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)

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)

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

No Face, Rapper – ‘GFNS’ (New Track & Premiere)

In the last two years the ever versatile No Face, Rapper has blessed me with an incredible single and a top notch EP. The project, Never Fear Rejection, impressed me so much that I wrote an extensive review without any edits. We haven’t been able to link for a FFD premiere yet which has always bothered. Now I’m glad we waited, because his latest track, … Continue reading No Face, Rapper – ‘GFNS’ (New Track & Premiere)

REY – ‘Hold Me Back’ (Premiere and Interview)

Talented singer/songwriter/MC REY doesn’t put out music until it’s perfected. That’s why his latest song, and our newest premiere ‘Hold Me Back’ sounds as good as it does. He kept me in the loop in the entire process, sharing demos and different versions until he was completely happy with this final version. I typically can’t get through songs over 4 minutes (attention span/21st century) but … Continue reading REY – ‘Hold Me Back’ (Premiere and Interview)

Exclusive Premiere and Interview: Connor james – Been Up Freestyle

Chicago’s Connor james turned heads last year with The Champagne Tape, which mixed calculated trap beats with his creative lyrical approach and flow. The 4 track EP was a highlight of last year, and showed that james was a leader, not a follower. Motel Music, his new collaborative project with fellow Chicago native drmbeat, goes in a completely different direction than the aforementioned EP. The production is atmospheric, experimental, and all-encompassing. … Continue reading Exclusive Premiere and Interview: Connor james – Been Up Freestyle

Newman – ‘Elminá’ (Project Premiere & Exclusive Interview)

Making a flawless album takes time, dedication, persistence, and confidence. If the process gets ‘hard’, many artists rush it, or even quit. There are still a plethora of rappers who stick with it till the end, and actually put out some dope content. In my eyes, this should be standard if you want people to support you. A few months ago Newman, from North Carolina, sent … Continue reading Newman – ‘Elminá’ (Project Premiere & Exclusive Interview)

D2X – Stay (2011) (Exclusive Premiere & Interview)

The first time I heard D2X, I was convinced he would be a driving force not only in Chicago hip hop, but the genre as a whole. I’ve been singing his praises and posting his music since the beginning of his career, which was only two years ago. If this is what D can do in such a short amount of time, then imagine what … Continue reading D2X – Stay (2011) (Exclusive Premiere & Interview)

flowsfordays Premiere: Lam. – ‘Kno U’ (New Track)

I’ve known Lam, and most importantly, his steady musical output for a number of years now. He resides in the sunny state of California; a spot I’m the least familiar with among all of the artists I’ve worked with. Luckily, Lam. personifies all that LA has to offer. Yes, the emcee loves hip hop, and can lyrically match the best of the best; but his forte … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Lam. – ‘Kno U’ (New Track)

Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

Theisy is young, but boy does he know how to make music. His instrumentals are multi-faceted, exceptional scores that perfectly encapsulate whoever rhymes behind each. Theisy embodies this on his newest project L.A.M.E. Featuring a bunch of talented artists who are also close friends, there is a plethora of different sounds, vibes, storytelling, and creativity to feed fans old and new. Continue reading Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

D2X- ‘Enjoy Life’ (New EP & Premiere)

We’ve been rocking with Chicago’s finest wordsmith D2X for years now; before he developed the amazing fan base that he currently has. There’s a reason for that. Every project, song, and visual he puts out is quality, and never the same as the last. He’s mastered the art of the EP, and Enjoy Life has garnered his best buzz yet. It makes sense, it being … Continue reading D2X- ‘Enjoy Life’ (New EP & Premiere)

Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

Back in March we gave a heavy co-sign to Bad Boy, the first single off of Snowy Joey’s upcoming EP. The Chicago lyricist immediately impressed, seamlessly blending traditional hip hop with pop sensibilities. In his submission, he told us Snow 4 was dropping soon, and that we could expect catchy hooks, accessibility, and tunes meant to dance to. I had high expectations, and was worried the … Continue reading Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

It is vital for artists to build a fan base in their city. Most calculate every move they make to insure their home base hears their music, and begins to support their movement. It’s one thing to build regional support, but another to amass thousands of fans around the world. Chicago’s YOUNG XAV has already achieved this in a very short period of time. XAV … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Devin and I have been working together for some time now – initially linking off the strength of his last song. He dropped by apartment a few weeks ago to play me some unreleased goodness that varied in sound, theme, and delivery. We picked out 2 tracks that stood strong in their own right for our newest premiere. Short EP’s have sprung up all across … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

Chicago’s very own Nico $upremo has an insane work ethic. He takes his craft seriously, and has steadily increased his social media presence and fan base. He’s been working hard on his debut EP City Kid, and is ready to share his story. City Kid is a look inside the mind of the 20 year old artist who is quiet in person, but has a lot to … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

flowsfordays Premiere: Mountos – Conditional Friends (New Track)

I have so much respect for artists who wear their heart on their sleeve. They stand behind the microphone, and perhaps behind Twitter, but the vulnerability factor is still very much there. Many of us are afraid to look weak….repressing these feelings and taking them out on loved ones who are none the wiser. Some hurt others. And some turn the pain into beautiful music. … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Mountos – Conditional Friends (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Darius Gray – “Ain’t Got Time” (New Track)

If you’re missing wordplay, cadence, and substance in today’s hip hop climate, look no further than Darius Gray. The St. Louis native is serious with the pen, most notably on his newest track, and our latest premiere. Darius is more focused than ever on Ain’t Got Time, refusing to spend time on snakes, phonies, and distractions that take time away from his budding career. He … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Darius Gray – “Ain’t Got Time” (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – “Songs For Women” (New Album)

Chizlonies The Lord has more than proved his worth in the last month. I’ve hosted a good amount of his music, and the views and comments have shown I wasn’t wrong to believe in him. Today is the big day, the day all of his hard work, promo, and long recording hours come to a head. Songs For Women is a beautiful exploration of emotions … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – “Songs For Women” (New Album)

flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – ‘Believe You’ (New Track)

Chizlonies The Lord continues to push forward and build buzz for his upcoming EP Songs For Women. Last week we received the first single titled Bae; a declaration of love and lust. The track was a jam, but honesty and powerful emotions were at the forefront. His 2nd single, Believe You, shows his ability to make love-fused records of all shapes and sizes. His newest track and our … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – ‘Believe You’ (New Track)