All Gold Everything

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"All Gold Everything"
Trinidad James All Gold Everything.JPG
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
Length 3:09
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s) Nicholas Williams
Producer(s) Devon Gallaspy
Trinidad James singles chronology
"All Gold Everything"
(2012)
"I Luv This Shit"
(2013)
"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] "All Gold Everything" was interpolated on the 2014 song "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.[9] On June 24, 2015, it was reported that Trinidad James earned over $150,000 USD in royalty earnings off of Uptown Funk's interpolation.[10]

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."[11]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Motion Family and premiered on MTV Jams on November 18, 2012.[12] As of February 2017, the music video has over 30 million views on YouTube.[13]

Charts and certifications[edit]

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. ^ "From Sugarhill Gang to Trinidad James, a Look at the Influences of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk'". Billboard. November 24, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ JUSTIN CHARITY. "Trinidad James Made $150,000 Off Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk". Complex UK. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Trinidad James: "All Gold Everything" | Tracks". Pitchfork. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  12. ^ "Trinidad James "All Gold Everything". Vevo. January 10, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Trinidad James - All Gold Everything (Explicit)". YouTube. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2017-02-04. 
  14. ^ Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=379 "Trinidad James – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Trinidad James.
  15. ^ Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=367 "Trinidad James – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Trinidad James.
  16. ^ Illegal name entered Trinidad James/Trinidad+James/chart?f=1222 "Trinidad James – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Trinidad James.
  17. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  18. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — Rap Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  19. ^ "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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