Who Is Trinidad James?

Taking Rap Seriously

Trinidad James: "Two months later I got into an altercation and I got locked up. I got out the same day, but I thought to myself, This ain’t cool. I don’t want to go back into that situation.The hustling that I was doing, even when I was working at the time, it wasn’t like no real life. It wasn’t a real accomplishment.

“I spent the whole day in jail, it was a misdemeanor. But just going to jail period—whether it was an hour or a week—if you’ve never been then you don’t want to go. I will say this, I do know that if I go in I could do a long time, but I don’t want to do that. That’s really what it’s all about.

 

My music isn’t something that you’ve never heard, it’s just a new way to relay it in 2012. If you listen to a lot of music, you can go do karaoke. You’re not a rapper, but if you can find your own way to relay that same music, then you could be a rapper if you wanted to be. I loved music, I could have been a rapper at any point in time because I know what rap is, I know how to rap.

 

"Until you experience something you don’t know if you can take it or not. So a lot of different people will tell you all these things about jail. It’s not where you want to go, but I know if I went, It’s whatever. I’ll be in there, and I know how to survive in jail.

“And so with that being said, I was like I’m going to open up a new lane to make some money, take care of my mom. So I was like, I’m going to do music, but I’m going to do it different. I’m going to do it by myself. If I fail, I can just blame myself. I know how hard I go, but it’s not always the same drive that people around you have.

“My music isn’t something that you’ve never heard, it’s just a new way to relay it in 2012. Time keeps on moving forward, so it gets longer and longer. If you listen to a lot of music, you can go do karaoke. You’re not a rapper, but if you can find your own way to relay that same music, then you could be a rapper if you wanted to be. I loved music to the point where I could have been a rapper at any point in time because I know what rap is, I know how to rap.

“Parodies are not my favorite thing. But in order for somebody to want to make a parody of you, you have to have your own character that somebody wants to be like. But if I rap like another artist, then you’re not going to do a parody of me. You’d just be doing a parody of that artist basically. You really got to find your own way to relay your music and that’s what I did.”

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