Trinidad James is an interesting case in hip-hop. A former stylist who pivoted into hip hop, it feels like he may have inadvertently opened the doors for Instagram fashionistas to jump into the rap game. However, James has continued to make plays through music and in fashion over the years, even if he's not in the limelight like he once was.
Though he's been particularly visible within the sneaker community with his show on Complex, he returned today with a brand new single and video titled, "Black Owned." There's a funkiness to the production that seemingly takes cues from Q-Tip's style while Trinidad James flexes his rap skills far more than we've ever heard before as he details the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.
Check out his new track below.
These n***as is soft like a condom from Durex
I'm learnin' new juugs, I might build a duplex
Humble even though my rings look like a Rubik's
Fake ass n***as break fast like a Cubik
Bitch, this The Shining, boy I look like Kubrik