Exclusive FFD Interview With NoFace, Rapper – “The only reason I started rapping was because of artists who were able to paint pictures, tell stories, and capture emotions through words”

NoFace, Rapper and flowfordays have an extensive history. It was in 2017 that I received (and posted) his first submission, and immediately noticed the depth of his potential. Less than a month later he dropped his uplifting, yet emotionally vulnerable EP Never Fear Rejection. At that time I rarely wrote reviews, but after first listen I couldn’t stop myself from writing about its striking resemblance to … Continue reading Exclusive FFD Interview With NoFace, Rapper – “The only reason I started rapping was because of artists who were able to paint pictures, tell stories, and capture emotions through words”

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)

Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

Back in March we gave a heavy co-sign to Bad Boy, the first single off of Snowy Joey’s upcoming EP. The Chicago lyricist immediately impressed, seamlessly blending traditional hip hop with pop sensibilities. In his submission, he told us Snow 4 was dropping soon, and that we could expect catchy hooks, accessibility, and tunes meant to dance to. I had high expectations, and was worried the … Continue reading Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Hey Nigel. What’s your artist name, where are you from, and how old are you? Hello, thank you for the opportunity. My name is HarmonicSapien. I am from the burbs of Illinois. I am 26 which I still have not gotten over yet. How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? As HarmonicSapien, I have been producing for 5-6 years. I … Continue reading Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Myles Cameron Talks Frank Ocean, Bioluminescence, and The Importance of Organic Growth (Exclusive Interview)

Hey Myles! Thanks for talking with us. Start off by telling us your name, where you’re from, and how old you are. My name is Myles Cameron, I’m from the suburbs of New York from a town called Rye. I’m 20 years old.  What was it like growing up around New York? Pretty cool. I definitely enjoyed the proximity to NYC which is just a … Continue reading Myles Cameron Talks Frank Ocean, Bioluminescence, and The Importance of Organic Growth (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

After A The Source Premiere and Features On Multiple Hip Hop Blogs -NY’s Don Mykel Continues To Stay Humble (Interview)

Harlem emcee Don Mykel has been literally everywhere. He’s done Sway In The Morning and Shade 45 freestyles, received accolades from the likes of Hotnewhiphop, Vibe; and most notably premiered his March released Hunger Painz single on The Source. I didn’t reach out to him because of his popularity, but because I am a HUGE fan of his work. I’ve played his King Mykel: The … Continue reading After A The Source Premiere and Features On Multiple Hip Hop Blogs -NY’s Don Mykel Continues To Stay Humble (Interview)

Mikey Hash Speaks On How He Turns Pain Into Passion In Our Exclusive Interview

Mikey and I have a lot in common. We create obsessively to overcome internal strife. Both of us are very hard on ourselves, and if our art is not perfect we edit, or we start from scratch. Mikey has been through a lot in his life, and in this interview he speaks candidly on what he is diagnosed with, and how he still suffers pretty … Continue reading Mikey Hash Speaks On How He Turns Pain Into Passion In Our Exclusive Interview

YTK Is A Poet, Musician and Rapper – Get To Know The Man Behind The Music

Before talking with Baltimores’ YTK, it was obvious he is a poet at heart. After releasing his jaw dropping Bodiless visual, I sensed a story that needed to be told. A few days ago I spoke with him on why he creates music, his Arvada Creatives collective, and his inspiration for the recent video. Give our convo a peep below, and enjoy the accompanying content. … Continue reading YTK Is A Poet, Musician and Rapper – Get To Know The Man Behind The Music

Delaware’s FreshfromDE Talks About His Newest EP The Ritual (Dissection Interview Series)

FreshfromDE is one of the rare emcees who believes in the power of the “one emcee, one producer” formula. Last month he linked with Netherland’s based producer Roca Beats to put together a hell of an EP. Fresh not only wrote the entire thing, he assisted in co-production and and engineering. The Ritual is a mixture of everything from Hip-Hop, Trap, Boom Bap, and even elements of Pop, making this … Continue reading Delaware’s FreshfromDE Talks About His Newest EP The Ritual (Dissection Interview Series)

Jae Haze Is Back + Better Than Ever (Exclusive Interview)

  Ever since Jae came back into the hip hop stratosphere, I’ve been covering him extensively. After posting his incredible visual, and premiering his song, I wanted to sit down with the man himself and introduce him to my readers. I met him in 2013, but we lost contact as he moved to Atlanta and took a break from making music. Now he’s back, and … Continue reading Jae Haze Is Back + Better Than Ever (Exclusive Interview)