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”

Take A Walk In ANXT’s Shoes On Gut Wrenching New Single ‘preSSure’

It’s been a minute since I’ve heard from FFD favorite ANXT. The Chicago emcee/producer has deleted all of his music on SoundCloud (except the one above) and has switched over to Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube. On his SoundCloud profile he has no link to his Twitter page, and perhaps this is a deliberate move. … More Take A Walk In ANXT’s Shoes On Gut Wrenching New Single ‘preSSure’

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’

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 … More All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

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 … More BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

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

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 ‘

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’