Same Damn Thang
Ghostface Killah, Boldy James & Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire
There are a ton of dope tracks in the “Rubble Kings” documentary by Adult Swim and Mass Appeal, and we're highlighting one of our favorites. The three spitters each take a turn on the mic, going in on Little Shalimar’s moody, stuttering production. No fancy stuff either, just straight up lyricism from each emcee.
Boldy James & Bully Boys
After hitting us with the track “Trouble In The Neighborhood” a couple weeks back, Detroit artist Boldy James decides to return to the scene today with The Bully Boys for a new song called “Roses,” from the Bully Boys’ upcoming “untitled” project that’s dropping in early 2016.
Jake Barker Feat. Boldy James
Production duo Blended Babies have made a name for themselves through their work with Asher Roth, Freddie Gibbs, and more, and now they're teaming up wis rising singer Jake Barker for a joint project. As usual, the duo provide some psychedelic sounds, built off of live instrumentation that involves guitars and horns.
Trouble In The Neighborhood
Boldy James Feat. Peechie Green
Boldy James made a splash earlier this year when he dropped Trapper's Alley 2. Now he drops "Trouble in the Neighborhood" two weeks after dropping "Golden Empire," perhaps he is gearing up for another mixtape?
Boldy James Feat. Redi Rock & Fast Lane
Boldy James shared his impressive Trapper's Alley 2 mixtape at the top of the year, and since then he's mainly been focusing on filming music videos for the project's many highlights. Today, he's given us a brand new record, teaming up with Redi Rock and Fast Lane as Bully Boys, and the name is pretty spot-on for their new mean-mugging anthem, "Golden Empire."
Boldy James Feat. JMSN
Long-time fans of JMSN might recall that the artist used to go by Christian TV, and when he was using that name, he put out a track called "Girl I Used To Know" featuring a little-known Detroit rapper Boldy James. The two Detroit natives finally re-connect on Boldy's new mixtape Trapper's Alley 2, which we just premiered this afternoon. Their collaboration is a stand-out record from the mixtape, and caps off the project's 20 tracks.
Bet That Up
Boldy James Feat. Kevin Gates & Snootie Wild
Boldy James is back today as we approach the release of Trapper's Alley 2. The mixtape is finally due out on Friday, and before that time, he's hitting us with one of the most anticipated collaborations on the project, "Bet That Up." The track is complete with two other street hustlers, Kevin Gates and Snootie Wild, as well as production from GoGrizzly. GoGrizzly is a new collaborator to Boldy, but obviously the two have chemistry as he handled the majority of the production on Trapper's Alley 2.
After giving us a throwaway track the other week, Boldy James is back today with an official drop off his upcoming mixtape Trapper's Alley 2. The Mass Appeal-signed rapper is prepping his highly anticipated follow up to his debut mixtape for February 27th.
In My Zone
We know a lot of you are still sleeping on my dude Boldy James. We're hoping to change that by the time we premiere his new mixtape, Trapper's Alley 2, on February 27th. We recently had Boldy in an episode of On The Come Up, which hopefully shed some light on the Detroit native for a few potential fans, and today we're continuing the lesson with a new leak.
Detroit Vs. Everybody (Remix)
Trick-Trick Feat. DeJ Loaf, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Sino, Marv Won, Payroll, Hydro, Boldy James, Big Gov, Kid Vishis, Big Herk & More
This is a dope look. After Eminem and Shady Records put out the "Detroit Vs. Everybody" record featuring the city's highest-profile rappers, now the label has shared an official remix that gives under-appreciated rappers the spotlight. Helmed by Trick Trick, the new remix features Dej Loaf (who gets a verse of her own this time), Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Sino, Marv Won, Payroll, Hydro, Boldy James, Big Gov, Kid Vishis, Big Herk, Icewear Vezzo, Detroit Che, Calicoe & Diezel the Hitman.
Don’t Eeen Trip
Fatboi Fresh Feat. Boldy James & Mic Terror
Back in 2013, Fatboi Fresh and Boldy James collaborated on "Money", and today they've joined forces once again for the busy mixtape cut, "Don't Een Trip". Featuring some guitar-tapping paired with some hard 808s, the beat is reminiscent of the work of Beat Blockaz, who are know for their work with G-Side. As frenetic as the backdrop is, Boldy and Fatboi remain poised with their elegant D-Boy boasts. The track appears on the brand new Crib 2 mixtape from The Mixtape Mechaniks, which is available now.
50 Foot Razor Blade
Boldy James Feat. Peechie Green
Boldy James is prepping a follow up to his extremely dope yet overlooked debut mixtape Trapper's Alley: Pros And Cons. Before Trapper's Alley 2 arrives, we highly recommend getting familiar with the first Trapper's Alley here. Since he dropped that, his name has gained a bit more weight, as he inked a deal with the Nas-helmed Mass Appeal record label.
Fat Raps (Remix)
Big Sean Feat. Chuck Inglish, Asher Roth, King Chip, Dom Kennedy & Boldy James
When Big Sean was coming up his mixtape grind was on point. He dropped three instalments in his Finally Famous series, with the third and final arriving in 2010. He later followed it up with a debut album of the same name, but that didn't really stack up to the mixtapes so we'll gloss over it.
Boldy James recently announced his signing with the new Nas-helmed label, Mass Appeal records. Before he gives us his official debut for the label, the Detroit rapper will hit us with his mixtape, Trapper's Alley 2. Today, Boldy shares the first record from the project, the unrelenting banger, "Crunchin". We were already expecting big things following the solid, Alchemist produced album, My 1st Chemistry Set, but the new track has set the bar even higher.
No Hate In My Blood
Boldy James Feat. Peechie Green
Detroit rapper Boldy James has experienced a recent popularity boost, thanks to a Nas co-sign and resulting contract with his new Mass Appeal imprint. Today, he and Peechie Green deliver a new version of Jim Jones, Future and Young Scooter's "Way The Game Goes," entitled "No Hate In My Blood." Retaining the original track's KE On The Track beat, this track is a bit of a change up for Boldy James, as he's more accustomed to working with beats by The Alchemist, J Dilla and Chuck Inglish, none of whom have ever made a song as trappy as "Way The Game Goes."
Willie The Kid Feat. S-Class Sonny & Boldy James
The last we heard from Willie The Kid was "Avalon", a Roc Marciano-assisted track which used the same sample as Dr. Dre's iconic single, "The Next Episode".His new track, which collects verses from S-Class Sonny and Boldy James is a similarly hazy affair, built off of another dusty sample, and carried by the charisma of the rappers involved.
Word Of Mouth (Remix)
SAYITAINTTONE Feat. Icewear Vezzo, Boldy James & Oba Rowland
Bump Word Of Mouth (Remix), the latest cut from SAYITAINTTONE featuring Icewear Vezzo, Boldy James & Oba Rowland on the assist. It was released on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Things are improving for SAYITAINTTONE with each new offering, and Word Of Mouth (Remix) is certainly no exception. It's a worthy addition to the SAYITAINTTONE's catalogue, which has seen much evolution as of late. We're definitely anticipating the next step.
Willie The Kid Feat. Boldy James
Give Ain't Nothing a listen - it's a new offering from Willie The Kid, featuring Boldy James. It was dropped on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. Willie The Kid's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Ain't Nothing will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Willie The Kid has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Willie The Kid has in store.
Kuniva Feat. Jon Connor, Boldy James & Guilty Simpson
Stream Michiganish, the newest drop from Kuniva which features Jon Connor, Boldy James & Guilty Simpson. The cut was released on Thursday, November 7th, 2013. Kuniva continues to impress with each new leak, and Michiganish is no exception. It's strengthens Kuniva's already impressive body of work, which has seen positive change over the years. We're most definitely anticipating Kuniva's next offering.
Dusty McFly Feat. Royce Da 5'9" & Boldy James
Dusty McFly's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Wow (Prod. by Yola Gang) is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since Dusty McFly stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.