Di-Di-Di-Di-Di-Di-Di-Di-Di-Donia! We’ve kept pretty good track of the steady stream of Aidonia one-offs this summer, but what we’d been hoping for all along was some kind of concentrated full length. Seeing as how Aidonia isn’t even really affiliated with a crew, let alone signed to a label, that was always a lofty wish. Luckily we have friends in high places like Federation Sound’s Max Glazer, who didn’t mind traveling all the way to JA to meet up with Donia to have him voice some of rap’s toughest instrumentals for the closest thing to an Aidonia album as we can hope for right now. Bolt Action utilizes beats like Raekwon’s “Ice Cream” and C-Murder’s “Down 4 My Niggaz” longside classic riddims like “Answer” and “Fat Ting,” which together serve to de-cloak Donia’s grating lyricism in a way most modern riddims just aren’t built for. And like the tape cover’s dismantled gun, Bolt Action is Aidonia redefined, yet ever-ready for warfare.
Aidonia, “Glock A Burst (Helicopter)” from Bolt Action Mixtape