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)

ILL Gordon Drops Soulful Party Jam ‘Having A Good Time’

I’ve covered Ill Gordon, one of Chicago’s best kept secrets, for years now. He’s vicious on the mic, and a technically skilled emcee. Gordon’s biggest sell is his energetic tracks (and freestyles) that are best represented by last year’s Imma Beast. When I peeped his latest submission, Having a Good Time, I was surprised – but pleasantly. The groovy single is a soulful party jam featuring … Continue reading ILL Gordon Drops Soulful Party Jam ‘Having A Good Time’

M. Whise Brings Metal And Hip Hop Together In Latest Effort ‘Powerful’

M. Whise is STILL unlike any emcee I’ve ever heard. Many rappers underestimate how important confidence, voice, and delivery are in a great song. Listen to any of Whise’s discography, and you’ll hear how effortlessly he weaves them all together. In his latest track, Powerful, he is just that. Producer jvst x went crazy on this instrumental, bringing together heavy metal, hardcore rock, and trap. … Continue reading M. Whise Brings Metal And Hip Hop Together In Latest Effort ‘Powerful’

Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

After 2 impressive singles (#1 & #2) Chicago’s ANXT has finally blessed us with his new EP Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut. Fuck Kanye’s newest publicity stunt LP, this is the shit you should be bumping. Why? KYESAYMS is the purist form of introspection from an MC, put together with an eclectic mix of beats, poetic musings from the dark side, and straight up … Continue reading Fuck Kanye’s ye, ANXT’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Straight And Your Mouth Shut’ Is What You Should Be Bumpin’

LA’s Lavish Mack Links With Angelo Bombay For A Ferocious New Freestyle

Lavish Mack is a true MC. The LA native happened to be freestyling on the block before he realized he had something. He recorded it, listened to it, and then put together a rough demo. After smoothing out a few flaws, he finalized ZADDY ON THE BLOCK. In it, Lavish showcases his creative core which is writing, flow, and delivering meaningful content. All of this … Continue reading LA’s Lavish Mack Links With Angelo Bombay For A Ferocious New Freestyle

Catching Up On Submissions Part 1 (Best Of)

Detroit’s Ty Farris, formerly known as 40 Flame, returns this year with his elegant new track Dirt Naps. A silky smooth beat from Stu Bangas starts Ty’s even flow, combining effortless punch-lines with no holds back bars. Both Stu and Ty bring a soulful vibe to 2018, and I’m excited for his upcoming EP No Co-sign, Just Cocaine. Dirt Naps is the first single off the … Continue reading Catching Up On Submissions Part 1 (Best Of)

CHICAGO’S NICO $UPREMO DOES HIS CITY AND HIS STYLE JUSTICE ON “AIR FORCE ALL STAR”

It’s hard to rep Chicago harder than Nico $upremo does on his new track Air Force All Star, with its extensive references to the titular shoe merely being the start of it. Over the creeping beat provide by Lone Buddha Beats, Nico spends much of the track documenting what the shoe means to him and the city as a whole, flossing with references to Rocky … Continue reading CHICAGO’S NICO $UPREMO DOES HIS CITY AND HIS STYLE JUSTICE ON “AIR FORCE ALL STAR”

Matt Maratea Uses The Best Of West Coast, NY & Down South Hip Hop For His Newest Track “Classy Man, Rubberbands”

Although Matt Maratea reps Massachusetts, he draws influences from hip hop around the country. His newest, Classy Man, Rubberbands, is a fusion of west coast funk with a classic New York delivery. The potent rhymes are all Matt, as he focuses on “gettin mine, gettin by and gettin fly.” He’s always been a lyrical cat, but Classy is a straight up onslaught of the BeatDwellers instrumental. Matt … Continue reading Matt Maratea Uses The Best Of West Coast, NY & Down South Hip Hop For His Newest Track “Classy Man, Rubberbands”

Mpulse – Untitled Bars (New Track)

The most skillful rapper out of Chicago has come through with another boom bap classic in Untitled Bars. He ditches the hooks for straight up bars, showing off his rhyming abilities. The musical chemistry between Mpulse and producers Keef & Lyle becomes more and more apparent each time they collaborate. You’ll hear it again in track Can’t Be Scared, released over half a year ago. In … Continue reading Mpulse – Untitled Bars (New Track)

lowlifeilli – Fuck It (New Track)

“Mumble rap” is often seen as a joke in the hip hop world. It’s become a bit of a worn out trend, especially among the hopeful rappers in the SoundCloud universe. I’ve heard a great many that sound uninspired; almost as though they are riding the wave just to cater to listeners that are drawn to the sound. A good chunk of the submissions we … Continue reading lowlifeilli – Fuck It (New Track)

Izzy Strange – A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy (New Project + Review)

Dropping 6 singles before the release of an album is unconventional at best. Pennsylvania’s Izzy Strange did it anyway. Why wouldn’t he with features from Blu, Mick Jenkins, and Nate Fox? It all worked out as his sophomore album A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy is flawless. Izzy sent me an apt description of the project which you can find below. “AGD2BTBG represents the stigma … Continue reading Izzy Strange – A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy (New Project + Review)

Breeze – Let Em Know (Prod By Tha Shipmates) (The Best Song You’ll Hear All Day)

It’s a gorgeous Sunday here in the city of Chicago, and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve been playing smooth hip hop from the likes of Tribe Called Quest, Curren$y, and vocalist Sampha. It’s barely 1pm, and this has been the best Sunday in recent memory. Going through submissions has taken some time, but thanks to my newest contributors the process has run pretty smoothly. … Continue reading Breeze – Let Em Know (Prod By Tha Shipmates) (The Best Song You’ll Hear All Day)

Threat Digga – God Body (Video)

South Jersey’s Threat Digga is a favorite over here at flowsfordays. One of our first Dissection Interviews featured him when he dropped the excellent single God Level. A few months later came the official music video. Threat does a great job of promoting his new music and then releasing a high quality visual to go along with it. March of this year saw a new single, … Continue reading Threat Digga – God Body (Video)

G.Thraxxx – Irrelevant (New Track)

If you’ve been a regular reader of flowsfordays you know I’m a big fan of honest and relatable music. Chicago’s G.Thraxxx incorporates both of those elements into his songs, made even clearer by his new song Irrelevant. He has a strong message with this one, described below: With all the unfortunate events happening in the city and around the country I felt it was the right … Continue reading G.Thraxxx – Irrelevant (New Track)

Bekoe (feat. TMP) – Get It (New Track)

Who knew Bekoe could make a club hit? He recently linked with legendary producer C-Sick for a new track titled Get It. It features a sultry chorus from TMP and more pop oriented lyrics from Bekoe. The Chicago native straying away from hip hop proves his versatility as an artist. There’s a lot to love about this one, AND, it’s available for free download. Peep … Continue reading Bekoe (feat. TMP) – Get It (New Track)

DSands – Drill Time (New Track)

DSands has been putting in work to better his production choice, song structure, and vocals. It’s all come together on his newest cut Drill Time. Producer Matt Noble contributes an electronic pop wonderland while Sands harmonizes on woman relations. It’s a nice piece of work from the ever-growing Chicago artist. Catch more of his music here. Continue reading DSands – Drill Time (New Track)

Yung Dutch – Grief (New Track)

A few months ago I talked about how much I’m getting into smokepurpp and ignorant alternative hip hop. The bass is heavy, the lyrics are simple, and it sounds amazing. Dutcho! (aka Yung Dutch) came to my attention through a submission and I was hooked. Grief has all the elements of the music I’m loving right now. The production from @laixilaixi add quiet a bit to the song. … Continue reading Yung Dutch – Grief (New Track)

Yung Ja$per – Pipe Her (New Track)

What better way to start things off than with Yung Ja$per. I’ve been a supporter of his for some time now and about a month ago he dropped off a new hit titled Pipe Her. It’s produced excellently by Dollie and has all the elements of a trap banger. Last month he also released his debut EP, UnoThrash EP, that has been doing very well. … Continue reading Yung Ja$per – Pipe Her (New Track)

Mpulse – Actions (New Track)

Mpulse kills it once again. Actions has a bit of a different vibe then his last few releases but he continues to speaks on relatable topics. A theme of the track is how “actions speak louder than words” which I wholeheartedly believe. He also rhymes about his desire to really make it and support his family. This is week 17 of his 52 week series…you … Continue reading Mpulse – Actions (New Track)

eGo Jaleel + The 25th Hour – Who Is He (New Track)

A few weeks ago I hung out in a home studio with eGo Jaleel‘s manager, The 25th Hour and a few more artists. It was a ball and I really appreciated them inviting me over. I had heard Who Is He previously, but I finally heard it out of better speakers at the spot. It was incredible. I got an early mp3 about a week … Continue reading eGo Jaleel + The 25th Hour – Who Is He (New Track)