Trinidad James is the hottest commodity in hip-hop right now, and his stock keeps rising. Def Jam announced today that it has signed the Atlanta-based rapper to an exclusive recording deal. As part of the deal, James also gets a label deal for his Gold Gang Records.
"We're excited to welcome a young talent like Trinidad James to the Def Jam family," said Def Jam executive Joie Manda. "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."
James' breakout hit, "All Gold Everything," kicked off an intense bidding war and, apparently, Def Jam made the most enticing offer. Don't Be S.A.F.E., the mixtape that spawned that single, is available on iTunes now.
The 25-year-old thanked Def Jam "for believing."Artwork © Gold Gang Records