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 … More flowsfordays Premiere: Mountos – Conditional Friends (New Track)

Cali MC Supreme Cerebral Is Out For Blood On Loose Cut “War Ready”

It’s one thing to brag and boast on the mic, but when you include an insane rhyme scheme, flow, metaphors, and pure bar for bar skill, it’s a totally different experience. This came to mind when listening to Cali MC (and Gold Chain Militant affiliate) Supreme Cerebral. His new track War Ready is pure intensity – Supreme is out … More Cali MC Supreme Cerebral Is Out For Blood On Loose Cut “War Ready”

Sunday Afternoon With Cali’s Kurt.is (New Track)

If you’re anything like me, Sunday’s are days of reflection and plenty relaxation. They’re typically spent secluded, dissecting films, or creating the perfect playlist to begin my week. This afternoon, I ran across flowers&whatnot by Kurt, an artist from the Bay Area. While it may be obvious to pinpoint his musical influences, Kurt has a … More Sunday Afternoon With Cali’s Kurt.is (New Track)

Bay Area’s Skinny Pete & Mooky Link For Energetic New Video “No They Don’t Know”

Skinny Pete has been making a name for himself in the Bay Area, touring with E-40, and opening for the likes of Lil Wayne, Fetti Wap & Bone Thugs N Harmony. It’s easy to understand his charm, as he has contagious energy, a double-time flow and a stand out personality. In his latest, Skinny linked … More Bay Area’s Skinny Pete & Mooky Link For Energetic New Video “No They Don’t Know”

LA’S TEECEE4800 SHOWS WHY THE WEST IS BEHIND HIM ON NEW MIXTAPE “REALNESS OVER MILLIONS 2”

Coming off of landmark features with YG, Ty Dolla $ign (who also happens to be his cousin), and DJ Mustard, TeeCee4800 has returned with his new mixtape, Realness Over Millions 2, showing that he has the whole West Coast behind him and for good reason. The project shows TeeCee4800 balancing two-sides of his lifestyle, containing … More LA’S TEECEE4800 SHOWS WHY THE WEST IS BEHIND HIM ON NEW MIXTAPE “REALNESS OVER MILLIONS 2”

INLAND EMPIRE PRODUCER ITAL SANTOS RELEASES AN INSTRUMENTAL ODYSSEY WITH NEW PROJECT “REFLECTIONS.”

The West Coast has consistently been a gold mine for instrumental hip hop over the past couple decades and Inland Empire, California resident Ital Santos has now arrived to claim his own status as an instrumental auteur with his 28 track odyssey Reflections. Santos’ attention to the value of a great loop warrants comparisons to … More INLAND EMPIRE PRODUCER ITAL SANTOS RELEASES AN INSTRUMENTAL ODYSSEY WITH NEW PROJECT “REFLECTIONS.”

Cayo Coco Finds The Silver Lining In A Recent Breakup With New Song “Parallel”

I always appreciate when artists’ submit their music with a personal message. The beauty of music is the connections we make with its lyrics, theme, and/or sound. Many of us have been through some type of ending in a relationship either romantic or otherwise, and the pain can be overwhelming. When this happens in my … More Cayo Coco Finds The Silver Lining In A Recent Breakup With New Song “Parallel”

LA PRODUCER SAMIYAM PROVES HIS STATUS AS AN INSTRUMENTAL AUTEUR ON “PIZZA PARTY” PROJECT

As is to be expected from a producer with ties to Brainfeeder and Stones Throw Records, LA producer Samiyam can always be depended on for offering forward-thinking production. This continues to be the case on his latest project Pizza Party, which stands at a brisk 23 minutes in length but does not waste a second … More LA PRODUCER SAMIYAM PROVES HIS STATUS AS AN INSTRUMENTAL AUTEUR ON “PIZZA PARTY” PROJECT

BERKLEY MC CALEBORATE DELIVERS THOUGHTFUL AND HONEST PROJECT “REAL PERSON”

As with most other forms of entertainment, rap relies on persona, an MC creating their own auditory character with whatever personal qualities they want to emphasize for their audience. This helps artists distinguish themselves and flex their own creative energies, however oftentimes it is the most honest expressions that are the most powerful. On his … More BERKLEY MC CALEBORATE DELIVERS THOUGHTFUL AND HONEST PROJECT “REAL PERSON”

KYLE AND MIGUEL GLOW ON THEIR NEW SINGLE “SUNSHINE”

KYLE first previewed “Sunshine” with Miguel on his Instagram story earlier this week and the world got brighter for a second. Neither are strangers to happy, bright music and this song is definitely no different. Miguel being the veteran to the game and KYLE being a fresh-faced XXL Freshman newcomer, this collab is one for … More KYLE AND MIGUEL GLOW ON THEIR NEW SINGLE “SUNSHINE”