Check out Trinidad James latest interview with Rolling Stone Magazine where he speaks on puppies, fashion & more.
Trinidad James is still wrapping his head around how it feels to be the proud owner of a viral hit. “To be honest with you, man, it’s a learning experience,” says the flamboyant Atlanta MC, 25. “It’s a very fast, big learning experience.”
James’ “All Gold Everything” has racked up more than 10 million views on YouTube so far. Much of that attention is the result of a memorable drug reference: “Popped a molly, I’m sweating!” he exclaims midway through a verse, punctuating this observation with a quick “woo!” before repeating the line. This pithy phrase inspired a wildly popular online meme last fall, with countless tweets, funny JPEGs and even a YouTube supercut of James saying “popped a molly, I’m sweating/Woo!” for six minutes straight. “Honestly, man, I could not understand why that particular line connected with people,” he says. “The reason why I did it is because the first time I tried molly, I got really hot. Shit! Like, it was a real expression. That’s how real my music is.”
Another key scene in the video features James strolling through the streets of Atlanta with an adorable puppy in one hand. “When we were shooting that scene, my friend that happened to be standing right in front of me had the puppy in his hand,” he explains. “I was like, ‘Hey, let me see that puppy.’”
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