Chicago Mainstays Josi Green and Plainro Drop a Bonafide Classic In New EP ‘Closure’

Trust me when I say that Josi Green & Plainro’s new EP Closure is a true highlight of 2019. If you’ve been paying attention at all to Chicago hip hop you know that Josi has a stronghold on the R&B tip while Plainro can rap, produce, and sing in the vein of Anderson .Paak. Take both talents and add incredible production from the likes of FFD … Continue reading Chicago Mainstays Josi Green and Plainro Drop a Bonafide Classic In New EP ‘Closure’

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’

Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

I was first introduced to Chicago vocalist Brill just under a year ago. At that point in time he  had already worked with Taylor Bennett, Smino and a host of Chicago OG’s. His submission to the site came via Pineapples, a single off his upcoming debut album, and music video Liqour Talkin. I became convinced dude would hit the city hard and make a huge impact on its progression of soul … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Brill’s Latest Visual’s ‘Too Serious’ and ‘Envy Me (Remix)’ Add a New Layer to Chicago R&B

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’

JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

Listeners unfamiliar with the progression of hip hop may label it as violent, vulgar, and street oriented. In 2019, this couldn’t be further from the truth. But there are still artists often found in Chicago who make music videos toting guns, ready to obliterate cops and rival gangs. I find it embarrassing at this point. Luckily JB and his crew dropped Get Em Lifted, a … Continue reading JB Brings Hope and Healing To Chicago With Music Video ‘Get Em Lifted’

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’

J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

There is so much talent in Chicago it has become impossible to track. Another reminder came today when I finally watched J. Lamar’s Construction Ahead music video. The promising emcee can switch from a concocted flow to a fury of intelligent and descriptive bars that contain zero filler. Although Construction Ahead is a brief intro to the man behind the mic, it packs a punch. … Continue reading J. Lamar Drops Knowledge on Hard Hitting Visual ‘Construction Ahead’

Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Mix – Aint New Chicago’s Mix is here to catch us up on his flex. Peep on his short but sweet visual shot in the heart of the city. His words flow effortlessly, almost preluding his inevitable rise. Don Streat (feat. Revalation) – Slam the Door Baltimore emcee Don Streat knows how to hype an album. Its first single, Slam The Door, is a straight up banger … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

Musa Reems officially has that Raekwon flow. Just take a peep at his latest visual, Quietus, off his first full length Gamma Quietus. Although the track is just over a minute long, it packs a punch and shows off Musa’s ability to switch flows, put dizzying lyrics into different pockets, and his pen to paper skills. The feds want him to fail, but he rises above in … Continue reading Musa Reems Goes Into Raekwon Mode On New Visual ‘Quietus’

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’

Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

You just dropped a hell of a song that I immediately resonated with. Tell my readers the basic info on the track. Well it’s produced in house from my homie and one of my favorite producers Chosen from HDL. Frontline came from a reflection of what I been through and how people I felt about people who have so much to say about me. It’s … Continue reading Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

flowsfordays gets hit with over 400 submissions a month, making it difficult to listen to, consider, and write about each one. When my inbox is racking up an insane amount of unread emails, I put together a co-sign playlist. These are my favorite tracks from my submission pile, and honestly, they are all gems. Playlist #8 is definitely worth your time. You’ll hear hip hop, … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

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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’

Gold Haze Proves His Worth On Exceptional LP ‘Never Forget’

It was back in February when Gold Haze made his debut on FFD. Previous contributor Brittney Carter spoke highly of the MC/producer’s latest visual: Gold Haze has what every artist desires to posses. Longevity. Haze has not only proven he’s here to stay, but put together one of the most noteworthy projects this side of 2018. Never Forget is, without question, a personal project. In … Continue reading Gold Haze Proves His Worth On Exceptional LP ‘Never Forget’

Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

In the mid 20th century, Chicago was filled to the brim with talented jazz and blues musicians. Muddy Waters and Louis Armstrong came up in the Windy City among hundreds of innovative performers. Hip hop has now infiltrated the city’s music scene, but history can never be erased. Search blues or jazz or rock AND Chicago on google and you’ll find at least one show … Continue reading Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

Izzy Strange Links Up With Mick Jenkins and Nate Fox For Dope Collab ‘Halfway Crooks’

Most of you know flowsfordays is based out of Chicago, although we cover artists from around the world. I was a young adult when I directly experienced it becoming the most prosperious city for hip hop. Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Durk, and more were the most prominent, until Vic Mensa, Chance the Rapper, and yes, Mick Jenkins came into the picture. Mick did his … Continue reading Izzy Strange Links Up With Mick Jenkins and Nate Fox For Dope Collab ‘Halfway Crooks’

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 lie, I wasn’t feeling it for a number of reasons. … Continue reading Musa Reems Comes Alive In Visual To New Single ‘Flodge’