Thursday, January 24, 2013

What's the Sample: Trinidad James

Ahh yes, the biggest Love/Hate artist in Hip-Hop right now still has to be Trinidad James.  I checked out his mixtape, Don't be S.A.F.E, before Christmas after hearing a few interviews. Could this guy be anything more than All Gold Everything?  The tape surprised me with its mood and beat selection; especially on todays What's that Sample selectionOne of the standout tracks for me was 'Givin no F*cks' and mostly because I quickly recognized the sample, Listen to James' version below.

The opening sample over his short monolouge is pulled directly from the song 'Voices' by Nosaj Thing off the 2009 album Drift.  Check the original below

Drift was a critically acclaimed album on the electronic beat scene, and it obviously influenced whoever flipped Voices into a southern banger (help me out, I looked everywhere for the producers name). Who knows if Trinidad James ever heard the original, but his willingness to use experimental sounds is all over Don't be S.A.F.E. I say go pick up the Trinidad James mixtape and also check out the new album from Nosaj Thing Home.

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