The Come Up: Boldy James

“Cities like L.A. and New York, even down south in cities like New Orleans, the wild cities where a lot of murder, drug trafficking go on, that's basically what Detroit has been all my life," says Boldy James. "It's been a place where if you don't adapt to your surroundings the hood will take you under." The 30-year-old Motor City rapper, who build his buzz last month with the release of his Alchemist-produced debut album My 1st Chemistry Set, doesn’t hide from his hard knock past. “Growing up around here man, it means the world to me because everything I ...

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