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The Versace Tape by Boldy James (Review)



The Versace Tape by Boldy James (Review)

Detroit rapper and now official Griselda member, Boldy James is back with his third effort of the year with “The Versace Tape”.  The project features 10 tracks produced entirely by social media sensation, Jay Versace. It also features guest appearances from Westside Gunn, El Camino, and Keisha Plum.

The Versace Tape By Boldy James Track List:

  1. Pony Down Intro
  2. Maria
  3. Nu Wave
  4. Cartier featuring El Camino
  5. Brick Van Exel
  6. Long Live Julio
  7. Monte Cristo
  8. Cardinal Sin
  9. Bentayga
  10. Roxycontin featuring Westside Gunn and Keisha Plum

Boldy James is official

Back in February, hip-hop fans rejoiced as Boldy James signed to the Griselda team. Boldy’s flair for mixing high fashion and art with street talk made him an easy fit with the group of MCs.

The Versace Tape by Boldy James

James’s prolific output and consistency makes him a seamless fit for Griselda.

The world was introduced to Jay Versace’s producer chops on Westside Gunn’s “Versace” off the instant classic, “Pray For Paris” album.

The instrumentals all feel and sound the same, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Boldy James’s deep vocals feel right at home as he “tap dances” from track to track.

The Chemistry

Jay Versace has established his own sound and has become one of the more sought out, up and coming producers in hip-hop. The social media star has carved out his own niche in the game and fans are showing him love and gratitude. Versace’s sound is a mixture of greats like Alchemist and the late great J. Dilla. Versace’s chemistry with the Boldface MC is very similar to Boldy’s and Alchemist, as a matter of fact.

The Versace Tape is a worthy follow up to Manger on McNichols as well as Album of the Year contender, The Price Of Tea In China. Standout tracks include Cartier featuring El Camino, Long Live Julio, Cardinal Sin, Brick Van Exel and Roxycontin featuring Westside Gunn and Keisha Plum.


Boldy James’s official Griselda debut lives up to the hype. The Detroit veteran delivers a solid album that fits along side his fellow Griselda compadres.

The Final Verdict on The Versace Tape

The only thing missing from “The Versace Tape” is the presence of Conway the Machine and Benny the Butcher. A verse from either would have sent this album over the top. Solid body of work.

8.1 out of 10.

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Randell M Thomas Jr| Twitter: @SavageRandy18| IG: @SavageRandy18

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