The Versace Tape

Boldy James - The Versace Tape
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 160 ratings
2020 Ratings: #726
Liked by 4 people
August 14, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Griselda / Label
Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap / Genres
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On his third album of 2020 and first for Griselda Records, the Detroit rapper continues to pry open windows onto his past, soul, and psyche.

Undoubtedly his weakest project this year. The instrumentals are quite nice, it’s the smooth mafioso production one would expect from Griselda. Boldy is the one punching bellow his weight here. He just lacks the certain charisma he had on previous projects, his lyrics are also a bit worse than before. Overall it’s still a solid mixtape, i just think he should be careful not to oversaturate the market with his music.

Yeah I went on a Boldy review binge, had to review everything he ... read more
I think Boldy James is good but man he just gets really dull after a few songs. He needs to switch his flow or tone at times or SOMETHING. I've listened to two of his projects and he's gotten carried by good production in both.

Favorite tracks: Monte Cristo
Least favorite: Cartier
I still can't get into Boldy James' delivery and voice, but that's not the worst part of this project. Boldy did his thing here and if you're a fan you'll definitely enjoy him. What holds this album back and is the weakest part is the production. Jay Versace provides production on the whole album and it feels very amateurish and barebones. I understand if they were going for a more minimal sound, but I find Boldy doesn't quite mesh well with that style of production.

The album is only 23 ... read more
After signing with Griselda Records back in March, Boldy James releases his first project on the label. For me, this is another Boldy James release that doesn’t have much worth coming back to or remembering. Many tracks here need to be longer and this really hinders the album. The album goes by very quickly at only 23 minutes, so much of the material feels rushed and not thought out. This album reminds me of FGIAAG 2, which is an album where Westside Gunn plays it somewhat basic and lazy ... read more
More high quality raps from Boldy, even if it's not your favorite of his this year, it has the potential to open him up to a much larger fan base.
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Added on: August 6, 2020