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One may think that Trinidad James doesn’t care much about his rap careerand for good reason. Instead of trying tirelessly to get shine, like other aspiring MCs, James somewhat stumbled upon stardom.

He found the beat to his “All Gold Everything” album on the Internet and had been rhyming for less than a year when he blew up on the rap scene. A deal with Def Jam soon followed, but now that’s he’s officially on the roster, he doesn’t see a big shift in the direction of his career. “It does’t change anything,” he told us before doing a surprise appearance at Power 106’s Cali Christmas concert in Los Angeles, over the weekend. “I honestly feel that me being signed to Def Jam, it just opens up the playing field even more.”

At this point the sky might just be the limit for the Atlanta rapper, as being on the legendary Hip-Hop label puts him in the company of music greats like Nas; and the likes of 2 Chainz, who went through failed bids at stardom for many years before signing to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music, and getting a distribution deal with Def Jam.

Check out what else James had to say below, and be on the lookout for the rest of our interview with him where he speaks on being a one-hit wonder.

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