Trinidad James has more precious metal to add to his stash. The Gold Gang leader's "All Gold Everything" single was just certified gold.
But gold is more than jewelry or a certification to Trinidad James. It represents something bigger. "It's a first-place mentality," he said in an interview with HIPHOPSINCE1987TV. "A gold medal just means first place. Gold to me just means first place."
The Atlanta-based rapper says that even though he's new to rapping (he just started rapping in November 2011) and even though "All Gold Everything" was different than most songs, he had a reason to belive he'd be a successful artist. "I'm used to winning," he said in the video clip, which was conducted in Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. "I'm used to doing things that I do well. Music was something new for me, but I did it the right way in my eyes. It might not be the way that people usually do it.
"It's about believing in yourself, man," he also added. "It's about waking up with a first-place mentality, even losing with a first-place mentality. That's what Gold Gang is all about."