First Spin Friday: December 10th’s Edition.

First Spin Friday: December 10th’s Edition.

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 [...]

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: 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: Nardo Wick emptied the clip with “Who Want Smoke?? (Remix)”.

Short & Brief: Nardo Wick emptied the clip with “Who Want Smoke?? (Remix)”.

Originally written Oct. 8, 2021. Short & Brief: Nardo Wick wreaked havoc with the release of "Who Want Smoke ?" and he spun the block with some friends to do more of the same on Friday. Now, when I say friends, I'm talking heavy hitters such as Lil Durk, 21 Savage, and G.Herbo. As a [...]

Short & Brief: How did I miss a Wale drop?

Short & Brief: How did I miss a Wale drop?

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 [...]