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 ASLContinue reading “Hidden Gems of 2021 (That You May Not Know Of…Yet)”

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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 oozesContinue reading “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 TiredContinue reading “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 bleakContinue reading “Geno Pacino Fights For His Rights On ‘Justice’”

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 anContinue reading “Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)”

flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)

The 5th edition of our Co-Sign series is upon us! We’ve got 11 fresh joints from independent artists who deserve recognition for their music. Flowsfordays has always been a platform for rappers and singers that don’t get posted on blogs for reasons I cannot figure out. Music discovery is the centerpiece of our site, andContinue reading “flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)”

Catching Up On Submissions Part 1 (Best Of)

Detroit’s Ty Farris, formerly known as 40 Flame, returns this year with his elegant new track Dirt Naps. A silky smooth beat from Stu Bangas starts Ty’s even flow, combining effortless punch-lines with no holds back bars. Both Stu and Ty bring a soulful vibe to 2018, and I’m excited for his upcoming EP NoContinue reading “Catching Up On Submissions Part 1 (Best Of)”

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