Mike Shabb & Boldy James Chomp Like "Big Piranhas" On New Single: Stream

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Bo Jackson and Shabb keep a no-skip policy.

Mike Shabb and Boldy James are here to remind people tuning into hip-hop this week for the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef that there's much more to offer this week. Moreover, they just dropped an excellent new single, "Big Piranhas," which is one of the more haunting and coolly confident rap tracks that you'll hear this week. This also continues a prolific run of collaborations for Bo, including "Stories & Lessons" with Jay Exodus and "No Fighting" with Real Bad Man, Elcamino, and the Black Soprano Family. As for his Montréal partner on this cut, he is releasing an album very soon and also handles production here.

Furthermore, this beat's combination of faint vocal samples, shrill synths, dramatic piano chords, and cavernous but tom-heavy percussion creates an immediately entrancing atmosphere. Given both Boldy James and Mike Shabbs' prowess as MCs, it's no wonder that they're able to turn this instrumental bed into a place to deliver some sharp bars amid their gritty narrations of hardship. The "Live From The Roxy" spitter has a killer shoe brand stanza here, whereas Shabb provides sharp and vivid imagery like "Can’t even wrap his head around the fact he got a square face." It might not be the most eventful song production-wise in its evolution, but there's a lot of vivid penmanship here that will keep listeners engaged.

Mike Shabb & Boldy James' "Big Piranhas": Stream & Watch The Music Video

Meanwhile, at this point, we can only guess as to what Boldy James will bless us with next, as he's been no less prolific since dropping his Penalty Of Leadership album with Nicholas Craven earlier this year. Mike Shabb does have something on the way, and that's no less exciting. If you haven't checked out "Big Piranhas" yet, find it on your preferred streaming service and peep some standout bars further down. Check out the music video above and let us know what you thought of it in the comments section below. As always, check back in with HNHH for more great music drops around the clock.

Quotable Lyrics
New Off-White VaporMax, I’m on my fourth run
Posted in the slums with that stick out like a sore thumb
The 580 cherry color but the Porsche plum
All the work A1, ain’t talkin’ bout no Force 1’s

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.