Trick Daddy isn’t showing any love to the North — the North Pole, that is.
Although he’ll start getting things crunk this July in arenas across the country during his upcoming Dirty South All-Star Summer Jam tour with Trina and the rest of the Slip-N-Slide Records family, Trick’s already making plans for when things cool off. The Miami-born rapper, who’ll perform cuts off his current Thugs Are Us on the road, plans to dampen the Yuletide spirit on his next album.
Though his new LP’s title has a Christmas theme, don’t expect to hear Trick spitting lyrics about leaving milk and cookies on the mantel for old St. Nick, the golden-grilled MC said. He plans on letting the world know the jolly fat man’s legend is a fraud.
“My album is going to be called Ain’t No Santa Claus: TDD [short for Trick Daddy Dollars, his original moniker],” said Trick of the album he hopes to release between Halloween and Christmas. “It’s the same Trick Daddy. I’ma get a little deeper, I’ma go back to my ‘America’ stuff, some of the sh– talking, talking about the hos. It’s going to be dirty South music, something that’s gonna get ‘em rowdy. I’m for the thugs forever.”
Trick said he was getting his thug on recently in Atlanta while recording with Drama, Jazze Pha and the Dungeon Family for their respective albums. He also rapped on the solo debut by Goodie Mob’s Cee-Lo, who returned the favor on Ain’t No Santa Claus, as have Jagged Edge. He also hopes the Field Mob and Mary J. Blige will accept his invitation to join him in the studio.
“It don’t take me long. I do a song every week or two, by the time I get to my release date I’ll have fifty,” Trick said of his year-round recording process.
Ludacris, Three 6 Mafia, Dirty and Unda Presha will also be on the All-Star Summer Jam Tour, according to a publicist at Atlantic Records, Slip-N-Slide’s distributors.
Dirty South All-Star Summer Jam tour dates, according to Atlantic Records:
- 7/19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheater
- 7/20 – Memphis, TN @ Mid-South Coliseum
- 7/21 – Greensville, SC @ Pepsi Pavilion
- 7/22 – Mobile, AL @ Mobile Civic Center
- 7/26 – Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
- 7/27 – Little Rock, AR @ Barton Coliseum
- 7/28 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
- 7/29 – Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center
- 8/2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
- 8/3 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County Memorial Coliseum
- 8/4 – Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
- 8/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Family Arena
- 8/9 – Cincinnati, OH @ Firstar Center
- 8/10 – Geneva, IL @ Kane County Even Center
- 8/11 – Detroit, MI @ Chene Park
- 8/12 – Saginaw, MI @ Saginaw Civic Center
- 817 – Fayetteville, NC @ Cumberland County Civic Center
- 8/18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
- 8/19 – Charlotte, NC @ Cricket Arena
- 8/23 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Civic Center
- 8/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Arena
- 8/25 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Civic Center
- 8/26 – Macon, GA @ Macon Centreplex
- 8/29 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Ocean Center
- 8/30 – Tallahasee, FL @ Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center
- 8/31 – Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
- 9/1 – Miami, FL @ AT&T Amphitheater
- 9/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum