Back in February, Boldy James and prolific producer The Alchemist dropped their collaborative project The Price Of Tea In China, which saw 12 tracks and features from Vince Staples, Benny The Butcher, Freddie Gibbs, and Evidence. The duo then upgraded the project, delivering a deluxe edition over the past weekend with four additional tracks for fans to enjoy. One of those tracks, the beautifully sinister “Bernadines” gets a visual that perfectly matches the Detroit rhymer’s street tales:
“Want all the blues and the orange, my niggas so Detroit, Taj Mahal told me pull up, he said he on the court/
A smoker came with thirty bucks, gave her a skimpy dime, told auntie “hurry the f*** up”, she took her sweet time/
I pulled off ‘fore she made it on, she was takin’ too long, Jalisa came at me with nine, gave her two stones/
For bein’ patient, she hate waitin’, I hate takin’ shorts, woke up this morning off the drank, shit had me late for court/”
The Avocado-shot clip keeps things simple and straight to the point, with Boldy James performing the track in different locations around what looks like an abandoned factory at night.
In addition to “Bernadines,” The Price Of Tea In China (Deluxe) features the new cuts “Belvedere”, “Don Flamenco” with Elcamino, and “Pots & Pans” with The Cool Kids and Shorty K. Prior to this release, he teamed up with The Alchemist for last year’s Boldface — the two have also joined forces on Boldy’s 2013 debut studio LP (M.1.C.S.) My 1st Chemistry Set. In addition to appearing on The Alchemist’s solo releases, it’s hopeful that these two will continue to cook up some high-quality tunes for the foreseeable future.
Press play on “Bernadines,” as well as The Price Of Tea In China (Deluxe), below.