Album Review: One and Only by Sheff G (8/10)

Distributed by: Empire Distribution

Producers: Great John, Others

Just months after Pop-Smoke’s tragic death, there’s an obvious successor to the King of Brooklyn Drill. He goes by the name Sheff G, and his latest project One and Only is a firm footprint on the historical path of drill rap. Sheff G is gifted in many ways, from the smooth but heavy vocal tone of his melodic bars to his ability to depict themes of personal loss and loyalty behind a typically aggressive lyrical exterior. This is especially evident in the first track (and one of my personal favorites), “2nd Intro.” “Lost so many of my dogs, think I need a leash.” One of Sheff’s favorite ad-libs is a weighty “look,” after each bar. It’s safe to say we should all be looking now.