Boldy James and The Alchemist connected to create one of 2020’s earliest must-listen-to projects with The Price of Tea in China, a 12-track, 48-minute offering so polished and concise that not a moment was wasted between the Detroit veteran’s lyricism and Alan The Chemist’s golden-era hip-hop samples.
Today, The Alchemist taps longtime collaborator Evidence for a guest verse on “Grey October.” The lo-fi Stephen Vanasco visual obscures Boldy’s face throughout his bars with a series of out-of-focus and dimly lit shots, all while the Detroit veteran waxes poetic about his days being involved in the drug trade. The visual may even hint at a New Era x Boldy Detroit Tigers collaboration with a quick half-second shot. Evidence’s introspective feature is among the project’s best, too.
Watch “Grey October” above and stream Boldy’s full project below. In more music updates, JPEGMAFIA returned for a new “Millennium Freestyle”.