Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’

We’ve all been through adversity at some point in our lives. Although difficult, there are ways in which to lessen the pain, and possibly even turn it into something positive. That’s exactly what Jacksonville rapper Mavrick Savvy did on his new single and visual to Paradice. He’s been through the ringer, and promotes honesty and a forward motion. The song is not just inspirational, it’s … Continue reading Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’

Analicia Lasett Is The Epitome Of Female Empowerment – Just Peep Her New Visual ‘My Name Isn’t Intro’

There are a plethora of female MC’s in Chicago that have yet to be discovered, or aren’t embraced the way they should be. Sorry guys, a ton of these ladies have more talent than you. It was upsetting to see Analicia Lasett’s My Name Isn’t (Intro) have 5 thumbs up and 3 thumbs down on YouTube. The The Ryan Schultz directed visual  is 2 and … Continue reading Analicia Lasett Is The Epitome Of Female Empowerment – Just Peep Her New Visual ‘My Name Isn’t Intro’

Mani Jurdan Shows What It Means To Be A Revolutionary in Breathtaking New Visual ‘DIFFERENTIATION’

Mani Jurdan is one of the most versatile MC’s I’ve heard in quite some time. Last year he blessed us with Ntro 2 Da Ntro, which spawned his breakthrough single DIFFERENTIATION. He has a quality over quantity mentality which I heavily endorse. Make no mistake, Mani is alive and well, and has just put out a dynamite visual to the aforementioned track. Dude’s can talk a … Continue reading Mani Jurdan Shows What It Means To Be A Revolutionary in Breathtaking New Visual ‘DIFFERENTIATION’

Nolan The Ninja Debuts as NOLAN in New Self Produced & Self Directed Visual ‘NUMB’

It’s been over a year since we checked in with Nolan The Ninja, and shame on us. The Detroit MC & producer has had an evolution of sorts, and has changed his moniker to just NOLAN. He’s still the battle rhymer that we’ve come to know, but his flow, production style, and overall vibe has a lighter tone. To signify this stylistic changed, he’s put … Continue reading Nolan The Ninja Debuts as NOLAN in New Self Produced & Self Directed Visual ‘NUMB’

After Releasing His Best Project to Date, TwonDon Drops Self-Animated Music Video, ‘360’

After dropping his best project yet, TwonDon has returned with an animated visual to 360. 360 was released as a single before his Been Dead EP, and has become his most played song to date. Twon has a history of making animated album covers, so it’s no surprise he’s one of the masterminds behind the video. Oscar Colorado is the other half of the creative directing team. Twon represents … Continue reading After Releasing His Best Project to Date, TwonDon Drops Self-Animated Music Video, ‘360’

The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’

I first heard Juice WRLD’s platinum hit Lucid Dreams as soon as it got the visual treatment from videographer sensation Cole Bennett. A bit sad, as the 19-year old is a Chicago native, and the song was featured on last year’s Juice WRLD 999 EP. Fakeshoredrive has covered him from the beginning, and last year music sites of high-caliber finally noticed the kid. This year, he … Continue reading The Importance Of Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’

Chicago MC Fairplay Drops Another Dope Visual In ‘Who Run It’

Fairplay’s newest visual, Who Run It, is the MC in attack mode, flowing over the popular G Herbo instrumental with lyrical twists and turns. This is raw, uncensored hip hop with an energetic video to match. Videographer Rickee Arts captured Fairplay’s rapid fire bars with quick cuts that are as eye catching as they are  impactful. We see Fairplay in the city streets, speaking truth … Continue reading Chicago MC Fairplay Drops Another Dope Visual In ‘Who Run It’

Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

Photo by @bandofmdtay Chicago has a rich history of people who are determined to make it by any means. Sometimes, due to circumstances, the “any means” isn’t positive, but despite that we move forward. The important thing is we learn from our mistakes and become better from them. On, “Bands,” Chicago’s own, HM Bando is just trying to find that realization. Keeping melodic energy at … Continue reading Chicago Native HM Bando Spares No Seconds on, “Bands”

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

James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

James Gardin’s newest song Complaining has become a national hit. The track was featured on Hot97, NPR, ESPN’s “First Take,” and Spotify with critical acclaim. The attention is not a fluke – Complaining is a feel good, funk inspired single featuring groovy production from Young Heat. The Complaining music video has finally dropped, and is a perfect representation of the happy-go-lucky vibe James portrays. James sings, raps, and performs … Continue reading James Gardin’s Funk Inspired Hit ‘Complaining’ Finally Gets the Visual Treatment

Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

That ill lyricism from Chicago seems to be fading away as of late. It’s been a minute since I’ve heard an artist lay down reality raps that spark emotion and cut through you like a knife. Enter Austin Poe. On his latest visual, Cold Out, he lays out raw emotions on loosing homies, struggles within the city streets, and his ambitions as an artist & man. Over … Continue reading Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

This year, cousins E‘Flash and V Knuckles (aka N.B.S.) dropped their album SwissVets 2 to great fanfare. The 2 lone features on the project are the legendary group ONYX, along with another OG Tragedy Khadafi. Natural Born Spitters have a great PR team, already releasing 3 visuals off of the LP. The Onyx video was my favorite until Violent Wisdom hit my inbox. This one features Tragedy, and serves as a homage … Continue reading N.B.S. & Tragedy Khadafi Bring Intelligent Street Rap To New Visual “Violent Wisdom”

Marko Stat$, Aced Spade, & Their Squad Star In New Music Video ‘WADDUP’

Last year Marko Stat$ dropped his much anticipated full length Bee-4 I Fly Away. The success of the project resulted in accolades, respect, and a number of performances. I knew he had it in him from the jump as I interviewed him back in 2016. His right hand man Aced Space handled the production on the LP, and finally got the attention he’s always deserved. We also saw … Continue reading Marko Stat$, Aced Spade, & Their Squad Star In New Music Video ‘WADDUP’

Zeek Wonderlen Pours His Heart Out In Exceptional New Music Video, “Let Go”

Zeek Wonderlen is a fairly new artist out of Chicago, and has already racked up views, posts and praise. In November of last year he dropped his EP Project Baby which jumpstarted his newly minted career. Let Go is his first official music video, although the actual song was off the aforementioned EP. The south-sider is new to our pages, but Let Go stood out to me … Continue reading Zeek Wonderlen Pours His Heart Out In Exceptional New Music Video, “Let Go”

OG Lyricist M-Dot Hits Germany For A Visual To New Single “Ricochet”

M-Dot reps Boston hard – evident throughout his prosperous career. It’s child’s play at this point, with multiple albums in and lyrical skills that flow like spoken word. To capitalize on his still buzzing 2017 LP, M is back with a ferocious single and visual to Ricochet. This time he traveled abroad to Deutschland, linking with skilled German talents such as producer Whatson, videographer Wunsch, DJ Access, and … Continue reading OG Lyricist M-Dot Hits Germany For A Visual To New Single “Ricochet”

Chicago’s Goody Links With Phera Designer Ron Louis For Gritty New Visual “Under Pressure”

Goody has been busy campaigning for Phera, a Chicago clothing brand started by designer Ron Louis. The talented MC couldn’t help making music in the interim – hence his newest visual for Under Pressure. Goody warns the competition that there is no slowing him down, and while they get comfortable, he’s only working harder. His lyrical attack matches the menacing production from 1stfrom92 who prove to be a … Continue reading Chicago’s Goody Links With Phera Designer Ron Louis For Gritty New Visual “Under Pressure”

Baritone Vocalist Myes Cameron Shows Us The Dark Side Of Being An Artist In “caged bird” (New Music Video)

NY’s Myes Cameron has the voice of an angel. Yes, he is a baritone vocalist, but has the heart and soul of jazz and blues singers from the early 20th century. His newest visual to the previously released caged bird is poetry, heartache, and the purest singing I have heard in recent memory. The audio dropped over 4 months ago and has organically racked up … Continue reading Baritone Vocalist Myes Cameron Shows Us The Dark Side Of Being An Artist In “caged bird” (New Music Video)

Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

  North Carolina native Ron Beatty turned heads with his recent V.S.O.P. Playlist, but apparently the best was yet to come. His newest record with Grammy Nominated producer $K is an impressive blend of storytelling, honesty, melody, and transcending bars. It is soulful, organic, bassline driven record, and details Ron’s move to Atlanta along with his humble beginnings and the comfortable relationship he has with a … Continue reading Ron Beatty Teams up with Grammy Nominated Producer $K For “Infinity” (New Track & Video)

FFD Fav Skipp Whitman Finally Blesses Us With Full Length “UFSV#1” & New Visual

Barely 2 weeks have passed and Skipp Whitman has dropped another video for our viewing pleasure. He’s been teasing his tape UFSV#1 for months now through a strong visual campaign – and it’s finally here. UFSV#1 is a 13 track compilation which includes songs from previous videos and new material. Along with the tape we’ve been lucky enough to get a visual to one of the … Continue reading FFD Fav Skipp Whitman Finally Blesses Us With Full Length “UFSV#1” & New Visual

Matt Maratea Links With Souly Had For Light-Hearted Double Drop “Couple M’s”

Matt Maratea can do no wrong. Seriously. Everything he has sent me is pure gold – and always posted. The Western Massachusetts MC recently teamed up with NY native Souly Had for a new single AND visual to Couple M’s. Based on the title it may sound like a typical braggadocious track, and while elements do exist, they are expressed in a unique way. I’ve always admired … Continue reading Matt Maratea Links With Souly Had For Light-Hearted Double Drop “Couple M’s”