Miami native and Hip-Hop MC Trina will be honored with her own day in the City of Miami on May 14th.
Trina took to social media to express her gratitude stating that the honor is extra special since the ceremony will be taking place on the same street as her late mother’s business in Liberty City.
The rap star Trina grew up in Liberty City, where she attended Charles Drew Elementary School and Miami Northwestern Senior High School. She was inspired by other musical icons, including Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston.
Trina got her career started after following under the mentorship of fellow Miami rapper Trick Daddy. She made her debut on his 1998 breakout single “Nann.” From there, she signed a deal with Miami-based label Slip-n-Slide Records and never looked back.
After dropping her first album, she spent life on the road for the two years promoting her album, doing shows, and making new music. She then got to work on her sophomore album, where she was joined by Missy Elliott, Kanye West, and Rick Ross.
Trina’s rise to stardom was one of a kind, and hip hop fans in Miami were lucky enough to be watching it in real-time. Before Nicki Minaj’s debut at the end of the decade, there were very few female rappers in the game at the time. This left Trina with all the momentum to do what she does best and carry the torch for female rappers.
Now, Trina still has a pulse on the culture. She co-hosts the Trick & Trina Morning Show on Miami’s 99 Jamz radio station. She also founded her very own record label, Rockstarr Music Group. The rap icon discovered 10 rising artists from various genres of music, including R&B, pop, hip-hop, and more. Amongst everything else, Trina still maintains her status as the Love & Hip Hop crown jewel: Miami cast.
After 6 studio albums, millions of records sold, and various awards, Trina has and will always be a musical icon in the hip-hop industry. The success in her rap career would not be possible without support from local residents of Miami-Dade County.