Representing out the ATL, Trinidad James has made quite a name for himself in the past year. Fresh off his groundbreaking single “All Gold Everything” and the release of his Don’t Be S.A.F.E mixtape, the Def Jam Records signee returns with a ten track feast of all new exclusives. With his unique style and his willingness to be himself regardless of the naysayers, James has formed his own lane which he rides in stress free.
Here are the SOHH.com 5 Reasons to download 10PC Mild.
1. Lets Eat
Trinidad broke the news of his new musical offering to Hot 97’s own Miss Info a few weeks ago. “I got a new project ready to come out, it’s called 10 Piece Mild, which is my favorite thing to order in Atlanta at the wing spot called American Deli. Ten songs of course, that’s my strategy. I really love it – I love it like I loved my first project.” He also explained one of the differences between this new drop and his first release. “To me it’s different because the beat selection is better.” James links up with one of the hottest producers out right now, Chi-Town’s Young Chop. He also has production from Travis $cott, Childish Major and his engineer who worked on James first project, Jay Patron.
2. Back On It
There are some booming sounds on 10PC Mild. James keeps up the high energy throughout the drop and his free spirited vibe is exhibited without restriction. He stands out and is not ashamed by it, which is somewhat different within the usual Hip Hop standards of needing a certain image to become successful. That truly is the appeal of TJ. He just does him, from his clothes to his flows. The Young Chop produced “Jumpin’ Off Texa$” is an explosive collab with Rich Homie Quan who is making his own waves right now as well. What people may feel James lacks in lyrical dexterity he makes up for in delivery, voice and colorful ad-libs. He sounds like he his having the time of his life in the booth. “Jumpin’ Off Texa$”, is one of those lively joints that will have people wildin’ out in the club.
“Oh Lord! These n*gg*s mad!/
They seen Rich Homie, then they seen ‘dad!/
All we get is money, all my b*tches bad/
N*gg* you wanna fight? Then bring yo’ @ss!/
N*gg* I’m turnt up, I don’t think you know me/
You let us in yo’ club, we tear it up, call the police!” – Trinidad James
3. Positivity Only
Trinidad James has received love for his music but has also seen the flipside of it as well. Not everybody is impressed with his talent or content. He handles the criticism well though, which makes him hard to hate on a personal level, whether or not you like his sounds. He tries to push positivity at all times which is commendable. In his latest interview with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg, he talks about dealing with negativity and learning to handle the backlash towards him whether it’s through the media, or anonymous fans on the internet.
4. Just Enough
10PC Mild opens up with samples of some of TJ’s past features thus far like the ASAP Ferg hit “Work” (Remix). He ends the intro with the statement, “A lot of gold, a lot of h*es don’t mean nothing if you don’t got no soul. N*gg*s might hate me, but it’s a reason why I was chose. Amen.” Hot joints to check for include the scorching posse cut “Ea$tside” and the rowdy wild out song ‘$hut Up!!!”. “Hip$ter $trip Club” switches it up and is something more laid back and mellow.
Trinidad James brings a diverse list of features to this new release. Danny Brown, Rich Homie Quan, Playa Fly, Travi$ Scott, Young Scooter, Alley Boy, Childish Gambino, Gucci Mane, Fabo (D4L) and CyHi The Prynce are all included on 10PC Mild.