Trinidad James Officially Signs With Def Jam Records

Rumors were swirling yesterday on Twitter that Trinidad James inked a $2 million deal with Def Jam Records. After much speculation, Billboard confirms exclusively that the Atlanta rapper has chose to sign with Def Jam.

The label’s president, Joie Manda, says that James represents what’s going on in hip-hop today. He is excited to have a young talent like him join the evergrowing Def Jam roster. Read what they had to say below.

Joie Manda: “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.”

Trinidad James: “Def Jam, thank you for believing.”

Since October, James’ viral hit, “All Gold Everything,” has already reached up to 2.7 million views on YouTube. His mixtape, Don’t Be S.A.F.E., is available on iTunes now.Eric Diep

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  • Brock

    That’s wassup. Hard work, a brand and a strong buzz pays off. I’m just wondering why is the mixtape on iTunes for $9.99 when it’s on DatPiff for $Free.99? No new tracks on the iTunes one. And how the hell did he get those tracks cleared for sampling and what not to get them on iTunes anyway? He did an interview saying that he got all the beats online. Salute to him but I’m interested in finding out how all of that worked out.

  • LuiKang

    Proud of my dude. Respect!

  • 8====D~~~~(.)(.) = babies

    souja boy , riff raff >>>>> trinidad james tho .. the bar get lower and lower .