Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

It’s rare to feel so close to an artist after listening to their debut album, but Seattle based vocalist Ellis Prescott has done it. He was directing music videos for TownENT before he stepped into the limelight and started his own career in music. Ellis has become the definition of artistry, most notably on the complex yet emotional ride that is In Love With Heartbreak. His debut gave us … Continue reading Ellis Prescott Gives Us His All In Exceptional Debut Album ‘In Love With Heartbreak’

Charles DaBeast, Mikey 100K, and Swift Drop Insanely Addictive Collaboration ‘SUMTHIN’

Who says previously recorded tracks can’t bang now? Charles DaBeast has had a fruitful career garnering thousands of supporters, creating trap and R&B fused gems. Last year’s project Thoughts That Roam  was his best work yet, but it was just the beginning. This year Charles bodied Young Thug’s Digits AND Meek Mill and Drake’s Platinum hit Going Bad. Yesterday Charles decided to let loose a track … Continue reading Charles DaBeast, Mikey 100K, and Swift Drop Insanely Addictive Collaboration ‘SUMTHIN’

Lonely Together’s Debut Album ‘Neverlost’ is An ESSENTIAL Listen for All That Enjoy Music

Neverlost by Lonely Together is a perfect example of why I started flowsfordays. Looking at their SoundCloud page actually makes me furious and incredibly confused. How can such an AMAZING, TALENTED, UNIQUE and HARDWORKING group have under 100 followers and low play counts? The duo of ZAK & Rosie AKA Lonely Together have been putting out incredible genre-bending music for over a year now. I used … Continue reading Lonely Together’s Debut Album ‘Neverlost’ is An ESSENTIAL Listen for All That Enjoy Music

Chicago Mainstays Josi Green and Plainro Drop a Bonafide Classic In New EP ‘Closure’

Trust me when I say that Josi Green & Plainro’s new EP Closure is a true highlight of 2019. If you’ve been paying attention at all to Chicago hip hop you know that Josi has a stronghold on the R&B tip while Plainro can rap, produce, and sing in the vein of Anderson .Paak. Take both talents and add incredible production from the likes of FFD … Continue reading Chicago Mainstays Josi Green and Plainro Drop a Bonafide Classic In New EP ‘Closure’

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’

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’

Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

Adam Ronel and I are kindred spirits; individuals who became unhappy when their hard work and dedication resulted in stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and more than anything, little in return. Adam was once known as Adam Reverie, and his story is as captivating as his album Best They Never Heard. We both took time off while supporters and the like asked us why. Why take a … Continue reading Adam Ronel Demonstrates Courage, Depth, and Confidence In Comeback LP ‘Best They Never Heard’ (Album Review)

West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”

Aren’t we all a little crazy? Artists are able to channel that into their music, while us common folk have to listen to tracks that mirror whatever we are going through. I needed to hear Macntaj today. The West Coast rapper has had an amazing run this year, hitting XXL.com, collaborating with Gunplay, and even performing in India. Sure, his rap sheet is long, but … Continue reading West Coast Artist Macntaj Returns From International Tour With The New Single “Live Enough”

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’

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

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’

Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

In the mid 20th century, Chicago was filled to the brim with talented jazz and blues musicians. Muddy Waters and Louis Armstrong came up in the Windy City among hundreds of innovative performers. Hip hop has now infiltrated the city’s music scene, but history can never be erased. Search blues or jazz or rock AND Chicago on google and you’ll find at least one show … Continue reading Chicago Rap/Rock Group Blaqrock Started Out With a Vision. 3 & A Half Years Later, It Couldn’t Be Clearer (Exclusive Interview)

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’

French Producer Terem Exceeds Expectations In New EP ‘Intuition In The Keys’ (Review)

A few days ago I wrote about Terem, an eccentric, yet powerful French producer who dug deep into my soul off of one track. Interestingly enough, Look On The Bright Side was a pure instrumental. Although there were no vocals, the record brought into mind the importance of gratitude – even in dark times. Terem’s full length, Intuition In the Keys, is finally here and exceeded … Continue reading French Producer Terem Exceeds Expectations In New EP ‘Intuition In The Keys’ (Review)

Terem Shares The Importance Of Gratitude In Jazzy Instrumental ‘Look on the Bright Side’

Music has no bounds, and no limitations. It is free-flowing; an expression of anything the artist desires. Instrumental submissions have hit my inbox from time to time, and I usually praise them with just as many words as a vocal track. Look on the Bright Side, a new instrumental from artist extraordinaire  Terem, did not spark my critical mind. The song’s carefree, yet spontaneous instrumental … Continue reading Terem Shares The Importance Of Gratitude In Jazzy Instrumental ‘Look on the Bright Side’

James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

ILLECT signee James Gardin has been dropping monumental hits this year. From May’s Complaining to July’s Groove – he has perfected the art of fusing funk, soul, pop, and hip hop. All of his hard work has paid off in a HUGE way. ICONIC, his latest track with Terem, was selected as the theme song for Tommy Hilfiger’s latest  collaboration with Lewis Hamilton. James’ music has now reached a totally new audience. The … Continue reading James Gardin Crafts Theme Song For Latest Tommy Hilfiger Collab

Illect Recordings’ Sundance Steps Out On His Own With Debut Single ‘The Last Sunrise’

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Illect Recordings is one of the best independent hip hop labels in the country. Not only do they host dope music, but often put out cassettes, CDs, and vinyl for their drops. Another gem has come out of the camp – this time from Sundance. The multi-faceted, genre-bending producer has worked with a handful of fellow Illect … Continue reading Illect Recordings’ Sundance Steps Out On His Own With Debut Single ‘The Last Sunrise’

Casscade Drops His Best, And Most Mature Project Yet – ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’

Casscade’s first post on flowsfordays was his Valentine’s Day single Favorite Girl, an impressive track with a Janet Jackson sample. This was no corny R&B record, but a synopsis about an ex who supported his creative endeavors who is no longer in his life. After their break up, he became surrounded by women who wanted to leech off of his success. His pain was insurmountable. I dubbed … Continue reading Casscade Drops His Best, And Most Mature Project Yet – ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’

Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’

We’ve all been through adversity at some point in our lives. Although difficult, there are ways in which to lessen the pain, and possibly even turn it into something positive. That’s exactly what Jacksonville rapper Mavrick Savvy did on his new single and visual to Paradice. He’s been through the ringer, and promotes honesty and a forward motion. The song is not just inspirational, it’s … Continue reading Jacksonville MC Mavrick Savvy Pushes Through Adversity On His Latest, ‘Paradice’