Earlier this week, Trinidad James announced his signing to Def Jam. In an interview with Power 106, the rapper addressed his reaction to inking a deal with the storied label.

“I mean, I don’t really celebrate things like this – I just thank God for it and keep moving,” explained James. “I was already griding and working, and doing my thing. Just in general…this is just adding more feel to the feeling I already had.”

Trinidad James was also asked about whether he drew inspiration from other artists. “My inspiration comes from life,” he said. “Everything in life. Because all I rap about is real life. The real things that’s going on in my life. I don’t ever call any artists’ names, because – for what? When you hear something, you’re gonna know where it came from.”

Watch the interview below:

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