Trinidad Jame$: Don’t Believe ‘Em, Just Watch
Shawn Murray| Staff Writer
Coming onto the scene with one gold watch, two gold chains, six gold rings like its nothing, Trinidad Jame$ has blown up with his single “All Gold Everything.” Decked out in Versace loafers and a silk shirt, Jame$ has definitely made a fashion statement with his eclectic image. Recently, Jame$’s music has been getting a lot of publicity among other artists, big time producers as well as label owners, but not much is known about Jame$ himself. He has virtually exploded onto the airwaves and mixtape sites over night.
During a recent interview with Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club (Charlemagne Tha God, Dj Envy, Angela Yee), Jame$ sheds some light on how he got into rapping and making his mixtape. Before the release of “Don’t Be S.A.F.E,” Jame$ spent most of his time running a men’s fashion boutique in Atlanta. It wasn’t until he spent some time in jail however, that he made the decision to rap. Having some prior background in making music just for fun, he decided to take his love for music and turn it into something worth while. Astonishingly, Jame$ has been a serious rapper for only ten months, and already has become a household name amongst rap fans, and has been performing shows all over the country.
Jame$ is a bold individual which can be determined by his gaudy fashion choices, catchy beats, and memorable lyrics. Many hip-hop fans would also classify Jame$ as a trap rapper (a rapper who raps about materialistic values such as women, cars, money and drugs). In actuality, Jame$ has a brilliant formula, taking trippy trap beats and mixing them with trap-like lyrics that have some sort of social commentary. For example his quote, “Hypebeast we know about ya, don’t buy shoes unless they’re popular,” has been widely used as a way to call out those who follow trends only because they are popular.
Another great example of social commentary within his lyrics can be found in the song “Giving No F**ks.” “I don’t understand these people just like I don’t understand this government,” said Jame$. “ “All I see is these new buildings, but single mothers still struggling. I still see these homeless children, they ain’t got no role models.”
With his eccentric fashion, catchy hooks and down to earth messages in some of his tracks, Jame$ is an interesting person to keep an eye on to see what kind of dynamic he will bring to mainstream rap.
As for now, Trinidad Jame$ has said that h has plenty of new music, but he is mainly focusing on making more new music videos off of “Don’t Be S.A.F.E. “I honestly don’t want to give you new music until you know who this guy is on this first project right here,” said Jame$.
Judging from the acronym of “Don’t Be S.A.F.E” (which is too explicit to say), he does speak some hidden truths about what’s going on in the music community. Truths being that there are some sensitive people out there in the world who just can’t handle the ups and downs of everyday life. In a way, Jame$ is giving the audience a breakdown of his perspective while sharing a few things in his life that he likes. Whether it’s them OG Jordans, them high socks, or no shirt on, he’s stunting.