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

North Carolina’s Siyah Drops His 2nd, and Best EP “Steadfast”

North Carolina’s Siyah has been hard at work since I first met him years ago. He’s put out 2 EPs, developing his sound and finding his lane. It’s all paid off with his newest, and best, Steadfast. His lyricism, flow, and confidence have grown, and all 6 tracks are very well developed. The production from … More North Carolina’s Siyah Drops His 2nd, and Best EP “Steadfast”

C.Shreve the Professor Links With Jrusalam & Tuscon For A North Carolina Hip Hop Cypher

flowsfordays’ favorite C.Shreve the Professor is gearing up to release Daddy Love To Rap, a project I’ve been anticipating for quite some time now. Dude has been tearing up the North Carolina hip-hop scene with a host of impressive stage performances and strong releases. To build more anticipation for the LP, Shreeve has linked with fellow NC natives Jrusalam and … More C.Shreve the Professor Links With Jrusalam & Tuscon For A North Carolina Hip Hop Cypher

MIKE WEST RACES TO THE FINISH IN NEW SELF-PRODUCED TRACK ENTITLED “NASCAR”

Raleigh, North Carolina hitmaker Mike West dropped off a new single, produced by himself entitled “Nascar”. This track is motivation heaven for anyone out here currently chasing a dream, money, or a girl. “They gon’ flex girl, but they not us”, shows his confidence in his come-up. The subtle yet boisterous production makes the song … More MIKE WEST RACES TO THE FINISH IN NEW SELF-PRODUCED TRACK ENTITLED “NASCAR”

flowsfordays Premiere: Newman -“Placencia” (New Track)

I’ll forever be grateful to music blogger Joe Hova. We met on Twitter early on and instantly connected. If he’s writing about content – it is thoughtful, edited, and lengthy. He’s also become a great friend of mine. Occasionally he’ll pitch me a premiere – and I always sign on. This is not out of … More flowsfordays Premiere: Newman -“Placencia” (New Track)

North Carolina’s Rob Flo Drops A Song For The Outcasts in “Swerve”

Rob Flo is a fresh talent out of North Carolina influenced by the likes of Blink 182, Outkast, and Kid Cudi. Utilizing so many different sounds and musical time periods has made me an instant fan – further fueled by his newest single SWERVE. The song is hard to pin down – and it’s not … More North Carolina’s Rob Flo Drops A Song For The Outcasts in “Swerve”

C. Shreve + John Alex Harper – Boom Bap Bistro (prod. by P.U.R.P.) (New Track)

Making his 5th flowsfordays appearance, North Carolina’s C. Shreve hits us with another classic collaborative record. If you’ve been staying up on the Professor, you’ll know he frequently works with fellow Free The Optimus member Mike L!VE. They always come through with the jams; using heavy instrumentation to compliment their dynamic bars. It’s obvious Mike has excellent chemistry … More C. Shreve + John Alex Harper – Boom Bap Bistro (prod. by P.U.R.P.) (New Track)

C. Shreve – The Visual Freestyle + In The Air (New Video + Track)

C. Shreve is an underground rap fan’s wet dream. He has all the making of becoming a cult figure in the alternative scene, and he’s already well on his way. There’s a reason we’ve been talking about him for months. Today we’ve got 2 very different releases in a video freestyle and record that’s been in … More C. Shreve – The Visual Freestyle + In The Air (New Video + Track)

C. Shreve + Mike L!VE – Family Tree (New Track)

Less than a month ago we spotlighted an incredible NC emcee named C. Shreve. He had just put out a song with lyricist Mike L!VE, and we spoke on the incredible chemistry between the two. Thankfully another record has surfaced titled Family Tree. The name is an ode to their Free The Optimus collective that they describe … More C. Shreve + Mike L!VE – Family Tree (New Track)