"He's a maverick and a chameleon simultaneously. Never bound to an orthodox but versed enough to step into any elite room all while exuding his resolute authenticity."
Originally written Oct. 8, 2021 Life of A Don Don Toliver (Cactus Jack/ Atlantic) Short & Brief: Don Toliver's Life of a Don is a wildly cinematic album that leads its listeners through the sinuous roads of vices and virtues. It feels like buckling into a high-speed roller coaster while intoxicated (not that I've lived to [...]
Originally written Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Short & Brief: Wale and J. Cole decided that the fourth quarter was the perfect time to celebrate women's body positivity by indulging in booty praise, no matter the size. "Poke it out. I wanna see you play whether your Meg The Stallion or Coi Leray" - J. Cole "Poke [...]
*original written Oct. 1. 2021* 'Expensive Pain' Meek Mill (Dream Chasers/ Roc Nation). Short and brief: money brings about its own issues, and if you need a reminder, Meek Mill is here to serve just that. Expensive Pain, the Philly rapper's 5th studio album, chronicles the woes of yesterday and the current price tag of [...]
When it all quakes: A reflection on releasing pain. If all goes as planned, this post will be published on Sunday, which will mark one week since my uncle’s homegoing service. The coincidence is awkwardly fitting for me because this post is ALL about transitions — something I’ve been subconsciously avoiding for months now, perhaps [...]
Lately, I’ve been feeling like nothing is in my control… Between COVID-19 and changes occurring in my personal life, I feel like my will to accept what is and let go of what isn’t has been tested daily. I can only parallel my personal experiences to what’s been occurring globally. As we continue to live [...]