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Trinidad James
Trinidad James 2013.jpg
James performin in August 2013
Background information
Birth nameNicholas Joseph Williams
Born (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 33)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago[1]
OreiginAtlanta, Georgia, Unitit States
GenresHip hop
ThriftRapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associate acts
Wabsteidwww.trinidadjames.co

Nicholas Joseph Williams (born September 23, 1987), better kent bi his stage name Trinidad James (aften stylized as Trinidad Jame$), is a Trinidadian-American rapper.[3] In 2012, he signed a recordin contract wi Def Jam Recordings.[4] Wioot a debut album bein released, he wis dropped frae the label in 2014, although he continues tae release muisic as an independent airtist.[5]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nicholas Williams wis born on September 23, 1987, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.[1] His faimily moved tae Canada an Florida afore settlin in Bronx, New York.[3] As a child, he went tae Catholic school.[3] He has stated he cannot remember any parts o his life afore the age o seven acause o a head injury.[3] In the eighth grade, he moved tae New York City, where he began playin basketbaw.[3] He began rappin in November 2011.[6] He has listed Jay-Z, Cam'ron, T.I., an Young Jeezy as his influences.[7]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2012, James released his official debut single, cried "All Gold Everything", which charted in the tap 40 o the US Billboard Hot 100. The song wis taken frae his official debut mixtape, teetled Don't Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive As Fuck Everyday), which wis released on Julie 31, 2012,[8] an officially re-released wi a muisic video on October 16, 2012. On December 13, 2012, it wis annoonced James had signed a jynt ventur wi Def Jam Records for approximately $2 million.[9] In Januar, Def Jam re-released Don't Be S.A.F.E tae iTunes, which included the remix tae "All Gold Everything" featurin 2 Chainz, T.I., an Young Jeezy.[10]

On August 6, 2013, he annoonced that he wad be releasin his second mixtape, teetled 10 PC Mild, on August 13.[11] Efter months o not releasin any new muisic, James annoonced that he had been dropped frae Def Jam on August 1, 2014. He an aa stated that he wis plannin on releasin his album on the label that will now be released for free, an that the producers an rappers wha contributed tae the project should not expect any compensation acause he has "no money".[12] In April 2016, James released the single "Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)" featurin Mystikal an Lil Dicky.[13] On December 31, 2016 New Years James dropped a mixtape "The Wake Up 2" tae streaming services sic as Spotify an tae mixtape websites alike.

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mixtapes[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US R&B
[15]
US Rap
[16]
Don't Be S.A.F.E.[17]
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital download
103 23 13
10 PC Mild[11]
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital download
The Wake Up EP[18]
  • Released: January 3, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format Digital Download
No One Is Safe[19]
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital Download
Trips to Trinidad EP[20]
  • Released: April 18, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format Digital Download
Trappy Mother's Day EP[21]
  • Released: May 8, 2016
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital Download
The Wake Up 2
  • Released: December 31, 2016
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital Download
Father FiGGa
  • Released: July 28, 2017
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital Download

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

As lead airtist[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"All Gold Everything" 2012 36 9 6 Don't Be S.A.F.E.
"Females Welcomed" 2013 [upper-alpha 1]
"Palm Trees"
(featuring Cavie)
2015 non-album single
"Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)"
(featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky)
2016 [upper-alpha 2] TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of singles as featured performer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US R&B
US Rap
"I Luv This Shit"
(August Alsina featuring Trinidad James)
2013 48 13 Testimony
"Work (Remix)"
(ASAP Ferg featuring ASAP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James and Schoolboy Q)
Trap Lord
"Be Ok"
(Earlly Mac featuring Trinidad James)
2015 Cousin Trap
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"GuWop Nigga"[27] 2012 Gucci Mane N/A
"That Turn Up"[28] Mike WiLL Made It Est. In 1989 2.5
"Flat Out"[29] Wale Folarin
"Fukk Off"[30] Grip Plyaz, Go Dreamer Purp, Wind & Fire
"Fugginhudumarra"[30] Grip Plyaz, Aleon Craft
"Jackie Joyner"[30]
"M.O.E." (Remix)[31] 2013 Cash Out N/A
"N.I.Y.S."[32] Ducko McFli
"I Can't Wait"[33] Young Scooter
"Who You Rollin' Wit"[34] Mach Five Art of Rap
"No Room"[35] 8Ball Premro 2
"4 My Niggas"[36] Travis Porter Mr. Porter
"My Last Molly Song Ever I Promise"[37] Problem, Gunplay The Separation
"Purple Haze"[38] Curren$y, Lloyd New Jet City
"My Girl Pussy"[39] Bangladesh Ponzi Scheme
"Conversations On That Brown"[40] Scotty Faith
"Game"[41] Scotty, Big K.R.I.T.
"My Trunk"[42] Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)
"Pimp Scholar"[43] Mach Five We Ballin'
"On the Low"[44] Logic, Kid Ink Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever
"Hoodrich Anthem" (HxV Remix)[45] DJ Scream, 2 Chainz, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti The Ratchet Superior
"Killers"[46] Curren$y N/A
"Groupie"[47] Young Dro, B.o.B Day Two
"Make It Mine"[48] Kirko Bangz Progression III
"FDB" (Remix)[49] Young Dro, DJ Drama, T.I., French Montana N/A
"Pablo"[50] Gucci Mane, E-40 Diary Of A Trap God
"Make Ya Scream"[51] Chevy Woods Gang Land 2
"미친놈 (Success Crazed) Feat. Gray, Loco, Simon Dominic & Trinidad James" 2014 Jay Park Evolution
"Uptown Funk" (Remix) 2015 Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars Uptown Special
"The Gun" 2016 Cash Cash, Dev, Chrish Blood, Sweat & 3 Years
"Amy" 2017 David Banner The God Box

Muisic videos[eedit | eedit soorce]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Gold On My Macbook" 2012 Corey Davis[52]
"All Gold Everything" Motion Family[53]
"Southside"
(featuring ForteBowie)
2013 Decatur Dan[54]
"All Gold Everything" (Remix)
(featuring T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz)
Motion Family[55]
"Females Welcomed" Jonathan Mannion[56]
"Just A Lil' Thick (She Juicy)"
(featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky)
2016 Jon J

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Females Welcomed" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number nine on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[23]
  2. "Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number two on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[24]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Trinidad James Explains It All". Rolling Stones. 7 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 22 Mey 2015.
  2. Fears, Tawni. "3 Questions With: Trinidad James' Label Mate Rich Homie Quan". AllHipHop.
  3. a b c d e "Growing Up in Atlanta — Who Is Trinidad James?". Complex. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 20 Februar 2013.
  4. Horowitz, Steven (12 December 2012). "Trinidad James Officially Announces Signing To Def Jam". HipHopDX. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  5. Markman, Rob (28 August 2014). "Trinidad James Reveals The Real Reason He Got Dropped By Def Jam". MTV.com. Retrieved 1 Februar 2015.
  6. "Learning To Rap — Who Is Trinidad James?". Complex. Retrieved 20 Februar 2013.
  7. "Musical Influences — Who Is Trinidad James?". Complex. Retrieved 20 Februar 2013.
  8. "Dont Be S.A.F.E. | Trinidad Jame$". Trinidadjames.bandcamp.com. 31 Julie 2012. Retrieved 14 Februar 2014.
  9. 12/05/2012 15:40:18 (13 December 2012). "Trinidad James Signs Joint Venture With Def Jam - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. Retrieved 14 Februar 2014.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors leet (link)
  10. "iTunes - Music - Don't Be S.A.F.E. by Trinidad James". Itunes.apple.com. 29 Januar 2013. Retrieved 14 Februar 2014.
  11. a b "Trinidad Jame$ Reveals His New Project In An Exclusive Sitdown with Miss Info #10PCMild". MissInfo.tv. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  12. "Trinidad Jame$ Dropped From Def Jam After Two Years". XXL.
  13. "Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy) [feat. Mystikal & Lil Dicky] - Single by Trinidad James". iTunes. Retrieved 19 Mey 2016.
  14. "Trinidad James – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  15. "Trinidad James - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Retrieved 1 Julie 2016.
  16. "Trinidad James - Chart history - Rap Albums". Retrieved 1 Julie 2016.
  17. "Trinidad James - Don't Be S.A.F.E". DatPiff.
  18. "Trinidad James - The Wake Up EP". DatPiff.
  19. "Trinidad James Announces Free 'No One Is SaFe' Album To Come And Drops New 'Blackman Pt. 2′ Track". KarenCivil.com.
  20. "Trinidad James - Trips To Trinidad EP". DatPiff.
  21. "Trinidad James - Trappy Mother's Day". RateYourMusic.
  22. "American certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2014.
  23. "Trinidad James - Chart History for Females Welcomed". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  24. "Trinidad James - Chart History for Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)". Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  25. "American single certifications – I Luv This S**t". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2014. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  26. "American single certifications – Work". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 9 October 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  27. "Gucci Mane f. Trinidad James "GuWop Nigga". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
  28. "New Music: Trinidad James – 'That Turn Up'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  29. "Tracklisting: Wale – 'Folarin'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  30. a b c Frydenlund, Zach (5 Januar 2013). "Mixtape: Grip Plyaz "Purp, Wind & Fire". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  31. "Cash Out f. Trinidad James "M.O.E. Remix". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 3 Januar 2013. Retrieved 3 Januar 2013.
  32. Frydenlund, Zach (9 Januar 2013). "Listen: Ducko McFli f/ Trinidad Jame$ "N.I.Y.S." Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 9 Januar 2013.
  33. "Young Scooter f. Trinidad James "I Can't Wait". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 9 Januar 2013. Retrieved 9 Januar 2013.
  34. "Mach Five f. Trinidad James "Who You Rollin' Wit". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 10 Januar 2013. Retrieved 10 Januar 2013.
  35. "8Ball "Premro 2" Mixtape Download & Stream". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 25 Januar 2013. Retrieved 25 Januar 2013.
  36. "Travis Porter f. Trinidad James "4 My Niggas". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. 30 Januar 2013. Retrieved 30 Januar 2013.
  37. Isenberg, Daniel (30 Januar 2013). "Listen: Problem f/ Gunplay and Trinidad James "My Last Molly Song Ever, I Promise". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 30 Januar 2013.
  38. Isenberg, Daniel (3 Februar 2013). "Mixtape: Curren$y "New Jet City". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved 3 Februar 2013.
  39. Paine, Jake (14 Mairch 2013). "Bangladesh "Ponzi Scheme" Mixtape Stream & Download Link". HipHopDX. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2013.
  40. "Listen: Scotty f/ Trinidad James "Conversations On That Brown"". Complex. 4 Apryle 2013. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2013.
  41. "Scotty f. Trinidad Jame$ & Big K.R.I.T. - GAME". HipHop DX. 1 Mey 2013. Retrieved 1 Mey 2013.
  42. Paine, Jake (10 Apryle 2013). "Big K.R.I.T. "King Remembered In Time" Stream & Download Link". HipHop DX. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2013.
  43. "Mach Five f. Trinidad James - Pimp Scholar". HipHop DX. 10 Apryle 2013. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2013.
  44. "Logic Releases New Mixtape "Young Sinatra: Welcome To Forever" [Download Now] - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 7 Mey 2013. Retrieved 20 Juin 2013.
  45. "DJ Scream - The Ratchet Superior EP // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 31 Mey 2013. Retrieved 20 Juin 2013.
  46. "Curren$y Trinidad James Killer$". Complex. 12 Juin 2013. Retrieved 20 Juin 2013.
  47. "Young Dro f. B.o.B. & Trinidad Jame$ - Groupie". HipHop DX. Retrieved 20 Juin 2013.
  48. "New Music: Kirko Bangz – 'Progression 3′ [Mixtape]". Rap-Up.com. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  49. "Young Dro f. DJ Drama, French Montana, T.I. & Trinidad James - FDB Remix". HipHop DX. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  50. Mayorga, Dean. "Gucci Mane "Diary Of A Trap God" Cover Art, Tracklisting, Download & Mixtape Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  51. "Chevy Woods - Gang Land 2 Hosted by DJ Drama // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  52. "Trinidad James - Gold on My MacBook". YouTube. 18 Julie 2012. Retrieved 21 Februar 2013.
  53. "Trinidad James "All Gold Everything". Vevo. 10 Januar 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  54. "Video: Trinidad James ft. Forte Bowie – Southside". Nah Right. 29 Januar 2013. Archived frae the original on 31 Januar 2013. Retrieved 29 Januar 2013.
  55. "Video: Trinidad James f/ T.I., Young Jeezy, & 2 Chainz – 'All Gold Everything (Remix)'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. 27 Februar 2013. Retrieved 27 Februar 2013.
  56. "Video: Trinidad James – 'Female$ Welcomed'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. 27 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 27 Mairch 2013.

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