Last night Kanye West premiered a new track at Adult Swim’s Upfront event at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Standing inside of a giant pyramid, the Chi-town emcee broke into his latest single. The untitled song is an EDM-inspired tune that features the lyrics “too many hoes in this house of sin.”
Kanye performed another new song, an auto-tuned ballad apparently dedicated to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. He also went on one of his famous rants about his recent troubles with the paparazzi, his celebrity status, and his upcoming stint on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
This is Hilarious. See what happens!
How tough are you?
The song was “All Gold Everything” and in true ATL tradition, the song became a hit locally that night and quickly became a hit around the country. The record reached #6 on the Billboard Rap Charts and became an anthem for most of the winter.
But winter is gone. It’s Spring and everyone is wondering and waiting on what’s going to come next from the Trini man.
This past Thursday, May 2nd, we hoped to hear some new music from Trinidad James. But, instead, we were treated to an amazing meal from TreeSound Studios resident chef/studio manager, Mali Hunter, and heard some cool music from some other Atlanta artists, including Rich Homie Quan who is popping with “Differences.”
While the All Gold Everything party wasn’t the listening party we all expected, Trinidad James was presented with his gold plaque from Def Jam for the success of his debut single and media was allowed to ask the rapper a few questions.
His swag is a cross between hipster chic and weird old man, yet, Trinidad James (born Nicholas Williams) sat in a quiet studio talking softly to his beautiful mother. With a soft accent and a beautiful personality, he answered a few questions. Trinidad has a peaceful demeanor. He talked a lot about energy, about knowing the true nature of a person.
Educated in Catholic schools, he was well-spoken and soft-mannered, everything about him was different from the image he projects. But, maybe not. Maybe he has always been who he is, and it’s been us who’ve been wrong this whole time. Judging him only by his looks, calling him “Jerome” from Martin, when in reality, he’s just another 25-year-old who is living a rap dream. A hipster with a thrift shop fashion sense and a rap style that is an amalgamation of all of those who came before.
We hope that the new album is good. There hasn’t been much of a follow-up to “All Gold Everything,” and “All Gold Everything (Remix)” the next song, “Females Welcomed,” hasn’t broken onto the charts yet, and Thanksgiving is still months away. This time, when Trinidad James breaks a new record, it will have to be on his own.