Rapper Trinidad James released a platinum certified single “All Gold Everything” in 2012 and from then on, he has experienced the highs and low of the cut-throat music business.
James has also released songs like Females Welcomed, Palm Trees, Just a Lil’ Thick (She Juicy), M.M.M. among others which has made him a well known rapper.
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Although Trinidad James has struggled for a fair bit, he has made millions of dollars over his career. As of January 2020, he is worth $2 million.
James did not start his professional career as a rapper, in fact he was not even in the sic industry and worked at a fashion store in his hometown. Then in October of 2012, he released his first single All Gold Everything along with its music video.
The video showed him in his usually eccentric fashion sense. This single made him an overnight success and soon he was approached by Def Jam with a $2 million deal to collaborate with his own label and signed in the end of 2012.
After signing on with the label he started working on his music and soon had the EP “Don’t Be S.A.F.E.” released by the label. The EP flopped and got him a lot of criticism, soon after this in 2014 he was fired from his label.
Struggle After Def Jam Contract Drop
Tirnidad Jam tried releasing some new music after being dropped by Def Jam but none of his records managed to replicate the success of his debut. In fact, none of his work as a lead has made the charts after his debut single.
On the other hand, his collaborations with artists like August Alsina, ASAP Rocky, French Montana, Schoolboy Q, and ASAP Ferg has been certified Platinum.
When he was struggling to cope with his loss, he was called by his manager who told him that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars wanted to use the line “don’t believe me, just watch,” from James’ song “All Gold Everything,” in their then-new project Uptown Funk.
He was given 8% royalty for the song and according to some online sources the song has earned him more than $150,000 since its release.
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Finding himself without a job made Trinidad think, and soon after he decided to focus all his time and energy on his own label, Gold Gang Records.
The label has 9 artists working with them as of January 2020. James himself has released new music with his own label after being dropped by Def Jam but none of the music the label has produced has been a major hit.
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James used a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme which cost $3,507 back when it was first released but in today’s market its price can go up from $33,300.
Similarly, he also used the classic 1971 Chevrolet Caprice in the video, some used models of the car can be bought for $3,799 but well-maintained models might cost more.
Trinidad James aka Trinidad Jame$ was born Nicholaus Joseph Williams on September 24, 1987 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
As a kid he had to move all over North America with his family before his family settled in Bronx, New York, USA. He is 32 years old as of January 2020.
When he was 7 years old he had a head injury which made him forget most of the memories he had made by that age. He then moved to New York City and started playing basketball before starting to rap in November 2011.
While some sites have claimed that he dated musician Niykee Heaton in the past, however, she has publicly stated that she has not been involved with James.