Short & Brief: At 25 the drill music legend’s beam shines brighter than ever.

Short & Brief: At 25 the drill music legend’s beam shines brighter than ever.

Editor's Note: A special thank-you to Le'Onna Arrington for graciously allowing me to use this photograph as cover art. Her lens captured the essence of the G Herbo's '25' Tour and what it felt in the House of Blues Cleveland. It was all love! Be sure to check out her Instagram: Shotsbylele for more photographic [...]

Short & Brief: The Last Rose Petal Tour was a sensational farewell.

Short & Brief: The Last Rose Petal Tour was a sensational farewell.

Originally written Nov. 17 Short & Brief: A rose garden for R&B's beloved Rose In Harlem was in full effect Tuesday night in The Filmore Detroit as Teyana Taylor took center stage for a final bow. It's a bittersweet consideration, looking at the trajectory of R&B without new releases from Teyana Taylor. It's an even more [...]

Short & Brief: It’s more than heartbreak with Summer Walker.

Short & Brief: It’s more than heartbreak with Summer Walker.

Originally written Nov. 5. Summer Walker Still Over It (LVRN/Interscope). Short Brief: If you had any doubts about the potential trajectory of Summer Walker's career, Still Over It is very telling of what's to come. The sophomore album delves deep into storytelling, causing fierce reactions from fans — who took no issues with engaging in cyber confrontation against [...]

Short & Brief: No skips for The Don + Hit-Boy.

Short & Brief: No skips for The Don + Hit-Boy.

'What You Expect' Big Sean & Hit-Boy (FF to Def Entertainment LLC. / Def Jam Recordings). Short & Brief: Big Sean and Hit-Boy released an EP, What You Expect, closing out October. However, it feels like this might have been an attempt to close out the year. Now for the real spill: What You Expect [...]

Short & Brief: Life of a DON is a plush escape.

Short & Brief: Life of a DON is a plush escape.

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 [...]