Don?t Be Safe(Explicit Version) CD (2013)

Artist: Trinidad James

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 247298559
UPC 602537291854
UPC 14 00602537291854
Format CD
Release Date 2/19/2013
Author Trinidad James
Associated Artist/Work Chainz, 2
Artist Contemporary 2 Chainz
Artist Contemporary Chief Keef
Artist Contemporary Gucci Mane
Artist Contemporary I Love Makonnen
Artist Contemporary Rich Homie Quan
Artist Contemporary Travi$ Scott
Artist Contemporary Wiz Khalifa
Technical Info
CatalogID 001812402
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 02/19/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 33m : 40s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602537291854
Musical Guests
2 Chainz
Young Jeezy
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: 882 Studios; Deuce Mobile Studio; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Official above-ground releases of mixtapes don't come much more pure than Don't Be S.A.F.E.'s appearance on Def Jam, seeing as how Atlanta party rapper Trinidad James dropped it to the underground only four months previously. Def Jam's retail edition is faithful to the original with some very minor differences -- tracks with long fades are tightened by mere seconds, and there's a superstar-filled remix tacked to the end -- but, the meteoric viral rise of single "All Gold Everything" -- three million plus "views" in just months -- fast-tracked this EP-length effort, and for the better. No ridiculous features or radio-friendly dreck was injected into the main effort, but even on this street-born debut, rookie James -- who had only been rapping for a year as the release dropped -- comes off as a crafty and creative executive producer. Off-world interludes ("Gold on My MacBook" floats over the cloudiest of productions as James delivers something between a fever dream and a pre-club pep talk) and casually tossed-off sequels ("One More Molly" takes the popular "Popped a molly, I'm sweating" line out of "All Gold Everything" and trunk rumbles its way through a drug trip) surround the hits, making the rapper's limited, hoarse, loose, Future-meets-Waka-meets-Wiz-meets-2 Chainz style less of an EP-length issue. Still, the hedonistic party numbers are undoubtedly the thing. Get past the reckless drug use and disrespect for all humanistic everything and "All Gold Everything" is the winning combination of Ke$ha-dumb with Three 6 Mafia style, rattled off in one verse with plenty of return visits for the hook. "Females Welcomed" turns a mush-mouthed, junkyard valentine of a lyric ("Now my side bitch is my main bitch 'cuz my main ho ain't feelin' me no mo, no mo") into an irresistible earworm before traveling into hipster territory with an indie electronica break down, while "Madden on Gamecube" is the stoned-dude excellence its title implies, all drenched in chillwave production. Quirky and quick, this irresponsible joker hangs out just long enough, exiting on a hard "you ain't nuthin' but a buster" cut called "Southside" before returning the listener to the much less flossy and fun real world. ~ David Jeffries
Artist Overview
Coming up somewhere between Wiz Khalifa (loose flow, hedonistic lyrics) and Lil B (free spirit, love of alternative-flavored beats), Atlanta's Trinidad James went from viral to Def Jam signee, and all in his rookie season. Born in Trinidad but raised in Atlanta, Nicholas Williams was a 24-year-old manager of a downtown streetwear boutique when he decided to try his hand at rapping and became Trinidad James. That was late 2011, and in October of 2012, Trinidad dropped his debut mixtape, Don't Be S.A.F.E. As the "All Gold Everything" video passed the three-million views mark, Def Jam announced his signing. The label gave Don't Be S.A.F.E. an official release in early 2013. ~ David Jeffries
Disc 1
1 Tonk For The Money
2 Female$ Welcomed
3 Gold On My MacBook
4 Team Vacation
5 One More Molly
6 All Gold Everything
7 $neaky V$ $elfi$h
8 Madden on Gamecube
9 Givin' No F**k$
10 $outh$ide
11 All Gold Everything
Product Attributes
Artist James,Trinidad
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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