Boldy James only released his latest album in May, but he’s already gearing up to release his next project — entirely produced by J Dilla. During a recent interview with Phoenix’s Trill store, he revealed his album with the legendary Detroit producer will be dropping soon.
“I’ve actually got an announcement to make,” he said. “You talking about they don’t even know what’s about to happen, you don’t even know what’s about to happen. I got a whole entirely produced J Dilla project that I’m about to drop. I would tell you the name of it, but I had to tell you that. I got the last of the Dilla stash.”
He added, “A lot of people owe their success, you know, not owe their success, but he alley-ooped a lot of people’s success. The list goes on, I’m not about to start name-dropping, but if you don’t know who this guy is, you need to do your history. J Dilla, Detroit, stand up.”
Boldy James was previously featured on J Dilla’s posthumous album Rebirth of Detroit in 2012, appearing on “Detroit Game” alongside The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish.
This isn’t the first time Boldy James has talked about his project with J Dilla. Speaking to HipHopDX in September 2020, he revealed the album featured unreleased production from Dilla.
“I got all types of works,” he said at the time. “[The Alchemist] and I got another plate. I got some Daringer records in the stash. The list goes on, man. You’d be surprised to know I got a whole J Dilla project … unheard J Dilla. I know people who know people, you know. They give me work on the strength.”
Boldy James’ most recent album Killing Nothing was released on May 20 and served as a collaborative project with Real Bad Man. Before that, he dropped Super Tecmo Bo with The Alchemist in December 2021, following their Bo Jackson album just months earlier in August 2021.