Trinidad James Officially Announces Signing To Def Jam

posted Thursday December 13 ,2012 at 04:00PM CST | 71 comments

Trinidad James Officially Announces Signing To Def Jam

With rumors circulating since last week, Trinidad James confirms signing to Def Jam.

Rumors have been circulating on Twitter and the Internet for the past few weeks that Trinidad James signed a $2 million contract with Def Jam. Now, Billboard has confirmed that the buzzy rapper has in fact inked a deal with the label.

"Def Jam, thank you for believing," said James. Def Jam President Joie Manda added, "We're excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to the Def Jam family. ... Def Jam prides itself as both a cornerstone of hip-hop's rich tradition, and as a vital, forward-thinking label dedicated to breaking and nurturing emerging artists. Trinidad James represents the cutting-edge of what's happening in the culture today. We are thrilled to have him at the label, and look forward to growing his already massive buzz."

The Atlanta, Georgia emcee has been on the rise over the past few months thanks to his breakout single "All Gold Everything." Over on YouTube, the video has clocked more than 3.1 million views.

James recently performed at New York City, New York's Santos Party House for a sold-out crowd that included executives from Def Jam and Atlantic Records.

RELATED: Joe Budden Talks Trinidad James, Says The Rapper "Has Taken The Nation By Storm"

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  • TJ
    The ratchet era has officially begun!
  • oskamadison
    ...And on top of that, dude allegedly started rappin' 10 months ago...10 MONTHS!! So, roughly around the time of the Super Bowl, this dude got inspired and wrote his first joint, which was probably that "All Gold Everything" noise and here we are. Throwin' together the most igtarded bars possible with an even worse hook and gettin' rewarded for it>>>>>Puttin' in work on your craft. SMDH...
  • Jarrod
    great, that should cover half of his dental work he needs
  • oskamadison
    I would like to public apologize for every foul comment I ever made about Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka and Soulja Boy, for I have come to realize that they are the reincarnates of Rakim, Kool G Rap and Special Ed, respectively, in comparison to... Trinidad James is the antichrist and must be immediately DESTROYED!!! Dude rhymes like a kindergarten dropout and looks like a cross between an out of work pimp and a disfigured Muppet. And may an asteroid hit the offices of Def Jam for inviting this small yellow bus Freestyle Friday champ into the house that Rick built.
  • fred
    look how well its working out for lil Reese and Lil Durk...who are they you ask? oh just some recent Def Jam signees whose album sales will go table prop
  • Anonymous
    The new ODB
    • BeanTown Breezy
      Stupid comment by a stupid person. ODB was creative,had his own style,could flow,funny,REAL as shit,and was uniquely crazy in a hardcore smack the shit outta your ass way you donkey. Don't think so, go listen to his verse on "Check Ya Neck"....dick.
    • Anonymous
      quit hating thats his opinon. He has a little ODB in him. He is wild and will slap the shit out of you. Regardless of what you say he is creative in his own way. He is ODB
  • Anonymous
    This comment was removed for violating our spam and/or offensive content policies. We will also add that Trinidad James is a bum.
    • Anonymous
      hahahaha
    • Anonymous
      hahahaha hahaha
  • Rizla
    Just checked his Gold track out on Youtube, and then Run DMC - OOH Watcha Gonna Do went back on
  • Anonymous
    better than chief keef
    • shh
      co-signed BY ERYKAH BADU..*the neo-soul pioneer GODDESS.....*smile
  • Anonymous
    If this coon drops a album on def jam before cyhi the prynce I will quit listening to hiphop forever
    • Anonymous
      u already told us maybe cyhi should put out a hit record
  • Anonymous
    wow def jam REALLY?
  • Anonymous
    If this coon drops a album before cyhi the prynce I will never listen to music again.........
  • 0
    the supermodel Trinidad James--just look at those teeth.
  • FCKWHATUTHING
    FCK IS WRONG WITH YOU WHINING, CRYING ASS DUDES, ALL RAP ISNT MEANT TO HAVE A MESSAGE OR LYRICS THAT YOU HAVE TO WRITE A "DECODED" BOOK TO UNDERSTAND...Y'ALL SHOULD JUST SHUT THE FCK UP AND PARTY SOMETIMES, BC THE PARTY OR CLUB IS THE PLACE THAT ALL GOLD EVERYTHING IS MEANT FOR..
    • T-Bear
      Well Said for real cant we have fun for once
    • T-Bear
      FOR F**K SAKE ITS CALLED ENTERTAINMENT HAVE SOME F**KIN FUN FOR ONCE!!!!
    • BeanTown breezy
      That is ALL you little retards wanna do nowadays is have fun, hug, high five,say 'It's ok to be gay" and cuddle with ya tight sweat pant wearing asses and it gets tiresome after awhile truthfully. This dude is just stupid and it sounds stupid when you listen to it. Simple minded fucks follow other simple minded fucks so on eya self with your party bullshit motto and go listen to some soft jazz or cyndi lauper cuz "Girls" just wanna have fun...fairies. Go listen to Naughty by Nature for REAL party anthems then come back to me and tell me different fu#$boys.
  • BeanTown Breezy
    As someone who grew up with REAL hip hop in the 90's all i gotta say is....Good lord what has the world come to. It is almost surreal and unbelievable to think this dude got signed to Def Jam.LMFAO...perfect reason why I don't buy current hip hop music and stay stuck in a hadrcore 90's mindframe and always will. We did not breed retards and pu@@ies on the mic. These clowns would not have existed. Keep dancin' for Whitey's money you doo doo stain ,retarded, ignorant, sellout donkey.Damn shame. Nice teeth btw Trinidad James. Ya name sounds like a boxer but in reality you probably just got punched in the teeth by one too many times.Lol
  • Anonymous
    Im sign that deal with Def Jam...dont believe me just watch. Nigga Nigga Nigga. Genius man that shit is genius. LOL
  • BIG DEUCE
    I AM PREDICTING HIS CAREER LASTS A WHOLE 8 MONTHS, AFTER SHINE DISSES HIM ANS RUINS HIS REPUTATION. RICKY ROSS WILL THEN EAT HIM.. ALL GOLD TURDS
  • mumblur
    I guess the upside to this would be that he's bring a different sound to the game.
  • ETK
    This Napoeleon-Dynamite-lookin ass nigga is what's hot in the streets now? Def Jam prolly actin like they got they hands on some first round draft pick emcee or some shit.. I'll give him a chance but he ain't nothing special
  • Anonymous
    Overrated.
  • Hatewackrap
    The game has been fucked for a while now but this takes the cake. Def Jam is officially some bullshit!!!!!
  • Anonymous
    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Shame. I'm gon get a record deal
  • Anonymous
    I knew this napoleon dynamite lookin nigga was gonna blow when I seen that video.Normally I hate that swag shit but that video n lyrics was entertaining.He had that lil dog n slippers lol!! Funny as hell.He aint on no trappin shootin shit neither which is different then most these other rappers.I still hate weak ass Gucci,waka,french,future,kirko,wayne,gudda,tyga,keef,soulja.....
    • oskamadison
      ...My man said "Napoleon Dynamite", lmao...
  • just a thought
    2mil for that grill aint chill
  • Hip Hop dying
    I normally try to give new rappers a chance. I listened to a few of his song and... He is 2 chainz + French Montana + Gucci Mane + ASAP Rocky = Recipe for disaster. If these artists keep on getting signed then RIP Hip Hop
  • Anonymous
    I didn't know Jeru The Damaja had a kid.
  • jake p
    i think 2mil is reachin a little
  • khordkutta
    RIP Def Jam
  • BLACK
    I KNOW ALL THE E-THUGS MAAAAAAAAAAAAADD!!!! #GOLD_GANG NIGGAAAAA!!!!
    • Anonymous
      Fag
    • Anonymous
      Faggot
  • RETARD SPOTTA
    LOL NIGG@ LOOK LIKE HE GOT DOWN SYNDROME HAAAAAAAAA
    • Anonymous
      Yeah looks like the real Special Ed lol
    • Anonymous
      LOL
  • Definite Jam
    Is it just me or does this article and his picture look like a parody you would see in a movie or on April Fools day?
    • Anonymous
      makes sense because rap music is a FUCKING JOKE now