Posts Tagged ‘Trinidad James’

Could Awthentik’s Popular Misconception Mark a New Direction for Trap Rap?

Awthentik isn't a fan of modern, mainstream rap music. That might explain why his beats are edgier than most and soaked with 1990s grit. Listen to his rhymes, and you'll hear occasional swipes at mainstream groupthink and celebrity worship.
And if that wasn't enough, the cover art for Awthentik's new album, Popular Misconception, depicts a rotting Trinidad James, with [...]

ToDo ToDay: Trinidad James and Top Chef Alumni

Trinidad James’ credentials are easy to pick apart: He didn’t know how to rap until 2011, he made his name on YouTube, and his most successful mixtape bears the ridiculous acronym Don’t Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive as Fuck Everyday). He’s a post-2Chainz, second-wave-of-gold-jewelry revivalist; I’ll be surprised if he’s on anyone’s radar this time next year. Yet [...]