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Trinidad James

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Birth name  Nicholas Williams
Instruments  Vocals
Occupation(s)  Rapper
Role  Rapper
Genres  Hip hop
Name  Trinidad James
Origin  Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active  2011–present

Born  September 23, 1987 (age 28) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (1987-09-23)
Nominations  BET Award for Best Collaboration
Albums  Don't Be SAFE, Gold Mastermind, 10Pc Mild, The Wake Up, Trips To Trinidad

Nationality  American, Trinidadian

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Nicholas James Williams (born September 23, 1987), better known by his stage name Trinidad James (often stylized as Trinidad Jame$), is a Trinidadian-born 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.


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Early life

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Nicholas Williams was born on September 23, 1987, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. His family moved to Canada, Florida, and New York before settling in 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 New York City, 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.


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In 2012, James released his official debut single, called "All Gold Everything", which has 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 has 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.

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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 has been dropped from Def Jam on August 1, 2014. He also stated that he is planning on releasing his album on the label that will now be released for free, and 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 dropped a mixtape "The Wake Up 2" to streaming services such as Spotify and to mixtape websites alike.


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