News: French Montana Lends Trinidad James A Hand, Keeps "Gold" Shinin' [Audio]

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 2:45PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bad Boy Records' French Montana is joining the Trinidad James craze, hopping into the recording booth to remix the newly signed Def Jam rapper's "All Gold Everything" smash.

Trinidad and Montana's new remix officially premiered online Friday (January 4).

Earlier Diplo let loose of some information regarding the remix to Trinidad James' hit single "All Gold Everything", saying that there are 17 verses. Well it looks like the first cat is out of the bag as French Montana comes through with his verse from the remix; maybe. French takes to the infectiously smooth single and speaks his shit about all his riches and haters. You know that this "All Gold Everything" joint was going to catch fire, it was only a matter of time. Only time will tell how many MC's, and who they are, will appear on the remix. (Stupid Dope)

Recently, Montana affiliate Meek Mill co-signed James' current buzz.

"Trinidad James is spitting that fire right now," Meek said in an interview. "He's shining, he's living, he's buzzing fast. He's doing his thing. All love. You know what I'm saying? He's a cool homie. I met him a couple of times, he's a cool boy. He's doing his thing." (Rap-Up TV)

Recently, James killed hype and speculation suggesting he would blow his alleged $2 million Def Jam deal on material things.

It was announced on Thursday that James signed a joint venture deal with the historic hip-hop label, and though no sources would confirm it, the contract is said to be worth $2 million. The next day MTV News caught up with Trinidad to see how life has changed for him and whether he treated himself to something nice for a job well done. "Don't get me wrong, I'm happy, but I'm just not the type of guy to be like, 'Oh, ahh, let's go buy a Maserati.' Nah, I'm not that guy," he said. When MTV News correspondent and "RapFix Live" host Sway Calloway asked the 25-year-old about Def Jam, he played coy but hinted that the label was a front-runner in the Trinidad James sweepstakes. "Historic, historic, a lot of respect," he said, describing what would become his new recording home. (MTV)

Recently, his manager Fly spoke on the mega partnership.

"We sat down with everybody," Trinidad James' manager, Fly, told CBS Local. "We went with Def Jam because it's credible. They breed hip-hop culture. And at the end of the day, the deal terms were right. ... The thing about it is, you have to be able to change. If you can't change, you're not going to grow. That's what separates the winners and losers." (CBS Local)

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