Trinidad James Feat. COOP
Trinidad James has been plotting a comeback, sharing a few new tracks this year, including "Just A Lil Thick," a surprising but effective collaboration with Mystikal and Lil Dicky. Today, he's continuing his release streak with "UnCle Jame$," teaming with producer and singer COOP for a track that coincides with the July 4th holiday. Far from the meme potential of "Thick," this one finds James sharing some social commentary, reflecting on America's many issues on the day many choose to celebrate the country.
David Banner Feat. Trinidad James
He's been spending a lot of his time recently on the road speaking at churches, mosques, and colleges for his "The God Box" lecture series, which focuses on politics, education, race, the judicial system, and the stereotyping of minorities. Despite his newfound purpose as country preacher, Banner hasn't forsake music entirely. This morning, he debuts his new song "A My," from his upcoming album The God Box.
Trinidad James Feat. Snootie Wild
Here's another song from Trinidad James' impromptu three-track "Trappy Mother's Day" playlist, which he released in celebration of his new "Just a Lil Thick" video attaining three million YouTube views.
Trinidad James Feat. Scotty ATL & Wurld
Trinidad James decided to make today a "Trappy Mother's Day" by dropping off three new songs. "Momma always told me to count my blessings," he wrote alongside the three-track playlist that appeared without notice on his SoundCloud a few hours ago. The new tracks also serve as a reward to his fans for helping his new single, "Just a Lil Thick," featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky, attain 3 million views on YouTube.
Just A Lil Thick
Trinidad James Feat. Mystikal & Lil Dicky
Props to whoever envisioned this ridiculous collaboration: Trinidad James, Mystikal, and Lil Dicky. Yup, all three of those guys have come together for a BBW tribute atop a DJ Mustard beat. It's as hilarious as it sounds, but "Just a Lil Thick" also happens to be a serious club jam.
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.