Review: Trini- This Is Me (EP)
February 8, 2011Posted by on
Released February 8, 2011
Reviewed by Anthony Peronto
The number of women in hip hop has been growing. While most just lend their voices to sing (Blanca Reyes of Group 1 Crew) and some hold their own by mainly spitting verses (Butta P of Rhema Soul), there are very few women I’ve heard that try and do both. Now there’s another name to add alongside Racheal from the Washington Projects; Trini whom I’ve previously heard on Antioch Alumni’s Cram Session 5 & Applejaxx/Mr Coldstone’s latest EP’s.
The EP is kicked off by “Go,” one of the weakest tracks on the entire project. While she’s got pipes, the verses don’t pack a punch and the high pitch she gives the last word in some of the verses rub me the wrong way. This will be a problem also in “My Hallelujah,” but not before “Never Gonna Give Up” & “We’ll Be Together” redeems the first half of the EP with spot-on verses, message, & Mr. Coldstone’s excellent appearance.
The latter half of the EP is a mixed bag. “This Is Me” is a semi-acoustic song that is aimed at young women. And if I didn’t know any better, Brandon Heath could’ve used the same music for a b-side from “Leaving Eden.” Personal favorite would have to be “How We Get Down,” which has a head-nodding beat & a flawless verse by Applejaxx. The closer, “I Will Sing,” is a worship song naturally. But even though it feels out of place musically it is a perfect example of Trini’s vocal talents.
Some of the songs are hit-or-miss and the delivery of some of the verses need work, but Trini’s first EP is a fair introduction to one of the newest members of Fadacy Music.
- Never Gonna Give Up
- My Hallelujah
- We’ll Be Together ft. Mr. Coldstone
- This Is Me
- How We Get Down ft. Applejaxx
- I Will Sing ft. J. Hoard