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Da Baddest

Da Baddest

A Book by Trina (Pre-Order, Oct 8 2024)

Trina & Sesali Bowen
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The award-winning, platinum selling rapper, songwriter, and television personality shares her unforgettable story of coming of age in Miami, her inevitable rise to stardom, and her enduring legacy as a Hip-Hop Icon.

Growing up in the Liberty City area of Miami, Florida, Katrina "Trina" Taylor spent her childhood feeling relatively sheltered by her mother and stepfather. Trina and her mother had an unbreakable bond and Liberty City felt like a playground made just for her. And even at a young age, Trina knew what she wanted: to be a powerful, successful, and magnetic woman, a woman who was entirely self-reliant and independent. She dreamed of becoming a dancer, sexy and sparkling in the background of rap music videos she saw being filmed around Liberty City. Little did she know, she'd eventually be the star of the videos, and a founding Queen of rap.

In Da Baddest, Trina's voice is, as always, powerful, insightful, witty, and provocative, while also showcasing her vulnerability and deep love for her family, home, and music. This evocative look into Trina's upbringing and life as a rap icon proves why she is the blueprint, how she helped pave the way for the future of female rappers and hip-hop artists, and why no one but her can hold the title of "The Baddest B*tch."


Katrina "Trina" Taylor is a platinum-selling Hip Hop artist with over two decades of success in the industry. With an unlimited drive and talent, she has continued to conquer the entertainment world adding actress and television personality to her accolades. Entering into millions of households on Mondays on VHI, she is a lead cast member on Love and Hip-Hop Miami, giving fans a glimpse into her life. She has released six studio albums, four EP's, and a multitude of additional releases in her musical catalogue. In one of the most pivotal moments in her life, Trina was honored by the city of Miami with two keys to the city and officially proclaimed May 14th as Trina Day. In 2023, BET Networks honored Trina with the I Am Hip Hop Award for her longstanding and consistent stamp in pop culture and music. Other recognitions and nominations include American Music Awards, BET Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and many more. As a dominating female Hip Hop artist, Trina is one of the first female entertainers to create and produce a festival that welcomes and celebrates all genres of music housed in Miami, Florida, called the Rockstarr Music Festival.

Sesali Bowen is the author Bad Fat Black Girl: Notes from A Trap Feminist and the creator and host of Purse First, the first podcast exclusively about the culture of femme rap. She is a former senior entertainment editor at NYLON and a cultural influencer sitting at the intersection of Black feminism, popular culture, and plus-size style and confidence. With a combined following of over 60k on Instagram and X, she has become a respected voice amongst body and sex positive communities.


  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: October 08, 2024
  • Pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 6.0 X 9.0 X 0.83 inches | 1.13 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9781668008768
  • Alt: The Baddest
  • BISAC Categories: Music, Personal Memoirs, Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop


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