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 made apparent from the jump as a voicemail about Danny’s … Continue reading BOSTON’S OWN DANNY DIAMONDS DELIVERS TRUTH TUNEFULLY ON NEW SINGLE “STUCK”

I’m Calling It Now – Daylight Tone Is Going To Be Huge Thanks To Debut LP “CTRL+ALT+DLT” (Artist Spotlight)

Daylight Tone is a newbie in releasing music – but there is a reason. Last month he dropped his first and only single in 100 (write up here) – an infectious blend of R&B, pop, and right on time rhymes. It came to my attention through FFD regular and producer Hanakatoba who made the beat for the track. I thought he was joking when he told … Continue reading I’m Calling It Now – Daylight Tone Is Going To Be Huge Thanks To Debut LP “CTRL+ALT+DLT” (Artist Spotlight)

nombreKARI – VENUS DOES (NT) EXIST (Project)

Kari Thompson was born and raised in Chicago. His medium is music, and he really loves crafting sounds and lyrics around ideas. The feeling of making a genuine, cohesive piece of work is unmatched by any other feeling to him. “Music is powerful beyond comprehension.” VENUS DOES (NT) EXIST consists of 7 songs, one of which was released prior to the project released as a … Continue reading nombreKARI – VENUS DOES (NT) EXIST (Project)

LA’S TEECEE4800 SHOWS WHY THE WEST IS BEHIND HIM ON NEW MIXTAPE “REALNESS OVER MILLIONS 2”

Coming off of landmark features with YG, Ty Dolla $ign (who also happens to be his cousin), and DJ Mustard, TeeCee4800 has returned with his new mixtape, Realness Over Millions 2, showing that he has the whole West Coast behind him and for good reason. The project shows TeeCee4800 balancing two-sides of his lifestyle, containing gritty lowkey bangers like Crippin featuring Vince Staples and D … Continue reading LA’S TEECEE4800 SHOWS WHY THE WEST IS BEHIND HIM ON NEW MIXTAPE “REALNESS OVER MILLIONS 2”

NY RAPPER HOOKZ MURDOCK PROVES HIMSELF TO BE A HIP-HOP HERO ON NEW PROJECT “THE ADVENTURES OF…”

Since Ghostface Killah first called himself Tony Starks (along with naming his classic debut Ironman), and MF DOOM donned the metal mask, some of rap’s greatest characters have taken great influence from the world of comic books, and with his ambitious project The Adventures of…, New York MC Hookz Murdock becomes a hip-hop hero himself. The project is described as an audio-graphic novel, and it … Continue reading NY RAPPER HOOKZ MURDOCK PROVES HIMSELF TO BE A HIP-HOP HERO ON NEW PROJECT “THE ADVENTURES OF…”

LA PRODUCER SAMIYAM PROVES HIS STATUS AS AN INSTRUMENTAL AUTEUR ON “PIZZA PARTY” PROJECT

As is to be expected from a producer with ties to Brainfeeder and Stones Throw Records, LA producer Samiyam can always be depended on for offering forward-thinking production. This continues to be the case on his latest project Pizza Party, which stands at a brisk 23 minutes in length but does not waste a second of that time. Samiyam’s trademark wonky production, with unpredictable and … Continue reading LA PRODUCER SAMIYAM PROVES HIS STATUS AS AN INSTRUMENTAL AUTEUR ON “PIZZA PARTY” PROJECT

Doe Brings Progression To Indianapolis In His Newest Visual, “Play Money”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD8_MrZbSU0&w=560&h=315 22-year-old Indianapolis native Dośe is not your typical MC. Although the Indy hip-hop scene hasn’t brought a wealth of mainstream attention, there is an eclectic underground that has the potential to grow & gain that national attention. Rappers in that area mostly compromise of dizzying lyricsts who focus on paying tribute to the innovators of hip hop. No artist is alike these days … Continue reading Doe Brings Progression To Indianapolis In His Newest Visual, “Play Money”

BERKLEY MC CALEBORATE DELIVERS THOUGHTFUL AND HONEST PROJECT “REAL PERSON”

As with most other forms of entertainment, rap relies on persona, an MC creating their own auditory character with whatever personal qualities they want to emphasize for their audience. This helps artists distinguish themselves and flex their own creative energies, however oftentimes it is the most honest expressions that are the most powerful. On his aptly-titled new project Real Person, Berkeley MC Caleborate does a … Continue reading BERKLEY MC CALEBORATE DELIVERS THOUGHTFUL AND HONEST PROJECT “REAL PERSON”

Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

It is safe to conclude that in the last few years the underground West Coast rap scene has infiltrated the mainstream rap industry in a manner that arguably hasn’t been seen since E-40’s second wind in the 2000s. This has been best exemplified by DJ Mustard’s on-going production hot streak that peaked in 2013 – along with a consistent set of hits from YG (compounded … Continue reading Fools Gold Heavy Weights G-Perico, Jay Worthy & Carto Drop Their Debut Collaborative Album “G-Worthy” (Review)

LOOKING BACK ON KING LOUIE’S CLASSIC CHICAGO MIXTAPE – “DRILLUMINATI”

If you aren’t from Chicago it may be difficult to plant yourself in the hip hop scene in 2012. Outside of the city, most hip hop fans were aware of Chief Keef, Lil Durk, and the budding drill music movement. Keef was the first drill rapper to take the sub-genre mainstream with his Don’t Like visual, although he had already built a strong buzz with … Continue reading LOOKING BACK ON KING LOUIE’S CLASSIC CHICAGO MIXTAPE – “DRILLUMINATI”

Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

From the beginning of Loren’s highly anticipated Fake Deep, you’ll feel the change in the MC. The intro titled RIPLogan is a detailed account of why he changed his name and his new state of mind. An important line is: “Had to take to the roots, back to where it started,” – a statement that is the basis of the new project. One constant is Logan’s right … Continue reading Loren Doesn’t Disappoint In His Highly Anticipated New Project “Fake Deep”

No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

Photo credit (above): @zoomoguy It is safe to say that NY hip-hop has been going through something of an experimental renaissance lately. Though some may continue to argue that New York has lost mainstream relevance, it is now populated by numerous underground, idiosyncratic MCs who proudly wouldn’t be within spitting distance of a Billboard chart in any decade. Artists like Wiki, MIKE, and Your Old Droog … Continue reading No Holds Back NY MC Theravada Drops A Remarkable New Project “Xen Griffey” (Review)

German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

The release of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing in 1996, in tandem with projects from J Dilla, Nujabes, and Madlib, (amongst others in the 2000s) gave rise to the rap instrumental auteur, beat-crafters who cultivated atmospheres with their productions that stand alone from an MC’s verses. This is the environment in which a producer like Slim The Chemist thrives, who with little more than an MPC and … Continue reading German Producer Slim The Chemist Drops An Impressive Multi-Faceted EP “Perspective” (Review)

Terral T Releases One Of The Finest Mixtapes Of The Year In “Sooner Than Later” (Review)

It always saddens me when a truly dope MC doesn’t get the love, plays, and recognition he/she deserves. I started flowsfordays to shine light on these artists, and give them a proper write up and praise. I’m sure it’s difficult to put in hella work in a song, video, or project and not be applauded for their work. It is something I aim to change … Continue reading Terral T Releases One Of The Finest Mixtapes Of The Year In “Sooner Than Later” (Review)

Don Mykel Drops His Long Awaited EP “Infinite” (Review)

It’s finally here! Don Mykel’s long awaited EP INFINITE has officially dropped. I was lucky enough to receive it early, and after multiple listens I am even more in awe of his talent and versatility. The NY native has been killing it this year; especially in the last few months. His experimental single Hell On Earth, the single and visual to New World Order, and … Continue reading Don Mykel Drops His Long Awaited EP “Infinite” (Review)

Saint Millie – “Glory: The Album” (Throwback Review)

https://www.audiomack.com/embed/album/saint-millie/glory-the-album Discover Good Music, my first hip hop blog, was created as soon as I was accepted into Columbia College. I was instantly attracted to the scene in Chicago, and covered a lot of underground music in the city. One of my favorite emcees was (and is still) Saint Millie. While Millie has changed the way he approaches music, and gained much more due respect, … Continue reading Saint Millie – “Glory: The Album” (Throwback Review)

Naturally Nice, Josi Green, and Christian Jalon Embrace Self Love In Their Newest Collaboration “These Days” (Review)

Racism, excessive police force, and lack of government aid have long been a struggle for African Americans, but hip hop continues to fights back. N.W.A. shed light on what was really going on in Compton, The Roots have given us over 25 years of socially conscious LP’s, and Kendrick Lamar has dropped groundbreaking political statements blanketed as albums. This is just the tip of the … Continue reading Naturally Nice, Josi Green, and Christian Jalon Embrace Self Love In Their Newest Collaboration “These Days” (Review)

KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

With all of the lackluster music that has garnered millions of plays on SoundCloud, there are still gems, and New York’s KuuL is here to prove it. I featured him on my recent compilation tape, but it was no favor to him. It was more of a favor to me, as I’ve been a fan of his music since his first submission. After releasing a … Continue reading KuuL Helped Me Believe Happiness Is Possible In His New Album ‘The Offering’ (Review)

Marko Stat$ – Bee-4 I Fly Away (New Project + Review)

Ahh! It’s finally here! We have endless amounts of respect for Chicago’s Marko Stat$ (just check our countless posts on the emcee.) It all started when we interviewed producer Aced Spade, who shared his alliance with Marko. A year end list, interview and feature on our compilation tape later, we now have his newest project Bee-4 I Fly Away. On a personal note, I have been waiting for a full length from Marko since … Continue reading Marko Stat$ – Bee-4 I Fly Away (New Project + Review)

ANXT – Watching Paint Dry (New EP)

ANXT is a hidden gem in the Chicago music scene. Who in their right mind would create a 17 minute project inspired by watching paint dry ? WPD is one of the most significant releases the lo fi hip hop world has ever seen, and I say that with no hyperbole. Stream of conscious bars seem to ooze out of him; and these are no … Continue reading ANXT – Watching Paint Dry (New EP)