Everything that glitters is not gold. But rap artist Trinidad James assures
listeners that everything that IS GOLD…IS HIS. The Trinidad-bred, hip hop
storyteller and “Gold Gang” godfather swiftly emerged from the mines of
Underground Atlanta in 2012 with the straight-forward anthem
“All Gold Everything”. The swaggering single immediately introduces James’ passion for loyalty, women, style, (his hate of wannabes), and of course GOLD. South Atlanta’s Trinidad James, was born Nicholas Williams on September 24, 1987. Raised in a single-parent home, he refused to sacrifice his love for his mother or lust for material things; he juggled both legitimate and illegitimate ways of making a living to support both.
James’ garb and jewelry are a bit larger-than-life, but his lyrical diary is far from exaggerated—flashing poetic license to mesh his psyche and life
experiences to create a hard-hitting music catalog. Introducing innovative
styles to the fashion and music industry, the independent trend-setter,
Trinidad James, no doubt has the Midas touch.
Until now, Scotty has been a humble force brewing within the rap scene of New Atlanta. Always laid-back and “Cool”, Scotty’s newest project, F.A.I.T.H. (Forever Atlanta In The Heart) burned up the streets, taking Scotty ATL from a local hustler to a nationwide budding superstar. Armed with media support from XXL, Fader, SPIN, Pitchfork, Worldstar, LiveMixtapes, Hot 107, 94.5 and Ballers Eve; mixtapes hosted by the legendary DJ Scream and breakthrough DJ Burn One. Close relationships with artists like Cyhi, Young Dro and the fast-rising fellow Atalien Trinidad James, Scotty continues to push further into the public eye. His new video “GAME” featuring Trinidad Jame$ and Big Krit landed on 106 & Park as thenew joint of the day and is currently in rotation on MTV Jams. As part of #NewAtlanta, Scotty is the definition of what the various artists from different crews that identify with the “#NewAtlanta” trend represent: original, classic hip hop music with substance. It’s artists like him who are giving rap fans a reason to finally pay attention to new ATL talent. Scotty grew up on the Eastside of Atlanta, raised by a single mother. Life wasn’t always easy for him and the block he grew up on, so the “hood” topics we hear in his lyrics are a reflection of reality for this artist, nothing we hear is contrived. These days, Scotty navigates through the industry as a young boss full of nonstop hustle, integrity, a flawless live performance harkening the days of the real MC.