Trinidad Jame$ Finds His Fire Once Again With “Hollywood”

Could Trinidad James be the one who gets the last laugh?

Trinidad James has been sharing new music every week since the news of his departure from Def Jam Records. Not every song has been a hit, but the growth from 10 PC Mild was clear nonetheless. Today, for the first time since his debut, Trinidad has delivered something that could very easily find traction online and beyond.

“Hollywood” is likely a song off James’ upcoming album 5 PC Mild. Produced by Raak, the song tells the story of James from his youth in ATL until now. The subject matter and James’ delivery are very reminiscent of Don’t be S.A.F.E., but Raak’s beat is far more complex than anything that mixtape had to offer. There’s even a guitar solo! You can stream the song, in full, below:

I was a huge supporter of Don’t be S.A.F.E., but I also agree with pretty much everyone that 10 PC Mild was not the follow-up it needed to be in order to ensure continued success on a major label. “All Gold Everything” was a viral hit that went mainstream for reasons almost no one can really explain, and I can guarantee you it’s what Def Jam execs expected James to deliver again and again. When that never happened – they said goodbye.

5 PC Mild, which is going to be free, is slated for release in September. If James has two or three more tracks on par with “Hollywood” I believe he could quickly find himself in the national spotlight once more. Comment below and let me know if you agree.

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