After A Year’s Hiatus, Tom Moore Has Returned With Lyrical Workout ‘Sunday Fun Day’

Tom Moore is one of the biggest hip hop heads I know. He reps the most important qualities of being a true MC – lyrical dexterity, upright flows, compelling content, a unique voice, and a keen ear for beats. It’s been a full year since we’ve heard from Tom after putting out his Discontent EP executively produced by FFD favorite banksthegenius. The long wait is finally … Continue reading After A Year’s Hiatus, Tom Moore Has Returned With Lyrical Workout ‘Sunday Fun Day’

Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’

I haven’t received submissions from soul singers in some time, but that’s all changed with Grey Genius‘ newest track Heavens. The Milwaukee native is meant to slay on the stage, filling smoky venues with nostalgic, jazz-infused vocals and heartfelt lyrics. In Heavens, Grey has lost herself through relationship woes, intense emotions, and a lot of confusion. She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable and share personal … Continue reading Grey Genius Drops a Neo-Soul Classic In ‘Heavens’

Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Chicago producer Prov works his ass off. I’ve seen it in submissions, on Soundcloud, and all over Twitter. He has a deep love for making music, and can make any sub-genre sound dope. He’s done hip hop, R&B, dance, electronic, and everything in-between. His latest and greatest, Zone, is a dance, electronic, R&B wonderland with high energy and a lot of experimentation. This is classic … Continue reading Chicago’s Prov Drops Indie-House Single With Chandler Lewis & SamNelly

Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

It’s a rare occurrence when I hear a submission for the first time and IMMEDIATELY add it to my Apple Music. This was the case with Iowa City wordsmith Jim Swim. Dude recently dropped a split single – Flex on Me and A Million, and I knew both would stay in constant rotation this summer. Jim linked with producer/multi-instrumentalist Blookah on these two records – a smart move on … Continue reading Jim Swim & Producer Blookah Link For Solid Split Single ‘Flex on Me/A Million’

Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

OG lyricist A-Minus & producer Chanes are gearing up for their debut album Theraputic, and signs point to a legendary LP. Via a well crafted press release, I know everything about the project EXCEPT the music – as it should be. Both MC’s have spent significant time in Detroit’s rap scene, and have worked with heavy weights around the globe. They are Detroit to the core, and I … Continue reading Detroit MC A-Minus & Producer Chanes Drop Lead Single Off Upcoming Collab LP

LA Crooner Benji Chucks The Deuces On New Single ‘Mixed Up’

Our man Benji has hit our pages a number of times, but his newest release is something special. This year he’s applied all he’s learned into his daily life and music. On Mixed Up he uses melodic vocals to share his disappointment, confusion, and his new mentality. Friends have switched up on him, loyalty has been lost, and many people continue to act like they know … Continue reading LA Crooner Benji Chucks The Deuces On New Single ‘Mixed Up’

Chicago Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’

The duo of Lloyd Dotdot & JE$$E, aka theWHOevers, have been consistently dope for damn near a decade, and haven’t laced my ears with a bad song or project yet. The Chicago based group are incredibly strong songwriters, producers, vocalists, rhymers & performers, and their talent and dedication have built up an ever growing following. Lloyd & JE$$E just hit me up about their brand new … Continue reading Chicago Duo theWHOevers Go Back To Their Roots On Brilliant New Single ‘G4B’

Sareem Poems & Ess Be Link With Sean C. Johnson For Futurist Boom Bap Single “Way Up There”

Sareem Poems & Ess Be are one of the most talented artists from ILLECT Recordings. I’ve become familiar with the label which has been around since 2003 – hosting independent talents that are correctly promoted. In preparation for their next Illect album release, the duo has dropped a collaborative effort with Sean C. Johnson titled Way Up There. Three artists can often feel crowded, but … Continue reading Sareem Poems & Ess Be Link With Sean C. Johnson For Futurist Boom Bap Single “Way Up There”

Goody Drops The First Single And Visual To Upcoming EP “NoGood”

After a quick but effective visual, Chicago’s Goody is back for more. His previous drop was a warning to weak MC’s, and Look takes a similar approach. Goody is no one trick pony and brings fresh, potent lyrics along with a new flow. The Pheraco directed visual is complimented by a dark, colorful atmosphere with abstract & artistic shots (edited by Sefprostudio.) Producer TBA Millz outdid … Continue reading Goody Drops The First Single And Visual To Upcoming EP “NoGood”

Chicago’s Multi-Talented ANXT Drops Haunting First Single Off Upcoming LP

6 posts in and we are still rocking with ANXT. He has continued to impress us with his rapping and production skills that transcend trends and break boundaries. It all started with last year’s instrumental EP “Watching Paint Dry,” a full stream of individual instrumentals that varied in sound and influence. After learning about the process behind the project, I gained a new appreciation for … Continue reading Chicago’s Multi-Talented ANXT Drops Haunting First Single Off Upcoming LP

Wil Akogu Drops First Single off Debut LP “Before The Fame”

Wil Akogu has been a day 1 supporter of not only FFD, but of me as a journalist and media owner. I posted him for the first time 2 years ago, and after getting to know him and hearing early MP3’s, I knew he was something special. He puts hella work into his music, vlogs, videos, and shows, bringing a refreshing energy to Chicago. Wil … Continue reading Wil Akogu Drops First Single off Debut LP “Before The Fame”

Chicago MC Morocco Brown & cbbeatz Link for Stand Out Single “mania”

Chicago rapper Morocco Brown has one of the most unconventional flows in recent memory. This is not to his detriment, more to his benefit as he still makes crazy good records. His latest, mania, is an apt title, as he attacks the cbbeatz produced record with vigor and a unique sensibility. Morocco flows without hesitation for over a full minute, then lets it breath with fellow Chicagoan ccbeatz thumping interlude. He … Continue reading Chicago MC Morocco Brown & cbbeatz Link for Stand Out Single “mania”

Chicago Crooner James Kalih Drops Another Strong Single In “Alone Together”

I’ve seen promise in Chicago crooner James Kalih since his debut single Runaways. His vocal range and falsetto are pristine, and his pop grooves stay catchy. He’s been working at the legendary Classick Studios, and the clear mixing and mastering make all the difference. Although he releases music sparingly, they are all well-crafted. His newest, Alone Together, is another demonstration of his heartfelt lyrics, but contain more … Continue reading Chicago Crooner James Kalih Drops Another Strong Single In “Alone Together”

Malcolm Anthony & Squid Drop Their Dynamite First Single Off Upcoming Collab Tape

LA-based Malcolm Anthony has a keen ear for melody and distinctive vocals that have turned quite a few heads this year. He’s earned a reputation for his remarkable versatility and long -list of collaborations (Lex Luger, Pham, Wave Chapppelle and Sam F) along with a tireless work ethic that has kept him continuously relevant. Although his music is infectious, his newest collaboration with Staten Island’s Squid … Continue reading Malcolm Anthony & Squid Drop Their Dynamite First Single Off Upcoming Collab Tape

Toronto Vocalist August Brodie Drops His Electrifying New Single “How Could You”

How Could You is an unorthodox post for flowsfordays, but there are no limits to good music. Rising Canadian singer August Brodie makes music with an electro-pop spin on R&B that is unique enough to stand out from the rest. He’s looking to break barriers and solidify his place in music with his upcoming Toronto based project “4YOU.” August just-released the official single How Could You that while … Continue reading Toronto Vocalist August Brodie Drops His Electrifying New Single “How Could You”

Asoh Black! and sndwn. Just Blew My Mind With Their Newest Conceptual Track “Flights”

Shit…where has Asoh Black! and sndwn. been all my life? Thanks to the power of submissions the Brooklynites just hit me with their newest collab, Flights. The short but sweet record has Asoh fantasizing about a future in which he’s achieved so high of a status that he can get through airport security with a dead body in his suitcase. Read that again. And again. … Continue reading Asoh Black! and sndwn. Just Blew My Mind With Their Newest Conceptual Track “Flights”

Chicago Producer Malik Ismail Grabs CLUTCH For Experimental New Single “Off White”

It’s been almost a year since we’ve heard from Malik Ismail, but he’s made up for it with his latest single, Off White. Malik is a talented producer from Chicago, with a wide range of talents – easily displayed on this track. He grabs CLUTCH for an experimental orchestration displaying his various flows, off-kilter melodics, and elements of pop and R&B. Malik certainly knows about structure, as the 4 … Continue reading Chicago Producer Malik Ismail Grabs CLUTCH For Experimental New Single “Off White”

Dirk Digz Is Back From Hiatus With Heavy Metal Inspired Track “The Anthem”

Another Chicago MC I’ve been sleeping on has hit my inbox. It makes sense, as the talented Dirk Digz took a lengthy hiatus from music. Luckily for us, he’s back with his new track The Anthem. It’s been a year since his last drop, and Dirk is looking to make a comeback with this record. Looks like he’ll have no trouble, as he seems to have found … Continue reading Dirk Digz Is Back From Hiatus With Heavy Metal Inspired Track “The Anthem”

Fresh New Talent Sensei Dre Is In Attack Mode On His Newest Freestyle “No Smoke”

Sensei Dre is one of the freshest talents I’ve heard located just outside of Chicago. He’s put a lot of work in with some solid singles and a well received project, Live Free/Soul’d Out. The man can do it all, hopping on abstract instrumentals, using unique vocal techniques, and, most recently, spitting his heart out on a new freestyle titled No Smoke. Although it’s a … Continue reading Fresh New Talent Sensei Dre Is In Attack Mode On His Newest Freestyle “No Smoke”

Vocalist Macntaj & producer LEViT∆TE Are Out Of This World In New Single “Lightwaves (remix)”

Vocalist Macntaj & producer LEViT∆TE are from a different planet. If aliens beyond this galaxy were able to post songs on SoundCloud, it would sound like their collaborative pieces. LEViT∆TE even calls his music a “different breed,” which might be the best description. While both artists have their own devoted fanbase – when they link magic happens. Their most celebrated release is new song Lightwaves (remix) featuring … Continue reading Vocalist Macntaj & producer LEViT∆TE Are Out Of This World In New Single “Lightwaves (remix)”