Atlanta rapper Trinidad James is already making plans to lock in studio time with incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie, announcing an initiative to put up big bucks for a joint EP.
James said he would even put his entire Def Jam compenstation up to share microphone time with Bad Azz Boosie.
“Ima spend my whole Def Jam check to do a ep with Boosie when he get out of jail. Can’t wait.,” James tweeted December 26th. (Trinidad James’ Twitter)
Recently, Trinidad killed speculation suggesting he would blow his alleged $2 million Def Jam signing 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)
Recent reports suggested Boosie would be released as early as February after serving time on murder and drug charges.
After beating a 1st. degree murder case and then pleading guilty to smuggling drugs into a prison sources close to his camp have confirmed that Torrence Hatch better known as Lil Boosie, a chart topping Baton Rouge recording artist will in fact be released from prison in less than 60 days because as they classified it, he was setup on the drug charge. His legal team immediately jumped into high gear once he accepted the plea after realizing that his plea was made under duress. Investigators said he tried to smuggle drugs into Dixon Correctional Center once and into Angola State Penitentiary twice. However according to the source, the rapper admitted earlier that he had a substance abuse problem and that a police informant offered to provide him with “syrup” and of course if you offer a drug addict drugs he’s going to accept it, especially in a controlled environment like prison.” He is expected to walk out of prison in mid-February of 2013. This is a developing story so stay tuned for more details coming soon. (Hip Hop 365)
Earlier this month, Trinidad’s manager Fly spoke on the unexpected 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)