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)

Exclusive Premiere and Interview: Connor james – Been Up Freestyle

Chicago’s Connor james turned heads last year with The Champagne Tape, which mixed calculated trap beats with his creative lyrical approach and flow. The 4 track EP was a highlight of last year, and showed that james was a leader, not a follower. Motel Music, his new collaborative project with fellow Chicago native drmbeat, goes in a completely different direction than the aforementioned EP. The production is atmospheric, experimental, and all-encompassing. … Continue reading Exclusive Premiere and Interview: Connor james – Been Up Freestyle

The Rise Of Lam. – The California MC Who Beat All The Odds (Exclusive Interview)

I’ve always believed Lam. had the skill and confidence to make it in hip hop. He started off strong some time ago, dropping solid loosies and tapes. A lull took place when he moved to California, but after buying new studio equipment, Lam gave it another go. Ever since, he’s been killing freestyles, dropping singles, and pushing out his debut EP Pay Attention.  Lam. and I recently collaborated … Continue reading The Rise Of Lam. – The California MC Who Beat All The Odds (Exclusive Interview)

RLA’s New Masterpiece Vérité Has His Name Buzzing – Learn Why The Singer, Songwriter & Producer Is Up Next

Hey Logan, thanks for sitting down with us.  Hey Julie, thanks for having me. I’m a singer/songwriter/producer from Pittsburgh, PA, just out here trying to rep my city.  What got you into singing, songwriting, and producing? Did you get into all of these at the same time? It started with singing. My dad would always be singing when I was a little kid, and I eventually realized … Continue reading RLA’s New Masterpiece Vérité Has His Name Buzzing – Learn Why The Singer, Songwriter & Producer Is Up Next

Domineko – A Son, A Brother, An Exceptional Emcee…and More Alive Than Ever (Exclusive Interview)

There are some rappers who enter the hip hop game because they want the money, the fame, the clout, and the rockstar lifestyle. Domineko, a talented lyricist from Kansas City, uses his music as a way to inspire others and learn about himself. He grew up in tough surroundings, but after finding ‘the new Dominque’ he began his real journey as an ever evolving MC … Continue reading Domineko – A Son, A Brother, An Exceptional Emcee…and More Alive Than Ever (Exclusive Interview)

Chicago’s RYEN Is Going The Solo Route and We Couldn’t Be Happier (Exclusive Interview)

Hey Ryen, give us an intro on you Hey, I’m Ryen a Chicago based vocalist/producer. How long have you been making music? I’ve been creating music for about 6-7 years on and off. I’d like to jump into your group the A.S.A. project. Who is the collective, what is your role, and are you still part of the group? The A.S.A. Project was a group … Continue reading Chicago’s RYEN Is Going The Solo Route and We Couldn’t Be Happier (Exclusive Interview)

Kamron Bahani Brings Hope TO Those Struggling With Mental​ Illness…and Just Happens To Be A Dope MC (Exclusive Interview)

Kamron Bahani is an NY MC I found on DeadEndHipHop just a few days ago. I ran through all 3 of his projects in one sitting, connecting with every lyric along with his honesty about mental illness. I’ve been open about it as well, and in the beginning, it can be difficult. It has the potential to make someone’s day, which is one of the … Continue reading Kamron Bahani Brings Hope TO Those Struggling With Mental​ Illness…and Just Happens To Be A Dope MC (Exclusive Interview)

Kazi Has Caught Buzz Early, But It’s No Coincidence – Learn More About The Hotnewhiphop Heatseeker (Exclusive Interview)

Most artists have to put out a host of tracks on SoundCloud just to gain a small following. This has not been the case for NY native Kazi. He’s officially released just two records on the popular streaming site, and already garnered 40K plays between them. His first release Options even landed on Hotnewhiphop, and received accolades and lots of attention. My initial introduction to … Continue reading Kazi Has Caught Buzz Early, But It’s No Coincidence – Learn More About The Hotnewhiphop Heatseeker (Exclusive Interview)

Veteran Hip Hop Producer Frost Gamble Tells All In Our Exclusive flowsfordays’ Interview

Last year hip hop producer Frost Gamble signed with 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked, J-Kwon, Bumpy Knuckles and Joe Budden. Originally from NY State, he produced an award-winning gospel album and worked with Rakim’s son Tahmell before signing with the label. In November, his “Veteran” EP with NY rapper Tone Chop received international media coverage along with their new … Continue reading Veteran Hip Hop Producer Frost Gamble Tells All In Our Exclusive flowsfordays’ Interview

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Talented MC Jay Wood Is Back And Ready To Take The Chicago Hip Hop Scene By Storm

Hey Jay! How are things going today? Wassup fam, I’m writing this right after the show we had yesterday and it turned out great so I’m damn near feeling great. We are so happy to talk with you. Give us a brief introduction on yourself. Well as far as introductions go, I’m Jay Wood, and from the south suburbs of Chicago. As far as how … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Talented MC Jay Wood Is Back And Ready To Take The Chicago Hip Hop Scene By Storm

2017 Belongs To Ajani Jones – Get To Know Chicago’s Breakthrough MC

Hey Ajani, how are things going today?  Rick and Morty is back every week so I’m actually decent. Shouts to all the pickles and if you get that you’re gang (laughs) Give us a brief intro of yourself.  Well I’m from the south side of Chicago born and raised. I’ve lived every where on the south side from englewood to riverdale. I went to the … Continue reading 2017 Belongs To Ajani Jones – Get To Know Chicago’s Breakthrough MC

Vonte’s 1 TIME 4 DA WEST$IDE Brought Him Critical Acclaim…What’s Next For the Chicago Emcee? (Exclusive Interview)

Hey Vonte, how are you? We are so happy to be able to talk to you. Give us a background on who you are, where you’re from, and what you’re all about.  I’m Vonte and I been around (lol) Im from the Westside of Chicago! I’m about the people. I am the voice of the ghetto.  You put out your first track, The Cure freestyle, about … Continue reading Vonte’s 1 TIME 4 DA WEST$IDE Brought Him Critical Acclaim…What’s Next For the Chicago Emcee? (Exclusive Interview)

Virginia’s Gee$ Is Ready To Drop The Biggest Project Of His Career (Exclusive Interview)

Around the beginning of the 21st century, rap fans couldn’t escape the talent out of Virginia. We all know Clipse’s career defining hit Grindin‘, Missy Elliot and Timbaland’s lengendary collaborations, and Pharell’ contributions to countless radio hits. Gee$ grew up on this music, and has drawn inspiration from it. Although you can hear some influence on his tracks, he’s always made his music HIS way. We’ve … Continue reading Virginia’s Gee$ Is Ready To Drop The Biggest Project Of His Career (Exclusive Interview)

Wellium – BEL1EVE (Exclusive Premiere + Interview)

Prior to this interview, I wasn’t familiar with Wellium or his music.  It was really too bad as he’s not only a unique artist – but a creative soul. He reached out to me in early March giving me a full synopsis of his upcoming project titled BEL1EVE. It wasn’t your typical email – with very organized information on the concept behind it, when it was going to be released, … Continue reading Wellium – BEL1EVE (Exclusive Premiere + Interview)

2017 Will Be UG Vavy’s Year…He Explains Why (Exclusive Interview)

Photo Credit (above): @zoerainphoto Chicago artist UG Vavy has had my undivided attention since the announcement from Supa Bwe that he’d be joining him (along with Shepard Hues) as a group called Fight Me. As a group they’ve only dropped one song but you can hear the chemistry immediately. As a solo artist UG is just as dope. He creates experimental, yet easily accessible tracks that have … Continue reading 2017 Will Be UG Vavy’s Year…He Explains Why (Exclusive Interview)

Na$im Williams Shines In His New EP ‘Sometimes God Has A Kid’s Face’ (Exclusive Interview)

Na$im Williams, the always working producer representing Chicago’s Treated Crew may have just released his new instrumental EP, but there is a deeper message being told. Sometimes God Has A Kid’s Face is one of the strongest instrumental projects I have heard all year and deserves to receive praise across the blogoszphere. I have no doubt this will happen throughout the weeks to come, but we’d like to … Continue reading Na$im Williams Shines In His New EP ‘Sometimes God Has A Kid’s Face’ (Exclusive Interview)

Marko Stat$ Has Made His Mark In Chicago…Now He’s Ready To Go Global (Exclusive Interview)

I’ve seen the growth of Chicago’s underground movement, especially in the last few months. It’s always been pretty strong, but more and more artists have been racking up SoundCloud plays across the city’s eclectic neighborhoods. There’s no way you can hear/see all the music/videos + tapes hitting the web everyday, but blogs help. One cat that I’ve been noticing for quiet some time is Marko … Continue reading Marko Stat$ Has Made His Mark In Chicago…Now He’s Ready To Go Global (Exclusive Interview)

Chancellor Warhol Just Dropped His New EP And It’s Amazing (Exclusive Interview)

Chancellor Warhol has been prepping for his new EP, Until The Light Takes Me, for some time now. After dropping a host of singles, we’ve finally got the full thing. As I stated a few days ago, I had heard it before today and knew it would prove his longevity in the music industry. There is so much to love about this one…a sure highlight is … Continue reading Chancellor Warhol Just Dropped His New EP And It’s Amazing (Exclusive Interview)

Lasko, the buzzing producer featured on Malcolm London’s OPIA (Exclusive Interview)

I listened to Chicago producer Lasko’s newest EP, Float, just a few days ago. I’m not sure how it went by me as I try to stay up to date on all things Chicago. What initially drew me to the diverse LP was Lasko’s production on the new Malcolm London project OPIA, which was our project of the week. As you’ll read in our interview below, before Lasko … Continue reading Lasko, the buzzing producer featured on Malcolm London’s OPIA (Exclusive Interview)