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’

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’

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)

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”

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’

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’

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’

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

Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

When an artist hit my inbox with a visual he described as Spongebob-esq (RIP Stephen Hillenburg) with lyrics centered around stress and paralysis, I knew I was in for a treat. This October, Casey Cope and Big Soda joined forces to create the visual to What I Learned In Boating School Is; a track that ranks in my top 50 of the year. Why? It features Big Soda’s booming, yet … Continue reading Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

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18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

As as a 90’s baby I grew up with freestyle tapes from G-Unit to Lil Wayne to The Clipse. I have fond memories of hearing Wayne progress with every installment of the Dedication series, and downloading bootleg after bootleg of unreleased material from whoever I damn well pleased (*word to Datpiff). Freestyles from millennial MC’s almost never hit my inbox, and if they do they … Continue reading 18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

If you take a look at Mix’s SoundCloud page, you might dismiss him from the jump. His profile is pretty much bare, save for one song, no banner, a minimal bio, and a profile pic that lacks pep. Stay long enough to hear that song, 305, and you might just find your new favorite record. Mix is a hungry 22-year-old MC out of Chicago that … Continue reading Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

My boy Matt Maratea has been posted an endless amount of times on flowsfordays. He may just wear the crown of the most featured artist. I’ve thrown out comments before like ‘I don’t think he can make a bad song’ or ‘I’m almost convinced he can do no wrong.’ But, today is different. With the release of his latest record Trapped for Polo I can say with confidence that he is … Continue reading Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’

I’ve been on an R&B tip in the last few weeks. Perhaps it’s because I’m obsessed with 6lack’s new album East Atlanta Love Letter, or the fact that I still can’t get over The Weeknd’s early mixtapes. Regardless, I don’t have to search far and wide to hear music of this caliber – thanks to consistent submissions to flowsfordays. Another one has blessed my ears, … Continue reading Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’

Illect Recordings’ newest signee Die-Rek Introduces Himself with Self Produced ‘The Name Is Die-Rek’

My good friends over at Illect Recordings have been holding down independent rap for over a decade now. They only sign artists that they believe in and know will bring a positive contribution to the label. When Illect announced another addition to the family, my hopes were high. Enter Die-Rek. With his flow, delivery, meaning and method, there’s no ambiguity or confusion in his music. … Continue reading Illect Recordings’ newest signee Die-Rek Introduces Himself with Self Produced ‘The Name Is Die-Rek’

Looking for Fast Paced Conceptual Hip Hop? Look No Further Than AcidTrip’s ‘Reincarnation’

Many emcee’s talk about trusting no one, rappers and industry folk screwing them over, and cutting negative people off. Sure, these are legitimate statements, but so many bore with dull lyrics and underproduced beats. A new discovery, Reincarnation by AcidTrip, addresses these topics, but with flair and creativity. Reincarnation is a well thought out conceptual track addressing the awareness and removal of fake friends and … Continue reading Looking for Fast Paced Conceptual Hip Hop? Look No Further Than AcidTrip’s ‘Reincarnation’

James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

2018 has been good to James Gardin. An uplifting visual, a collaborative joint with James & Terem (peep last post) and an actual Tommy Hilfiger theme song. Yes, he’s garnered attention far and wide, but the grind never stops. One month later, James is back with Joy, another song that encourages us to push along in hard times. Help comes from longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat who … Continue reading James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

Terem Shares The Importance Of Gratitude In Jazzy Instrumental ‘Look on the Bright Side’

Music has no bounds, and no limitations. It is free-flowing; an expression of anything the artist desires. Instrumental submissions have hit my inbox from time to time, and I usually praise them with just as many words as a vocal track. Look on the Bright Side, a new instrumental from artist extraordinaire  Terem, did not spark my critical mind. The song’s carefree, yet spontaneous instrumental … Continue reading Terem Shares The Importance Of Gratitude In Jazzy Instrumental ‘Look on the Bright Side’