Hidden Gems of 2021 (That You May Not Know Of…Yet)

Yes, this is a list. Yes, it’s my personal opinion. Music is always subjective. Maybe ya’ll know all these songs. But…I think you’re going to find some dope stuff. The site was born off of my passion in sharing great music. That hasn’t changed. Go enjoy! Leona – ASL I first discovered the group ASL … More Hidden Gems of 2021 (That You May Not Know Of…Yet)

Illect Recordings: The Independent Hip Hop Label You Need To Know (And Their Latest Songs)

Josh from Illect Recordings has been sending me exciting, diverse content from his signee’s for years now. It is very rare that I don’t write about it because the music is so unique, creative, and beautifully blended with a host of influences. The label and the artists’ desire to create the best music possible oozes … More Illect Recordings: The Independent Hip Hop Label You Need To Know (And Their Latest Songs)

FFD Premiere: Jim Swim – Tired Now // Gotta Sleep (New EP)

Jim Swim has been putting out versatile, evocative tracks for years. It’s hard to choose a favorite, made even harder by his latest approach of releasing music – in two tracks. They are always interconnected; whether juxtaposed or woven together in an artistic fashion. Another couplet has emerged, this time in the form of Tired … More FFD Premiere: Jim Swim – Tired Now // Gotta Sleep (New EP)

Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

MC’s like Geno Pacino are the reason why I have such a soft spot for nasty, grimy, street-oriented hip-hop. It’s menacing, in your face and unforgiving. And his new single, Justice, is no exception. The instrumental is one of the nastiest I’ve heard this year. The bass is an intimidating grumble, followed by hard-hitting trap percussion with bleak … More Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’

BOSTON’S OWN DANNY DIAMONDS DELIVERS TRUTH TUNEFULLY ON NEW SINGLE “STUCK”

Boston has another one! In recent years, there has been a thriving rap scene in Boston seen in rising stars Michael Christmas and Cousin Stizz (amongst many others), and Danny Diamonds has stepped to the plate with his sunny and promiscuous, but self-aware new single Stuck, produced by Polyte. The concept of the track is … More BOSTON’S OWN DANNY DIAMONDS DELIVERS TRUTH TUNEFULLY ON NEW SINGLE “STUCK”

Doso and Max Segal – New Ring Mood Ring & Good Night (New Tracks)

Chicago Natives Doso and Max Segal team up for two new tracks that will surely bring a new sound to the underground. New Ring Mood Ring and Good Night blend rap, pop, club, trap, and psychedelia, bringing a unique sound to Chicago. Both bring a series of emotions and questions about what music is and could be. New … More Doso and Max Segal – New Ring Mood Ring & Good Night (New Tracks)

AUSTRALIA’S SAMPA THE GREAT BRINGS FORTH A LANDMARK MIX OF RAP AND JAZZ ON NEW SINGLE “BYE RIVER”

Jazz music is an artform that has always had a close relationship with rap music, whether through the samples driving classic material from acts like A Tribe Called Quest or groups like The Roots being comprised of live instrumentalists who internalized the spirit of jazz. The connection between these two sounds continues to manifest itself … More AUSTRALIA’S SAMPA THE GREAT BRINGS FORTH A LANDMARK MIX OF RAP AND JAZZ ON NEW SINGLE “BYE RIVER”