Trinidad James Talks Losing His Def Jam Deal on ‘Doin Me’
“Lebron back home, throw the bouquet / That’s the last thing I chant for like two days / Sometimes I wish, I wish I never new fame / Got a deal and lost it, I’m back to doing me,” he spits over an acoustic piano riff.
On August 2, in a now deleted tweet, the ‘All Gold Everything’ rapper said he has no money and is unable to pay people for beats and features, so it’s obviously a difficult time for him, which you can clearly feel in the song.
He even suggests that he regrets making those now infamous comments about New York hip-hop falling off.
“So much burnt bridges, broken trust trying to renovate / I can’t trust these n—-, these haters take my energy,” he rhymes, before launching into a singing style.
Produced by Raak, the slow tempo track finds James showing a little more lyrical dexterity compared to past songs, but at a lengthy 5:21 it’s a little too long, and should have been cut down some.
Either way, ‘Doin Me’ sparks the beginning of the Atlanta rapper’s post-Def Jam career and it’ll be interesting to see where he goes from here.