Rebel Kuzco Drops Jam-Heavy Visual to Latest Track ‘Juice’

Grand Rapids, Michigan is rarely talked about within hip hop circles. Yet, 2018 has shown us that talent can come out of any city, suburb, state, and country. Luckily, much has changed, and hip hop heads no longer focus on location, but on the music itself. Although Rebel Kuzco hasn’t put out a lot of music, his latest music video, Juice, has already hit Hypefresh, and … Continue reading Rebel Kuzco Drops Jam-Heavy Visual to Latest Track ‘Juice’

Armond WakeUp Does His Name Justice On Latest Visual – ‘Revelation is Revolution’

Armond WakeUp ‘doesn’t want to fuck with you weaklings’ – and I understand why. His latest visual, ‘Revelation Is Revolution’ is bold, creative, and lyrically insane. He speaks his mind on a number of topics, and uses his one of a kind flow and direct delivery to make one of the best tracks of the year. Not only does Revelation Is Revolution bang, it has one … Continue reading Armond WakeUp Does His Name Justice On Latest Visual – ‘Revelation is Revolution’

Analicia Lasett Is The Epitome Of Female Empowerment – Just Peep Her New Visual ‘My Name Isn’t Intro’

There are a plethora of female MC’s in Chicago that have yet to be discovered, or aren’t embraced the way they should be. Sorry guys, a ton of these ladies have more talent than you. It was upsetting to see Analicia Lasett’s My Name Isn’t (Intro) have 5 thumbs up and 3 thumbs down on YouTube. The The Ryan Schultz directed visual  is 2 and … Continue reading Analicia Lasett Is The Epitome Of Female Empowerment – Just Peep Her New Visual ‘My Name Isn’t Intro’

Nolan The Ninja Debuts as NOLAN in New Self Produced & Self Directed Visual ‘NUMB’

It’s been over a year since we checked in with Nolan The Ninja, and shame on us. The Detroit MC & producer has had an evolution of sorts, and has changed his moniker to just NOLAN. He’s still the battle rhymer that we’ve come to know, but his flow, production style, and overall vibe has a lighter tone. To signify this stylistic changed, he’s put … Continue reading Nolan The Ninja Debuts as NOLAN in New Self Produced & Self Directed Visual ‘NUMB’

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”

Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

Skipp Whitman is an OG around the FFD circuit, thanks to his dedication to crafting thematic and engaging visuals. I was waiting on a proper audio stream of them which we were blessed with this year. Skipp challenged himself on his new visual NameTag, which was written, produced, recorded, mixed, shot, and edited in one day – inside of 10 hours. I hope my readers are familiar with the … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

James Gardin’s newest song Complaining has become a national hit. The track was featured on Hot97, NPR, ESPN’s “First Take,” and Spotify with critical acclaim. The attention is not a fluke – Complaining is a feel good, funk inspired single featuring groovy production from Young Heat. The Complaining music video has finally dropped, and is a perfect representation of the happy-go-lucky vibe James portrays. James sings, raps, and performs … Continue reading James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

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’

N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

This year, cousins E‘Flash and V Knuckles (aka N.B.S.) dropped their album SwissVets 2 to great fanfare. The 2 lone features on the project are the legendary group ONYX, along with another OG Tragedy Khadafi. Natural Born Spitters have a great PR team, already releasing 3 visuals off of the LP. The Onyx video was my favorite until Violent Wisdom hit my inbox. This one features Tragedy, and serves as a homage … Continue reading N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

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 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’

Lyrical Giant Snak The Ripper Drops His Most Personal Work To Date In New Visual and Track “I’m Good”

Snak The Ripper is a lyrical giant with heart, soul, and dedication. The gifted MC has worked his ass off to build his large and loyal following. To add to Snak’s growing buzz, he’s blessed us with I’m Good. The track and visual brings forth a nostalgic vibe that compliments Ripper’s intricate and most personal rhymes yet. For example, he’s taken some time off to … Continue reading Lyrical Giant Snak The Ripper Drops His Most Personal Work To Date In New Visual and Track “I’m Good”

Zeek Wonderlen Pours His Heart Out In Exceptional New Music Video, “Let Go”

Zeek Wonderlen is a fairly new artist out of Chicago, and has already racked up views, posts and praise. In November of last year he dropped his EP Project Baby which jumpstarted his newly minted career. Let Go is his first official music video, although the actual song was off the aforementioned EP. The south-sider is new to our pages, but Let Go stood out to me … Continue reading Zeek Wonderlen Pours His Heart Out In Exceptional New Music Video, “Let Go”

OG Lyricist M-Dot Hits Germany For A Visual To New Single “Ricochet”

M-Dot reps Boston hard – evident throughout his prosperous career. It’s child’s play at this point, with multiple albums in and lyrical skills that flow like spoken word. To capitalize on his still buzzing 2017 LP, M is back with a ferocious single and visual to Ricochet. This time he traveled abroad to Deutschland, linking with skilled German talents such as producer Whatson, videographer Wunsch, DJ Access, and … Continue reading OG Lyricist M-Dot Hits Germany For A Visual To New Single “Ricochet”

Goody Drops The First Single And Visual To Upcoming EP “NoGood”

After a quick but effective visual, Chicago’s Goody is back for more. His previous drop was a warning to weak MC’s, and Look takes a similar approach. Goody is no one trick pony and brings fresh, potent lyrics along with a new flow. The Pheraco directed visual is complimented by a dark, colorful atmosphere with abstract & artistic shots (edited by Sefprostudio.) Producer TBA Millz outdid … Continue reading Goody Drops The First Single And Visual To Upcoming EP “NoGood”

Chicago’s Goody Links With Phera Designer Ron Louis For Gritty New Visual “Under Pressure”

Goody has been busy campaigning for Phera, a Chicago clothing brand started by designer Ron Louis. The talented MC couldn’t help making music in the interim – hence his newest visual for Under Pressure. Goody warns the competition that there is no slowing him down, and while they get comfortable, he’s only working harder. His lyrical attack matches the menacing production from 1stfrom92 who prove to be a … Continue reading Chicago’s Goody Links With Phera Designer Ron Louis For Gritty New Visual “Under Pressure”

Baritone Vocalist Myes Cameron Shows Us The Dark Side Of Being An Artist In “caged bird” (New Music Video)

NY’s Myes Cameron has the voice of an angel. Yes, he is a baritone vocalist, but has the heart and soul of jazz and blues singers from the early 20th century. His newest visual to the previously released caged bird is poetry, heartache, and the purest singing I have heard in recent memory. The audio dropped over 4 months ago and has organically racked up … Continue reading Baritone Vocalist Myes Cameron Shows Us The Dark Side Of Being An Artist In “caged bird” (New Music Video)

Skipp Whitman & Emmitt James Admire A Mysterious Woman in New Visual “El Aye”

Last month FFD favorite Skipp Whitman graced us with his new full-length UFSV#1. The project is a collection of the plethora of visuals he’s put out, and I’ve covered, in the last year. I am no stranger to his meticulously crafted music videos which get better and better with time. Yet another one has dropped titled El Aye off the aforementioned UFSV#1 project. Skipp has linked with … Continue reading Skipp Whitman & Emmitt James Admire A Mysterious Woman in New Visual “El Aye”

Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

  North Carolina native Ron Beatty turned heads with his recent V.S.O.P. Playlist, but apparently the best was yet to come. His newest record with Grammy Nominated producer $K is an impressive blend of storytelling, honesty, melody, and transcending bars. It is soulful, organic, bassline driven record, and details Ron’s move to Atlanta along with his humble beginnings and the comfortable relationship he has with a … Continue reading Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

Mountos Is Right By Your Side In New Visual “Here For You”

Among the negativity, drugs, violence, and promotion of such via social media, it’s nice to get a submission supporting ones who struggle with difficult emotions. Hitting our pages for the first time is Mountos, a straight to the point MC who aims to help his listeners through his music. His short but poignant new visual, Here For You, sheds light on his empathetic nature, lyrically telling us … Continue reading Mountos Is Right By Your Side In New Visual “Here For You”