Trinidad Jame$
Don't Be S.A.F.E.


3.0
good

Review

by oltnabrick USER (23 Reviews)
February 19th, 2013 | 41 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An appealingly sloppy mixtape.

Rap has had, and probably will always have, wild and excessive characters. This character or group will usually have large amounts of persona, ego and flair, whether it's ODB screaming and shouting his way out of speakers on Enter the Wu-Tang or Biz Markie singing about enthusing girls with 9/10 pants and a very big bras, it's always been in hip-hop and rap music. It’s more prevalent in today's hip-hop scene than ever before with rappers like Lil B and Riff Raff mumbling and fumbling over trunk-rattling, synth heavy beats.

Trinidad Jame$’ debut mixtape Don’t Be S.A.F.E. is a mess, an appealing sloppy mess, but a mess all the same. It's like Tommy Wiseau's cult classic, The Room, you know it's bad but you can't look away. While this mixtape is certainly not the Shawshank Redemption of the bunch, the attention Jame$' has been given for his unexpected hit single, “All Gold Everything” and criticism he has been given for wearing animal print in the video and it's basic approach, both lyrically and beat wise, it seems like that song would be a worthy addition to the excessive side of hip-hop's hall of fame. But once you dig further into Jame$ music, you begin to feel that the minimalism and his whole style is just laziness, nothing more.

As mentioned before, the lead single, "All Gold Everything", has a simplistic beat, one that utilizes a three-note guitar riff that, according to Jame$, sounds like a James Bond theme song or Nintento 64, a few funny lyrics, and a slow, catchy chorus; but the track doesn't do much other than that. Throughout the rest of, Don’t Be S.A.F.E., Jame$ just recycles his lyrics over and over again, rapping and ranting on about his jewelry and forces out a few references about pop-culture. There is 0% meaning to anything that he’s rapping about. Although there are a small amount of times when Jame$ attempts to rap about something other than molly, money and women, but these moments usually come off as incredibly boring and simplistic.

The real reason why Jame$ is popular is not because of his lyrical skills or beats it all has to do with his image. Sure he lacks skills on the mic, but Trinidad Jame$ is basically everything you would expect from this type of rap music. With this type of rap it all comes down to your image and it is something that Trinidad Jame$ has for sure.



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oltnabrick
February 19th 2013


31117 Comments


ill review Trinidad Jame$




http://www.datpiff.com/Trinidad-James-Dont-Be-SAFE-mixtape.407318.html

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Tyrannic
February 19th 2013


3262 Comments


wow what an ugly mother fucker

oltnabrick
February 19th 2013


31117 Comments


*stunning

foxblood
February 19th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

my friend keeps telling me to listen to this

oltnabrick
February 19th 2013


31117 Comments


theres a few songs worth listening to lol

foxblood
February 19th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i'll listen to it, i want to hear all gold everything mostly

oltnabrick
February 19th 2013


31117 Comments


ye all gold everthing is the best song

Hep Kat
February 19th 2013


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is good

foxblood
February 19th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

so far seems lazy as fuck but has some pretty cool stuff

oltnabrick
February 19th 2013


31117 Comments


its 2 chainz 2.31

foxblood
February 19th 2013


6797 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

close to a 3 but 2.5 is good. there are a couple of awesome beats

Recspecs
February 21st 2013


9829 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This needs the All Gold Everything remix.

KeepITgee
February 21st 2013


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

he's only been rapping for like a year, give him some credit, structures songs well too, he's a sleeper in the game

YankeeDudel
February 21st 2013


9313 Comments


better than kendrick

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oltnabrick
February 21st 2013


31117 Comments


i wouldnt go that far lol

sockhead
February 24th 2013


6 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The majority of the tape is just party rap but Given No F*cks definitely shows a significantly more interesting side of him. It's only 30 minutes but it sounds fresh the whole time and though his lyrics might get repetitive, he's hilarious, and you shouldn't be listening to this in the first place if you wanted good lyricism.

oltnabrick
February 24th 2013


31117 Comments


regardless of the lyrics, his flow and the beats are pretty dull

even for this kind of rap

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2013


9049 Comments


All Gold Everything remix is probably better than anything he's done

Relinquished
March 29th 2013


25219 Comments


madden on the gamecube oh my god

mangasm
April 15th 2013


672 Comments


Wait so where do you talk about the mixtape?



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