Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

That ill lyricism from Chicago seems to be fading away as of late. It’s been a minute since I’ve heard an artist lay down reality raps that spark emotion and cut through you like a knife. Enter Austin Poe. On his latest visual, Cold Out, he lays out raw emotions on loosing homies, struggles within the city streets, and his ambitions as an artist & man. Over … Continue reading Austin Poe Embodies Chicago In His Newest Visual ‘Cold Out’

FFD Fav Skipp Whitman Finally Blesses Us With Full Length “UFSV#1” & New Visual

Barely 2 weeks have passed and Skipp Whitman has dropped another video for our viewing pleasure. He’s been teasing his tape UFSV#1 for months now through a strong visual campaign – and it’s finally here. UFSV#1 is a 13 track compilation which includes songs from previous videos and new material. Along with the tape we’ve been lucky enough to get a visual to one of the … Continue reading FFD Fav Skipp Whitman Finally Blesses Us With Full Length “UFSV#1” & New Visual

Matt Maratea Links With Souly Had For Light-Hearted Double Drop “Couple M’s”

Matt Maratea can do no wrong. Seriously. Everything he has sent me is pure gold – and always posted. The Western Massachusetts MC recently teamed up with NY native Souly Had for a new single AND visual to Couple M’s. Based on the title it may sound like a typical braggadocious track, and while elements do exist, they are expressed in a unique way. I’ve always admired … Continue reading Matt Maratea Links With Souly Had For Light-Hearted Double Drop “Couple M’s”

NY’s Asoh Black! Releases a Fiery Remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” to Kick Off the Year

To kick off the new year, New York’s own Asoh Black! begins his #AsohAttacks series, in which he releases 11 songs over the course of 11 weeks culminating with the release of a full project, with a remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” carrying the name of HITS (accompanied with a video by Train Productions). The track is accurately named and bodes well for the future … Continue reading NY’s Asoh Black! Releases a Fiery Remix of Travis Scott’s “Backyard” to Kick Off the Year

Ziyaad Luceō Drops An Anime Tribute To New EP “Late Night Calls” (Video)

For longtime readers of FFD, you know our guy Ziyaad Luceō – an R&B vocalist who isn’t afraid to experiment. A month ago (at the time of this release) we received a full length from the mysterious vocalist, and it exceeded expectations. Late Night Calls has a fluid storyline that was open to interpretation but also hit home for myself and many others. Always full of surprises, … Continue reading Ziyaad Luceō Drops An Anime Tribute To New EP “Late Night Calls” (Video)

Vonte, Matt Whise & Brittani Jenae Drop A Sensual Visual to ”Greenlight”

If you’ve been following flowsfordays for awhile, you know Vonte & Matt Whise. For those that don’t, let me catch you up. Both are talented, lyrical beasts, and some of the most consistent MC’s you’ll find in Chicago. In September, they released a fierce collab with the lovely Brittani Jenae titled Greenlight. The song is a seductive and radio-friendly hit that strays far away from corniness and … Continue reading Vonte, Matt Whise & Brittani Jenae Drop A Sensual Visual to ”Greenlight”

Soule Brings Fun To The Chicago Hip Hop Scene With New Visual “Rainbow Road”

My readers may be surprised about this post – but let me explain. Soule is an upbeat, positive, and easily lovable Chicagoian who loves having fun. His newest visual Rainbow Road is a joy to watch. Weed, partying, cash, and alcohol are abundant, but it’s all innocent and celebratory. Soule seems to love life and has an infectious personality. The song has the same mentality – … Continue reading Soule Brings Fun To The Chicago Hip Hop Scene With New Visual “Rainbow Road”

Jesse James’ Drops An Eeerie Visual To Freestyled Track “Greezy”

After dropping his recent mixtape HAM, Jesse James is already back to work. The Greezy visual dropped on Halloween, and I sadly missed it. Greezy is actually a freestyle, although it is dope enough to be a single. No info is given on the videographer, but he or she created a cinematic short horror movie. Colors and angles were perfectly executed to showcase Jesse’s flawless flow that … Continue reading Jesse James’ Drops An Eeerie Visual To Freestyled Track “Greezy”

Skipp Whitman Drops His Most Cinematic Work Yet In Ieerie Visual to “Goodnight”

LA’s Skipp Whitman has hit the flowsfordays’ pages a number of times – all in video form. There’s no doubt he puts out quality visuals in their clarity, direction, and distincy personality. Although Whitman can be a jokster – there’s always a message behind his rhymes, most evident on his newest, Goodnight. The Sebastian Ruiz directed visual (with cuts by Teddy Roxpin) is definitely thematic, and … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Drops His Most Cinematic Work Yet In Ieerie Visual to “Goodnight”

Chicago’s Fairplay Drops An Epic Two Part Visual In “Both & Free Smoke”

My man Fairplay has been tearing things up in the deep underground of Chicago. Thanks to his presence on social media, (most notably Instagram) he is finally getting his due respect. He records at a rapid pace, staying releveant with singles, albums, compilation tapes, and visuals. Just a few weeks aftet dropping his second compilation tape Family and Money 2 (City of Hate) he’s back with … Continue reading Chicago’s Fairplay Drops An Epic Two Part Visual In “Both & Free Smoke”

Zip Dot Is Back With A Bar Heavy Track & Video, “Midnight”

Zip Dot has had a landmark year. The Chicago MC has dropped 10 songs in 2017 alone, and none have missed the mark. With the help of both SoundCloud and YouTube, Zip has built a strong (and growing) fan base. If you’ve been rocking with us for awhile, you already know I’m a huge fan of his work and get geeked when something new impacts. He loves to … Continue reading Zip Dot Is Back With A Bar Heavy Track & Video, “Midnight”

Skipp Whitman Returns With A Concept Video To Standout Track “Comfortable”

It’s been a minute since I’ve heard from Skipp Whitman – an MC who takes a unique and often humorous approach to his visuals. There is no doubt he has wordplay for days, and a strong hold on how to present topics such as mental illness, addiction, and in his newest – money troubles. Comfortable is directed by AJ LODGE who beautifully puts together a concept … Continue reading Skipp Whitman Returns With A Concept Video To Standout Track “Comfortable”

Joel Q Gets Reflective In His Newest Dinero Films’ Visual “Daniel”

I had the pleasure of watching easily one of my favorite Chicago MC’s perform last night at the Illinoize show. This was the first time I saw Joel Q live which was special for me as I’ve been admiring and writing about his music for quite some time. He is low-key yet captivating on stage – his bars flow effortlessly and I focused on him … Continue reading Joel Q Gets Reflective In His Newest Dinero Films’ Visual “Daniel”

Kay Smith – Last Time (Video)

Kay Smith is a budding Chicago rapper with a flawless track record. After 4 solid SoundCloud releases, he’s proven his worth as an emcee. Last March he dropped a great record titled Do We Have A Problem?? cementing him as an artist to watch. Today he’s switched it up with a visual to Last Time, a song that was released a year ago. It’s my personal favorite from … Continue reading Kay Smith – Last Time (Video)

Izzy Strange – No Commercials (Video)

Just last month Izzy Strange dropped the project of his career in A Good Day 2 B The Bad Guy. It featured a host of Chicago mainstays like Nate Fox, Mick Jenkins and Netherfriends. Before the tape he released 2 dope visuals in God’s Got A Gun + Real Love, (peep both here) which served as a nice appetizer to the full course meal that was AGD2BTBG. … Continue reading Izzy Strange – No Commercials (Video)

Jae Haze (feat. Ya Ya White) – Glow Up (Video)

I’ve known Jae Haze for years – as an artist, friend, and supporter. I interviewed fellow R.A.N. member Weasel Sims 4 years ago, and was soon introduced to his music. His songs and albums are the definition of hip hop; rugged, energetic, bar heavy, and ever flowing. He has never disappointed. Chicago players respect dude, as he’s been featured on FakeShoreDrive countless times, rocked shows, and worked … Continue reading Jae Haze (feat. Ya Ya White) – Glow Up (Video)

flowsfordays Premiere: KeVon + JXHN SCXTT – Money Bags (Video)

It’s always nice when an artist reaches out for a premiere. While I don’t always accept, I always appreciate the gesture and interest. Budding Chicago rapper KeVon hit me up a few days ago with a google drive link to this very visual. I immediately gravitated towards it; even more so because of the excellent production from flowsforday’s frequenter Jxhn Scxtt. We’ve been writing about Jxhn’s … Continue reading flowsfordays Premiere: KeVon + JXHN SCXTT – Money Bags (Video)

C$ (feat. Breezy) – Glory (Video)

We’ve had our eye on Chicago emcee C$ since he submitted his song Brand New back in October. We dissected the song with him, and even featured it on our best of list for 2016. Since then he’s dropped a few loosies, prepping us for his monstrous album #ProjectWave. We also posted a review, urging everyone to at least give it one full listen. Just a few days … Continue reading C$ (feat. Breezy) – Glory (Video)

Joel Q – Thank God (feat. Alexander Bane, Breeze, Brotha Gif + Law Tha Dragon) (Video)

A socially conscious visual and a dope song? Sign me up. This was given to us today in the form of Joel Q’s Thank God. Joel is a talented rapper out of Chicago who has linked with Illanoize, super videographer Dinero Films, and flowsfordays favorites Breeze and Law Tha Dragon for this conceptual video. The video is all about embracing local black owned businesses and artists to … Continue reading Joel Q – Thank God (feat. Alexander Bane, Breeze, Brotha Gif + Law Tha Dragon) (Video)

Tara Terra – Feel Better (Video)

We usually don’t feature genres outside of hip hop, but today we had to make an exception. Tara Terra is a Champaign/Chicago group that uses aspects of country, indie rock, and pop to make music. They are set to drop their debut 10 track album at the end of May, and in preparation have released single Like the Clothes, which has already reached over 1K streams. While the single was … Continue reading Tara Terra – Feel Better (Video)