All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

Musa Reems has had an amazing 2019. From his Quietus music video to his flawless 2 track EP to his performance at the Talib Kweli/Bun B birthday showcase, the young Chicago native continues to impress. His latest track, Dear Winter, might just be my favorite of his work this year. The 2 minute track is a deeply moving piece that has Musa rapping in a strained high pitch … Continue reading All Layers of Musa Reems Are Shown On His Deeply Moving New Track ‘Dear Winter’

FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

flowsfordays was launched in late 2016, and since the site’s inception Marko Stat$ has never stopped showing up on our pages. He’s remained an integral part of the more conscious Chicago hip hop community – and one of the best to ever do it. We’ve hosted premiere’s from Marko before, but it has been awhile since I’ve truly been back on the blog tip, making … Continue reading FFD Premiere: Marko Stat$ – Pedal To The Medal (New Track)

Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

As a veteran music blogger I’ve experienced a plethora of dudes who say they really live that life and their music should be more recognized. They are often full of shit. My thoughts are similar to Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G.’s 2018 collab Like That. These 3 are a hip hop match made in heaven with undeniable chemistry. On this track, the trio share their perspectives on … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions: Hunnid, Streetz and M.A.G. Show Undeniable Chemistry on ‘Like That’

Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Whether you like it or not, Marko Stat$ has become a staple in the Chicago hip hop scene. He’s always had the bars, flow, and delivery to back it up, but that can only take a rapper so far. Lately, Marko has gotten super experimental and creative with the help and guidance of his right hand man, Aced Spade. Both artist and producer have the … Continue reading Marko Stat$ And Aced Spade Expand Their Reach On Eclectic Collab ‘Never Be a Robot’

Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Mix – Aint New Chicago’s Mix is here to catch us up on his flex. Peep on his short but sweet visual shot in the heart of the city. His words flow effortlessly, almost preluding his inevitable rise. Don Streat (feat. Revalation) – Slam the Door Baltimore emcee Don Streat knows how to hype an album. Its first single, Slam The Door, is a straight up banger … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 6 (Best Of)

Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Females are already starting to take over the music industry. 2019 will be our year, and my prediction is more of a fact. More evidence has been delivered to my inbox in the grace of newbie Scooty. Her debut single, The Difference, has already become one of my favorite tracks of the year. In just 2 minutes she glides in and out of singing, rapping, and … Continue reading Artist To Watch Scooty Exudes Confidence With Her Debut Single ‘The Difference’

Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

Bobbie and Big Ooh call it like they see it. Back in October I slept on the visual to their give no fucks song Nosebone. They know the clones, the phonies, and the MC’s who rap about a life they don’t live. Words hurt, but back it up with a fury of tongue twisting lyrics, bars that impress from the start, and a flow that … Continue reading Houston MC Bobbie & Big Ooh Call Out Dummy ‘Rappers’ In HeadKnocking Visual ‘Nosebone’

BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

I was introduced to rapper/singer/songwriter BA by my old friend Jakar who has recently established his own management/production company. I am super proud of him and the progress he’s made since first meeting in 2016. BA is his first signee, and I’m already a fan. His first offering is Get Down, a get home from work, lay on the couch, and grab the good whiskey … Continue reading BA Announces His Return To Music by Dropping Silky Smooth Lifestyle Record ‘Get Down’

flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

NoFace, Rapper continues to surprise me with his exceptional versatility as an artist. I’ve written about him and his music for years, and have become a huge fan of his output. Music should surprise, shock, and never be tied down. 2018 has proven that it is customary to know what an artist’s new album will sound like. I grew up in a different time, staying … Continue reading flowsfordays Favorite NoFace Rapper, Continues His Winning Streak With New Track ‘No Hook’

Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

You just dropped a hell of a song that I immediately resonated with. Tell my readers the basic info on the track. Well it’s produced in house from my homie and one of my favorite producers Chosen from HDL. Frontline came from a reflection of what I been through and how people I felt about people who have so much to say about me. It’s … Continue reading Dissection Interview With Matt Whise On New Track ‘Frontline’

flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

When I wrote about M-Dot for the first time, the words came swiftly, and easily. That post, over a year ago, was perhaps the longest single write up I have ever done. No one made me do it, and I didn’t have a goal in mind. It was the visual, Chrissy, that did all of the work for me. It ‘made me shed tears’ and … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Premiere: ‘Guilty’ – Ruste Juxx & M-Dot

flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

flowsfordays gets hit with over 400 submissions a month, making it difficult to listen to, consider, and write about each one. When my inbox is racking up an insane amount of unread emails, I put together a co-sign playlist. These are my favorite tracks from my submission pile, and honestly, they are all gems. Playlist #8 is definitely worth your time. You’ll hear hip hop, … Continue reading flowsfordays’ Co-Sign Playlist #8 (My Favorite Submissions)

Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

When an artist hit my inbox with a visual he described as Spongebob-esq (RIP Stephen Hillenburg) with lyrics centered around stress and paralysis, I knew I was in for a treat. This October, Casey Cope and Big Soda joined forces to create the visual to What I Learned In Boating School Is; a track that ranks in my top 50 of the year. Why? It features Big Soda’s booming, yet … Continue reading Casey Cope & Big Soda Join Forces For One Of The Best Tracks Of The Year AND Its Spongebob Inspired Visual

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18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

As as a 90’s baby I grew up with freestyle tapes from G-Unit to Lil Wayne to The Clipse. I have fond memories of hearing Wayne progress with every installment of the Dedication series, and downloading bootleg after bootleg of unreleased material from whoever I damn well pleased (*word to Datpiff). Freestyles from millennial MC’s almost never hit my inbox, and if they do they … Continue reading 18 Year Old Freestyle Killer Kari Drops Two More Gems in ‘LEMONS’ & ‘HARIBO GUMMY BEAR FREESTYLE ‘

Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

If you take a look at Mix’s SoundCloud page, you might dismiss him from the jump. His profile is pretty much bare, save for one song, no banner, a minimal bio, and a profile pic that lacks pep. Stay long enough to hear that song, 305, and you might just find your new favorite record. Mix is a hungry 22-year-old MC out of Chicago that … Continue reading Chicago’s Newest Prospect, Mix, Drops Debut Single ‘305’

Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

My boy Matt Maratea has been posted an endless amount of times on flowsfordays. He may just wear the crown of the most featured artist. I’ve thrown out comments before like ‘I don’t think he can make a bad song’ or ‘I’m almost convinced he can do no wrong.’ But, today is different. With the release of his latest record Trapped for Polo I can say with confidence that he is … Continue reading Matt Maratea & Consistency Are One And The Same. Just Peep His Latest Single ‘Trapped for Polo’

Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’

I’ve been on an R&B tip in the last few weeks. Perhaps it’s because I’m obsessed with 6lack’s new album East Atlanta Love Letter, or the fact that I still can’t get over The Weeknd’s early mixtapes. Regardless, I don’t have to search far and wide to hear music of this caliber – thanks to consistent submissions to flowsfordays. Another one has blessed my ears, … Continue reading Progressive Vocalist Free5ive Drops His Best Offering Yet in ‘Do U Bad’

Illect Recordings’ newest signee Die-Rek Introduces Himself with Self Produced ‘The Name Is Die-Rek’

My good friends over at Illect Recordings have been holding down independent rap for over a decade now. They only sign artists that they believe in and know will bring a positive contribution to the label. When Illect announced another addition to the family, my hopes were high. Enter Die-Rek. With his flow, delivery, meaning and method, there’s no ambiguity or confusion in his music. … Continue reading Illect Recordings’ newest signee Die-Rek Introduces Himself with Self Produced ‘The Name Is Die-Rek’

Looking for Fast Paced Conceptual Hip Hop? Look No Further Than AcidTrip’s ‘Reincarnation’

Many emcee’s talk about trusting no one, rappers and industry folk screwing them over, and cutting negative people off. Sure, these are legitimate statements, but so many bore with dull lyrics and underproduced beats. A new discovery, Reincarnation by AcidTrip, addresses these topics, but with flair and creativity. Reincarnation is a well thought out conceptual track addressing the awareness and removal of fake friends and … Continue reading Looking for Fast Paced Conceptual Hip Hop? Look No Further Than AcidTrip’s ‘Reincarnation’

James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’

2018 has been good to James Gardin. An uplifting visual, a collaborative joint with James & Terem (peep last post) and an actual Tommy Hilfiger theme song. Yes, he’s garnered attention far and wide, but the grind never stops. One month later, James is back with Joy, another song that encourages us to push along in hard times. Help comes from longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat who … Continue reading James Gardin Is Back With Groovy New Track ‘Joy’