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)

Chicago’s MPulse Drops Another Stellar EP In ‘Self-Awarness’

MPulse has been on fire this year, putting out a brand new EP every single month. This will last till the end of the year – similar to last year’s one song a week campaign. You can’t tell the Chicago MC he doesn’t put in work. Self-Awarness hit SoundCloud at the end of June – an EP full of music that captures the importance of … Continue reading Chicago’s MPulse Drops Another Stellar EP In ‘Self-Awarness’

Wil Akogu Drops His Long Awaited EP ‘Zone 1’

Taking the time you need to finish a project is key to longevity in this industry. FFD favorite Wil Akogu put his heart and soul into Zone 1, a new EP that he refused to rush. He started the year right with an incredible two parter titled Riches/The One followed by some looses, a single, and a handful of experimental collaborations. Wil Akogu’s long-awaited Zone 1 EP was worth … Continue reading Wil Akogu Drops His Long Awaited EP ‘Zone 1’

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”

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’

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)

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’

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”

Chicago’s Evan Nash Drops Memorable Debut EP “Far From Over”

Chicago’s Evan Nash has been hard at work prepping for his debut EP Far From Over, and it’s certainly paid off. The EP is only 8 tracks long but is a delicious appetizer to the talent that is Evan. There’s pop-induced melodies, progressive flows, acoustic muses, and party anthems. Evan is no one trick pony, showing his versatility within the first 4 tracks alone. Late … Continue reading Chicago’s Evan Nash Drops Memorable Debut EP “Far From Over”

Just John – Black Beret (New EP)

Coming all the way from Toronto, Canada, 24-year-old underground artist Just John felt festive when he decided to gift us with his new EP Black Beret. Embedded with 4 unique tracks with astonishing production from Cold Boy, and a rack of ribs, Eytan Tobin, and Fevra, he proves the 6 blossoms unique artists with vibrant styles of music. Although political and social issues are explored, the project … Continue reading Just John – Black Beret (New EP)

Chicago’s Jay Wood Doesn’t Disappoint On His Highly Anticipated New EP “RAIN.”

In the beginning of the year, we spoke to Jay Wood about his return to the Chicago music scene and what he had been cooking up in the interim. His comeback single with femdot. and Chulo was out and drew a lot of buzz in the city. Since then, Jay has been on a rampage, grabbing features on influential blogs across the web. Two singles followed, and … Continue reading Chicago’s Jay Wood Doesn’t Disappoint On His Highly Anticipated New EP “RAIN.”

Canadian Duo Ali Gatie & John G Drop A Pop, Trap & R&B Fusion In Debut EP “Ever Since”

Ali Gatie and John G are from different parts of Canada, but they are totally in synch on their newest EP Ever Since. Mixing elements of pop, trap, and R&B is a daunting task, but Ali and John comfortably put them together in just 4 tracks. Through various forms of vocal techniques, both tell the journey of love and heartbreak from beginning to end with … Continue reading Canadian Duo Ali Gatie & John G Drop A Pop, Trap & R&B Fusion In Debut EP “Ever Since”

Dfree Da Vinci Drops His Breakthrough EP “No Filter”

Dfree Da Vinci makes his second appearance on our pages with standout new project No Filter. I personally know a lot of work went into this, and the long hours definitely paid off. Cover art is more important that we think, and Da Vinci certainly drew me in with his. There is a direct link between his un-zipped lips and the premise of No Filter, … Continue reading Dfree Da Vinci Drops His Breakthrough EP “No Filter”

Mysterious Chicago Duo mondae Debut With A Timeless Self-Titled EP

Thanks to my man IKON, I’ve discovered mondae, a dynamic new Chicago duo. They unconvenctially debuted with a full EP, appropriately self-titled. mondae has a twitter, but little else. None of this mattered to me as they put together a timeless project with R&B and ambient undertones, often cluttered and difficult to take in. This is no weakness, as the project will deepend your understanding … Continue reading Mysterious Chicago Duo mondae Debut With A Timeless Self-Titled EP

Nique Drops His Most Polished Work To Date With New EP “Therefore, I Am”

I’ve been watching Nique’s steady rise from his hometown of Aurora to other parts of the country. Back in May, I posted his stand out record, 25 To Life, praising its expression of turning pain into art. His hard work has paid off with his newest project, Therefore, I Am. I’d call it an almost flawless body of work. The production is exceptional and never copies the … Continue reading Nique Drops His Most Polished Work To Date With New EP “Therefore, I Am”

North Carolina’s Siyah Drops His 2nd, and Best EP “Steadfast”

North Carolina’s Siyah has been hard at work since I first met him years ago. He’s put out 2 EPs, developing his sound and finding his lane. It’s all paid off with his newest, and best, Steadfast. His lyricism, flow, and confidence have grown, and all 6 tracks are very well developed. The production from the likes of RUEN, Spaceman Jones, and DJ Dallas (among … Continue reading North Carolina’s Siyah Drops His 2nd, and Best EP “Steadfast”

Chicago’s Finest M.Whise Drops His Best Work Yet In Surprise​ EP “Shogun”

M.Whise has quietly become a mainstay in Chicago’s hip hop scene. He’s been all over flowsfordays, and continues to contribute to the gritty underground scene in the city. Whise is never afraid to be different, but not for different’s sake. His newest surprise EP, Shogun, is his best work yet and fits with the theme of nontraditional promotion or release strategy. It made Shogun an even … Continue reading Chicago’s Finest M.Whise Drops His Best Work Yet In Surprise​ EP “Shogun”

CHRIS BUXTON RELEASES STELLAR EP “SUBURBAN POPSTAR” (Review)

Chris Buxton is making moves as of late that might just give him the popstar status he’s hoping for. His newest project, “Suburban Popstar”, is a 5 track EP of hip-pop, with every track being able to stand alone as a single. “Mary, Lucy, I” is a subtle track of love that could have been. Produced by Daniel East, his vocals take it to a … Continue reading CHRIS BUXTON RELEASES STELLAR EP “SUBURBAN POPSTAR” (Review)

flowsfordays Favorite ANXT Raises The Bar In New EP “Ain’t Shit Changed, But The Lingo”

ANXT dropped one of my favorite projects of the year a few months back – but it was purely instrumental. The Chicago upstart refused to conform to industry standards as the album was presented as one track. We spoke a few months ago, and in the interview he mentioned he rapped. I was intrigued and hoped he would put out something official soon. Thankfully he did … Continue reading flowsfordays Favorite ANXT Raises The Bar In New EP “Ain’t Shit Changed, But The Lingo”

NY QUARTET PANDA CITY BRINGS BARS AND GROOVES IN EQUAL MEASURE ON THEIR EP “BAD BLOCKS”

The musical melting pot that is New York City has always housed connections between rap, jazz, and punk, from the Beastie Boys to Show Me the Body, and NYC quartet Panda City have brought their own intriguing approach to this stylistic intersection with their EP Bad Blocks, backing intensely-delivered, lyrically-sharp verses with the type of controlled chaos seen in jazz and hardcore punk in equal … Continue reading NY QUARTET PANDA CITY BRINGS BARS AND GROOVES IN EQUAL MEASURE ON THEIR EP “BAD BLOCKS”