Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

“The life that I’ve been living, ain’t pushing me towards the ceiling.” And just like that, I’m introduced to Bless 1. Originally a rapper from Chicago, Bless soon turned to producing and licensing music for TV and ads. He released an instrumental album titled Urban Growth  back in January, showcasing his chops on the production tip. Bless is equally talented on the mic, and he’s back … Continue reading Producer, Rapper, and Poet Bless 1 Is Back With Inspirational Single ‘No Looking Back’

Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

Hey Nigel. What’s your artist name, where are you from, and how old are you? Hello, thank you for the opportunity. My name is HarmonicSapien. I am from the burbs of Illinois. I am 26 which I still have not gotten over yet. How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? As HarmonicSapien, I have been producing for 5-6 years. I … Continue reading Dissecting HarmonicSapien’s Prince Inspired Track ‘Afrodite: The Tale of the Ebony Aphrodite’

flowsfordays Co-Signs #4 (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 12 songs that I Co-Sign … Continue reading flowsfordays Co-Signs #4 (Playlist)

ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

ZAK is in work mode. It’s grind season for the reinvented falsetto vocalist who has been putting out the best music we’ve heard from him thus far. At the beginning of May, he dropped a sinister record that showed his range and ability to effectively show his pain through abstract sounds. However eccentric ZAK is, he manages to make alluring music that is as catchy … Continue reading ZAK Takes The Scenic Route On New Track ‘Back Roads’

Multi-Media Platform FILO Drops 2nd Hip Hop Mix

I’m an obsessive collector of hip hop cds, vinyl, & cassettes. I like to call it a healthy addiction…possibly to sleep better at night. It’s a rare occurrence for me to hear a project, especially a submission, that I NEED to have in some sort of physical medium. After a full stream of FILO’s Mix #2, that was all I could think about. FILO is … Continue reading Multi-Media Platform FILO Drops 2nd Hip Hop Mix

CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

CJ Warren is a serious hip hop head. He produces unique records and has serious skills on the mic. This year he’s only dropped instrumentals. To his credit, there are over 20, and all super interesting. It’s been awhile since he’s put out a track showcasing his lyrics, but now seem to be the perfect time. It’s The Return Of The Dragon, the comeback record that … Continue reading CJ Warren Makes His Comeback With Self Produced Track ‘Return Of The Dragon’

D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

You can always depend on D2X for some heat. In just 4 months time, the Chicago native has dropped five solid tracks in various formats. A collab, remix, and 3 dope records have solidified his place in the city’s underground. More attention should be given for his consistency and work ethic, but life is not always fair. D has still racked up a good amount … Continue reading D2X Solidifies His Place In Chicago’s Hip Hop Scene With New DJ L Produced Track ‘Calling’

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

Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

Milwaukee’s Slowlife Tito has learned to stay true to himself, and he’s ready to share it with the world. I’ve admired the fast talking rapper since I got in tune with his music via a submission.  After putting out an enormous catalog, Tito took the time to step away, rebrand, and grow as an artist. After recently joining up with Marino, Tito has upped his … Continue reading Slowlife Tito Shares Growth & Self Confidence In New Track ‘Figures’

ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

ANXT has become a regular on FFD – and for good reason. When he drops music, it’s always a star-studded event. It all started with his Watching Paint Dry instrumental EP (yep, he raps and produces) followed with a plethora of dope singles and another impressive EP.  His latest, Baptized, is my favorite of his discography & is the latest single from his upcoming album Keep … Continue reading ANXT Confronts His Demons In New Trap Fused Single ‘Baptized’

Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Pittsburg’s finest RLA has dropped a plethora of dope tracks this year. His unique take on smooth, ambient, R&B has turned heads – most notably on his previous drop Tear You Apart. Due to popular demand, he’s let loose the follow up titled Ghost. Ghost is an in-your-face, dark R&B record that reveal the raw truths of RLA’s relationships. Producer Highway provides a symbiotic instrumental featuring eerie, … Continue reading Pittsburg’s Finest RLA Gets Personal On Eerie New Track ‘Ghost’

Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

Earlier this year, Chicago crooner Azizz announced his sophomore album MOOD was dropping sooner than later. He then released the first single titled Alesha’s Interlude. It immediately drew attention with solid reviews, a plethora of plays, and the development of a devoted fanbase. It was soon followed by another cut that fully established his place in the growing Chicago music scene. Soon enough, supporters all … Continue reading Chicago Crooner Azizz Drops His Remarkable Sophomore Album ‘MOOD’

FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

I got in tune with Delaware up and comer FreshfromDE last year through a submission – resulting in a dissection interview. He had just dropped his seminal EP The Ritual that  mixed hip-hop, trap, boom bap, and even pop for an even keeled project that was featured on an abundance of blogs. 2018 has been good to the ever growing MC, and to keep his momentum going he’s dropped … Continue reading FreshfromDE Links With Michael Christmas For New Conceptual Track “Indigo Children”

D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

D2X and Kid Marquis are some of Chicago’s brightest stars. While many are still unaware of D’s greatness, hopefully his newest track will seal the deal. D2X & Kid have worked together before, but their new collab Quis & Demo is easily their best work. On the bass heavy, high energy banger (produced by Kid himself) both MC’s try to outdo one another in just under 2 minutes. … Continue reading D2X & Kid Marquis Compete Bar For Bar on New Collab ‘Quis & Demo’

LiMM Finds His Inner Trap On New Track “How it B”

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from LiMM, but he’s back and better than ever. He’s come a long way from our first post of his mixtape years ago – finding an ever flowing voice over choice instrumentals that evoke R&B & grimy trap. His newest How it B is pretty vulgar, but I’m posting because LiMM has worked hard and deserves all of … Continue reading LiMM Finds His Inner Trap On New Track “How it B”

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)

Young Deuces Shows No Remorse On First Solo Effort ‘My Unapologetic Black Thoughts’

Young Deuces of Milwaukee duo SNYD has decided to go the solo route. His first solo effort, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts, is a stunning introduction to the skilled MC. To dub the album “political hip hop” does not do it justice. It’s an honest and personal project inspired and driven by the current climate of the world. MUBT is a mixture of conceptual songs and spoken word with … Continue reading Young Deuces Shows No Remorse On First Solo Effort ‘My Unapologetic Black Thoughts’

Cory Rhymal Will Challenge Your Inner Psyche In New LP “Processing the Process”

One glance at the title of Cory Rhymal’s new LP, and you’ll know your consciousness will soon be awakened. Cory has put together an extraordinary project in Processing The Process, centered around potent, in your face bars, alongside his gravely, apocalyptic monotone. You will immediately hear the pain and confusion in this voice – a heavy baritone that will serve as an additional help to get his … Continue reading Cory Rhymal Will Challenge Your Inner Psyche In New LP “Processing the Process”

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’