“We gon let the band deal with this…”
Trick Daddy, Liberty City’s finest and one of Florida’s phenoms. The year was 2000. After blessing the culture with a momentum shifting, battle of the sexes banger like “Nann Nigga”, Trick makes his Atlantic Records debut with “Shut Up”, bringing in Slip N’ Slide members and reprising Trina’s guest role, pushing her into the future spotlight. ‘Shut Up” was dubbed as the rowdiest club hit of that year. The lead single that helped push his third studio album, “Book of Thugs: AK Verse 47”, to sell over 500,000 copies domestically, certifying it gold.
A song intended for clubs and hood bars, yet he continued to elevate to national awareness when the track was featured as the lead single for the blockbuster film, Any Given Sunday, while still embodying the South Florida culture to the core. From the high energy marching bands, to the gold grills and donks. He shows the masses exactly what our environment, and inspired and influenced a lot of us jits during that time.
There’s even a brief cameo by The U’s, Edgerrin James during his star years.
If we all studied our rap history, then we should know that this kick off a monumental career for this man. Despite how the world portrays him, on CitrusRap and in Florida legends live forever. That damn sure goes for Trick Daddy Dollars.