REPPIN': Miami, Florida
ASSOCIATED: Slip N' Slide
Katrina Laverne "Trina" Taylor born December 3, 1978 is an American rapper. She first gained notoriety in 1998 with her appearance on Trick Daddy's second studio album www.thug.com on the single "Nann Nigga". Trina's father is from the Dominican Republic, and her mother is from The Bahamas. They were separated while she was growing up. She lived in Liberty City and in Pembroke Isle, Florida. Trina attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School, where she was a majorette, and graduated in 1992. In her spare time, Trina wrote rap rhymes, which caught the attention of Miami rapper Trick Daddy, who approached her in 1998 to be featured on his song "Nann Nigga". The song later became the lead single from his second studio album, www.thug.com, which was released in September 1998. The single became a hit, reaching number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Rap Songs chart. Thanks to the success of the single, Trina gained popularity and signed a record deal with Slip-n-Slide Records with distribution from Atlantic Records. She subsequently began work on her debut album.
The album debuted at number 33 on the US Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Da Baddest Bitch was certified Gold in November 2000 by the RIAA. It stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for 39 weeks and on the Hip-Hop/R&B album chart for 49 consecutive weeks.
On December 3, 2016 Trina celebrated her 38th birthday by unveiling a surprise EP, Dynasty 6, at a private Art Basel event. The EP peaked at #3 on iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap charts. A video for 'Watch This' accompanied the EP the following morning on VEVO. On July 7, 2017, Trina announced that her sixth studio album, The One, would be released on September 8, 2017. On August 25, 2017, Trina was announced as one of the main cast members of the first season of Love & Hip Hop: Miami.