The Chicago Round Up​ (Monday, October 2nd)

It’s impossible to keep up with the newest hip-hop releases. While streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple Music highlight them, they only do so once a week with almost no coverage of “less established” rappers. I write about music for a living, and still can’t keep up. I adore Chicago hip-hop and listen to itContinue reading “The Chicago Round Up​ (Monday, October 2nd)”

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It’s a Chicago Affair As MFnMelo Grabs Femdot, Saba & Jacob Denzel For His New Single “The Giver”

Looks like MFn Melo’s Melodramatics is coming sooner than we think. His newest release, The Giver, is one of his strongest offerings of the year, and mostly likely a single off his highly anticipated debut project. It features two incredibly talented artists – Jacob Denzel & our man Femdot. They prove to be perfect forContinue reading “It’s a Chicago Affair As MFnMelo Grabs Femdot, Saba & Jacob Denzel For His New Single “The Giver””

Chicago Hip Hop History Lesson In 25 Songs (Compilation Tape)

Chicago. My city, my inspiration, the place I went to college, and where I fell in love with hip hop. Fakeshoredrive and Ruby Hornet gave me the tunes, I listened, and learned. I listened to a new mixtape on the 50 minute train ride to Columbia, then the newest tracks on the 30 minute walkContinue reading “Chicago Hip Hop History Lesson In 25 Songs (Compilation Tape)”

Cory Grindberg Steps Into The Spotlight On His Debut Instrumental EP ‘Uma’

There are hundreds of thousands of instrumental EP’s on SoundCloud. If you lived to be 200, you still wouldn’t have time to listen to them all, as new bodies of work are uploaded every day. For fans of the genre, I’ve always wondered – what makes you listen to one versus the other? It’s notContinue reading “Cory Grindberg Steps Into The Spotlight On His Debut Instrumental EP ‘Uma’”

Throwback: My First Compilation Tape Off My Old Hip Hop Blog Featured Saba! WTF?!

Many of my readers may not know that I started a pretty successful hip hop blog in 2011.  I had just enrolled at Columbia College, a well-renowned arts school in Chicago. Majors included (but not limited to) photography, animation, theater, and poetry. In 2014 I received a Bachelors of Arts in music business. Throughout thoseContinue reading “Throwback: My First Compilation Tape Off My Old Hip Hop Blog Featured Saba! WTF?!”

Photographer Spotlight: Cia Gambino

Since the inception of flowsfordays, we’ve been interested in covering artists outside of music. It’s taken some time to make it happen, but we’ve started off right with Cia Gambino. Through my always informative Twitter feed, I was introduced to Cia. Dope Chicago rapper Squeakpivot (if I remember correctly) retweeted a 4 picture collage of Cia’sContinue reading “Photographer Spotlight: Cia Gambino”

The Better Half – (Best SoundCloud Songs From October 15th-31st)

Hello faithful readers. Welcome to our bi-monthly series The Better Half. flowsfordays will be curating a playlist showcasing the best SoundCloud releases in the last 15 days (give or take, depending on how many days are in the month.) Instead of perusing through your SoundCloud feed, you will now have a simple way to hear the best ofContinue reading “The Better Half – (Best SoundCloud Songs From October 15th-31st)”

Saba featuring Noname – Church / Liquor Store (New Track)

I can’t think of one hip hop fan that hasn’t craved something new from Chicago superstar Saba. He’s gearing up for his highly anticipated LP Bucket List, and today we get Church / Liquor Store, the first single from the project. Not only do we get a new drop from Saba; Noname is featured on itContinue reading “Saba featuring Noname – Church / Liquor Store (New Track)”

L.A. VanGogh – ‘No Service’ (New Track + Artist Spotlight)

This post made my head spin. Illinois native L.A. VanGogh is, to put it lightly, heavily involved in the midwest hip hop scene. He presented a hell of a debut with 2015’s The Vinyl, is 1/2 of duo safeNsound with DJ Ambi and also produces. He’s released two complex remix EP’s in the last 2 months,#shftapeContinue reading “L.A. VanGogh – ‘No Service’ (New Track + Artist Spotlight)”

Astonish feat. Chris Crack – Triple Beam (New Track)

I admit it I admit it (Drake voice). Chicago rapper Astonish dropped a very nice project about a year ago called The Who Tape. He enlisted some help from Saba, John Walt, Lungz, Scheme and, producers Slot-A, Ikon and BPRJD among others. All local heroes in the Chicago hip hop scene. The Who Tape wasContinue reading “Astonish feat. Chris Crack – Triple Beam (New Track)”