Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

“The life that I’ve been living, ain’t pushing me towards the ceiling.” And just like that, I’m introduced to Bless 1. Originally a rapper from Chicago, Bless soon turned to producing and licensing music for TV and ads. He released an instrumental album titled Urban Growth  back in January, showcasing his chops on the production tip. Bless is equally talented on the mic, and he’s back … Continue reading Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

Daylight Tone Drops Another Flawless Project In “What Would Daylight Do”

Back in January, Chicago’s Daylight Tone dropped one of the best projects of the year – and it just happened to be his debut. I predicted he would be huge by the end of the year which I still stand by. If anything, my confidence in him has only grown deeper thanks to his new EP What Would Daylight Do. Not only has he crafted … Continue reading Daylight Tone Drops Another Flawless Project In “What Would Daylight Do”

flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Devin and I have been working together for some time now – initially linking off the strength of his last song. He dropped by apartment a few weeks ago to play me some unreleased goodness that varied in sound, theme, and delivery. We picked out 2 tracks that stood strong in their own right for our newest premiere. Short EP’s have sprung up all across … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

Photo by @bandofmdtay Chicago has a rich history of people who are determined to make it by any means. Sometimes, due to circumstances, the “any means” isn’t positive, but despite that we move forward. The important thing is we learn from our mistakes and become better from them. On, “Bands,” Chicago’s own, HM Bando is just trying to find that realization. Keeping melodic energy at … Continue reading Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

After 2 impressive singles (#1 & #2) Chicago’s ANXT has finally blessed us with his new EP Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut. Fuck Kanye’s newest publicity stunt LP, this is the shit you should be bumping. Why? KYESAYMS is the purist form of introspection from an MC, put together with an eclectic mix of beats, poetic musings from the dark side, and straight up … Continue reading Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

Mpulse Comes Correct This Summer With New EP ‘Listen While Driving’

Mpulse is addicted to the studio. After putting out a song every. single. week. last year, he’s back with another campaign. He’s dropping one EP a month for the entire year, and Listen While Driving is his 5th, and most potent. Pulse flows over the best beats of his career thanks to producers AirFlocko and Keenan Davis. Don’t get it twisted – he’s still the star … Continue reading Mpulse Comes Correct This Summer With New EP ‘Listen While Driving’

D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

You can always depend on D2X for some heat. In just 4 months time, the Chicago native has dropped five solid tracks in various formats. A collab, remix, and 3 dope records have solidified his place in the city’s underground. More attention should be given for his consistency and work ethic, but life is not always fair. D has still racked up a good amount … Continue reading D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

Chicago’s very own Nico $upremo has an insane work ethic. He takes his craft seriously, and has steadily increased his social media presence and fan base. He’s been working hard on his debut EP City Kid, and is ready to share his story. City Kid is a look inside the mind of the 20 year old artist who is quiet in person, but has a lot to … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

DAVION Makes A Solid Effort On Debut EP ‘4 The Hell Of It’

Hitting our pages for the first time is DAVION. His debut project 4 The Hell Of It is a little rough around the edges, but has good in it. I’m impressed that the entire project was recorded within one week, and the first 2 tracks are bangers. He still has work to do on pronunciation and staying on beat, but the energy is there, and his … Continue reading DAVION Makes A Solid Effort On Debut EP ‘4 The Hell Of It’

ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

ANXT has become a regular on FFD – and for good reason. When he drops music, it’s always a star-studded event. It all started with his Watching Paint Dry instrumental EP (yep, he raps and produces) followed with a plethora of dope singles and another impressive EP.  His latest, Baptized, is my favorite of his discography & is the latest single from his upcoming album Keep … Continue reading ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

That ill lyricism from Chicago seems to be fading away as of late. It’s been a minute since I’ve heard an artist lay down reality raps that spark emotion and cut through you like a knife. Enter Austin Poe. On his latest visual, Cold Out, he lays out raw emotions on loosing homies, struggles within the city streets, and his ambitions as an artist & man. Over … Continue reading Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

Earlier this year, Chicago crooner Azizz announced his sophomore album MOOD was dropping sooner than later. He then released the first single titled Alesha’s Interlude. It immediately drew attention with solid reviews, a plethora of plays, and the development of a devoted fanbase. It was soon followed by another cut that fully established his place in the growing Chicago music scene. Soon enough, supporters all … Continue reading Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

D2X and Kid Marquis are some of Chicago’s brightest stars. While many are still unaware of D’s greatness, hopefully his newest track will seal the deal. D2X & Kid have worked together before, but their new collab Quis & Demo is easily their best work. On the bass heavy, high energy banger (produced by Kid himself) both MC’s try to outdo one another in just under 2 minutes. … Continue reading D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1”

We all know Chicago’s Wil Akogu can rap. He’s proven it time and time again, dropping music full of fast paced rhymes & intricate bars. Progression is an important part of any MC’s development, and Wil has slowly begun to do so. Last April saw an acoustic performance with a lone guitar and Wil’s vocals. This year he’s truly come into his own, perfecting his … Continue reading Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1”

Cory Rhymal Will Challenge Your Inner Psyche In New LP “Processing the Process”

One glance at the title of Cory Rhymal’s new LP, and you’ll know your consciousness will soon be awakened. Cory has put together an extraordinary project in Processing The Process, centered around potent, in your face bars, alongside his gravely, apocalyptic monotone. You will immediately hear the pain and confusion in this voice – a heavy baritone that will serve as an additional help to get his … Continue reading Cory Rhymal Will Challenge Your Inner Psyche In New LP “Processing the Process”

Marko Stat$, Aced Spade, & Their Squad Star In New Music Video ‘WADDUP’

Last year Marko Stat$ dropped his much anticipated full length Bee-4 I Fly Away. The success of the project resulted in accolades, respect, and a number of performances. I knew he had it in him from the jump as I interviewed him back in 2016. His right hand man Aced Space handled the production on the LP, and finally got the attention he’s always deserved. We also saw … Continue reading Marko Stat$, Aced Spade, & Their Squad Star In New Music Video ‘WADDUP’

Chicago Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’

The duo of Lloyd Dotdot & JE$$E, aka theWHOevers, have been consistently dope for damn near a decade, and haven’t laced my ears with a bad song or project yet. The Chicago based group are incredibly strong songwriters, producers, vocalists, rhymers & performers, and their talent and dedication have built up an ever growing following. Lloyd & JE$$E just hit me up about their brand new … Continue reading Chicago Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’

Chicago MC Kash Gets Personal In New Music Video “WANDER NOT LOST’

Chicago’s Kash is new to my ears but has immediately impressed with his music video WANDER NOT LOST. It dropped back in March, but deserves the proper attention and praise. Videographer and editor Brian Edwards of MoneyStrongTv matched Kash’s potent bars – touching on friends he can’t trust, his desire and dedication to make it big, and a catchy, energetic chorus to match. It’s been a minute … Continue reading Chicago MC Kash Gets Personal In New Music Video “WANDER NOT LOST’

flowsfordays’ premiere – Chizlonies the Lord (feat. Peyt Spencer) ‘Bae’ (New Track)

A week ago we introduced you to a rising new talent out of Chicago who hasn’t stopped plugging along. Proof? Peep his newest record Bae. Love songs come a dime a dozen in the hip hop universe, and many can be stale and overdone in concept and structure. The aforementioned Chizlonies The Lord doesn’t follow trends on this track, and it works to his advantage. He pours … Continue reading flowsfordays’ premiere – Chizlonies the Lord (feat. Peyt Spencer) ‘Bae’ (New Track)

Chicago Songstress DEJA Is Back With Sultry New Track “Tempo” (Produced by Jared Lanell)

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Chicago vocalist DEJA (formerly Dejavois) – over a year to be exact. Her then SoundCloud (now erased) contained Resolution and Invitation, two songs that were on endless repeat. Although she has a new moniker, her intimate and sultry singing is still there. Her newest track, Tempo, contains more soul and experimentation then ever before. This is the … Continue reading Chicago Songstress DEJA Is Back With Sultry New Track “Tempo” (Produced by Jared Lanell)