Trinidad James, Mike Will Made It Issue ‘That Turn Up’

By Georgette Pierre

He’s only been rapping for a few months, and the latest music we’ve got from Trinidad James is “That Turn Up.” The Mike Will Made-It produced track (who also lent his hands to Rihanna’s “Pour It Up”), made its rounds via the internet for a week before the official version dropped today. This track will appear on his new mixtape, Est. in 1989 2.5, that will see a Christmas Eve release date.

The hip-hop world knew little about this Atlanta rap rookie prior to the release of his “All Gold Everything” video from his current mixtape, Don’t Be S.A.F.E. But since he released the clip, its already received over 1 million YouTube hits in addition to the 6 million on WorldStarHipHop. He sat down with Sway last week on “RapFix Live,” where he revealed that major labels were courting him.

“When you doing something that make sense, no matter how many people hate it, but you got enough people loving it, the labels, they gonna jump on it,” he said. “That’s what they do. They’re just doing their job. I ain’t mad at ‘em.” He still remained vague on exactly which labels were courting him.

With his name being in high demand, Trinidad James still wants to build his brand through his Gold Gang label imprint. He mentioned to Sway, “It’s really hard for a label to impress the artist, per se, because I’m just so focused on being my own man,” he continued. “Man, show me something, like something for real.”