Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

Poetic hip hop has been an important facet of the genre since it’s humble beginnings in the late ’70s. It became essential as hip hop grew, shown by the likes of Public Enemy, The Wutang Clan, Nas, and many more. Substance and subject matter declined in the late ’90s in terms of mainstream attention, but … More Mayhem (of EMS) Shows Us That Truth is a Hard Thing to Face In His Brilliant New Lyric Video ‘They Don’t Know’

YoungMe Turns Trials & Tribulations Into Positivity In New Music Video ‘City Lights’

International recording artist YoungMe has a knack for creating cross-genre hits that combine lyricism, well selected beats, and an understanding of song structure. His latest album, Risks & Rewards, is full of the aforementioned, along with introspection and uptempo jams. The highlight of the project, City Lights (featuring Radio3000) has just gotten the visual treatment … More YoungMe Turns Trials & Tribulations Into Positivity In New Music Video ‘City Lights’

Ron Parks Drops Killer New Music Video ‘Closed Captioning’

A hot beat is a hot beat. But when you have an artist like Ron Parks over it, the song only amplifies. Closed Captions in both video and track form is killer. Everyone involved truly played their part, from the director LeotheLeo to the producer Frank Yates, to Ron himself. Ron is able to use … More Ron Parks Drops Killer New Music Video ‘Closed Captioning’

FFD Premiere: Jordan Caesar & Bianca – ‘August’ (Music Video)

Rarely do I find myself with tears welled when a rapper comes out with a love song. The difference between Jordan Caesar’s and well…anyone else’s is how it completely embraces relationships. There is no corny ‘I want to fuck you’ vibe or outlandish ‘you fucked me over’ or ‘I am so happy we met’ corniness. … More FFD Premiere: Jordan Caesar & Bianca – ‘August’ (Music Video)

Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

We all deal with day to day, month to month, year to year, or lifetime struggles – whether big or small. I find it easiest to tap into the experience of others through writing, or music. Anyone can make a track addressing specific trials and tribulations – but it’s the artists that move you, capture … More Chicago Emcee Loovy Shows Power & Resilience In His Latest Music Video ‘GLORY’

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