Chicago is home to many talented hip hop artists setting styles and trends, and its streets breed some of the coldest emcees to rock the mic. Fatel Flows among one of them, coming out of Little Village of Chicago, with some raw verses when he drops his beats. Expressing his thoughts about the rough terrain and lifestyle of living in the south west side, Fatel Flows gives listeners an idea of the day to day life in the streets of Chicago. His recent releases emphasize just that with a music video and a dope beat!
Releasing a music video last summer, COKE LINES would be the first single from his upcoming album SLY, SLICK & WICKED. Working with Kwervo Films, Fatel Flows sets himself in Chicago’s urban environment at night, treading over train tracks, dim lit bridges ways, cuts and alleyways, visually setting a tone for the mood. The beat, produced by BugNBeats, comes in and creates a sinister vibe to complete the energy of the video, using a violin and a soft melody. Fatel Flows comes in heavy with the beat, versin’ about his hustle in the booth and on the streets! He embraces it in his lyrics, “This is for the streets, the real motha f***az who never made it… living day to day, out here maintainin’. Lord knows its tough.” Ending that verse before he hits the chorus with “walk this world by my lonely, I have no choice to sin. Dope boy mentality, put your money up, ya know who gonna win,” cementing the energy of the track, with verses just as raw as the beat continues.
The sentiment is carried on into his latest drop, LORD KNOWS featuring Demo Ramirez, his second single from the upcoming SLY, SLICK & WICKED. Written in recovery after an incident where Fatel Flows survives a shooting, just being hit in the leg of four shots, giving more clarity to his experiences in the streets of Chicago, and even his name Fatel Flows. The beat comes in a slow but uplifting, almost a godfather vibe, as if a champion has overcome the odds, using strings on the high notes once again. Fatel outlines his dramatic night as he maintains his attitude as a titan, “it’s still fuck the world, chin up, my chest out. It’s still gang gang, fuck what the rest ’bout.” The chorus is a real gem in this beat, another by BugNBeats, between the production and distorted and unholy vocals, creating a dramatic exit with a the strings on its second turn. Hearing these two tunes sets the bar high for the SLY, SLICK & WICKED LP, we cannot wait to hear more!