Tobilla Drops An Impressive Demo In Preparation For Upcoming Album ‘Currently Loading, BRB’

We’ve been rocking with Tobilla’s music for awhile now, and whenever he hits my inbox with new music he doesn’t disappoint. The Columbus, Ohio native has been dropping gems for years, and his sound has only progressed. Tobilla incorporates a host of genres and instrumentals into his music, half singing and rapping for easy listening. He’s gearing up for his upcoming project Currently Loading, BRB (pre-order here) … Continue reading Tobilla Drops An Impressive Demo In Preparation For Upcoming Album ‘Currently Loading, BRB’

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’

Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Hey Nigel. What’s your artist name, where are you from, and how old are you? Hello, thank you for the opportunity. My name is HarmonicSapien. I am from the burbs of Illinois. I am 26 which I still have not gotten over yet. How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? As HarmonicSapien, I have been producing for 5-6 years. I … Continue reading Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

Skipp Whitman is an OG around the FFD circuit, thanks to his dedication to crafting thematic and engaging visuals. I was waiting on a proper audio stream of them which we were blessed with this year. Skipp challenged himself on his new visual NameTag, which was written, produced, recorded, mixed, shot, and edited in one day – inside of 10 hours. I hope my readers are familiar with the … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Drops ‘NameTag’, His Most Intimate Visual To Date

ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

ZAK is in work mode. It’s grind season for the reinvented falsetto vocalist who has been putting out the best music we’ve heard from him thus far. At the beginning of May, he dropped a sinister record that showed his range and ability to effectively show his pain through abstract sounds. However eccentric ZAK is, he manages to make alluring music that is as catchy … Continue reading ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

CJ Warren is a serious hip hop head. He produces unique records and has serious skills on the mic. This year he’s only dropped instrumentals. To his credit, there are over 20, and all super interesting. It’s been awhile since he’s put out a track showcasing his lyrics, but now seem to be the perfect time. It’s The Return Of The Dragon, the comeback record that … Continue reading CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

You can always depend on D2X for some heat. In just 4 months time, the Chicago native has dropped five solid tracks in various formats. A collab, remix, and 3 dope records have solidified his place in the city’s underground. More attention should be given for his consistency and work ethic, but life is not always fair. D has still racked up a good amount … Continue reading D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Chicago producer Prov works his ass off. I’ve seen it in submissions, on Soundcloud, and all over Twitter. He has a deep love for making music, and can make any sub-genre sound dope. He’s done hip hop, R&B, dance, electronic, and everything in-between. His latest and greatest, Zone, is a dance, electronic, R&B wonderland with high energy and a lot of experimentation. This is classic … Continue reading Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

It’s a rare occurrence when I hear a submission for the first time and IMMEDIATELY add it to my Apple Music. This was the case with Iowa City wordsmith Jim Swim. Dude recently dropped a split single – Flex on Me and A Million, and I knew both would stay in constant rotation this summer. Jim linked with producer/multi-instrumentalist Blookah on these two records – a smart move on … Continue reading Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

OG lyricist A-Minus & producer Chanes are gearing up for their debut album Theraputic, and signs point to a legendary LP. Via a well crafted press release, I know everything about the project EXCEPT the music – as it should be. Both MC’s have spent significant time in Detroit’s rap scene, and have worked with heavy weights around the globe. They are Detroit to the core, and I … Continue reading Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

Milwaukee’s Slowlife Tito has learned to stay true to himself, and he’s ready to share it with the world. I’ve admired the fast talking rapper since I got in tune with his music via a submission.  After putting out an enormous catalog, Tito took the time to step away, rebrand, and grow as an artist. After recently joining up with Marino, Tito has upped his … Continue reading Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Pittsburg’s finest RLA has dropped a plethora of dope tracks this year. His unique take on smooth, ambient, R&B has turned heads – most notably on his previous drop Tear You Apart. Due to popular demand, he’s let loose the follow up titled Ghost. Ghost is an in-your-face, dark R&B record that reveal the raw truths of RLA’s relationships. Producer Highway provides a symbiotic instrumental featuring eerie, … Continue reading Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

I got in tune with Delaware up and comer FreshfromDE last year through a submission – resulting in a dissection interview. He had just dropped his seminal EP The Ritual that  mixed hip-hop, trap, boom bap, and even pop for an even keeled project that was featured on an abundance of blogs. 2018 has been good to the ever growing MC, and to keep his momentum going he’s dropped … Continue reading FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

D2X and Kid Marquis are some of Chicago’s brightest stars. While many are still unaware of D’s greatness, hopefully his newest track will seal the deal. D2X & Kid have worked together before, but their new collab Quis & Demo is easily their best work. On the bass heavy, high energy banger (produced by Kid himself) both MC’s try to outdo one another in just under 2 minutes. … Continue reading D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

LiMM Finds His Inner Trap On New Track “How it B”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from LiMM, but he’s back and better than ever. He’s come a long way from our first post of his mixtape years ago – finding an ever flowing voice over choice instrumentals that evoke R&B & grimy trap. His newest How it B is pretty vulgar, but I’m posting because LiMM has worked hard and deserves all of … Continue reading LiMM Finds His Inner Trap On New Track “How it B”

Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1”

We all know Chicago’s Wil Akogu can rap. He’s proven it time and time again, dropping music full of fast paced rhymes & intricate bars. Progression is an important part of any MC’s development, and Wil has slowly begun to do so. Last April saw an acoustic performance with a lone guitar and Wil’s vocals. This year he’s truly come into his own, perfecting his … Continue reading Wil Akogu Drops Another Dope Single In Anticipation for Upcoming EP “Zone 1”

In-Demand Vocalists TYuS & Ye Ali Join Forces for Addictive R&B Record “Sexytime”

Two rising, in-demand R&B stars have come together for one of the best collabs this side of 2018. RoseTribe representer TYuS and the ever working Ye Ali have been featured on high profile records this year – TYuS appearing on Hitboy and Dom Kennedy‘s Half-A-Mil project, and Ali recently working with the likes of Chris Brown and Joyner Lucas. The talented vocalists lace tracks with flair, but have yet to bring their unique talents into a collaborative … Continue reading In-Demand Vocalists TYuS & Ye Ali Join Forces for Addictive R&B Record “Sexytime”

flowsfordays Premiere: Mountos – Conditional Friends (New Track)

I have so much respect for artists who wear their heart on their sleeve. They stand behind the microphone, and perhaps behind Twitter, but the vulnerability factor is still very much there. Many of us are afraid to look weak….repressing these feelings and taking them out on loved ones who are none the wiser. Some hurt others. And some turn the pain into beautiful music. … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Mountos – Conditional Friends (New Track)

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 Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’

The duo of Lloyd Dotdot & JE$$E, aka theWHOevers, have been consistently dope for damn near a decade, and haven’t laced my ears with a bad song or project yet. The Chicago based group are incredibly strong songwriters, producers, vocalists, rhymers & performers, and their talent and dedication have built up an ever growing following. Lloyd & JE$$E just hit me up about their brand new … Continue reading Chicago Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’