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”

Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

It is safe to conclude that in the last few years the underground West Coast rap scene has infiltrated the mainstream rap industry in a manner that arguably hasn’t been seen since E-40’s second wind in the 2000s. This has been best exemplified by DJ Mustard’s on-going production hot streak that peaked in 2013 – along with a consistent set of hits from YG (compounded … Continue reading Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

FAT Fly Freddie Lee Shows His Musicianship In New EP “3 Piece & A Biscuit”

The current state of the music world has lead to a phenomenon of R&B artists who carry themselves like rappers as much as they do singers (ranging from DRAM to Anderson Paak). FAT Fly Freddie Lee has entered this scene with a sound all of his own, managing to fit this approach and recalling vintage but never dated sounds of Rick James and Zapp on … Continue reading FAT Fly Freddie Lee Shows His Musicianship In New EP “3 Piece & A Biscuit”

Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

From the beginning of Loren’s highly anticipated Fake Deep, you’ll feel the change in the MC. The intro titled RIPLogan is a detailed account of why he changed his name and his new state of mind. An important line is: “Had to take to the roots, back to where it started,” – a statement that is the basis of the new project. One constant is Logan’s right … Continue reading Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

After 2 Years Of Hard Work, Marques Carson Finally Releases His GLDNCHLD EP

Rappers are quick to rush out material – often flooding SoundCloud in hopes something will catch on, and play counts will skyrocket. It’s often the opposite – as new music on streaming sites and the web can overwhelm on the daily. I’ve noticed the successful MC’s work on their craft, find their sound, and find comfort in it. It is only then that they are … Continue reading After 2 Years Of Hard Work, Marques Carson Finally Releases His GLDNCHLD EP

Chicago Trio Grizzie! Djay & Vthr3 Link For A Trippy New Visual “INTROvertigo”

If you are involved in the Chicago hip hop scene you probably know Djay. He’s incredibly young, and has been putting in work since his teens to create a strong presence in the city. He had a site called Mindset Music which he’s distanced himself from to work on perfecting his directing skills. He has done that, and more, in a very short period of … Continue reading Chicago Trio Grizzie! Djay & Vthr3 Link For A Trippy New Visual “INTROvertigo”

German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

The release of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing in 1996, in tandem with projects from J Dilla, Nujabes, and Madlib, (amongst others in the 2000s) gave rise to the rap instrumental auteur, beat-crafters who cultivated atmospheres with their productions that stand alone from an MC’s verses. This is the environment in which a producer like Slim The Chemist thrives, who with little more than an MPC and … Continue reading German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

Baltimore Favorite Chris Cassius Drops His Finest Work Yet In New EP “Chest Vest Music”

Chris Cassius has become a mainstay in the Baltimore scene. He’s been working his ass of, putting out visuals, songs (peep fan-favorite ‘Chirp‘,) and giving stand out performances. I’ve been covering his music for some time now, and I’d easily call him one of my favorite artists out of the city. 2017 is his year, and he’s been taking full advantage of the attention and … Continue reading Baltimore Favorite Chris Cassius Drops His Finest Work Yet In New EP “Chest Vest Music”

We Caught Rob Hicks Early & Are Ecstatic About His Amazing New EP “Paradise In Hell”

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – I tend to catch artist’s early before sites like Earmilk, Hotnewhiphop, The Source, and the like catch on. It’s just facts. Before Rob Hicks appeared on a host of media outlets, I noticed his talent and conducted an interview – close to a year ago. Rob and his management have been amazing about recognizing this, and … Continue reading We Caught Rob Hicks Early & Are Ecstatic About His Amazing New EP “Paradise In Hell”

Don Mykel Drops His Long Awaited EP “Infinite” (Review)

It’s finally here! Don Mykel’s long awaited EP INFINITE has officially dropped. I was lucky enough to receive it early, and after multiple listens I am even more in awe of his talent and versatility. The NY native has been killing it this year; especially in the last few months. His experimental single Hell On Earth, the single and visual to New World Order, and … Continue reading Don Mykel Drops His Long Awaited EP “Infinite” (Review)

NoFace, Rapper Drops His Best Work Yet In New EP “Never Fear Rejection” (Review)

It feels like it’s been a lifetime since I’ve posted on flowsfordays. Shit got serious with my health, but I am feeling better. Thank you to everyone that checked in on me. Dwelling gets us nowhere, so I’m ready to get back into blogging. NoFace, Rapper has been on my radar since his excellent single No Grammys dropped in early August. He has progressed as … Continue reading NoFace, Rapper Drops His Best Work Yet In New EP “Never Fear Rejection” (Review)

Chicago’s AceSo Returns With His Best & Most Ambitious Project Yet in “The Timbo Tape”

Today is a monumental day. Reason #1: Chicago’s AceSo has dropped a new EP. #2: He’s rapping over Timbaland Beats. #3: It’s even better than his now 2 year old breakthrough mixtape Sick La Familia.  The Timbo Tape is easily his most ambitious project yet. Who in their right mind would take on instrumentals from arguably the best producer in hip hop? My man AceSo. It … Continue reading Chicago’s AceSo Returns With His Best & Most Ambitious Project Yet in “The Timbo Tape”

Josh Waters Gives A Gorgeous Vocal Performance In New EP “1.4.3”

Women and R&B have gone hand in hand since the inception of the genre. R&B has gone through many phases, starting with the blues, then soul music, and finally mainstream R&B; most popular in the 90’s. Things have definitely changed since then, and in many ways for the better (shout out to Anderson .Paak.) There is definitely a lack of positivity in the genre, considering … Continue reading Josh Waters Gives A Gorgeous Vocal Performance In New EP “1.4.3”

Cey, The Ghost Drops His Debut EP, LOOK UP!

Cey, The Ghost has been featured on FFD a few times, first as a Dissection Interview, then on some loosies. A few weeks ago he told me a full project was in the works, first announced to the public via his promotional single, Crzy. Just 3 days later he has released his full length, LOOK UP!  It’s a little scattered, but there are a good … Continue reading Cey, The Ghost Drops His Debut EP, LOOK UP!

Jamie Jermaine Makes His Official Debut With New Project “So Official”

Jamie Jermaine is a mix of southern trap and east coast boom bap. It all makes sense as he’s lived in both Atlanta and Maryland. Gems have hit SoundCloud for 2 years, but a full length has never impacted. That all changes today with the release of his debut project, So Official. It’s obvious he put in the work, putting together all he has learned … Continue reading Jamie Jermaine Makes His Official Debut With New Project “So Official”