Trinidad Jame$ Will Beat Your Ass (Video)

Trinidad Jame$ is mad. The typically calm-and-collected Southern MC has been having some attitude problems as of late, seizing every opportunity to call out rappers and critics and threaten to beat their asses. All the negative energy comes from a sensible place, though. Since his ascent and eventual signing to Def Jam off the strength of hit single “All Gold Everything,” Jame$ has been written off as a commodified rap star, another one hit wonder in a long line of would-be icons.

But with a backwards come-up story—”Gold” took off nearly two months after he put out his debut mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E.—Trinidad is playing catch up trying to match his shining star, and in recent months, he’s been making a strong case for his longevity. From a supporting slot on Wiz Khalifa’s Under The Influence Tour to a stellar guest verse on A$AP Ferg’s “Work (Remix)” to his recent 10 Pc. Mild mixtape—a ten-track project as left-field as it is party-starting—the 2013 XXL Freshman is slowly and effectively proving his worth as an emerging contender.

In an intimate sit-down at Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque in New York City’s East Village, Trinidad spoke with XXL about the wild success of “All Gold Everything,” battling expectations, and of course, why he’s ready to beat your ass. Watch it above, and check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot below.

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[Photos by Lauren Gesswein]

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  • pu$$y

    trinidad bitch made

    • Tripp Trippy

      Bitch Made With More Money Then u lol

  • BrianRaider

    I Like 10pc Mild. The Production Is Dope. I Like 10pc Better Than The 1st Tape

    • big c

      Brain some fake ass blood!!!! What set u claim nig6a?

  • pistol pete

    why is this nigger making music

  • Spark Master Tape

    inb4 niggas hate on him because they aint him

  • Jay ralph

    Bring back the Jerome look. lol

  • Gregsta

    much respect after dis interview damn… real nigga word up… laughin at you fuck boys hating on him

  • Poosi Eater

    he’s still trash. i don’t care about his emotions. he’s still a one hit wonder.

  • realtalk

    It’s official, Jame$ is THE SHIT right now. Shut your hatin mouths up. Like he said, it ain’t got to be the most lyrical shit. Love his energy

    • Shady Records

      Like you said “right now”! What about forever like Michael Jackson, Biggie, Jigga, Ye and so and so on. That’s what Hip Hop wants/needs…artists who will live FOREVER though their music…even after they’re dead and gone, not some 1-2 hit wonder! Dude, did you get your Hip Hop degree off the back of MATCH BOOK? Trini-fad Games should heed the words of Craig Mack “YOU WON’T BE AROUND NEXT YEAR!!!”

  • Trey

    Trinidad is a terrible rapper. This is crucial because this is what his so called profession is now. If its not about how good his music is then WTF are we doing to music in general then? Just because the nigga has a deal doesn’t mean its grade A or even good shit. Simply a fad.

  • Tripp Trippy

    Like He Really Is a A Real Dude..

  • Suede Jury

    Trinidad James comes across as a positive dude but bruh…you do this for the kids? Making pop rap songs that popularize dangerous drug use isnt exactly the best thing for the kids, and it sure as hell isn’t being “different”. Cats interview well, market well, promote well, but their actual content and INtent is paper thin.

    • wha?

      Wutang was rappin bout fuccin project rats on the roof but that didn’ stop kids from throwin the Wu up

  • realstreetnigga

    this dude is TOO WACK !!!!! WHO THE FUCK TAKES HIM SERIOUS??

  • Cornelius Theophilus Johnson

    The industry got this emotional ass cat in meltdown mode. Over here crying cause people don’t like his tracks. Just make your music and chill.

  • KD

    Dat Line “I Like Men For Men”, Hmm Kinda Suspect Tho