FFD Premiere: Jim Swim & Blookah Drop ANOTHER Classic Split Single in “Brakes Off/ Way Past Three

Rapper Jim Swim & producer Blookah are a match made in heaven. This May they dropped split single Flex On Me/A Million.  Excerpt of my write up below: Flex On Me/A Million is pop fueled ditty showcasing Swim’s lyrical skills over Blookah’s electrified backdrops. The result is a quality blend of hip-hop with atmospheric tranquility. A … More FFD Premiere: Jim Swim & Blookah Drop ANOTHER Classic Split Single in “Brakes Off/ Way Past Three

Nomis & Producer KDaGreat Make Magic on Mind-Blowing New Track ‘Atlas’

A few months ago, California’s own Nomis participated in a cypher with an overflow of talented emcees. Each artist rhymed like it was their last breaths, and I was impressed, to say the least. Big thanks to Joe Ayinde, J. Crum, Nomis, Czar Josh, Thomas Iannucci and Shiwan for giving me something new to add to … More Nomis & Producer KDaGreat Make Magic on Mind-Blowing New Track ‘Atlas’

Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

MC’s like Geno Pacino are the reason why I have such a soft spot for nasty, grimy, street-oriented hip-hop. It’s menacing, in your face and unforgiving. And his new single, Justice, is no exception. The instrumental is one of the nastiest I’ve heard this year. The bass is an intimidating grumble, followed by hard-hitting trap percussion with bleak … More Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

B1GJuice Sounds Smooth As Ever On “99 Freestyle”

As a music nerd, my absolute favorite thing about the summer is all of the joyous, carefree music that comes along with it. A shining example of that is B1GJuice’s brand new single, “99 Freestyle.” There’s a wavy feel in the synths that embody the slow pull of waves to shore on a chill summer … More B1GJuice Sounds Smooth As Ever On “99 Freestyle”

Snowy Joey Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In New Music Video, ‘1 9’

Before his breakthrough album Snow 4, Snowy Joey put out a more reflective project called See You Soon. The 6 track EP was smooth, meditative, and reflective of where he’s been, and where he’s about to go. The slickest song on the project is 1 9, and produced by S. Rock. Joey resembles Chicago legend Common … More Snowy Joey Reflects On His Past, Present & Future In New Music Video, ‘1 9’

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

James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

ILLECT signee James Gardin has been dropping monumental hits this year. From May’s Complaining to July’s Groove – he has perfected the art of fusing funk, soul, pop, and hip hop. All of his hard work has paid off in a HUGE way. ICONIC, his latest track with Terem, was selected as the theme song for Tommy Hilfiger’s latest  collaboration with … More James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

Musa Reems Comes Alive In Visual To New Single ‘Flodge’

I wrote about Musa Reems’ latest track Flodge’ about a month ago. Here’s an excerpt: ‘Flodge contains a lot of flexing, a fluid flow, and the youngin’ letting loose. He’s carefree, confident, and having a lot of fun.’ It was awesome to hear Musa less calculated, and full of joy. I had high expectations for the visual. I’m not gonna … More Musa Reems Comes Alive In Visual To New Single ‘Flodge’

Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

We all deal with day to day, month to month, year to year, or lifetime struggles – whether big or small. I find it easiest to tap into the experience of others through writing, or music. Anyone can make a track addressing specific trials and tribulations – but it’s the artists that move you, capture … More Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

ILL Gordon Drops Soulful Party Jam ‘Having A Good Time’

I’ve covered Ill Gordon, one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, for years now. He’s vicious on the mic, and a technically skilled emcee. Gordon’s biggest sell is his energetic tracks (and freestyles) that are best represented by last year’s Imma Beast. When I peeped his latest submission, Having a Good Time, I was surprised – but … More ILL Gordon Drops Soulful Party Jam ‘Having A Good Time’