I pray we strengthen our roots in our convictions. Resting assured that God is for us, meaning not only who can be against us, but that he has an entire life for us.
Editor’s note: Here’s a little wrap-up from last week’s new releases. If you’re interested in the visual version of our first takes, head over to my Instagram account @bwthebrand. For the written spill: keep scrolling! Lucky Daye’s “Candy Drip”: 10/10 This song was a pleasant surprise as it wasn't originally on my radar. Shout out to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
'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 [...]
“ I do the sh** that they never done/ I see the sh** they could never see/ Honestly I’m really one-of-one/ Honestly, I got no company/ let it breathe/ let it be".- Wale, "Beverly Blvd", Folarin ii Folarin II Wale (Maybach Music Group LLC / Warner Records). Short & Brief: Folarin II feels like a [...]