Trina (Rapper)

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    March 25, 2014

    Seven Practical Financial Tips From Trina Lyrics

    Trina has basically become the Suze Orman of the rap game. "Da Baddest Bitch" broke onto the scene on a Trick Daddy track, detailing what she would do to "five or six best friends," but the Miami rapper has since traded in her porno-grade lyrics for a new obsession: money. To wit, she recently rel ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    September 23, 2013

    Trina Hospitalized for "Overexertion"

    Trina is Da Baddest Bitch, but even she needs to get her rest. Reportedly, our favorite bit of "Ass Fat" just fell flat on the floor while getting off a plane here in South Florida. She gave everyone such a scare, she was rushed to the nearest hospital where she was treated with an IV for apparent ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Miami's Mad Skrews: "Twerk Is Just a Knock-Off From Booty Music"

    Mad Skrews is a Miami Beach producer with more metal in his face than Kanye West, hence the name. And in the four years since Crossfade last caught up with him, he has continued landing placements on albums from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Trina, and Ky-Mani Marley. Now the Colombian studio wiza ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Trina's "Ass Fat": An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    Trina is Da Baddest Bitch. And that's the way it's been ever since her career first took off in the late '90s. But it's a decade and a half later. And the 34 year old's got some stiff competition, what with all these bodacious youngins hitting the charts. In an age when ass shots are plentiful an ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Seven Most Essential Rap Anthems

    With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches. The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's O ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Trina's Brother Murdered in Miami

    On Tuesday morning at approximately 9:35 a.m., Wilbrent Bain Jr., the 19-year-old brother of local rap legend Trina (born Katrina Laverne Taylor), was shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade near 91st Street after a dispute with a friend devolved into gunshots. His street name was "Goonkie." He'd s ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Trina Sued for $50 Million After No-Show at America's Next Top Rapper

    Oh, Trina ... Da Baddest Bitch has done it again. And by it, we here at Crossfade mean she accepted a bunch of money and then allegedly bailed on a job. Clearly, Trina is just a bossy chick who's allotment of fucks ran out a good while ago. Now she and her management team have been slapped with a ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Did Trina Sign with Maybach Music? Is Rick Ross After All of Trick Daddy's Former Artists?

    Trina's a bad bitch. In fact, she's Da Baddest Bitch. And when you've earned that title, you're granted a virtual get-out-of-jail-free card and the license to do pretty much whatever you please. So, while the rest of us are stuck in an office cubicle, Trina's off presumably getting high and nodd ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Ace Hood's Fisker Karma and Seven Other Hip-Hop Eco-Whips

    Recently, Ace Hood was back in town shooting the video for his feature on DJ Absolut's "Untouchable." And like most ballers, Ace was driving a sick whip. But what's notable is he was driving a Fisker Karma, a hybrid that can get 52 miles per gallon. Between money and marijuana, hip-hop was already ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Trina Threatened With Lawsuit For No-Show Concert in St. Louis

    Nah you don't know nann ho, who cancel a show like me, who cost a hefty fee and will walk away with all your money. That's the accusation being flung at our girl Trina over a no-show in St. Louis last Saturday. According to a promoter, the Baddest Bitch had agreed to play a set at the Imperial Pa ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Top Ten Raunchiest Rappers of All Time

    Earlier this week, Crossfade reported on Khia -- the rapping stripper from Tampa, Florida -- and the naked picture she Tweeted on Sunday. Khia's stated motivation for leaking her own nudes was to celebrate the ten year anniversary of "My Neck, My Back," the MCs super explicit, lone hit single devot ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011
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    November 22, 2011

    Trina Makes the Cover of New Times' Miami People Issue 2011

    ​For the last decade, Trina has been a reigning member of the 305's rap royal family. No doubt, she is the Magic City's Diamond Princess. And nobody rocks those blinged-out "Red Bottoms" like her. She's raw, real, and regal. She's badder than all them other bitches. But Ms. Trina is also the ni ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Suspenders and Other Strangely Sexy Fashion Accessories in Trina's New "Red Bottoms" Video

    ​It's no secret that we here at Crossfade have an out-of-control crush on Ms. Trina. We've danced for her. We've admitted that she's the boss and we ain't. We've even asked the Magic City's Diamond Princess for her hand in marriage. Basically, Crossfade fell in love from the very moment Da Bad ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Peep Trina's Behind-the-Scenes Footage for "Red Bottoms" Video

    ​When we here at Crossfade tried out for Trina's official "Red Bottoms (Long Heels)" music video last month, we tried to stay as positive as possible, thinking, Who gives a shit that we can't actually dance? It's fucking on! Needless to say, we couldn't cut it and we cried our eyeballs out. But t ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Trina Holds Tryouts for "Red Bottoms" Music Video and We Couldn't Cut It

    ​Are you not shocked that Miami rapper of distinction Trina does not yet have a video for her song "Long Heels Red Bottoms"? Well, when we here at Crossfade heard there was a casting call for dancers to populate a video for Da Baddest Bitch's homage to Christian Louboutin shoes, we thought, Who gi ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Trina's in Town: Talking BET, Fashion Mishaps, and Jason Handlesman

    ​Trina's looking more and more like a grown-up, classy lady these days. Maybe it's because she is a grown-up, classy lady. Of course, the Diamond Princess is still putting out albums. But she's also becoming a total fashion maven! And yesterday, Miami's first lady of rap was in town meeting and ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Trina! A Memorial Day Mixtape for Meeting Your Girls and Burning Your Boyfriend's Lexus

    via Twitter​Trina is Da Baddest Bitch. And ever since we first heard her rhyming all brilliant with Trick Daddy, we knew the Miami-native was the strong feminine voice of our people, the 305 people. The platinum-selling artist is still putting out albums, making music with other big names like T- ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Five Crappy-Slash-Awesome Songs Perfect for the TBD Crew's Thursday Night Dance Party

    It ain't a non-ironic Thursday night dance party without Da Baddest Bitch.​Check out Crossfade's previous post for a free download of A Totally Non-Ironic TBD Party Mix. When you're drunk off your ass on rubyfruit jungle juice and dancing like a fly girl (or guy) in a too-tight thong, the world ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Keyshia Dior Dishes About Penis Size, Working With Lil Wayne, and Coconut Cîroc

    Keyshia Dior!​Keyshia Dior has been in music videos with Weezy, Jeezy, Gucci, Plies, Timbaland, and now ... Prunk! "You can't have a small penis and expect to please your girl," she said. I wiped the sweat from my brow as she continued, "It doesn't have to be big like a donkey. But it needs to be ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Trina Will You Marry Me? Prunk TV Pops the Question and She Says Yes!

    ​The Diamond Princess and The President (this humble narrator) are getting married! She ain't single no more! The President: "Trina will you marry me? We'll be like Drake and Nicki Manaj. Like Jay-Z and Beyonce." Trina spins around with glee. Trina: "Yes, Mr. President!!!" We hug romantically. ... More >>

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    November 20, 2010

    Slip-N-Slide's Ted Lucas Says Stop the Violence and Dance

    Trina needs a new video star and it's audition time.​Slip-N-Slide founder Ted Lucas says: "I remember when we had breakdancing. We used to go to the youth fair and go have a real breakdancing contest." So he used to be a breakdancer? "I did a little something, man. I ain't saying I was a professio ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    50 Reasons To Absolutely Love Living in Miami

    Yet another reason: The fact we hopefully don't have to explain to anyone this is a FriendsWithYou Valentine Card​​We love bashing our own city. We'll instantaneously bite the head off any non-Miamians who dares talk down about our town, but sometimes it seems we take a bit too much pleasure in ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    ArtOfficial Talks Jail and their New Album; Playing Transit Lounge on Saturday

    ​People say Miami's a dance town, and we can't deny that. But the 305 is a hip hop town, too. Look at Mr. 305, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Trick Daddy, or Trina. Or if we need to take you from those last old school to out of school, the godfather himself, our very own Luke Campbell. And when Kat ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Photos: Waka Flocka Flame, Trina, and Others at Rick Ross' Be Out Day

    City of North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre presents Rick Ross (and Trina!) with an official "Rick Ross Day" proclamation.​Rick Ross' annual Be Out Day returned last week to the North Miami Athletic Stadium for its third year, and we just got our mitts on some photos of the star-studded charity event. ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Trina Is Not Dating Dez Bryant, FYI

    via 2 The Point Music​Dez Bryant was on the receiving end of Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's "was your mom a whore?" blunder. Trina, Miami's greatest lady rapper, has certainly been called things a lot worse than a whore. (She is not. She is a million-dollar girl. For sure.) However, despite recent rum ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Top 10 Moments of the BET Awards 2010: Chris Brown, Drake, Rick Ross, and More (With Video!)

    We love music awards season this year, largely thanks to Twitter -- the real-time discussion and dissection of the county's pop-stars makes for an entertaining way to spend a few hours "working." (Plus, some of you all on our Twitter feed, at @Crossfade_SFL, are hilarious).Anyways, we glued ourselve ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Photos: Rick Ross Cover, Trina Spread in This Month's Issue of The Source

    photo by Ana Ochoa, courtesy of the Source​The June/July issue of hip-hop bible The Source is good to Miami royalty. Take, first off, the cover story, about Mr. @rickyrozay himself. He already ruined the photographic surprise via Twitpic yesterday afternoon, but if you missed it, check out the off ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Rick Ross, DJ Khaled Added to List of Performers at BET Awards 2010

    photo by David "Dro" Rosario​It's officially music awards season, so in the hip-hop arena, expect plenty of news of accolades for this year's big names from Miami. After the recent VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, the next big event at which the 305 hopes to grab some laurels is the 2010 edition of the annual ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2010 Recap: Top 10 Miami-Centric Moments

    2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show was full of hits (the return of Missy Elliott, for one), and misses (the glaring omission of Outkast, among many others). Still, much of it gave us some serious hometown pride. In a move that pr ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Trina Nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artists at This Year's BET Awards

    ​Who's still the baddest bitch? After a few years' lull of mixtapes and pushed-back albums, Trina is once again riding high on the success of her fifth studio album, Amazin'. The lead single, "Million Dollar Girl," which features Keri Hilson and Diddy, continues to tear up clubs and the radio alik ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010
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    May 6, 2010

    Album Review: Trina's Amazin'

    ​New Times writer Esther Park wrote a profile of Trina and the activities surrounding the release of her triumphant fourth album, Amazin'. Read it here.TrinaAmazin' (Slip-N-Slide Records) "Who is Trina?" -- that's the first thing you hear when you press play on Amazin', the fifth full-length s ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Photo Gallery: Trina Shows Vibe Magazine Around Miami

    Vibe.comTrina hits up Bal Harbour for some retail therapy​Over at, we get an up-close look into the daily life of one of South Florida's current musical successes, Trina. Amazin', her fourth studio album just dropped yesterday, so the rapper has been working nonstop to keep her business i ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    305 Live: Local Hip-Hop News from Trina, Basic Vocab, and Rahsaan

    Slip-N-Slide Records​-- Trina is gearing up for her new album Amazin' to hit stores on May 4th. With appearances by Keri Hilson, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Lady GaGa, Monica, and others - Trina is set to continue her reign as one of the most successful female rappers in hip-hop. With Amazin', ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Trina Debuts "Million Dollar Girl" Video Featuring Diddy, Keri Hilson

    Much like Akon's "I'm So Paid" clip, South Florida's "baddest bitch" Trina wants people to know that the current economic climate is not affecting her lavish lifestyle in her "Million Dollar Girl" video. In addition to the private jet, pink sportscars and stewardess outfits, there's a little bit of ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    New Track by West Palm's Karbeen Mafia, Featuring Schife and Toedown, "Getting to the Money"

    Props to Crown the South for pointing out a new song from West Palm's own Karbeen Mafia, "Getting to the Money," that popped up over the weekend. Karbeen frontman Schife, whose production work with Fat Joe caught Crossfade's attention in the fall, has also cooked tracks recently for Trina, Rick Ross ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Naked Pictures of Trina Are On the Internet, So, Of Course, the FBI is Involved

    ​Not so flattering nude pictures of Miami rapper Trina leaked to the internet yesterday, and the Diamond Princess is calling in the FBI.Trina tells MTV news that a thief stole her cell phone at the BET Awards last October, and that the criminal tried to shake her down for money."I just think it wa ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Trina Wants You To Know She Might Adopt a Haitian Child

    ​Let's get it straight. We love, love, love Trina like any good Miamian should, but we raised an eyebrow when she released a statement recently declaring that she may or may not be adopting a Haitian child.Note Da Baddest Bitch doesn't state she will be adopting but merely says, "I am in the finan ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    New Trina: "That's My Attitude"

      pic courtesy ​                   Besides Young Money's still-really-underground Nicki Minaj, the term "mainstream female rapper" is one usually heard before "ain't doin' shit."  ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Trina - "That's My Attitude"

    ​Besides Young Money's still-really-underground Nicki Minaj, the term "mainstream female rapper" is one usually heard before "ain't doin' shit." Kim tried to come back with a song that was so 2002 that I nearly called my mom to ask her money for books and a plane ticket home fr ... More >>

  • Music

    May 8, 2008

    Sugar and Spice

    Trina speaks up about what still makes her the baddest.

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    February 13, 2008

    Trina Video Premier Behind the Scenes Footage

    So Trina's album is officially pushed back till April 1st but her latest single is still blowing up all over the country. Even though the album is pushed back two months, Slip N Slide just released the video for "I'm Single Again" and if you haven't seen it yet, check it out below. The concept is a ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    United and It Feels So Good

    Dirty deeds and unsung honors from the Ozone Awards

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    October 20, 2005

    Trick or Trina?

    With her new CD Glamorest Life, Miami rapper Trina continues to evolve

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    September 22, 2005
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    February 26, 2004

    Real Words

    Ted Lucas says forget what you heard, Slip-N-Slide Records loves the kids

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