Boldy James Rocks His "Brand New Chanel Kicks" On New Nicholas Craven Joint

One of hip-hop's favourite duos has done it again.

BYHayley Hynes

Boldy James is one of the most consistent forces in the genre of hip-hop. He's so dedicated that even a car crash hasn't been able to stop him from sharing his art. On Friday (November 17), he and frequent collaborator Nicholas Craven reunited on "Brand New Chanel Kicks," which markedly finds the lyricist updating listeners on his recovery journey. "Three weeks ago was paralyzed, my people's all was terrified / Been had a blue check, but in the streets you know I'm verified," he raps mid-way through the song.

Elsewhere over Craven's production, James shares that he was wearing a pair of "Brand New Chanel Kicks" when he was finally able to stand up from his wheelchair, hence the name of their collab. "Screws and rods all in my shit. I couldn’t do nothin’, I couldn’t even move my motherf**kin’ toes," the 41-year-old says on the outro, reflecting on how far he's come physically since the January incident.

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Boldy James and Nicholas Craven Are Back on "Brand New Chanel Kicks"

As Stereogum notes, along with the new single came an announcement for the rapper-producer duo's next project, Penalty Of Leadership. More details have yet to arrive. Still, after what we heard on Fair Exchange No Robbery in 2022, we're curious to see what other bars Boldy has ready to go. Thankfully, Craven's beats seem to always provide the Atlanta-born artist with the inspiration he needs to express himself in a clever, candid manner.

Listen to Boldy James' latest collaboration with Nicholas Craven above. If you're feeling "Brand New Chanel Kicks," make sure to add it to your playlist on Spotify/Apple Music. For more HNHH release recommendations, click the clink below to stream our weekly Fire Emoji update.

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Quotable Lyrics:

Had to place another field bet
Invested in the pill press and ran me up a real check
Three weeks ago was paralyzed, my people's all was terrified
Been had a blue check, but in the streets you know I'm verified


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.