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 [...]

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 [...]

Short & Brief: First Reaction to Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain

Short & Brief: First Reaction to Meek Mill’s Expensive Pain

*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

When it all quakes

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 [...]

From Beginning to End— Without Vision, there’s no Manifestation.

From Beginning to End— Without Vision, there’s no Manifestation.

IF YOU DON’T READ ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS ARTICLE READ THE FOLLOWING: FOLLOW WHAT MAKES YOUR HEAD SPIN IN WONDER, CLAIM IT AS YOUR PASSION, AND MANIFEST IT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT…. BECAUSE YOUR PURPOSE SURELY DOES! Whew, now that I’m done belting that out to you through the screens of your digital [...]