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Trinidad James

Trinidad James

Trinidadian-American rapper from Georgia
Trinidad James
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Quick Facts

Intro Trinidadian-American rapper from Georgia
Is Rapper Singer
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 24 September 1987, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Age 34 years
Star sign Libra
Hip hop music
The details (from wikipedia)


Nicholaus Joseph Williams (born (1987-09-24)September 24, 1987), better known by his stage name Trinidad James (often stylized as Trinidad Jame$), is a Trinidadian-American rapper. In 2012, he signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings. Without a debut album being released, he was dropped from the label in 2014, although he continues to release music as an independent artist.

Early life

Nicholaus Williams was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. His family moved to Canada and Florida before settling in the Bronx, New York. As a child, he went to Catholic school. He has stated he cannot remember any parts of his life before the age of seven because of a head injury. In the eighth grade, he moved to Atlanta, where he began playing basketball. He began rapping in November 2011. He has listed Jay-Z, Cam'ron, T.I., and Young Jeezy as his influences.


In 2012, James released his official debut single, called "All Gold Everything", which charted in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was taken from his official debut mixtape, titled Don't Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive As Fuck Everyday), which was released on July 31, 2012, and officially re-released with a music video on October 16, 2012. On December 13, 2012, it was announced James had signed a joint venture with Def Jam Records for approximately $2 million. In January, Def Jam re-released Don't Be S.A.F.E to iTunes, which included the remix to "All Gold Everything" featuring 2 Chainz, T.I., and Young Jeezy.

On August 6, 2013, he announced that he would be releasing his second mixtape, titled 10 PC Mild, on August 13. After months of not releasing any new music, James announced that he had been dropped from Def Jam on August 1, 2014. He also stated that he was planning on releasing his album on the label that will now be released for free, and that the producers and rappers who contributed to the project should not expect any compensation because he has "no money". In April 2016, James released the single "Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)" featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky. On December 31, 2016 New Years James released a mixtape "The Wake Up 2" to streaming services such as Spotify and to mixtape websites alike.

On June 9, 2018, James released a single titled "M.M.M. (Marilyn Maryland Marilyn)" to streaming services. The music video, directed by Mike Marasco was uploaded to YouTube on the same day.

On November 27, 2019, in an interview with popular rap talk show “No Jumper”, James stated that his current favorite rappers were “Doja Cat and Lil Nas X, I love those guys, partly because their flows remind me of myself” and later in the interview when asked about what his hopes for his current favorite rappers James proclaimed “I would hate to see them quit. You know. The last thing I’d want to see is for them to fall off just like I have.”

As of 2018, James is a host on a YouTube talk show, Full Size Run. and he appeared in the Safdie Brothers' film Uncut Gems.



Title Details Peak chart positions
US Rap
Don't Be S.A.F.E.
  • Released: October 16, 2012
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital download
103 23 13
10 PC Mild
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital download
The Wake Up EP
  • Released: January 3, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format Digital Download
No One Is Safe
  • Released: January 20, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital Download
Trips to Trinidad EP
  • Released: April 18, 2015
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format Digital Download
Trappy Mother's Day EP
  • 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
Daddy Issues
  • Released: October 31, 2018
  • Label: Gold Gang
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Rap
"All Gold Everything" 2012 36 9 6
  • RIAA: Platinum
Don't Be S.A.F.E.
"Females Welcomed" 2013
"Palm Trees"
2015 non-album single
"Just a Lil' Thick (She Juicy)"
2016 TBA
"M.M.M. (Marilyn Maryland Marilyn)" 2018 TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Rap
"I Luv This Shit"
(August Alsina featuring Trinidad James)
2013 48 13
  • RIAA: Platinum
"Work (Remix)"
(ASAP Ferg featuring ASAP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James and Schoolboy Q)
  • RIAA: Platinum
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

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"GuWop Nigga" 2012 Gucci Mane N/A
"That Turn Up" Mike WiLL Made It Est. In 1989 2.5
"Flat Out" Wale Folarin
"Fukk Off" Grip Plyaz, Go Dreamer Purp, Wind & Fire
"Fugginhudumarra" Grip Plyaz, Aleon Craft
"Jackie Joyner"
"M.O.E." (Remix) 2013 Cash Out N/A
"N.I.Y.S." Ducko McFli
"I Can't Wait" Young Scooter
"Who You Rollin' Wit" Mach Five Art of Rap
"No Room" 8Ball Premro 2
"4 My Niggas" Travis Porter Mr. Porter
"My Last Molly Song Ever I Promise" Problem, Gunplay The Separation
"Purple Haze" Curren$y, Lloyd New Jet City
"My Girl Pussy" Bangladesh Ponzi Scheme
"Conversations On That Brown" Scotty Faith
"Game" Scotty, Big K.R.I.T.
"My Trunk" Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time)
"Pimp Scholar" Mach Five We Ballin'
"On the Low" Logic, Kid Ink Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever
"Hoodrich Anthem" (HxV Remix) DJ Scream, 2 Chainz, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti The Ratchet Superior
"Killers" Curren$y N/A
"Groupie" Young Dro, B.o.B Day Two
"Make It Mine" Kirko Bangz Progression III
"FDB" (Remix) Young Dro, DJ Drama, T.I., French Montana N/A
"Pablo" Gucci Mane, E-40 Diary Of A Trap God
"Make Ya Scream" 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
"Mission" 2019 Jaden Erys

Music videos

Title Year Director(s)
"Gold On My Macbook" 2012 Corey Davis
"All Gold Everything" Motion Family
(featuring ForteBowie)
2013 Decatur Dan
"All Gold Everything" (Remix)
(featuring T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz)
Motion Family
"Females Welcomed" Jonathan Mannion
"Just A Lil' Thick (She Juicy)"
(featuring Mystikal and Lil Dicky)
2016 Jon J
"M.M.M. (Marilyn Maryland Marilyn)"
2018 Mike Marasco
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Sep 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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