I’m currently watching my beloved Patriots flop like a European soccer player, but as a lifelong fan I know it’s not the first time we’ve sucked in the playoffs? I may be hurt now, but at least I’ve been Down This Road before. Luckily some people have more important things to think about than petty sports allegiances, like Flow Official, a Miami-based crew making their DJBooth debut with Down This Road, an anthem for everyone struggling to make it through hard times (which these days is pretty much everyone). Comprised of group members Omniscient, Emo, A Priest Classik and Sic Vic, here Flow Official has recruited producer Miami Beat Wave for a seriously catchy beat perfect for their intelligently hard flows. Add in a guest verse from the exclamatory !Mayday! and we’ve got the kind of uplifting hip-hop we could all us more of… a lot more of. Those hungry for more organically rooted hip-hop should be sure to check our Flow Official’s new album Architects, available now.