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

Young Deuces Drops His Most Powerful Visual Yet via Sway’s Universe

Last year I was introduced to prolific Milwaukee emcee Young Deuces through his first solo effort, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts. To say it was an impressive debut is an understatement. The project not only reflected Deuces lyrical and storytelling skills, it proved how impactful he could be culturally, socially, and politically. Since My Unapologetic Black Thoughts impacted, Deuces has dropped 3 incredible visuals off the project. But it is his latest, … Continue reading Young Deuces Drops His Most Powerful Visual Yet via Sway’s Universe

JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

Listeners unfamiliar with the progression of hip hop may label it as violent, vulgar, and street oriented. In 2019, this couldn’t be further from the truth. But there are still artists often found in Chicago who make music videos toting guns, ready to obliterate cops and rival gangs. I find it embarrassing at this point. Luckily JB and his crew dropped Get Em Lifted, a … Continue reading JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

Skipp Whitman Blurs Fantasy and Reality on Music Video ‘SUNDAY’

If you’ve ever skipped over Skipp Whitman (pun intended) this is your opportunity to repent your sins. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve posted his visuals and even a project or two. Cinematic does not capture the true nature of the work he puts into his music videos. They range from hilarious to dark to shocking to contemplative with absolutely NO filler time. … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Blurs Fantasy and Reality on Music Video ‘SUNDAY’

J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

There is so much talent in Chicago it has become impossible to track. Another reminder came today when I finally watched J. Lamar’s Construction Ahead music video. The promising emcee can switch from a concocted flow to a fury of intelligent and descriptive bars that contain zero filler. Although Construction Ahead is a brief intro to the man behind the mic, it packs a punch. … Continue reading J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

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)

Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

Musa Reems officially has that Raekwon flow. Just take a peep at his latest visual, Quietus, off his first full length Gamma Quietus. Although the track is just over a minute long, it packs a punch and shows off Musa’s ability to switch flows, put dizzying lyrics into different pockets, and his pen to paper skills. The feds want him to fail, but he rises above in … Continue reading Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

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)

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)

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’

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’

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 ‘

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)

Musa Reems Comes Alive In Visual To New Single ‘Flodge’

I wrote about Musa Reems’ latest track Flodge’ about a month ago. Here’s an excerpt: ‘Flodge contains a lot of flexing, a fluid flow, and the youngin’ letting loose. He’s carefree, confident, and having a lot of fun.’ It was awesome to hear Musa less calculated, and full of joy. I had high expectations for the visual. I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t feeling it for a number of reasons. … Continue reading Musa Reems Comes Alive In Visual To New Single ‘Flodge’

Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

We all deal with day to day, month to month, year to year, or lifetime struggles – whether big or small. I find it easiest to tap into the experience of others through writing, or music. Anyone can make a track addressing specific trials and tribulations – but it’s the artists that move you, capture your attention, and are able to transport you into the … Continue reading Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

Rebel Kuzco Drops Jam-Heavy Visual to Latest Track ‘Juice’

Grand Rapids, Michigan is rarely talked about within hip hop circles. Yet, 2018 has shown us that talent can come out of any city, suburb, state, and country. Luckily, much has changed, and hip hop heads no longer focus on location, but on the music itself. Although Rebel Kuzco hasn’t put out a lot of music, his latest music video, Juice, has already hit Hypefresh, and … Continue reading Rebel Kuzco Drops Jam-Heavy Visual to Latest Track ‘Juice’

Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’

We’ve all been through adversity at some point in our lives. Although difficult, there are ways in which to lessen the pain, and possibly even turn it into something positive. That’s exactly what Jacksonville rapper Mavrick Savvy did on his new single and visual to Paradice. He’s been through the ringer, and promotes honesty and a forward motion. The song is not just inspirational, it’s … Continue reading Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’