All Gold Everything

Album: Don't Be S.A.F.E. (2012)
Charted: 36

Songfacts®:

  • Nicholas 'Trindad James' Williams was born in Port of Spain, on the island of Trinidad. Around the age of eight, Williams moved with his family to New York, before eventually settling in Georgia. He managed there an Atlanta clothing boutique called Top of the Underground before he started rapping in the spring of 2012. Within a few months, Trinidad had released his first mixtape, Don't Be S.A.F.E. on his own label Gold Gang Records. This swaggering anthem about wearing gold with everything is his first single from the set. The cut quickly gained buzz after its accompanying video garnered several million YouTube views.
  • The Atlanta rapper recruited some of the best known MCs from his home city for the song's remix. T.I., Jeezy and 2 Chainz all contributed verses as well as joining James on the set for the accompanying video. "I did everything A-Town just to show people that I love where I come from. I still do," he told MTV News. "That's why I had to start off the year right, why not do the remix with ATL legends?"
  • James' lyric, "Popped a molly, I'm sweating woo," is a reference to the street drug MDMA, better known as Ecstasy, which the Hip-Hop community refer to as "Molly." "All the people are like, 'I don't know what it is, but every time I hear the song, I just wanna do it,'" James told MTV News about the drug. "That's a terrible excuse, but go 'head, get high, go 'head. Blame Trinidad, blame it on me."
  • James wrote this song with the track's producer Devon Gallaspy, who came up with the beat.
  • The "don't believe me, just watch" chant from this song was borrowed by Mark Ronson for his megahit "Uptown Funk." James and Gallaspy were later giving songwriting credits on the track.

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