Capturing the culture that makes Detroit what it is.

Tag archive

Sterling Toles

Boldy James: the Rap of a Detroit Hustler (Podcast Interview)

in Introduction by

Boldy James is a rapper with a story many have. Boldy’s voice and approach to telling the story of a hustler is prolific. Born and raised in Detroit from family with Carthage Mississippi roots, Boldy James has spent a lifetime hustling. Boldy’s mixtapes ‘Trapper’s Alley,’ ‘Cosignment,’ and ‘Trapper’s Alley 2’ are music of street knowledge. His artistry welcomed the support of Nas, the Cool Kids, Alchemist, and more. Last week Boldy James and DJ Butter (a Detroit hip-hop legend) released the EP ‘Art of Rock Climbing.’ This feature is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other digital distribution/streaming services.

Detroit is Different Boldy James Podcast Interview:

Boldy’s story of redemption, survival, vulnerability, is explicitly clear through stories of years of hustling. I sit down and have a deep and colorful discussion with Boldy about family, Detroit, sneakers, and Mississippi. Find out about Boldy’s first car, love for lil’ Boosie, impact of Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, and the first time he recorded vocals in the studio.

All Eyez on Me 20 Years Later

in Lyric Breakdown & Background by

February 13, 1996 Tupac Shakur released the double album ‘All Eyez on Me.’ It was his 1st release on Death Row records. After his release from prison in 1995 he recorded the album in 1 month. This is a look back at the music, time, and message of ‘All Eyez on Me.’ Featuring interviews from David Alexander Bullock, Khary WAE Frazier, Yuser Bunchy Shakur, Supa Emcee, and Sterling Toles.

Detroit is Different the Painters: Mr Cliffnote & Sterling Toles

in Introduction by

Clifton ‘Cliffnote’ Perry and Sterling Toles are renaissance men of the hip-hop world. Rap artists, music producers, sketch artists, and painters. Both have spent a lifetime creating cloths, toys, music, and GREAT freestyle raps. Their visual works have been featured on world recognized album art work, comic books with national distribution, art galleries nationally, and urban clothing throughout the hip-hop community. Clifton and Sterling are also two of the people I kill time with in conversations about how art and hip-hop relate.

close
Facebook IconYouTube IconVisit Our BlogVisit Our Blog
Go to Top