AOTY 2020

Manger On McNichols

Boldy James & Sterling Toles - Manger On McNichols
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 99 ratings
2020 Ratings: #25
Liked by 3 people
July 22, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap / Genres
Boldy James / Primary Artists
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The Detroit rapper teams with the producer Sterling Toles for his most forward-thinking, experimental, and personal album.
Slightly better than his album with The Alchemist but mainly due to the fact that Detroit River Rock is one of Boldy James best songs to date, For me, what stops me from liking this more is how the beats and production can feel disjointed to Boldy James rapping and it gets a weird feeling throughout the record but will Boldy James best and most thought provoking lyrics ultimately saving the record a lot. Solid release but some tracks i can see myself not returning to that much.

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i don’t know guys, something about this just... didn’t work for me. Detroit River Rock is the only real highlight, where the dusty beats and Boldy’s dark grimy rapping coexist and elevate each other, but honestly every other song just underwhelmed me. either Boldy’s rapping is too slow, monotonous, and uninteresting, or the live instrumentals just... feel off. i don’t really know how to explain it, but a lot of the time the beats just feel off! wrong! like some ... read more
Oh my God, who is this sterling toles guy, this production is grimey yet lavish, hard yet melodic. Of course boldy just adding so much oomf with his voice & bars
this is what people thought to pimp a butterfly was. this album is amazing. i've been waiting to review this because i really can't put into words how great this is. if it has any faults, it's that some of the shorter tracks should be longer because they're so good. before you listen, you really should read sterling toles' note in the credits about how this album came about. i'll paste it here, but essentially boldy james recorded vocals for all but two songs from 2007-10 over bare-bones ... read more
Boldy knocks it out of the park again
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Track List

  1. Medusa
  2. Welcome to 76
  3. Detroit River Rock
  4. B.B. Butcher
  5. The Middle of Next Month
  6. The Safe (The Womb)
  7. Mommy Dearest (A Eulogy)
  8. Birth of Bold (The Christening)
  9. Requiem
  10. Why Are You In Her(e)?
  11. Got Flicked (The Rebirth) (feat. Louie P. Newton)
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Added on: June 5, 2020