WHO’S NEXT: TRINIDAD JAMES

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Nicholas Williams, better known as Trinidad James, was born on September 24th, 1987. He was raised in a South Atlanta home and grew up with a lust for material things. However, supporting his desire for the finer things in life wasn’t something his single mother could afford. So he resulted in juggling both legitimate and illegitimate ways of making a living. I’ll leave the rest for your imaginations…

On his introductory mixtape, “Don’t Be S.A.F.E.” (Sensitive As Fuck Everyday), James admits “the only souls [soles] I’ve ever loved were my Jordans and my mama.”  The tape, released in early August, embodies a sweet southern style of rap with a 21st century modern flare that aims to give listeners an idea of what the Trinidad James life is like.

His latest video “All Gold Everything,” directed by Motion Family has created quite the hype since it’s release. The song, off of his “Don’t Be S.A.F.E.” mixtape, depicts Trinidad James among some of his finest luxuries; a gold watch, a couple gold rings…gold everything, but let’s not forget the half-asleep baby pitbull cradled in his right arm. His rap includes a shout-out to the Spelman freshmen stunting on Instagram, and of course a ‘thank-you’ to the man upstairs for each of his blessings. It’s only right.

I’m sure positive this won’t be the last we ‘cee’ of ATL’s young and flashy Trinidad James, who comes off as a mix of about four of your favorite artists. (I’ll let you guys debate over which ones). To date, he’s got support from all of the major blogs on the net so we know all the cool kids are following him. Most importantly, he gave New York a taste of his down-south “swagger” at last week CMJ’s show inside Chrystie 141. If you missed him then, I can assure this won’t be the last time the Atlanta native parades in the city that never sleeps. It’s only a matter of time because Trinidad James, my friends…is NEXT.

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