West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”

Aren’t we all a little crazy? Artists are able to channel that into their music, while us common folk have to listen to tracks that mirror whatever we are going through. I needed to hear Macntaj today. The West Coast rapper has had an amazing run this year, hitting XXL.com, collaborating with Gunplay, and even performing in India. Sure, his rap sheet is long, but … Continue reading West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”

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

Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

My boy Matt Maratea has been posted an endless amount of times on flowsfordays. He may just wear the crown of the most featured artist. I’ve thrown out comments before like ‘I don’t think he can make a bad song’ or ‘I’m almost convinced he can do no wrong.’ But, today is different. With the release of his latest record Trapped for Polo I can say with confidence that he is … Continue reading Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

No Face, Rapper – ‘GFNS’ (New Track & Premiere)

In the last two years the ever versatile No Face, Rapper has blessed me with an incredible single and a top notch EP. The project, Never Fear Rejection, impressed me so much that I wrote an extensive review without any edits. We haven’t been able to link for a FFD premiere yet which has always bothered. Now I’m glad we waited, because his latest track, … Continue reading No Face, Rapper – ‘GFNS’ (New Track & Premiere)

James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

ILLECT signee James Gardin has been dropping monumental hits this year. From May’s Complaining to July’s Groove – he has perfected the art of fusing funk, soul, pop, and hip hop. All of his hard work has paid off in a HUGE way. ICONIC, his latest track with Terem, was selected as the theme song for Tommy Hilfiger’s latest  collaboration with Lewis Hamilton. James’ music has now reached a totally new audience. The … Continue reading James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

Threat Digga & Foreva Fameos Collab On Serious Banger ‘Asian’

Threat Digga has been featured on FFD a number of times, starting with our first dissection interview back in October of 2016. I’ve always believed in the South Jersey native, and hip hop fans around the world are finally taking notice of his unbelievable talent. 2 weeks ago he dropped an absolute banger that has already been played 21.1K times. Asian is a hip hop heads’ dream, as both … Continue reading Threat Digga & Foreva Fameos Collab On Serious Banger ‘Asian’

Musa Reems Drops Flodge’ As The First Single Off Upcoming Project

Chicago mainstay Musa Reems can do it all. He’s proven that in the last few years with bursts of short EP’s that are incredible works of art, AND never sound the same. His lyrical game is ALWAYS on point – he can rap on any beat, and his creative mind has grown with every drop. Musa has been working hard on his upcoming project. I’ve … Continue reading Musa Reems Drops Flodge’ As The First Single Off Upcoming Project

After Matt Maratea’s Brief Absence, He’s Back With His Best Song Yet, ‘GRAPEVINE’

It’s been a good solid month since we’ve heard from Matt Maratea. The first half of the year was good to him, with a slew of records that turned heads in the blogosphere and on SoundCloud. Matt can’t stay away from the studio too long, hence the release of his new track GRAPEVINE. From the jump he explains his brief absence, detailing a broken heart … Continue reading After Matt Maratea’s Brief Absence, He’s Back With His Best Song Yet, ‘GRAPEVINE’

Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

“The life that I’ve been living, ain’t pushing me towards the ceiling.” And just like that, I’m introduced to Bless 1. Originally a rapper from Chicago, Bless soon turned to producing and licensing music for TV and ads. He released an instrumental album titled Urban Growth  back in January, showcasing his chops on the production tip. Bless is equally talented on the mic, and he’s back … Continue reading Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

LA Crooner Benji Chucks The Deuces On New Single ‘Mixed Up’

Our man Benji has hit our pages a number of times, but his newest release is something special. This year he’s applied all he’s learned into his daily life and music. On Mixed Up he uses melodic vocals to share his disappointment, confusion, and his new mentality. Friends have switched up on him, loyalty has been lost, and many people continue to act like they know … Continue reading LA Crooner Benji Chucks The Deuces On New Single ‘Mixed Up’

Chicago Songstress DEJA Is Back With Sultry New Track “Tempo” (Produced by Jared Lanell)

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Chicago vocalist DEJA (formerly Dejavois) – over a year to be exact. Her then SoundCloud (now erased) contained Resolution and Invitation, two songs that were on endless repeat. Although she has a new moniker, her intimate and sultry singing is still there. Her newest track, Tempo, contains more soul and experimentation then ever before. This is the … Continue reading Chicago Songstress DEJA Is Back With Sultry New Track “Tempo” (Produced by Jared Lanell)

The Terra Godz’s Vagabond Maurice Drops His Best Work Yet In “Kerberos Meteor Showers Part 1”

The Chicago supergroup The Terra Godz have been making strong moves in the city. Stand out member Vagabond Maurice also puts out music as a solo artist, and has garnered almost 3K followers on SoundCloud. He adds a unique flair to Chicago hip-hop and indirectly pushes rappers to step their game up. In the last month his output has grown in solidarity, and his newest, Kerberos Meteor … Continue reading The Terra Godz’s Vagabond Maurice Drops His Best Work Yet In “Kerberos Meteor Showers Part 1”

Chicago Mainstays Jay Wood & Ajani Jones Are In Attack Mode On New Single “JESSE WHITE.”

If you want your mind blown, give Jay Wood’s newest track JESSE WHITE. a listen. Copycats comes a dime a dozen these days, but Jay isn’t afraid to bring new elements into his music. It’s been 4 months since his comeback record and our Q&A, and our prediction was right – he has taken the Chicago scene by storm. Jay has an enate ability to … Continue reading Chicago Mainstays Jay Wood & Ajani Jones Are In Attack Mode On New Single “JESSE WHITE.”

Milwaukee’s Slowlife Tito Drops His Galactical New Single “Past (Embalming)”

Milwaukee hip-hop is certainly on the come-up, as this year has seen the rise of MC’s such as Ishdarr, WebsterX, & Rob Hicks. Still, there are a host of talented artists’ out of the city who have yet to be discovered. One of the aforementioned happens to be Slowlife Tito, the former Scumbag who has changed his ways. Past (Embalming) is his newest single, and a huge step in … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Slowlife Tito Drops His Galactical New Single “Past (Embalming)”

Rising NY Artist Kazi Delivers His Highly Anticipated 2nd Single, “Neo Yokio”

Photo credit: Jeffrey Chambers Kazi is a New York-based recording artist, songwriter, and producer who is doing it all on his own. He has no label, management, or team behind him, yet his debut single Options racked up 10,000 plays in just its first week. How? His own promotion, word of mouth, and his undeniable talent. He even landed a feature on Hot New Hip Hop … Continue reading Rising NY Artist Kazi Delivers His Highly Anticipated 2nd Single, “Neo Yokio”

Dynamic NY Duo P.S. 211 Drop Their Killer Self-Titled​ EP

  There will always be something to be said for a dynamic rap duo. It is arguable that nothing is stronger than two rappers on the same wavelength, with enough chemistry & idiosyncrasies to keep things interesting. NY duo P.S. 211, comprised of underground fixtures Danse and Telli, understand this power and have stepped up to the plate with their infectious new self-titled EP. While … Continue reading Dynamic NY Duo P.S. 211 Drop Their Killer Self-Titled​ EP

North Carolina’s Rob Flo Drops A Song For The Outcasts in “Swerve”

Rob Flo is a fresh talent out of North Carolina influenced by the likes of Blink 182, Outkast, and Kid Cudi. Utilizing so many different sounds and musical time periods has made me an instant fan – further fueled by his newest single SWERVE. The song is hard to pin down – and it’s not meant to be. He tags it as pop – an … Continue reading North Carolina’s Rob Flo Drops A Song For The Outcasts in “Swerve”

Juan Don Grabs Damon Alexander & Producer Dre Rodner For A Timeless Hip Hop Record in “Hooligans”

Juan Don is everything I want in a hip hop MC. He creates timeless music – full of classic hip hop flavor. Premiering some of his drops has been an honor, as my hope for him is to gain the recognition he deserves in Chicago and beyond. Juan has a natural ability to string flawless elements together to create tracks full of life. His newest, … Continue reading Juan Don Grabs Damon Alexander & Producer Dre Rodner For A Timeless Hip Hop Record in “Hooligans”

NY’s Hak Continues to Prove His Worth As A Solo Act In New Single “Paradise”

Just as quickly as they made a mark on the independent hip-hop scene, New York’s Ratking more-or-less dissolved due to creative differences between equally distinct MCs Wiki and Hak. Going their separate ways has brought vastly different results. Wiki transitioned right into releasing the highly personal and potent album Lil Me, gaining a fairly sizable amount of buzz along the way. Hak, meanwhile, released a … Continue reading NY’s Hak Continues to Prove His Worth As A Solo Act In New Single “Paradise”

Nolan The Ninja Grabs Quelle Chris & Denmark Nessy For An Impressive Leak Off His Upcoming Album

Nolan The Ninja has been on an incredible winning streak. After premiering the lead single off his forthcoming album with Huffington Post, the Detroit native is back with another leak, Modesty. Another big premiere came along with it, this time via Respect Magazine. Modesty brings a gritty underground sound, often heard when physical mixtapes were exchanged in the Detroit streets. It starts with Nolan’s distinct … Continue reading Nolan The Ninja Grabs Quelle Chris & Denmark Nessy For An Impressive Leak Off His Upcoming Album