Trinidad James plans to stay in the game for way longer than 15 minutes. The flamboyantly dressed Atlanta rapper has teamed with Empire Distribution to make his smash hit "All Gold Everything" and the mixtape it resides on, Don't Be S.A.F.E. (short for Sensitive As F**k Everyday), available on iTunes.
Not bad for a guy who admittedly start rapping only 10 months ago. "I can't speak for the next man. Who am I to say if they were doing the right things or the wrong things," James told Hip-Hop Wired of his relatively fast success. "I just know I was focused on what I had to do and it paid off for me. I could've been just like them and never pop off, but i'd still be happy because I'm content with what I did. I know in my heart I made music that felt good to me and I really didn't give a f**k what anybody else thought. People think its really good and appreciate it for what it is, then that's what it is. I can't speak for everybody else."
It's also a safe bet that James, who has been seen politicking about town with the likes of Rick Ross and T.I., and even met with Jimmy Iovine, will be announcing a proper record deal sooner or later. For now, the "All Gold Everything" video just got picked up by VEVO (see below).
Photo: Trinidad James