During Trinidad James’ sold-out show at Santos Party House, label executives from both Def Jam and Atlantic Records were in attendance. “Joie [Manda], Pecas, Chris Atlas, Barry Weiss on The Def Jam side & [Mike] Keyser on the Atlantic side at Trinidad James show,” tweeted XXL’s executive editor Jayson Rodriguez. Now, rumored reports say that the rapper has settled a deal with Def Jam for $2 million.
It is important to note that Trinidad has only been rapping for about 11 months. He recently dropped a mixtape, Don’t Be S.A.F.E., which boasts standout tracks such as “Females Welcomed” and “All Gold Everything.” If the rumors turn out to be true, he will be joining big name acts including Kanye West, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, 2 Chainz, and more.
For now, check out what artists, fans and journalists are saying on Twitter below. Do you believe Trinidad signed a $2 million deal?— Eric Diep
With his $2 million, Trinidad James will hopefully become the King Midas of rap and turn himself into a silent gold statue.
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) December 12, 2012
Hold up, Def Jam signed Trinidad James for $2mil? Are they serious?
— Jozen Cummings (@jozenc) December 12, 2012
Def Jam really threw Trinidad James a cool $2 million. I like that song and everything but….REALLY?
— FLY MAESTRO(@MIKEYMOinSTEREO) December 12, 2012
Trinidad James. Rappin 11 months. 1 Semi-Hit + Romey Rome swag = 2 milli from Def Jam
— J’Rod (@JROD813) December 12, 2012
I want Def Jam and Random House to merge and then Trinidad James will copy edit’s Lena’s book while Lena makes beats for his debut album.
— Rembert Browne (@rembert) December 12, 2012
Trinidad James gets a 2 Million Deal from Def Jam #Woah
— Hustle Simmons (@DJHustleSimmons) December 12, 2012