Trinidad James: The Genius Behind the Junkies ‘Instagram Straight Flexin’ Drop
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - At long last, the Junkies finally traced the origin of their often-used “Instagram Straight Flexin’” audio drop on Tuesday.
It’s parent song, “All Gold Everything” by Trinidad James, has actually been around for quite some time, originally released some time around Jan. 2013.
As with any hip-hop masterpiece, though, sometimes it has to withstand the test of time before mainstream America can truly appreciate the subtleties of its greatness, as was the case with the Junkies.
I mean, just look at this lyrical excerpt, from whence the coveted “Instagram straight flexin’” portion derives (via RapGenius.com):
“I don’t f*** with no snitches
So don’t tell me who telling
This one for them colleges
Them bad hoes at Spelman
Shout out to them freshmen
On Instagram straight flexin’
Popped a molly, I’m sweatin’, woo!”
The genius even carries into the music video, in which James can be seen inexplicably holding what looks to be a 6-week-old puppy and, at times, wearing a panda bear mask.
I’m fairly certain 7 or 8 months from now, some symbolic cultural connotation will be revealed to us, leaving us all with our minds blown and ready to worship at the altar of Mr. James.
Amazingly, Mr. James only started rapping 13 months before the release of that video, according to his Wiki page. In that short amount of time, he was able to cultivate and harness all the rapping prowess he demonstrates in All Gold Everything.
If you’d like to support the Junkies grassroots movement to rocket Mr. James into superstardom (his music video only has 18 million views … I mean, Gangnam Style has like 2 billion), follow the link below and purchase a t-shirt or something.
Matt Valdez (@matt_valdez) April 29, 2014
You can also listen to the segment in the audio clip below. While the fervor brought on last fall by “Replay Roulette” may have quickly dissipated, Junks P1s always got love for some drop talk radio.
Also, if you’re looking for the next up-and-coming rap superstar, I can’t recommend Greenville, N.C.-native “Money Gramm” enough. Here’s a sample of his work, received roughly 30 views from Matt Valdez, Othello Bouchareb, Bret Oliverio and myself over the weekend.
And before you ask, yes, that exquisite beauty in the video is Mr. Gramm’s real-life girlfriend.
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