Lost Boys (OG Version)
Sir Michael Rocks Feat. Trinidad James & Mac Miller
With new music on the way, Sir Michael Rocks decides to dig into the vault today and share an unreleased, original version of his collab "Lost Boys" featuring Mac Miller and Trinidad Jame$.
Let'$ Roll (Free Gucci)
Trinidad James Feat. Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane dropped three new songs today, on "Guwop Day," but the occasion has also inspired other Atlanta artists to drop tribute tracks in honor of the locked up legend. Earlier today, iLoveMakonnen shared "Big Gucci" and now Trinidad James has released his tribute to Guwop: "Let'$ Roll."
We haven't heard a new Trinidad James track since April's "Palm Trees," which is a long gap in his post-major label deal career. Today he returns with "Pole Technician$," a twerk-ready anthem produced by Young Roc. While announcing the track on his Instagram, James simultaneously shared plans for a "shake off" contest:
Kato Feat. Trinidad James, Dizzy Wright & Devin The Dude
Funk Volume producer Kato's gearing up to release a compilation EP called Pathomania, and after sharing the Jarren Benton and Scotty ATL-featuring lead single, "Hater Like U," he drops another one today. "Breathin" features the unlikely trio of Trinidad James, Dizzy Wright and Devin The Dude.
Earlly Mac Feat. Trinidad James
Even if you're still pushing that sad old Geo Metro whip, everything's gonna be okay. Or at least that's what Earlly Mac tells us on his new, Trinidad James-assisted track, "Be OK." Its artwork features a pretty great photo of Beyoncé.
After giving us the island-influenced Trips to Trinidad EP just over ten days ago, Trinidad James is back today with another warm-weather-loving record. This time he takes us to the West Coast with the feel-good and slightly g-funk-y "Palm Trees." He details his adventures in California, from Fairfax to In-N-Out Burger. Although he's an Atlanta native, this sound is anything but ATL. Does it work for Trinidad?
Trini Wolve$ (Prod. By Dark Conceptz)
The artist may leave the island, but the island never leaves the rapper. Trinidad James sends out major island vibrations on"Trini Wolve$," the leadoff song from Trinidad's new mixtape Trips to Trinidad EP. 808s and trumpets and James's joyful vocals. He has said the EP is "dedicated to my roots in Trinidad and the Laventile Projects."
Migos Feat. Trinidad James
Migos have truly mastered the ATL pop-rap formula, but it's a technique that predates the group by a longshot. Trinidad James (also far from the creator or the catchy 3-minute street rap record) hit the sweet spot with "All Gold Everything" a couple years back, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to see his name come up on their new track, "Stankin".Migos' nimble triplet flows dance around a twisting synth line, before James slows it down for a more restrained, but equally catchy verse. The song appears on the just-released Warm-Up Vol. 1 compilation tape.
Uptown Funk (Remix)
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars & Trinidad James
Thanks to Bruno Mars' use of the phrase "Don't believe me, just watch" on the hook, Trinidad James got a very surprising writing credit on his and Mark Ronson's chart-topping track "Uptown Funk." Now, he's been called upon for an official remix of the hit, which Bruno Mars just shared on his YouTube channel.
All Live$ Matter
Trinidad James has been hustling hard following his parting with Def Jam last year, and his latest record finds him going in a more political direction. The rapper, still best known for "All Gold Everything," shows a new dimension on the record, eulogizing a few of the rappers who lost their lives over the last few years.
When Greatne$$ Unfold$
Last week, Trinidad Jame$ surprised fans and dropped off a new mixtape titled No One Is Safe, which featured 10 new tracks and guest features from OG Maco, PeeWee Longway, ILoveMakonnen, Scotty ATL and Offset to name a few. Now fast forward to today and Trinidad decides to share one last bonus track from the tape titled “When Greatness Unfold$” featuring production from Erv of Outsiders.
Jermone N Da House
This afternoon Trinidad James debut his new project, an album-quality mixtape, or just a free album, depending how you look at it. The rapper doesn't miss a step, despite getting dropped from Def Jam in 2014. The project No One Is SaFe opens up with the guitar-strumming and hard-hitting "Jerome N Da House." Definitely a nice way to start the project, and get you interested in hearing what else he has in store. With contributions from iLoveMakonnen, Sonny Digital, OG Maco, PeeWee Longway, Offset, Scotty ATL and more, it's definitely an ATL experience.
BlackMan Pt. 1
Trinidad James Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
The other week Trinidad James leaked "BlackMan Pt 2" in addition to dropping a free EP The WAKE Up. Now we can all stop scratching our heads wondering what happened to 'part 1' cause here it is. "Blackman Pt. 2" was on more of a melodic, futuristic tip with production from Diplo.
BlackMan Pt. 2
The question that begs asking with Trinidad James' new song "BlackMan Pt. 2" is, "was there even a part one?" No, there wasn't, but that "Pt. 2" is still intrinsic to the track. On this Diplo-produced gem, Trinidad imagines a second chapter for both his life and the lives of black men around the country.
Trinidad James Feat. Problem & Friend
While there was plenty of great hip hop released throughout 2014, it wasn't a very good year for the industry. Rap sales were the lowest we've seen them in years, and a few rappers lost their major label deals, including Azealia Banks, Chief Keef, and Trinidad James. The good news is that all three of those artists are likely better off without the deal, and each has released a good amount of material since breaking out of the binds of their contracts.
Trinidad James Feat. Tef Poe
This is the type of shit Trinidad James couldn't drop while he was on Def Jam. His latest track, "This America," has him appearing alongside Tef Poe and spitting political bars. This is taken from DJ Burn One's upcoming album Greenwood, which has already been responsible for dope tracks from Rittz and Starlito/Don Trip.
Trinidad James Feat. Tyler Gartzman
With the lack of major label concerns, Trinidad James has been able to up his musical output, constantly uploading new music to his Soundcloud. Today he's connected with Tyler Gartzman (whom we don't know much about, but he's a fellow Atlanta rapper) for "Since '06." The dark production comes from 808 Mafia's Chris Fresh. The subject matter is as dark as the beat, with Gartzman detailing situations that made him tougher. Trinidad James follows suit, giving us a story from before the fame.
Def Jam (Remix)
Trinidad James Feat. Young Scooter & Twista
Trinidad James has been surprising us all over these past few months. Since being dropped from Def Jam, he sounds rejuvenated, making bold decisions musically that may not have been possible on a major label. For his latest drop, James remixes "Def Jam," a track he released in celebration of the label earlier this year before being dropped. It's an interesting twist, that's for sure. Twista and Young Scooter attaches verses to the track as well.
Trinidad James Feat. Migos
From the team that brought you "Jumpin' Out The Gym" (minus RiFF RAFF) comes a new track entitled "Bando$." Migos and Trinidad James, who previously paired up for that aforementioned Y.R.N. cut, appear together today on a song by a producer named J. Padron, who also hails from the A.
Trinidad James Feat. Young Roc
Trinidad James has been impressing the hell out of our readers over the past few months. Since being dropped from Def Jam, the Gold Gang Records founder has released an impressive streak of VERY HOTTTTT certified singles, ranging in both substance and style. He's certainly come a long way since "All Gold Everything."