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:
- Pony Down Intro
- Nu Wave
- Cartier featuring El Camino
- Brick Van Exel
- Long Live Julio
- Monte Cristo
- Cardinal Sin
- 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.
Jay Versace began as a star on Vine then viral videos on Instagram and now a respected producer. He did a great job on the whole album.
Boldy James album run is insane.
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) August 14, 2020
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.
Deep voiced rappers >>>>>
I'm talking 2Pac, Rick Ross, Freddie Gibbs, Meechy Darko, Pop Smoke, Maxo Kream, Benny The Butcher, Conway… also dudes like Chief Keef, Pusha T, No Malice, Jadakiss, Tee Grizzley, Ghostface Killah, Jay Rock, Boldy James. That gnarly shit.
— Chief Squidward (@8_GUNS_LIKE) August 12, 2020
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.
Bro, @JAYVERSACE might be the toughest producer in the game right now. That new Boldy James tape goes crazy
— Remington Walker (@plaquemamba) August 15, 2020
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.
Boldy James is 38 and got signed to Griselda less than a year ago and is dropping his Griselda debut tonight.
age is just a number. don't let people or social media trick you into thinking you have to rush your path to success.
do your best and you'll get there.
— sto the last. (@BigSto) August 13, 2020
The Final Verdict on The Versace Tape
8.1 out of 10.
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