Boldy James & The Alchemist- “Super Tecmo Bo” (Album Review)

Boldy James & The Alchemist- “Super Tecmo Bo” (Album Review)

Teaming up for the second time this year, Boldy James and The Alchemist’s Super Tecmo Bo is a more intimate experience that solidifies the duo as one of the best rapper-producer parings of our generation. With nine tracks and only one feature, the lp certainly isn’t as action-packed as its predecessor but instead is a way more intimate look into some of Boldy’s most chilling stories. With every new project, it seems the Detroit mc is getting slightly more comfortable with revealing more of his troubled past, and with some of his darkest tales being featured here, Boldy’s improved wordplay allows him to set up these moments in super intricate ways. As always, The Alchemist continues to grow as a beatmaker and curator as his glamorous score perfectly complements the direction of Boldy’s writing. Through tracks like “Moth in The Flame” and “Guilt,” the 39-year-old rapper is so vulnerable and open about his dealings with death and imprisonment, but with his cold-hearted delivery and lyrical daggers, he never allows his traumas to crack the gangster persona he has done a phenomenal job of building up throughout his career. While overall, Boldy may not be reinventing the wheel with this project, hearing him and The Alchemist further grow as a duo and deliver another exciting effort filled with minor improvements is more than enough to make a great album.

Rating: 7.8/10

Top 5 Songs:

  1. Bumps and Bruises
  2. Moth in The Flame
  3. Guilt
  4. Francois
  5. No Laughing Matter

Written By: Mr. Fantastic

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