ILLECT RECORDING’s James Gardin & Terem Team Up For New Track ‘Groove’ (Review)

ILLECT Recordings signee’s James Gardin and Terem recently teamed up for a funky, new record titled Groove. Terem brings out the best in James and his half-sung raps and catchy chorus. Groove has potential, but it’s lacking polish. James often goes off-key, and the volume of his voice changes rapidly. I’m not sure if that’s due to poor engineering or vocal control, but it greatly takes … Continue reading ILLECT RECORDING’s James Gardin & Terem Team Up For New Track ‘Groove’ (Review)

BOSTON’S OWN DANNY DIAMONDS DELIVERS TRUTH TUNEFULLY ON NEW SINGLE “STUCK”

Boston has another one! In recent years, there has been a thriving rap scene in Boston seen in rising stars Michael Christmas and Cousin Stizz (amongst many others), and Danny Diamonds has stepped to the plate with his sunny and promiscuous, but self-aware new single Stuck, produced by Polyte. The concept of the track is made apparent from the jump as a voicemail about Danny’s … Continue reading BOSTON’S OWN DANNY DIAMONDS DELIVERS TRUTH TUNEFULLY ON NEW SINGLE “STUCK”

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)

D2X – Once Upon A Winter (New Track)

With his release of Once upon a Winter, South Side Chicago born and raised, Demauris Dixon, better known as D2X, provides an introspective synopsis of his life and the environment he navigated growing up in the city. “From the jungle killa’s rumble forilla When young niggas, 16, takin’ lives for that scrilla I just observed, looked on the curb, where people diein’ forilla Hearts bumpin’, … Continue reading D2X – Once Upon A Winter (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)

AUSTRALIA’S SAMPA THE GREAT BRINGS FORTH A LANDMARK MIX OF RAP AND JAZZ ON NEW SINGLE “BYE RIVER”

Jazz music is an artform that has always had a close relationship with rap music, whether through the samples driving classic material from acts like A Tribe Called Quest or groups like The Roots being comprised of live instrumentalists who internalized the spirit of jazz. The connection between these two sounds continues to manifest itself in the sounds of artists ranging from Kendrick Lamar to … Continue reading AUSTRALIA’S SAMPA THE GREAT BRINGS FORTH A LANDMARK MIX OF RAP AND JAZZ ON NEW SINGLE “BYE RIVER”

ENIGMATIC MC JOSH JENKINS MAKES HIS DEBUT WITH CHARGED SINGLE “CROWN”

The value that platforms like Soundcloud and Bandcamp have given to independent artists cannot be understated, its detachment from industry politics allows music to speak for itself transcending image, marketing, or timing. This is evident in the sudden release of what appears to be Wisconsin MC Josh Jenkins’ debut single Crown. A charged single addressing systematic racial inequality over production from Austinfig that bubbles under … Continue reading ENIGMATIC MC JOSH JENKINS MAKES HIS DEBUT WITH CHARGED SINGLE “CROWN”

Naturally Nice, Josi Green, and Christian Jalon Embrace Self Love In Their Newest Collaboration “These Days” (Review)

Racism, excessive police force, and lack of government aid have long been a struggle for African Americans, but hip hop continues to fights back. N.W.A. shed light on what was really going on in Compton, The Roots have given us over 25 years of socially conscious LP’s, and Kendrick Lamar has dropped groundbreaking political statements blanketed as albums. This is just the tip of the … Continue reading Naturally Nice, Josi Green, and Christian Jalon Embrace Self Love In Their Newest Collaboration “These Days” (Review)

Devon Culbert Brings Together Artists From Around The World On His Newest Single ‘WAYMORE’

A rapper that brings together 4 creatives out of 3 cities is damn near legendary. That’s exactly what Devon Culbert did on his latest single WAYMORE. Let’s break it down. Featured artist Isaiah G is based in Chicago (along with mixer Conner David), the producer Wize lives in London, and the artwork and photo above is from Dexsal, out of Devon’s home state of Florida. Everyone involved brings their … Continue reading Devon Culbert Brings Together Artists From Around The World On His Newest Single ‘WAYMORE’

Cali’s spill.rah Drops Another Exceptional Single in ‘party 4 u’

Since the inception of flowsfordays, I’ve received a countless number of PartyNextDoor imitators. Many standout out on their own, offering catchy audible treats that rack up thousands of plays. Still, copycats stay in my inbox, and they are often disappointing at best. San Fernando Valley’s spill.rah is the rare exception. Fresh to my ears, the brand new recording artist has already made it on Hotnewhiphop … Continue reading Cali’s spill.rah Drops Another Exceptional Single in ‘party 4 u’

ATM Smooth – Shadows (Prod Lasik beats) (New Track)

King of Prussia’s own, Kid Smooth, is starting the summer out with a bang. His latest track, “Shadows,” is a must listen to. The song begins with a hook that is very tasteful. It is very easy to get stuck in one’s head & it’s very relatable. Kid Smooth talks about his every day struggles, the things that haunt him in life. From the struggles, … Continue reading ATM Smooth – Shadows (Prod Lasik beats) (New Track)

Journell Pierre – Erryday (Prod J.R.) (New Track)

After taking a break from his music to regather himself, Philly’s own Journell Pierre is back with a banger, explaining everything and setting things straight once and for all. It’s been a month since Journell attempted suicide. He was dealing with a lot of personal issues, ranging from mental health to problems stemming from home. He’s felt broken for a long time now and the … Continue reading Journell Pierre – Erryday (Prod J.R.) (New Track)

Nuworld Flood – Juiced Up (New Track)

Southside of Chicago rapper Nuworld Flood has been proving his worth since 2014 when he first started recording. His first post on SoundCloud was a venting session, with similarity to J. Cole’s prowess as a story teller. He’s not just a bar for bar rapper. 8 tracks and 1 project later, he’s shown his versatility ten fold. He can make melodic singles, flow over high energy production, and … Continue reading Nuworld Flood – Juiced Up (New Track)

Chronic – On The Low (New Track + Review)

WOAH, WOAH, WOAH, HOLD UP! “This is the way that its destined, know I’m just counting my blessings, there’s no need for flexing,  I let my songs do the talking, see your boy balling, got b*tches here calling” Straight bars from start to finish, in Upper Darby native Chronic’s latest single, On The Low. After releasing his debut EP EGO, he is back with some … Continue reading Chronic – On The Low (New Track + Review)

Young Griddy ft. Gala Man – Drip (New Track + Review)

“I’m dripping too much sauce and they can’t stand me. I’m bout go to ghost like I’m Danny.” Upper Darby natives, Young Griddy and Gala Man  have reunited for their new and timely single, “Drip.” The engineering behind the beat calls for a very serious head rock from start to finish. A  job well done by Yung Dza. A song that calls for a reassurance … Continue reading Young Griddy ft. Gala Man – Drip (New Track + Review)

Journell Pierre – Right (New Track)

Philly artist Journell Pierre is back with another monstrous track. “Right,”  written and produced by JP, opens a discussion of why we do the things we do in this life. The new track is a story of self-awareness and overcoming adversities within oneself to truly find the person you are meant to be. “Just because I did it doesn’t mean I think its right, I am … Continue reading Journell Pierre – Right (New Track)

Khairi Tahir – Promise (Nobody Else) (Prod. 808louie)

“The way you kiss me, girl don’t kiss nobody else. I ain’t gonna lie, I want you to myself. The way you love me, girl don’t love nobody else, don’t love nobody else.” Holy smokes. The newest release from 17 y/o Khairi Tahir wastes no time in getting one deep into his or her emotions. The track consists of a plea, from the young artist, … Continue reading Khairi Tahir – Promise (Nobody Else) (Prod. 808louie)

DRTYLAUNDRY – ‘Dog’ + ‘Darks Ceas’ (Double Drop + Review)

I’ve been following DRTYLAUNDRY since he dropped his free EP So Far This Sucks. It hit SoundCloud just 4 months ago, and has racked up over 80K views (in total.) He has always stayed true to the music he wants to create, as evident by his entire discography. While a host of talented people were involved in the success of that project, he stood on … Continue reading DRTYLAUNDRY – ‘Dog’ + ‘Darks Ceas’ (Double Drop + Review)

imyNoah – Go (New Track + Review)

Welp – we’ve found another killer rapper out of Chicago. There’s even better news…imyNoah is a student at my almamater Columbia College. He is only 18 years old, but creates music like he’s been recording for years. The producer of his new song Go is a South looper named Ignite, who has been dropping heat since he joined SoundCloud. He’s also worked with flowsfordays favorite … Continue reading imyNoah – Go (New Track + Review)

Aaron Alexander – Storm (New Track + Review)

Let me start of by saying this. Kansas City’s Aaron Alexander went through 9 mixing phases to get to the current audio you are hearing. He’s a perfectionist in his work as his upcoming project, Memento Mori,  has been in the works for a year and a half. This is true dedication. The trials were worth it as Storm is a powerful track, and just the … Continue reading Aaron Alexander – Storm (New Track + Review)