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’

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’

A Broke Ass White Boy Displays Overwhelming Talent on New Instrumental Album ‘A Beat Is Worth A Thousand Words’

I love playing instrumental projects on Saturdays. I wake up and immediately make coffee, sit down, and either read music editorials or do some work while soaking in the sounds. When the sun is starting to go down in the afternoon, and I’m on my 4th cup of coffee, I’m in the mood for some soulful beats, samples, horns, trumpets, and perhaps a bit of … Continue reading A Broke Ass White Boy Displays Overwhelming Talent on New Instrumental Album ‘A Beat Is Worth A Thousand Words’

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)

Gold Haze Proves His Worth On Exceptional LP ‘Never Forget’

It was back in February when Gold Haze made his debut on FFD. Previous contributor Brittney Carter spoke highly of the MC/producer’s latest visual: Gold Haze has what every artist desires to posses. Longevity. Haze has not only proven he’s here to stay, but put together one of the most noteworthy projects this side of 2018. Never Forget is, without question, a personal project. In … Continue reading Gold Haze Proves His Worth On Exceptional LP ‘Never Forget’

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.’

Hailing From Oceanside, California, Dialect Drops Off His New EP, ‘Baby Wolfman.’

Checking in to the pages for the first time, Oceanside native Dialect has been carving a lane for himself for a while now. After generating buzz through a series of thumping singles and noteworthy local performances, he now releases his introspective new EP, Baby Wolfman. Clocking in at the EP standard of 7 tracks, Baby Wolfman is a solid dive into not only the man that Dialect is, but who … Continue reading Hailing From Oceanside, California, Dialect Drops Off His New EP, ‘Baby Wolfman.’

Gifted Emcee Kiev Drops Versatile EP ‘Priority’

Kiev may not be well known in the hip hop stratosphere, but his undeniable talent has the potential to bring his name closer to the forefront. His latest project, Priority, is a 6 track epic, with catchy hooks, aggressive flows, intelligent introspection, and a host of solid production. The intro, Can You Tell Me, is a chilling internal questioning of societies greatest ills. There is pain in … Continue reading Gifted Emcee Kiev Drops Versatile EP ‘Priority’

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

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’

Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

Theisy is young, but boy does he know how to make music. His instrumentals are multi-faceted, exceptional scores that perfectly encapsulate whoever rhymes behind each. Theisy embodies this on his newest project L.A.M.E. Featuring a bunch of talented artists who are also close friends, there is a plethora of different sounds, vibes, storytelling, and creativity to feed fans old and new. Continue reading Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

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)

YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS: doola – Meanwhile (New EP)

There are so many dope independent rappers nestled in the heart of Chicago. These MC’s can put out amazing music, but it often falls by the wayside, sinking into the black hole of the SoundCloud universe. One of the best projects I’ve heard all year has a similar story. Chicago talent doola just dropped his Meanwhile EP, and after immersing myself in his hypnotic flow, … Continue reading YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS: doola – Meanwhile (New EP)

Keenan Kilgore’s New Album ‘SEPTEMBER’ Shows Beauty Has No Bounds

Instrumental albums make the world go round. FACTS. When I get one as a submission, my day instantly becomes better. Music is the soundtrack to our lives, and hearing something that connects you to an artist you’ve never met is one of the best feelings in the world. Keenan Kilgore’s new LP SEPTEMBER captures me at this very moment. Why? His press release says it all: “SEPTEMBER  reinforces … Continue reading Keenan Kilgore’s New Album ‘SEPTEMBER’ Shows Beauty Has No Bounds

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’

Sebastian Kamae Drops Monumental New Project ‘Waves’

SoundScape Studios and Closed Sessions are staples in the Chicago hip hop scene. Soundscape has a solid reputation as one of the best studios in the city, while Closed Session houses talents such as femdot., Ajani Jones, Kweuku Collins, and more. Sebastian Kamae, a producer, audio engineer, and composer, was lucky enough to intern with both this year. Through his work, he discovered artists that perfectly fit … Continue reading Sebastian Kamae Drops Monumental New Project ‘Waves’

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”