Who Is Trinidad James?

His Hit Single, "All Gold Everything"

Trinidad James: "The good thing about 'All Gold Everything' is that song was for everybody, all the different neighborhoods in Atlanta. It was my hood anthem, but just not trap. And that was the whole purpose of it. It was to show people that I rock with you. Just because you might not see me, I respect that.

“I said, 'Shout out to them bad hoes at Onyx.' I don’t even go to the strip club that much, but I worked at a waffle house that was right up the street from Onyx, one of the most popular strip clubs. So I used to see all the girls, the DJ, everybody from Onyx.

“It’s respect because stripping is the easiest hardest job ever. Think about it: Being naked is the weirdest thing ever. Like if somebody said, 'Get naked.' You might kill yourself before you get naked. Somebody would be like, 'I’m not doing this,' and walk out.

 

The good thing about 'All Gold Everything' is that song was for everybody, all the different neighborhoods in Atlanta. It was my hood anthem, but just not trap. And that was the whole purpose of it. It was to show people that I rock with you. I've seen everything I talk about. I've been in those situations.

 

“These girls get butt-naked, everything, and still get dissed by people. Not even rappers, just regular guys who disrespect them. But they got to do what they got to do because when they’re not stripping, they’d have regular jobs and regular lives. So it’s like, I really rock with you.

“Basically, I’ve seen everything that I talk about. I’ve been in those situations, so it’s more to show you that I salute you. However you getting money, I salute you, man or woman. It don’t matter what race you are. White women, Asian women, Black women, it don’t matter.

“The colleges. I didn’t even go to college. High school, that was it. College ain’t for me. But I respect people going to college. Yeah you got some bad hoes, I respect you. Yeah I know what college kids do, I know ya’ll get on Instagram and post all these pictures of your shoes that your parents bought you. I know ya’ll flexing, I salute you for that. That’s what it’s all about. I do these things, I know about it. I can take you to it. I salute it.

“Molly is such a party drug that when you do it, it’s like automatically your mind just kicks in like whew, you’re ready to go. That’s where that came from.

“[I was holding a dog in the video because] I live life by the vibe. I was getting ready to shoot the scene and my boy was standing right there with his new dog. I’m like, ‘Let me hold the dog.’ It’s cool, I like that dog. It that just stuck out to people. Like, 'Why is he holding a dog?'

 

A lot of people are like it’s a surprise to talk to me in person compared to what you see on TV. But you got to think about it, they always say not to judge a book by its cover. But at the same time, the music is you. So I always say the imagery that you see, that’s me, but that’s a different aspect of me.

 

“But it’s like, I’m really big on visuals. This is a good look, it’s not like a full-grown pitbull [like every other rapper]. I’m not giving you that hard look. You know, DMX is a pitbull master. No, it’s a baby dog and we’re really just chilling. I want people to always feel like, 'I can chill with this nigga. He cool. If he can chill with a dog, I can chill with him.' That’s what it’s all about.

“A lot of people are like it’s a surprise to talk to me in person compared to what you see on TV. But you got to think about it, they always say not to judge a book by its cover. But at the same time, the music is you. So I always say the imagery that you see, that’s me, but that’s a different aspect of me.

"You might go out tonight, you might put on a leather shirt, you never know. That might just be you. It’s not like you’re faking the funk. Every time has its place for what you want to do and what you got to do. That’s what it’s all about.”

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