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Miami native Katrina Taylor better known as Trina debuted in 1998 on Slip-N-Slide label mate Trick Daddy’s “Nann,” and quickly became a household name in Hip-Hop. With female rappers from the South not making much noise back then, Trina earned national attention. Adding a Southern twist to the explicit style that rappers like Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown had blown up off; Trina easily became the queen of the South. But her first two albums, Platinum selling debut album “Da Baddest B***h” (2000) and Gold album “Diamond Princess” (2002) focused on the raw and raunchy style that made her famous, followed by another Gold album entitled “Glamorous Life” in 2005, now the world patiently awaits the release of her fourth solo album entitled “Still Da Baddest”.

Trina lived most of her life between Liberty City and later, in the upscale community of Pembroke Isle, FL. Despite her surroundings in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, Trina managed to do positive things with her life, and became a real estate agent. At that point of her life she did not expect to pursue a career in music, but slowly, everything changed around. A local Miami rapper named Trick Daddy was establishing his career in 1997 and saw the talent in her. When it was time to work on his new album, he gave Trina a chance to be featured on a track. In 1998, that track, “Nann N*gga”, ended up being the first single of his “www.thug.com” album. The single became a hit reaching No. 3 on the Rap Charts. Thanks to the success of the single, Trina gained popularity and got a deal with Slip-N-Side/ Atlantic Records.

In March of 2000, Trina’s debut album “Da Baddest B***H” was released. The album entered the Billboard Chart at No. 10. The album's lead single, also titled “Da Baddest B***h”, put Trina on the map, claiming her spot as an up-and-coming rapper in the industry. The following single, “Pull Over”, became an even bigger success, the song brought attention to Trina's voluptuous body, which got her plenty of recognition as a sex symbol. Trina had now become a household name and got a taste of success with her album selling more than 700,000 copies in the US.

Affectionately known across the entire global market as the “Diamond Princess”, “The Baddest B***h” and any other name that pronounces and represents riches and royalty, Trina is most definitely a mark of distinction that is always looking for innovative creative ways to set her musical talent apart from other traditional female lyricist. “ I value inserting real life issues, into my music, my style represents real women’s struggles, and pleasures in relationships, break up’s and just the whole essence of being a women on a day- to day basis” states Trina.

Trina has been a prominent feature on numerous remixes and has released three solo albums and two mix tapes. When she first stepped on the scene, she caught the attention of the public by being provocative and vulgar. But like any human being, Trina’s music and personal life have been a constant evolution. Her last album, “Glamorest Life” which went Gold, included the Billboard top charting #3 single “Here We Go Again”, Ft. Kelly Rowland from the Grammy Award winning group Destiny’s Child. “I would say the beginning of my career was like a trial and error trying to find myself. I was speaking from the streets and life in general from people that I was around, she says. I always tried to let people know that, even from the first album, that what I say on record isn’t all me. It’s really a form of expression and life in general and just talking about what’s going on in the world that I have seen growing up in the inner city”.

Though she likes to “keep private life private” during interviews, Trina is comfortable talking about how her own personal experiences have inspired her writing. “I was in a relationship, and it was a good relationship, but something was just not right. No matter how much you put into it, no mater how much love you give, somethin
 
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