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BluFlame James dropped his latest mixtape, Bootleg Movies Plus, Dec. 30 on bandcamp.com. The album’s a pretty lengthy end-of-year release, with 15 tracks and two remixes to cap the project off.

James proves to be a rapper of many talents on the latest album, running lyrics quickly, changing up his flow on a dime, singing some hooks and conveying his observations on life in succinct ways.

“I am only human/ they trying to take my color, yeah my hue/ I can’t afford to waste my truth for just a few bands,” he raps on stand-out track “1995 (feat. Heartbreak Hutch).”

The aesthetic for the album’s beats is somewhere between the grandiose sounds of southern hip-hop’s past and ethereal tones found on trip-hop. “Ballgame” and “Lac Gon’ Ride” mixes the two sounds with big results, as James’ energy on the tracks is infectious.

Bootleg Movies Plus is somewhat of a deluxe edition of James’ last LP, Bootleg Movies, released Oct. 21. For this latest incarnation, James added three tracks (“Rollin’ Pt. 2,” “Eyeballin'” and “Wings”) and two remixes.

Head over to bandcamp.com to check out Bootleg Movies Plus and past projects from James.