Trina To Release New Memoir: 'Da Baddest'

The autobiography will detail the rap legend’s rise to stardom and will feature a foreword written by Missy Elliot.

Hip Hop legend Trina has announced the release of her first memoir Da Baddest, PEOPLE reports.

Published by Simon & Schuster and out this fall, Da Baddest will chronicle Trinia’s meteoric rise from the streets of Miami to hip-hop superstardom.

“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,” the description of the book read. 

“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," the synopsis continued.

The book also features a foreword written by Trina’s close friend Missy Elliot.

"Trina always understands the assignment. She knows how to adapt to evolving sounds, generations, and trends without losing the core of who she is as an artist," Missy’s foreword read.

Taking to social media, Trina shared a teenage photo of herself to promote the memoir.

“Age 15, Miami Florida #DaBaddest, my new book is available for pre-order now.” Her post read. “I can’t wait to share my story with you all!!! Link In Bio.”

In 1998, Trina burst on the scene on Trick Daddy’s “Naan” which landed at 62 on the Billboard 100. She would follow up with features on hit singles "Shut Up", and "Take It to da House". She released her gold-selling debut album Da Baddest B*tch in 2000 and followed up with  Diamond Princess (2002) and Glamorest Life (2005), Still da Baddest (2008), Amazin’ (2010), and many more.

Trina on set of her music video 'If It Ain’t Me.' on BETX Live.

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In 2016, Trina became a cast member of  Love & Hip Hop: Miami, and she has starred in the reality series for several seasons.

Da Baddest will be released on Oct. 8 and is currently available for preorder.

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