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Trinidad James took his NYC media tour through Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club. A hot commodity when it comes to thirsty music execs, the Atlanta rapper spoke on dealing with the hype surrounding his music, avoiding becoming a one hit wonder and how he secured all the beats for his Stay S.A.F.E. mixtape, for free. 

James described the creation of his mixtape, which he says he put together with free beats he grabbed off the Internet. “The people with the beats, they were just sitting there, they were free,” said James.

Even the instrumental to his hit, “All Gold Everything,” was snatched off the ‘Net gratis. “It was actually the last song that I recorded for the tape,” said James of his Molly popping smash. “The tape doesn’t really have a real hood hood feel. So I was like man I need a song from the hood cause that’s where I’m from. I love the hood, but I didn’t want it to sound like every Atlanta song. Especially coming from Atlanta where it’s so trap based now. So when I heard that beat I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ Then I just wrote it at work.”

Catch more about Trinidad James in our Certified Fresh feature and watch the rest of the informative interview with The Breakfast Club below.

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