All Gold Everything

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"All Gold Everything"
Single by Trinidad James
from the album Don't Be S.A.F.E.
Released December 20, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop, southern hip hop
Length 3:09
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) Nicholas Williams
Producer(s) Devon Gallaspy
Trinidad James singles chronology
"All Gold Everything"
(2012)
"I Luv This Shit"
(2013)

"All Gold Everything" is a song by American rapper Trinidad James. It was released on December 20, 2012, as the first single from his debut mixtape Don't Be S.A.F.E. (2012).[1] The single has sold over 500,000 copies and certified Gold by the RIAA.[2]

Background[edit]

The song earned Trinidad James a major record deal with Def Jam Recordings worth 2 million.[3] Complex named the song #35 on the 50 best songs of 2012 list.[4] The official remix was released on January 7, 2013, featuring fellow Atlanta rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz.[5] On February 14, 2013, Trinidad James performed the song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.[6] The music video for the remix was filmed on January 31, 2013.[7] On February 27, 2013, the music video for the remix featuring 2 Chainz, T.I., and Young Jeezy was released.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork Media commented on the track by saying "If the heyday of disco had produced a rapper, it might have been Atlanta's Trinidad James. When he talks about gold-- he's obsessed with it-- it's not so much about status as it is about sheer flamboyance. "I'm too fly/ You know this/ Let me give your ass a checklist", he raps on "All Gold Everything", the letter s slithering off his tongue around a slow, exaggerated ripple of a beat. The track comes from his mixtape Don't Be S.A.F.E., an excellent debut that toggles seamlessly between snaggle-toothed drug talk, flashy boasts and earnest self-deprecation."[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Motion Family and premiered on MTV Jams on November 18, 2012.[10] As of July 6, 2013, the music video has over 14 million views on YouTube.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "All Gold Everything"   Nicholas Williams Devon Gallaspy 3:09

Charts and certifications[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States December 20, 2012[1] Digital download Def Jam

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "All Gold Everything - Single by Trinidad James". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything" Goes Gold, Lives Up To Title". Complex. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ Horowitz, Steven (December 12, 2012). "Trinidad James Officially Announces Signing To Def Jam". HipHopDX. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The 50 Best Songs of 2012 35. Trinidad James "All Gold Everything". Complex. Complex Media. November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Frydenlund, Zach (January 7, 2013). "Listen: Trinidad Jame$ f/ T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz "All Gold Everything (Remix)". Complex. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Homie, Big (2013-02-15). "Trinidad James On Jimmy Fallon". Rapradar.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  7. ^ "On Set of Trinidad James’ ‘All Gold Everything’ Remix Video with 2 Chainz, T.I., & Young Jeezy". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Video: Trinidad James f/ T.I., Young Jeezy, & 2 Chainz – ‘All Gold Everything (Remix)’". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Trinidad James: "All Gold Everything" | Tracks". Pitchfork. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Trinidad James "All Gold Everything". Vevo. January 10, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Trinidad James - All Gold Everything (Explicit)". YouTube. 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=379 Trinidad James Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Trinidad James.
  13. ^ "Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=367 Trinidad James Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Trinidad James.
  14. ^ "Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=1222 Trinidad James Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Trinidad James.
  15. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  16. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "American single certifications – Trinidad James – All Gold Everything". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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