we are again with Finish Line, another dynamite single that dropped last year. I’m catching up on as many submissions as I can, but it will take some time no … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: J. Lamar’s ‘Finish Line’ is Pure Ear Candy

Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Whether you like it or not, Marko Stat$ has become a staple in the Chicago hip hop scene. He’s always had the bars, flow, and delivery to back it up, but that can only take a rapper so far. Lately, Marko has gotten super experimental and creative with the help and guidance of his right hand man, Aced Spade. Both artist and producer have the … Continue reading Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Mix – Aint New Chicago’s Mix is here to catch us up on his flex. Peep on his short but sweet visual shot in the heart of the city. His words flow effortlessly, almost preluding his inevitable rise. Don Streat (feat. Revalation) – Slam the Door Baltimore emcee Don Streat knows how to hype an album. Its first single, Slam The Door, is a straight up banger … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Adam Ronel and I are kindred spirits; individuals who became unhappy when their hard work and dedication resulted in stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and more than anything, little in return. Adam was once known as Adam Reverie, and his story is as captivating as his album Best They Never Heard. We both took time off while supporters and the like asked us why. Why take a … Continue reading Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

Skipp Whitman has done it again! FFD has featured the California MC at least a dozen times, but Freest’aisle may be his most impressive yet. If you’ve been keeping up with his output, it’s common knowledge that he is a master at putting together music videos that NEVER grow stale. ‘Freest’aisle shows Skipp grocery shopping while still putting together the slickest of bars. His secret weapon … Continue reading Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

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)

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’

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

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’

Rising Rapper Henny Lago Checks In With His Crazy New Video

Hip-Hop has gotten a bit of a bad rep lately for no reason. With many of today’s pop stars coming out to denounce the difficulty of the genre, its’ content has been the topic of discussion as of late with people wondering if our genre has substance. My answer? Who the f*ck cares!? For decades, we’ve known and loved Hip-Hop for providing us with many … Continue reading Rising Rapper Henny Lago Checks In With His Crazy New Video