Newman – ‘Elminá’ (Project Premiere & Exclusive Interview)

Making a flawless album takes time, dedication, persistence, and confidence. If the process gets ‘hard’, many artists rush it, or even quit. There are still a plethora of rappers who stick with it till the end, and actually put out some dope content. In my eyes, this should be standard if you want people to support you. A few months ago Newman, from North Carolina, sent … Continue reading Newman – ‘Elminá’ (Project Premiere & Exclusive Interview)

flowsfordays Premiere: Lam. – ‘Kno U’ (New Track)

I’ve known Lam, and most importantly, his steady musical output for a number of years now. He resides in the sunny state of California; a spot I’m the least familiar with among all of the artists I’ve worked with. Luckily, Lam. personifies all that LA has to offer. Yes, the emcee loves hip hop, and can lyrically match the best of the best; but his forte … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Lam. – ‘Kno U’ (New Track)

Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

Theisy is young, but boy does he know how to make music. His instrumentals are multi-faceted, exceptional scores that perfectly encapsulate whoever rhymes behind each. Theisy embodies this on his newest project L.A.M.E. Featuring a bunch of talented artists who are also close friends, there is a plethora of different sounds, vibes, storytelling, and creativity to feed fans old and new. Continue reading Theisy – L.A.M.E. (New Project & Premiere)

D2X- ‘Enjoy Life’ (New EP & Premiere)

We’ve been rocking with Chicago’s finest wordsmith D2X for years now; before he developed the amazing fan base that he currently has. There’s a reason for that. Every project, song, and visual he puts out is quality, and never the same as the last. He’s mastered the art of the EP, and Enjoy Life has garnered his best buzz yet. It makes sense, it being … Continue reading D2X- ‘Enjoy Life’ (New EP & Premiere)

Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

Back in March we gave a heavy co-sign to Bad Boy, the first single off of Snowy Joey’s upcoming EP. The Chicago lyricist immediately impressed, seamlessly blending traditional hip hop with pop sensibilities. In his submission, he told us Snow 4 was dropping soon, and that we could expect catchy hooks, accessibility, and tunes meant to dance to. I had high expectations, and was worried the … Continue reading Snowy Joey – ‘Snow 4’ (Exclusive Interview & EP Premiere)

flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

It is vital for artists to build a fan base in their city. Most calculate every move they make to insure their home base hears their music, and begins to support their movement. It’s one thing to build regional support, but another to amass thousands of fans around the world. Chicago’s YOUNG XAV has already achieved this in a very short period of time. XAV … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: YOUNG XAV – With Your Love (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

Devin and I have been working together for some time now – initially linking off the strength of his last song. He dropped by apartment a few weeks ago to play me some unreleased goodness that varied in sound, theme, and delivery. We picked out 2 tracks that stood strong in their own right for our newest premiere. Short EP’s have sprung up all across … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Devin – “Secound Coming” (New EP)

flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

Chicago’s very own Nico $upremo has an insane work ethic. He takes his craft seriously, and has steadily increased his social media presence and fan base. He’s been working hard on his debut EP City Kid, and is ready to share his story. City Kid is a look inside the mind of the 20 year old artist who is quiet in person, but has a lot to … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Nico $upremo – ‘City Kid’ (New EP)

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)

flowsfordays Premiere: Darius Gray – “Ain’t Got Time” (New Track)

If you’re missing wordplay, cadence, and substance in today’s hip hop climate, look no further than Darius Gray. The St. Louis native is serious with the pen, most notably on his newest track, and our latest premiere. Darius is more focused than ever on Ain’t Got Time, refusing to spend time on snakes, phonies, and distractions that take time away from his budding career. He … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Darius Gray – “Ain’t Got Time” (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – ‘Believe You’ (New Track)

Chizlonies The Lord continues to push forward and build buzz for his upcoming EP Songs For Women. Last week we received the first single titled Bae; a declaration of love and lust. The track was a jam, but honesty and powerful emotions were at the forefront. His 2nd single, Believe You, shows his ability to make love-fused records of all shapes and sizes. His newest track and our … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Chizlonies The Lord – ‘Believe You’ (New Track)

flowsfordays’ premiere – Chizlonies the Lord (feat. Peyt Spencer) ‘Bae’ (New Track)

A week ago we introduced you to a rising new talent out of Chicago who hasn’t stopped plugging along. Proof? Peep his newest record Bae. Love songs come a dime a dozen in the hip hop universe, and many can be stale and overdone in concept and structure. The aforementioned Chizlonies The Lord doesn’t follow trends on this track, and it works to his advantage. He pours … Continue reading flowsfordays’ premiere – Chizlonies the Lord (feat. Peyt Spencer) ‘Bae’ (New Track)

flowsfordays’ Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Power (Official Music Video)

Marko is all about positivity. When listening to his music, you can’t help but feel his inner soul. After dropping one of the best projects of the year, Marko continues to stay relevant with his newest visual, Power. His right-hand man Aced Space provides a smooth instrumental for Marko to shed light on his values, encouraging others to realize they have more power in their … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Power (Official Music Video)

flowsfordays’ Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X Remix (Official Music Video)

Back in April, we hosted the official premiere of Wil Akogu’s Operation X Remix. It’s a rework of Femdot, Ali, Stark of Huey & Brittney Carters’ original version which dropped that very month. Wil made it all his own – spitting double time with tightly packed bars. He also grabbed fellow Chicagoian Dougy to make a few adjustments to the original instrumental. Wil has been updating me on the status of its … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Premiere: Wil Akogu – Operation X Remix (Official Music Video)

flowsfordays premiere – TUNDRav3 by AFROCAT (New Instrumental)

Although I love hip hop – I enjoy other genres and spend a lot of time researching other types of music. Extremely talented producer AFROCAT hit my inbox pitching me a premiere for his upcoming instrumental TUNDRav3. It’s 2 minutes of pure relaxation – best put in the ambient genre. AFROCAT has much more up his sleeve if you peep the rest of his SoundCloud. … Continue reading flowsfordays premiere – TUNDRav3 by AFROCAT (New Instrumental)

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 obligation – I’m honest when it comes to this blog … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Newman -“Placencia” (New Track)

flowsfordays Premiere: Prez Harris, Brittney Carter & Vandell Harris – Respect (New Track)

Today is a special day. Not only do I get to premiere one of the best tracks I’ve heard in months, but the artist is someone I met on chance and have built a strong friendship with. Chicago MC Prez Harris is such a genuine guy. He’s humble and really cares about. mixing, mastering, sequencing, instrumentation, pushing boundaries, and progressing. He’s dropped a few tracks … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Prez Harris, Brittney Carter & Vandell Harris – Respect (New Track)

flowsfordays premiere: Juan Don – Tulips (Video)

Juan Don and I have linked before, but never like this. To catch you up, he’s one of the best rappers this side of the Windy City, with a noteworthy discography. I’ve always enjoyed his music, and even more so watching his growth as a human being and a musician. He’s been all over the site, but today’s feature feels different. Juan and I are … Continue reading flowsfordays premiere: Juan Don – Tulips (Video)

flowsfordays Premiere: Aced Spade – I’m Feeling

Aced Spade is a flowsforday’s OG. The undeniable talent is matched only by his dedication to his craft. One of my most anticipated EP’s of the year, Marko Stat$ Bee-4 I Fly Away, was executive produced by Aced, and features some of his best work yet. Let’s not forget his solo pieces; a plethora of remixes and pure instrumental goodness. While Aced was on the … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Aced Spade – I’m Feeling

flowsfordays Premiere: Mikey Hash – OREN ISHI (New Track)

Mikey Hash’s music is brash, heartfelt, and lo-fi at it’s finest. We all have struggles in life, and my way of coping is writing. Mikey’s is to express himself through music. His newest project, PONYBOY666, is a deep look into psyche. His delivery is blunt, and beats dark and dreary. It’s important to look past that (although I soak it in) and focus on his rapping … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: Mikey Hash – OREN ISHI (New Track)