Charles DaBeast, Mikey 100K, and Swift Drop Insanely Addictive Collaboration ‘SUMTHIN’

Who says previously recorded tracks can’t bang now? Charles DaBeast has had a fruitful career garnering thousands of supporters, creating trap and R&B fused gems. Last year’s project Thoughts That Roam  was his best work yet, but it was just the beginning. This year Charles bodied Young Thug’s Digits AND Meek Mill and Drake’s Platinum hit Going Bad. Yesterday Charles decided to let loose a track … Continue reading Charles DaBeast, Mikey 100K, and Swift Drop Insanely Addictive Collaboration ‘SUMTHIN’

All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Musa Reems has had an amazing 2019. From his Quietus music video to his flawless 2 track EP to his performance at the Talib Kweli/Bun B birthday showcase, the young Chicago native continues to impress. His latest track, Dear Winter, might just be my favorite of his work this year. The 2 minute track is a deeply moving piece that has Musa rapping in a strained high pitch … Continue reading All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

flowsfordays was launched in late 2016, and since the site’s inception Marko Stat$ has never stopped showing up on our pages. He’s remained an integral part of the more conscious Chicago hip hop community – and one of the best to ever do it. We’ve hosted premiere’s from Marko before, but it has been awhile since I’ve truly been back on the blog tip, making … Continue reading FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Whether you like it or not, Marko Stat$ has become a staple in the Chicago hip hop scene. He’s always had the bars, flow, and delivery to back it up, but that can only take a rapper so far. Lately, Marko has gotten super experimental and creative with the help and guidance of his right hand man, Aced Spade. Both artist and producer have the … Continue reading Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Mix – Aint New Chicago’s Mix is here to catch us up on his flex. Peep on his short but sweet visual shot in the heart of the city. His words flow effortlessly, almost preluding his inevitable rise. Don Streat (feat. Revalation) – Slam the Door Baltimore emcee Don Streat knows how to hype an album. Its first single, Slam The Door, is a straight up banger … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

Skipp Whitman has done it again! FFD has featured the California MC at least a dozen times, but Freest’aisle may be his most impressive yet. If you’ve been keeping up with his output, it’s common knowledge that he is a master at putting together music videos that NEVER grow stale. ‘Freest’aisle shows Skipp grocery shopping while still putting together the slickest of bars. His secret weapon … Continue reading Skipp Whitman – Freest’aisle (New Track & Video)

Boston Beatsmith Explizt One Teams Up With Ruste Juxx, King Magnetic, and Illa Ghee for ‘Class Is In Session’ (Premiere)

I’ve hosted hundreds of premiere’s on FFD, but none have been more exciting than last months’ collab with Ruste Juxx and M-Dot. As I enter my late 20’s, I’ve developed a personal relationship with gritty, unfiltered, and lyrically potent hip hop, which is why today’s premiere is just as hype worthy. After a brief hiatus, one of Boston finest producers, Explizit One, is back on the … Continue reading Boston Beatsmith Explizt One Teams Up With Ruste Juxx, King Magnetic, and Illa Ghee for ‘Class Is In Session’ (Premiere)

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”

Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Females are already starting to take over the music industry. 2019 will be our year, and my prediction is more of a fact. More evidence has been delivered to my inbox in the grace of newbie Scooty. Her debut single, The Difference, has already become one of my favorite tracks of the year. In just 2 minutes she glides in and out of singing, rapping, and … Continue reading Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

Bobbie and Big Ooh call it like they see it. Back in October I slept on the visual to their give no fucks song Nosebone. They know the clones, the phonies, and the MC’s who rap about a life they don’t live. Words hurt, but back it up with a fury of tongue twisting lyrics, bars that impress from the start, and a flow that … Continue reading Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

I was introduced to rapper/singer/songwriter BA by my old friend Jakar who has recently established his own management/production company. I am super proud of him and the progress he’s made since first meeting in 2016. BA is his first signee, and I’m already a fan. His first offering is Get Down, a get home from work, lay on the couch, and grab the good whiskey … Continue reading BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

Free The Optimus Makes Carolina Proud In ‘Asheville Downtown Live’ Performance

I started posting Free The Optimus’ music last February off the strength of Catacombs, a peaceful, yet visually striking music video directed by Andrew Anderson. Optimus starred in Catacombs, walking through forests, but ripping it on the mic. As the submission’s flew by, I noticed how much he had improved on his already undeniable talent as an MC. Almost 2 years later, and Free The Optimus has released a full … Continue reading Free The Optimus Makes Carolina Proud In ‘Asheville Downtown Live’ Performance

flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

NoFace, Rapper continues to surprise me with his exceptional versatility as an artist. I’ve written about him and his music for years, and have become a huge fan of his output. Music should surprise, shock, and never be tied down. 2018 has proven that it is customary to know what an artist’s new album will sound like. I grew up in a different time, staying … Continue reading flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

You just dropped a hell of a song that I immediately resonated with. Tell my readers the basic info on the track. Well it’s produced in house from my homie and one of my favorite producers Chosen from HDL. Frontline came from a reflection of what I been through and how people I felt about people who have so much to say about me. It’s … Continue reading Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

When I wrote about M-Dot for the first time, the words came swiftly, and easily. That post, over a year ago, was perhaps the longest single write up I have ever done. No one made me do it, and I didn’t have a goal in mind. It was the visual, Chrissy, that did all of the work for me. It ‘made me shed tears’ and … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

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

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18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

As as a 90’s baby I grew up with freestyle tapes from G-Unit to Lil Wayne to The Clipse. I have fond memories of hearing Wayne progress with every installment of the Dedication series, and downloading bootleg after bootleg of unreleased material from whoever I damn well pleased (*word to Datpiff). Freestyles from millennial MC’s almost never hit my inbox, and if they do they … Continue reading 18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

If you take a look at Mix’s SoundCloud page, you might dismiss him from the jump. His profile is pretty much bare, save for one song, no banner, a minimal bio, and a profile pic that lacks pep. Stay long enough to hear that song, 305, and you might just find your new favorite record. Mix is a hungry 22-year-old MC out of Chicago that … Continue reading Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

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’

Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’

I’ve been on an R&B tip in the last few weeks. Perhaps it’s because I’m obsessed with 6lack’s new album East Atlanta Love Letter, or the fact that I still can’t get over The Weeknd’s early mixtapes. Regardless, I don’t have to search far and wide to hear music of this caliber – thanks to consistent submissions to flowsfordays. Another one has blessed my ears, … Continue reading Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’