flowsfordays Co-Signs #6 (Playlist)

With over 300 submissions a month, it’s hard to write up all the songs I love. I am a one man operation and go through all submissions, along with premieres, interviews, my PR business, and more. It can get overwhelming, especially since I discover such gems in my inbox. To ease your listening pleasure, (and my sanity) I’ve put together 10 songs that I Co-Sign … Continue reading flowsfordays Co-Signs #6 (Playlist)

flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)

The 5th edition of our Co-Sign series is upon us! We’ve got 11 fresh joints from independent artists who deserve recognition for their music. Flowsfordays has always been a platform for rappers and singers that don’t get posted on blogs for reasons I cannot figure out. Music discovery is the centerpiece of our site, and we hope you find some new gems in this playlist … Continue reading flowsfordays Co-Signs #5 (Playlist)

Chicago’s Loren Hits Us With The 2nd Drop In His #FloodyTrap Series

Loren feeds his fans dope content at a rapid pace. He works hard – and does it all on his own. In the last month he’s been outdoing even himself, kicking off his #FloodyTrap series with a new song every week. Flood The Streets is the 3rd drop and another remarkable release. Although Loren has tagged it #trap, it is so much more. Take a look … Continue reading Chicago’s Loren Hits Us With The 2nd Drop In His #FloodyTrap Series

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 it pretty much all day. Still, it’s impossible for me to … Continue reading The Chicago Round Up​ (Monday, October 2nd)

Album Recommendations From Julie: Sleigh Bells – “Treats”

For over a year flowsfordays has focused on sharing hip hop music from independent artists. While I listen to hip hop the most, some of my favorite albums of all time delve into punk, rock, electronic, R&B, experimental, and more. As of today I am starting a series highlighting albums that don’t fall into the hip hop category – in hopes that it may compel … Continue reading Album Recommendations From Julie: Sleigh Bells – “Treats”

California’s Chuuwee Drops His Best Visual Yet In Sativa Song (Blunt Raps) (Artist Spotlight)

California’s Chuuwee has achieved so much in such a short period of time. At only 26, he’s worked with Large Professor, been a regular on sites such as DJ Booth, Complex, and 2 Dope Boyz, and is currently signed to prominent label Below System Records. His success isn’t a coincidence, he’s put in the work, developing a strong presence in the underground and putting out … Continue reading California’s Chuuwee Drops His Best Visual Yet In Sativa Song (Blunt Raps) (Artist Spotlight)

This Week in Hip-Hop: Missy Elliott’s The Cookbook

Any time I see a comment, post or editorial written about the Queen of female emcees, I find myself shaking my head at the masses. I don’t think that my opinion holds any more weight than the next, but I give credit when credit is due. Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim seem to be all I ever read about. But what about Eve, Trina, Lil’ … Continue reading This Week in Hip-Hop: Missy Elliott’s The Cookbook

Instrumental Blessings In The Last 24hrs- Segment #1

When Drake comes out with a new single – everyone has an opinion. Our feeds light up with criticism, praise, and insults. There in lies the problem – what about the producer? Let’s face it – there is no great song without a producer. While guys like Metro Boomin and Zaytoven have reached superstar status, so many are overshadowed by the lyricist. This is why … Continue reading Instrumental Blessings In The Last 24hrs- Segment #1

It’s A Family Affair as Chicago’s Neon Pajamas + Jaro Deliver Another Gem In Their Ongoing Series

Multi talented Chicago influencer Ben Niespodziany is back at it with the 4th track in his on-going collaborative series known as ‘Weekdays w/ Ben & Jaro.’ I included one of the songs in my Best of Chicago year end list, as I’ve been keeping up with it heavily. The concept is dope, as various Chicago creatives visit Ben and Jaro’s home studio to create one-off tracks. If … Continue reading It’s A Family Affair as Chicago’s Neon Pajamas + Jaro Deliver Another Gem In Their Ongoing Series

Mpulse – Cool With That (New Track)

My man Mpulse is back with another gem in Cool With That. He continues to show his ability to switch up flows and subject matter, most impressively on his last 3 drops. Legendary producer Don Cannon has worked with him before, but only as a co-producer. In CWT, he is given full control over the beat, giving a high energy backdrop to Mpulse’s aggressive lyrics. This track … Continue reading Mpulse – Cool With That (New Track)

Late Night SoundCloud Finds Of February 21st

Daniel Cruz – overthecounter  I heard this song at 1am, and as soon as the bass hit I grabbed my good speakers and went crazy. I put overthecounter on repeat for a good hour, turning up in my bedroom, trying to find a reason to turn it off. Nevada isn’t know for their hip hop, but Daniel Cruz doesn’t seem to give a fuck. The … Continue reading Late Night SoundCloud Finds Of February 21st

Weegi Wizers – Weegi Wednesdays

Chicago southsider Weegi Wizers has a lot in store this February. He’s starting a new series for the entire month of February called “Weegi Wednesdays.” He’ll be dropping new content every Wednesday. I’m a little late as he’s already dropped 3 tracks in this campaign. He’s clearly a old school hip hop fan, combining elegant beats with a smooth flow. He has already proved his relevancy in … Continue reading Weegi Wizers – Weegi Wednesdays

The Better Half (Best SoundCloud Songs From January 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 of the best in one easy to navigate playlist. All you … Continue reading The Better Half (Best SoundCloud Songs From January 15th-31st)

Interview with Shon Goner on track ‘The Chase’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Another day, another dissection. Shon Goner submitted The Chase to us a few weeks ago and we adored it…so much so that we hit him up about being a part of our series. It’s a gritty, slow tempo song with a brilliant chorus that sounds almost too good to be true. There is so much to love about this one so we got to the … Continue reading Interview with Shon Goner on track ‘The Chase’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Interview with Chicago’s Ibra on track ‘Get Yours’ (Dissection Interview Series)

It’s been awhile, but we are back with another installment of the Dissection Series. This one comes from Ibra, a Chicago emcee that continues to grow with every release. It’s nice to see an artist that is influenced by A Tribe Called Quest and 90’s hip hop. In his submission he wrote “I am trying to turn my hobby into my lifestyle.” That sentence stood out … Continue reading Interview with Chicago’s Ibra on track ‘Get Yours’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Hefna Gwap – Get Right (New Track + Artist Spotlight)

Hefna Gwap has been buzzing around Cali for awhile now with his the success of his past tapes The Influence Vol. 2 and Illustrious Goons. He relocated to Brooklyn and hit the national scene by performing at SoundCloud’s SXSW stage + The Smokers Club Tour. He upped his ante last year with his DJ Scream hosted Elegany Caviar : Dezigna Scalez mixtape. It was 18 tracks deep with … Continue reading Hefna Gwap – Get Right (New Track + Artist Spotlight)

The Better Half – (Best SoundCloud Songs From November 1-15th)

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 of the best in one easy to navigate playlist. All you … Continue reading The Better Half – (Best SoundCloud Songs From November 1-15th)

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 of the best in one easy to navigate playlist. All you … Continue reading The Better Half – (Best SoundCloud Songs From October 15th-31st)

Interview with Threat Digga on new track ‘God Level’ (Dissection Interview Series)

It’s been some time, but we are back with another Track Dissection. Threat Digga is a new name for me, but when I heard his submission to new single God Level I couldn’t help asking him to be apart on this growing interview series. He just annihilates the song with producer Jacob Lethal. Their suggestive names don’t seem to be on accident. Learn more about the … Continue reading Interview with Threat Digga on new track ‘God Level’ (Dissection Interview Series)

Top 5 ‘Underground’ Hip Hop Projects of The Week

This week was rich with releases. Tons of great music videos and tracks were put out into the public via SoundCloud, YouTube and the like. I for one noticed that tons of great, full, projects came out in the past 7 days. While some were HUGE releases, there were some that were less highlighted. The ones below I listened to, loved, and believe were the … Continue reading Top 5 ‘Underground’ Hip Hop Projects of The Week