Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

It’s rare to feel so close to an artist after listening to their debut album, but Seattle based vocalist Ellis Prescott has done it. He was directing music videos for TownENT before he stepped into the limelight and started his own career in music. Ellis has become the definition of artistry, most notably on the complex yet emotional ride that is In Love With Heartbreak. His debut gave us … Continue reading Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

Lonely Together’s Debut Album ‘Neverlost’ is An ESSENTIAL Listen for All That Enjoy Music

Neverlost by Lonely Together is a perfect example of why I started flowsfordays. Looking at their SoundCloud page actually makes me furious and incredibly confused. How can such an AMAZING, TALENTED, UNIQUE and HARDWORKING group have under 100 followers and low play counts? The duo of ZAK & Rosie AKA Lonely Together have been putting out incredible genre-bending music for over a year now. I used … Continue reading Lonely Together’s Debut Album ‘Neverlost’ is An ESSENTIAL Listen for All That Enjoy Music

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’

Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Adam Ronel and I are kindred spirits; individuals who became unhappy when their hard work and dedication resulted in stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and more than anything, little in return. Adam was once known as Adam Reverie, and his story is as captivating as his album Best They Never Heard. We both took time off while supporters and the like asked us why. Why take a … Continue reading Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

When an artist hit my inbox with a visual he described as Spongebob-esq (RIP Stephen Hillenburg) with lyrics centered around stress and paralysis, I knew I was in for a treat. This October, Casey Cope and Big Soda joined forces to create the visual to What I Learned In Boating School Is; a track that ranks in my top 50 of the year. Why? It features Big Soda’s booming, yet … Continue reading Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

B. Mills Touches Souls & Minds In Exceptional LP “The Life & Times of an Eternal Optimist”

A plethora of successful artists are exceptionally talented at rapping, producing, or singing. They may have just started their career, or have been grinding for quite some time. These individuals often deserve the accolades and fame. Only a few souls have touched me in ways I could have never imagined. Someone who I feel was born not only to be an exceptional human being, but … Continue reading B. Mills Touches Souls & Minds In Exceptional LP “The Life & Times of an Eternal Optimist”

Alabama’s Hip Hop Savior, K1NG ELJAY, Drops His Most Focused Project Yet With ‘K1NG’

If there is one project you need to hear this year, it’s K1NG ELJAY’s latest and greatest, K1NG. Although the title may read as braggadocios, K1NG is a declaration of the throne we can all hail, the endeavors we can all accomplish. His goal remains the same, ‘to make music you can feel.’ If you can’t feel his heart, soul, and dedication to the culture – … Continue reading Alabama’s Hip Hop Savior, K1NG ELJAY, Drops His Most Focused Project Yet With ‘K1NG’

North Las Vegas Wordsmith DemarcoTheMan Lets Loose With His New Album, ‘BlandBoy.’

Recently, Las Vegas was recognized by streaming platform Audiomack, & given a #HometownHeroes playlist to highlight some of the city’s best talent. Although the playlist was on the money, one glaring omission from the pack was North Town native DemarcoTheMan. Despite the snub, Demarco checks in with a scorching brand new album, BlandBoy. Set to the tone of somber bass kicks and sobering storytelling, BlandBoy tells the … Continue reading North Las Vegas Wordsmith DemarcoTheMan Lets Loose With His New Album, ‘BlandBoy.’

Pigeons & Planes’ Freestyle Winner K1NG ELJAY Showcases His Production Chops On Instrumental Project ‘ROYALTY: The Common Tape’

Beat tapes are my weakness. I listen to a lot of hip hop, but rarely do I find an instrumental project that I really fuck with. When I do find that needle in the haystack, I play it obsessively throughout the coming weeks, and revisit it over the course of the year. K1NG ELJAY’s latest project, ROYALTY: The Common Tape, is a breath of fresh air. It … Continue reading Pigeons & Planes’ Freestyle Winner K1NG ELJAY Showcases His Production Chops On Instrumental Project ‘ROYALTY: The Common Tape’

Young Deuces Shows No Remorse On First Solo Effort ‘My Unapologetic Black Thoughts’

Young Deuces of Milwaukee duo SNYD has decided to go the solo route. His first solo effort, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts, is a stunning introduction to the skilled MC. To dub the album “political hip hop” does not do it justice. It’s an honest and personal project inspired and driven by the current climate of the world. MUBT is a mixture of conceptual songs and spoken word with … Continue reading Young Deuces Shows No Remorse On First Solo Effort ‘My Unapologetic Black Thoughts’

Mauzy Takes Us Along His Journey Through College in Debut EP “Bombs: Been On My BS”

Mauzy is everything I’d want in an MC. His voice is distinct, he brings creativity to his music, his production choice is intact, he has a unique flow, his rhymes are potent and personal, and he knows how to tell a story. This is proven in his debut EP, Bombs: Been On My BS. The project takes us along his journey through college, describing the activities … Continue reading Mauzy Takes Us Along His Journey Through College in Debut EP “Bombs: Been On My BS”

Al-One The Remedy Drops Homegrown Project “Back 2 The Northwest”

We’ve talked about Al-One The Remedy extensively over here at flowsfordays. He’s one of Portland’s most talented MC’s and has been in the game for over 13 years. Back in June, he released one of my favorite EP’s of the year, and just 6 months later he’s back with a new project. Back 2 The Northwest is used as a celebration for his new record label … Continue reading Al-One The Remedy Drops Homegrown Project “Back 2 The Northwest”

Chicago’s Tony Santana Drops His Socially Conscious Project “Northside Flexin'”

18-year-old Chicago MC Tony Santana is way beyond his years. Formerly known as Anthony Okocha, Tony is inspired by conscious rappers such as Mos Def, Common, Blu, and the like, but as the “Soundcloud Era” hit, Tony decided to fuse his love of early hip-hop with this new “turn up” mentality. As he grew older, he and his family became victims of institutional racism, and … Continue reading Chicago’s Tony Santana Drops His Socially Conscious Project “Northside Flexin’”

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

SAVEMONEY’s Brill Drops An Impressive Visual + Single Off His Upcoming Debut Album

Most Chicagoans know about the SAVEMONEY collective. Their roster rolls deep, and no one in the squad makes subpar music. Group member Brill is no exception. The R&B vocalist has worked with some of the biggest artists in the city, including Taylor Bennett, Smino, and Logan. After a year of dropping loosies – Brill has announced the title and release date of his debut LP. … Continue reading SAVEMONEY’s Brill Drops An Impressive Visual + Single Off His Upcoming Debut Album

KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

With all of the lackluster music that has garnered millions of plays on SoundCloud, there are still gems, and New York’s KuuL is here to prove it. I featured him on my recent compilation tape, but it was no favor to him. It was more of a favor to me, as I’ve been a fan of his music since his first submission. After releasing a … Continue reading KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

New Jersey’s Deal The Villain Took Me Back To the 90’s With His New Album ‘Beards, Beats, and Kicks’

This past weekend I set a very strict goal for myself: I had to listen to at least 3 90’s hip hop albums a day. Thanks to rateyourmusic.com and Apple Music, I did just that. My vinyl collection is full of classics from that era, so I also decided to give The Low End Theory, Illmatic, and Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik a spin. Although Nas put us smack dab … Continue reading New Jersey’s Deal The Villain Took Me Back To the 90’s With His New Album ‘Beards, Beats, and Kicks’

Rundown of Le$’ new track ‘Zone’

Le$’s debut studio album Olde English will be dropping on November 22nd and I’m getting more and more excited. He’s been putting in work for a long time and I’m so glad he’s getting a proper debut. The Jet Life emcee has decided to let loose another song titled Zone and it may go down as the best song he’s ever created. Yes, last year’s tape Steak … Continue reading Rundown of Le$’ new track ‘Zone’

K.eYE.D + Thelonious Martin – POOLSCLOSING (New Album)

Virginia’s K.eYe.D & Chicago’s master producer Thelonious Martin connect in a BIG way on their newly released collaborative EP POOLSCLOSING. Martin has crafted some of his best instrumentals on this one. K.eYe.D provides a unique and complementary voice to his dusty beats. Take a listen to highlights UBERNOWHERE and Dark Silverware (Angela) to hear the super group’s complete range in track soundscapes. My favorite song, … Continue reading K.eYE.D + Thelonious Martin – POOLSCLOSING (New Album)

Malcolm London – OPIA (New Album)

You know those albums that just make you feel good? It’s like sunlight in an otherwise stormy string of mixtapes, albums and tracks. Stormy in the sense of emotionless lyrics, booming production, and every song sounding the same. There is a big time and place for that (and as I’ve written before I’m very drawn to that type of music) but albums like HEAVN (Jamila Woods), Coloring … Continue reading Malcolm London – OPIA (New Album)