The Alchemist & Boldy James - Bo Jackson
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Based on 706 ratings
2021 Ratings: #52
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84
Beats Per Minute

As grave as it is grand, Bo Jackson is an album that feels deceptively immediate. The Alchemist has opened the doors wide on this one, inviting us in without restraint, right into the awaiting jaws of Boldy James’ slickly sinister, bubbling vision.

80
Pitchfork

The Detroit rapper and the famed producer rejoin forces for a spare, melancholy, and psychedelic album, solidifying their partnership as one of the most rewarding team-ups in hip-hop.

70
The Needle Drop

Boldy James and The Alchemist's second full-length collab in just over a year arguably outdoes Price of Tea.

Rollo_P
84

Wow. I am not normally a Boldy James guy, Alchemist couldn't even win me over on last year's Price Of Tea. But uh.. this shit is great. No if's, and's, or but's, this is a quality project. Boldy has a bit more enthusiasm in his voice then normal, and it does great to compliment the always-sensational production from Alc. Not only that, but all the features on this album absolutely knock it out of the park. Freddie on that sinister Fake Flowers beat is perfect, as gritty and rough as you could ... read more

PelicanManners
79

As the year comes to an end. I would like to thank all of you for being a wonderful community. Thanks for all the support and great discussions. I started out the year with around 40 followers, so it’s quite crazy to me how much my account has grown. I really do appreciate all of the support I’ve received on my reviews. I wish all of you a Happy New Year!

Now on to the record. Even though i stated, that i liked the highs on “Super Tecmo Bo” more. I feel like this is a ... read more

ka1
87

I now crown this as Boldy James's best album to date. Boldy's flow seems to have massively improved since Price of Tea in China. The Alchemist's production on here rivals that of Alfredo. With lyrical heavyweights like Roc Marciano, Benny the butcher, Freddie, and Earl, Bo Jackson is another win to Boldy and Al's discog as well as one of the best hip hop releases to come out this year so far.

Fav Tracks: E.P.M.D., Turpentine, Fake Flowers, 3rd Person

90

he rhymed cancer with adam sandler why people don't love boldy

SomeGuy55
75

The Alchemist knows how to produce FR

jim_o_thy
65

Bars? Bars. Bars! This album is pretty much what you expect from one of these Alchemist collab projects. A nice hardcore rapper spitting merciless beats about selling drugs, making money, gang shit all over some lavish beats full of echoey piano and dreamy textures. My biggest issue with Bo Jackson is Boldy himself. Though the bars and flows are immaculate, his delivery is a little unenthusiastic. Which of course is a stylistic choice, and I'm not against it necessarily, but it's just a little ... read more

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Added on: July 23, 2021