How much is Trinidad James worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 24, 1987|
About Trinidad James
Trinidad James is the stage name of Nicholaus Joseph Williams. He is an American-Trinidadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. His career started in the 2010s and in just a few years, he signed a recording deal with Def Jam Recordings, however, the deal lasted only two years. Throughout the past decade, as an independent artist, he has released only ten mixtapes and is yet to release his debut studio album. Concurrently with that, he has taken part in multiple collaborations with the likes of Gucci Mane, B.o.B., Mark Ronson, and Bruno Mars.
How Did Trinidad James Get So Rich?
Signing a recording contract with Def Jam Records helped the artist become rich in just two years. The joint venture deal with the music company was worth approximately $2 million dollars. Nicholaus, who at the time developed his stage name Trinidad James (or Trinidad Jame$) released his first project with the label – the mixtape “Don’t Be S.A.F.E. (Sensitive As F Every day)”, which was a re-release of his debut mixtape.
The re-release of the mixtape brought national popularity for the rapper. It includes ten songs and an additional bonus track, which is a remix of “All Good Everything” featuring 2 Chainz, T.I., and Young Jeezy. In addition to selling millions of copies and accumulating just as many streams online, the mixtape entered three music charts in the United States – US Billboard 200, Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums, and Heatseekers Album, also topping the latter. By the end of 2012, Trinidad received an additional $50.000 from his prosperous project.
Why is he so famous?
The rapper became famous after the release of his debut single. He was born on September 24, 1987, in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. His family initially emigrated to Canada and then Florida, before they eventually settled in Bronx, New York. Nicholaus attended Catholic school and doesn’t remember much of his childhood due to a head injury that he suffered when he was seven. During his eighth grade, he moved to Atlanta and became playing basketball.
In the late 2000s, after he graduated from high school, he began rapping and started recording his own songs. During multiple interviews, he has cited T.I., Jay Z, Young Jeezy, and Cameron as his main inspirations. In early 2012, the rapper released his debut single, “All Gold Everything”, which was taken off his debut mixtape – “Don’t Be S.A.F.E”. A few months after that, in October, thanks to his first song and some demonstration tapes, Nicholaus was offered a recording deal with the label Def Jam Recordings.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes Trinidad Jame$ so successful is his unique appearance and diverse rapping style. Nearly two years later, in August 2014, the rapper was dropped off Def Jam Recordings mainly because he barely released any music or an album. Long before that, in 2012, he founded his own record label titled “Gold Gang Records”, distributed by Empire Distribution. After leaving Def Jame, he produced and released his music independently, starting the mixtape “10 PC Wild” in August 2015.
In addition to releasing several mixtapes, since the mid-2010s, James has collaborated with many artists as both a lead and featured artist. His first collaborations were with Augusta Alsina’s “I Luv This Shit”, and ASAP Ferg’s “Work (Remix)”. Since the rise of his career, he has collaborated with many established names in the music industry such as Gucci Mane, Mike Will Made It, Future, Wake Flocka Flame, and Yo Gotti. His most recent studio work is the mixtape “Black Filter”, which was self-released in August 2020 and, as of now, with more than two million streams is having a commercial success.
Trinidad James is one of the rising stars in the hip hop world. He first rose to prominence with the release of his debut single “All Gold Everything”. The gold-certified megabit helped the artist sign with Def Jam Recordings. Shortly after he was dropped out of the label, James began releasing his own music self-independently.
He has established his own record label, “Gold Gang Records” and has millions of followers. As of 2020, around the same time he announced the premiere of his latest mixtape, the rapper announced his debut studio album is expected to release in 2021.