I’m Calling It Now – Daylight Tone Is Going To Be Huge Thanks To Debut LP “CTRL+ALT+DLT” (Artist Spotlight)

Daylight Tone is a newbie in releasing music – but there is a reason. Last month he dropped his first and only single in 100 (write up here) – an infectious blend of R&B, pop, and right on time rhymes. It came to my attention through FFD regular and producer Hanakatoba who made the beat for the track. I thought he was joking when he told … Continue reading I’m Calling It Now – Daylight Tone Is Going To Be Huge Thanks To Debut LP “CTRL+ALT+DLT” (Artist Spotlight)

Merci Magnetik – The One (New Track)

Growing up, there was a yellow and black cassette player I would drag throughout every room of our house. My cassette player was some sort of time traveling device. So leaving it in the hands of just anyone could be fatal. I needed my eyes on it at all times. This well worn device needed to be within arms length. This was the object of … Continue reading Merci Magnetik – The One (New Track)

Chase Alex – Blue Shirt (New Track)

One year after dropping Pink Shirt, Chicago native Chase Alex releases the complementary, well awaited, Blue Shirt. Flowing over a Seshwan produced beat, Chase writes about his potential as a rapper and his confidence that things will take off. This year Chase dropped a ton of music and spent hours performing on stage. He’s putting in the work, and his progression is evident in this latest … Continue reading Chase Alex – Blue Shirt (New Track)

Doe Brings Progression To Indianapolis In His Newest Visual, “Play Money”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8_MrZbSU0&w=560&h=315 22-year-old Indianapolis native Dośe is not your typical MC. Although the Indy hip-hop scene hasn’t brought a wealth of mainstream attention, there is an eclectic underground that has the potential to grow & gain that national attention. Rappers in that area mostly compromise of dizzying lyricsts who focus on paying tribute to the innovators of hip hop. No artist is alike these days … Continue reading Doe Brings Progression To Indianapolis In His Newest Visual, “Play Money”

Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

It is safe to conclude that in the last few years the underground West Coast rap scene has infiltrated the mainstream rap industry in a manner that arguably hasn’t been seen since E-40’s second wind in the 2000s. This has been best exemplified by DJ Mustard’s on-going production hot streak that peaked in 2013 – along with a consistent set of hits from YG (compounded … Continue reading Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

Photo credit (above): @zoomoguy It is safe to say that NY hip-hop has been going through something of an experimental renaissance lately. Though some may continue to argue that New York has lost mainstream relevance, it is now populated by numerous underground, idiosyncratic MCs who proudly wouldn’t be within spitting distance of a Billboard chart in any decade. Artists like Wiki, MIKE, and Your Old Droog … Continue reading No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

The release of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing in 1996, in tandem with projects from J Dilla, Nujabes, and Madlib, (amongst others in the 2000s) gave rise to the rap instrumental auteur, beat-crafters who cultivated atmospheres with their productions that stand alone from an MC’s verses. This is the environment in which a producer like Slim The Chemist thrives, who with little more than an MPC and … Continue reading German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

Terral T Releases One Of The Finest Mixtapes Of The Year In “Sooner Than Later” (Review)

It always saddens me when a truly dope MC doesn’t get the love, plays, and recognition he/she deserves. I started flowsfordays to shine light on these artists, and give them a proper write up and praise. I’m sure it’s difficult to put in hella work in a song, video, or project and not be applauded for their work. It is something I aim to change … Continue reading Terral T Releases One Of The Finest Mixtapes Of The Year In “Sooner Than Later” (Review)

NoFace, Rapper Drops His Best Work Yet In New EP “Never Fear Rejection” (Review)

It feels like it’s been a lifetime since I’ve posted on flowsfordays. Shit got serious with my health, but I am feeling better. Thank you to everyone that checked in on me. Dwelling gets us nowhere, so I’m ready to get back into blogging. NoFace, Rapper has been on my radar since his excellent single No Grammys dropped in early August. He has progressed as … Continue reading NoFace, Rapper Drops His Best Work Yet In New EP “Never Fear Rejection” (Review)

Lorde Fredd33 Drops A Hip Hop Hybrid In New Track “Possum Play”

As rap music ever-evolves, it’s easy to take for granted its history and numerous stylistic shifts. This issue is avoided however when artists like Lorde Fredd33, a rapper of unknown origin (though affiliated with Milwaukee based label New Age Narcissism.) He’s hopped on the scene to adapt the ever visceral sounds of 90s boom bap at its peak to a modern, oft-kilter approach. His track, Possum … Continue reading Lorde Fredd33 Drops A Hip Hop Hybrid In New Track “Possum Play”

Chicago’s best kept secret Goody drops the audio + visual to now Chicago classic “Ya Mans” (Review)

Chicago’s best kept secret Goody continues to impress me. We’ve covered his music throughout the year – every submission has been posted. His career hit new heights in June when he dropped his best record to date, Roc-A-Fella Flow. It was everything you’d want in relation to the title. I ranted and raved about it – and added it to my Apple Music instantly. Yesterday, … Continue reading Chicago’s best kept secret Goody drops the audio + visual to now Chicago classic “Ya Mans” (Review)

To Follow Up His Groundbreaking EP, Matt Muse Delivers A Gorgeous New Record, “What’s Love”

MC, teacher, and social activist Matt Muse has been on a rampage this year. Headlining shows, getting due respect from large media outlets, and most importantly, delivering GREAT music. We spoke with him before he dropped his breakthrough EP The SiKK Tape, and it was a great conversation. It made my (and hopefully your) experience with the project much more meaningful. We have mutual support for … Continue reading To Follow Up His Groundbreaking EP, Matt Muse Delivers A Gorgeous New Record, “What’s Love”

Saint Millie – “Glory: The Album” (Throwback Review)

https://www.audiomack.com/embed/album/saint-millie/glory-the-album Discover Good Music, my first hip hop blog, was created as soon as I was accepted into Columbia College. I was instantly attracted to the scene in Chicago, and covered a lot of underground music in the city. One of my favorite emcees was (and is still) Saint Millie. While Millie has changed the way he approaches music, and gained much more due respect, … Continue reading Saint Millie – “Glory: The Album” (Throwback Review)

Cohiba Season Takes It Up a Notch On Part 2 of his On Air Series (Album Review)

It’s officially Cohiba Season, word to On Air 2. Cohiba put out part 1 almost 3 years ago, a meditative piece full of honesty and self awareness. After countless recording sessions, Part 2 has finally impacted. Cohiba went in a totally new direction on this one, using Santalus, Jay Cornell & Chuck Kennedy’s high energy production skills. These are performance ready anthems, and highly addictive. You’ll … Continue reading Cohiba Season Takes It Up a Notch On Part 2 of his On Air Series (Album Review)

This Week in Hip-Hop: Missy Elliott’s The Cookbook

Any time I see a comment, post or editorial written about the Queen of female emcees, I find myself shaking my head at the masses. I don’t think that my opinion holds any more weight than the next, but I give credit when credit is due. Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim seem to be all I ever read about. But what about Eve, Trina, Lil’ … Continue reading This Week in Hip-Hop: Missy Elliott’s The Cookbook

KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

With all of the lackluster music that has garnered millions of plays on SoundCloud, there are still gems, and New York’s KuuL is here to prove it. I featured him on my recent compilation tape, but it was no favor to him. It was more of a favor to me, as I’ve been a fan of his music since his first submission. After releasing a … Continue reading KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

Boarding Club – “Wyd” + “100 bands” (Double Drop + Review)

After recently meeting Tony Lewis and his friend David, I began following their music and while taking the time to learn more and more about them as individuals. Philadelphia’s own Boarding Club members $tonez and Young David have released two new tracks this month, both which are very tasteful. $tonez releases his version of “WYD,” a song originally by South Jersey’s very own, Mir Fontane. … Continue reading Boarding Club – “Wyd” + “100 bands” (Double Drop + Review)

Casscade – #LivingInTheMoment (New Project + Review)

A flawless project is hard to come by, especially if it’s off SoundCloud by an artist that has barely cracked 250 followers. Casscade first drew our attention from his submission Favourite Girl which dropped this past February. We gave it a great review , and knew great things were on the horizon for the North West London emcee. Others have been taking taking notice as premieres have come from … Continue reading Casscade – #LivingInTheMoment (New Project + Review)

Adam Reverie – Passion (Video + Review)

Adam Reverie is celebrated amongst all of my blogger friends. From Justice (of the Demotape.com) to Joe Hovas, (joehovasmf.com) everyone seems to have caught on to his undeniable talent. When I started my first blog in 2011, Adam was one of the first artists that reached out to me. His first submission was Black Boy Out In Poverty, which sits in my iTunes to this day.  … Continue reading Adam Reverie – Passion (Video + Review)

Izzy Strange – A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy (New Project + Review)

Dropping 6 singles before the release of an album is unconventional at best. Pennsylvania’s Izzy Strange did it anyway. Why wouldn’t he with features from Blu, Mick Jenkins, and Nate Fox? It all worked out as his sophomore album A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy is flawless. Izzy sent me an apt description of the project which you can find below. “AGD2BTBG represents the stigma … Continue reading Izzy Strange – A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy (New Project + Review)