Rumors from the past couple of days have now been confirmed (via Billboard), as one of the fastest-rising artists at the moment, Trinidad James, has officially signed to Def Jam. The rumors that remain: the deal was worth $2 million. Whoa there!
My personal opinion: well, Trinidad is not near my preferred style of emcee - that of the super lyrical. And it is slightly concerning that people chant the "popped a molly" line in "All Gold Everything". So I don't see the appeal personally, but I see how his music fits certain niches right now. I'm interested to see how his career progresses from here, what do you guys think?
Official statement from Def Jam:
“We’re excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to the Def Jam family. Def Jam prides itself as both a cornerstone of hip-hop’s rich tradition, and as a vital, forward-thinking label dedicated to breaking and nurturing emerging artists. Trinidad James represents the cutting-edge of what’s happening in the culture today. We are thrilled to have him at the label, and look forward to growing his already massive buzz.”
Another week has flown by. Now it's another Friday which means another collection of records chosen by yours trully to get y'all ready for the weekin'. This week's Week'in Raps features releases from 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Pusha T, Sir Michael Rocks, and more. Tune in below and enjoy yourself a safe weekend out. Be sure to catch up with me tonight @ Jugrnaut's 5 year anniversary party. Lets turn up!
At the top of my list for this week's releases is 2 Chainz with "G.O.O.D. Morning." A hot release which features "breast man" ballin' it up over seas in Europe. This one coming off the Cruel Summer compilation. Snag at the link above to enjoy on your nights out. #GOODshit
Young Chop produced a banger for Pusha T with this record entitled, "Blocka." A track featuring Popcaan and Travis Scott, coming off the upcoming Wrath of Caine mixtape. Turn up above and bump with me as you ride out tonight. Blocka! Blocka!
Trappin ain't dead. We out here gettin' that "GuWop N****." Just ask Gucci Mane, who enlists the young up and coming Trinidad James for a feature on this new release off DJ Spinz's project, HPG. Enjoy G's.
Producer Mike Will Made It joins forces with Gucci Mane and Juicy J on "I Hit That," a banger off Mike's upcoming project, Established In 1989 Pt. 2.5. Bump this up to your rotation. I already did to mine.