It seems like Trinidad James was on fire when his debut cut, “All Gold Everything,” went off like a nuclear reactor. No he has no gold, and no money, after he announced that he was dropped from Def Jam Recordings.
Not that he didn’t try. Trinidad James just couldn’t get a follow up single to make any noise that would compliment “All Gold Everything.”
As a result, no album was was ever released by Def Jam.
“I should tell yall. I got dropped by the Label,” the rapper tweeted. “My Album is now free. If u hear ur beat or verse on it. I hope u want dap cuz i got no money.”
“All Gold Everything” blew up on YouTube hit and helped him sign a big contract with Def Jam in December 2012, reportedly worth $2 million.
He released his “10 Piece Mild” mixtape in the summer of 2013 and booked spots on major tours throughout the year. But none of that did much to sustain his commercial viability.
He also made waves last fall when he spoke out on the state of hip-hop in New York City while performing at Converse’s Rubber Tracks Studios in Brooklyn.
“I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something because I don’t give a f–k,” Trinidad was heard saying. “I’m just being honest with you. I looked up to New York music. But now every n—a that’s really popping out of New York, you might as well say he’s from Atlanta. He’s from Atlanta. Y’all got n—as that interview that are more popping than n—as that are rapping.”