Features, Interviews

First Day Feature: Flowerchile discusses her “Just A Feelin” EP

One of the key things that makes music such a universal language is the fact that it evokes so much emotion. Listening to a record can bring you back to an exact moment, causing you to relive that feeling fully and palpably. Beyond that it can also bring you into the world of the artist… Continue reading First Day Feature: Flowerchile discusses her “Just A Feelin” EP

Features, Interviews

First Day Feature: Vaygez Blakk speaks about latest project “Bar Queen” and more

The rise of the female MC in the past few years is a very real thing. Seemingly by the month these days there are more young ladies making their imprint in hip-hop than ever before. Personally I love to see it. Diversity is needed in music in general but even more so in the male… Continue reading First Day Feature: Vaygez Blakk speaks about latest project “Bar Queen” and more

Features, Singles

Marc Hughes Music makes his return with powerful Gospel single “Renew”

Marc Hughes Music is a name we here at 1DF have long supported. His awesome 2016 project "I Am Marc" saw him grow into one of the most sought after singers and songwriters from the Gulf Coast with performances throughout the south and abroad. He's now back with new music that is a bit of… Continue reading Marc Hughes Music makes his return with powerful Gospel single “Renew”

Features, Reviews

First Day Feature: International Joe talks about his upcoming album “Just Landed”, Hip-Hop in Baton Rouge and more

When it comes to colleagues that have an entrepreneurial spirit I would have a hard time thinking of one more fitting for the title than International Joe. The Baton Rouge native has his hands in all types of realms musically. Not only is he a producer, better known as Joe On Tha Track, but he… Continue reading First Day Feature: International Joe talks about his upcoming album “Just Landed”, Hip-Hop in Baton Rouge and more

Features, Reviews

Review: Quincy Jamal and Lester Sanchez make a formidable duo on “Wentworth”

I've always loved music's ability to turn tough circumstances into beautiful art. As a culture born largely in poverty, it's one of the reasons I ride so hard for hip-hop. To come from next to nothing and climb out of it in a way that not only allows you to take care of your family… Continue reading Review: Quincy Jamal and Lester Sanchez make a formidable duo on “Wentworth”

Features, Messages from the team

“Do The Knowledge”: My experience at Jackson Indie Music Week

You ever had a moment that kind of reminded you that you were on the right path? A push forward that just reinvigorates your hustle? As an entrepreneur and just a person in general we can often find ourselves doubting, wondering if your work is even worth it. I can be honest and say that… Continue reading “Do The Knowledge”: My experience at Jackson Indie Music Week

Features, Messages from the team

Remembering Kobe: 8 of my favorite bars mentioning the late great

It's been a few days now since the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, Gianna and everyone else who was aboard that helicopter that day. It still doesn't even feel real. Some people are just larger than life and Kobe was one of them. As a diehard Celtics fan til this day, Kobe was a player… Continue reading Remembering Kobe: 8 of my favorite bars mentioning the late great

Features, Interviews

First Day Feature: Roc Writah discusses his new music, Baltimore rap scene and more

I see a lot of artists come and go in the Baltimore scene, but I’m confident that Roc Writah will be a staple. The brains behind Writah’s Touch LLC, Roc is more than an artist; he’s a creative director and an entrepreneur. He has patience and vision seldom seen in his age range and is very… Continue reading First Day Feature: Roc Writah discusses his new music, Baltimore rap scene and more

Albums/Mixtapes, Features, Reviews

Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

One thing that is certain about life is that you'll go through some things if you keep living it. While some may appear to be better than others, no one truly has a life that is without challenges. What we do to overcome these challenges is a large part of what makes up our character.… Continue reading Review: Rackgang Vante reflects on life with “Thru The Rain” EP

Features, Videos

Premiere: Roc Writah drops off his “0315” visual

Baltimore's Roc Writah seamlessly blends his golden era hip-hop upbringing with more contemporary influences. Roc calls his latest single/music video "a statement on the dreams of an urban boy, wanting to experience the most highs of life with their loved ones"; he wanted the visual to be colorful and vibrant to "show the creations and bright world… Continue reading Premiere: Roc Writah drops off his “0315” visual