Where is Trinidad James from? Trinidad James is from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, where he was born Nicholas Williams on September 23, 1987. That the rapper hails from Trinidad is not surprising, given his name, though there’s more to his early life than one might expect. Before he moved to the U.S., he suffered a head injury that’s left him with no memories of anything that happened before the age of 7, as he told Complex. He doesn’t remember much about Trinidad except for attending Catholic school and wearing uniforms, and after leaving the island, he and his family moved around quite a bit, stopping in Canada, New York, and Florida en route to Atlanta, where Trinidad James was primarily raised. He also spent some time in South Carolina, where he got into sports, and he began rapping in 2011, launching into a career that has thus far yielded two mixtapes, “Don’t Be S.A.F.E.” and “10 PC Mild,” and a couple of notable singles. The first, “All Gold Everything,” hit No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012, establishing James as an artist to watch.

People have been asking where Trinidad James is from for years, and even when he was a kid, his peers had questions about his place of origin. “Growing up in Atlanta was cool but it took some getting used to, especially coming from Trinidad with my accent,” he told Complex. “People heckled me about it. So I got witty with it and just started giving back what the people were giving me. I started to become cool to everybody because when I had to be witty with my jokes, then I started to be really good so I got real cool with people.”

His way with words and coolness with people has served him well, and he’s now signed to Def Jam. In terms of geography, rap fans wondering where Trinidad James is from might be interested to read about Trinidad and Tobago. It’s located off the coast of Venezuela, and while it’s generally considered part of the Caribbean, it’s notable as more than a vacation destination. The island has a rich history of music and culture, and Trinidad James is just the latest in a long line of artists to make it on a global scale.

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