Trippie Redd

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Trippie Redd
Trippie Redd performing in 2019
Trippie Redd performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameMichael Lamar White IV[1]
Also known as
  • 1400
  • Big 14
  • Trippie Hippie
Born (1999-06-18) June 18, 1999 (age 23)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
Labels
Websitetrippieredd.com

Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Following his high school graduation, Trippie Redd moved to Atlanta, where he met rapper Lil Wop[7] and was eventually offered a record deal[8] with a professional recording studio.[9][8] Trippie Redd is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Poles1469", featuring 6ix9ine, and "Dark Knight Dummo", featuring Travis Scott, with the former two songs both certified gold by the RIAA,[10] and the latter peaking at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as receiving platinum certification by the RIAA.[11] In July 2018, Trippie Redd announced his debut album would be titled Life's a Trip.[12] The album was released August 10, 2018[13][14] and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart selling 72,000 album-equivalent units.[15] Trippie Redd earned his highest Billboard 200 charting in November 2018 with the mixtape, A Love Letter to You 3, debuting at number three.[16]

Career[change | change source]

Trippie Redd performing in March 2018

Lil Wop helped White get started with a professional recording studio. They began working with Kodie Shane and recorded three projects, Awakening My Inner Beast, Beast Mode and Rock the World Trippie.[17][18] White eventually signed to the label Strainge Entertainment (now known as Elliot Grainge Entertainment) and relocated to Los Angeles.[19][20]

In May 2017, White released his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You, with the lead single "Love Scars", which received more than 8 million views on YouTube within several months[21][22] and more than 13 million on SoundCloud.[23] White was included on XXXTentacion's album 17, on the song "Fuck Love", which peaked at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100.[24][25]

In October 2017, White released his second mixtape, A Love Letter to You 2.[26] The album debuted at #34 on the Billboard 200. Later that month, White released a collaboration EP with Lil Wop, Angels & Demons.[27]

On December 5, 2017, White released the song "Dark Knight Dummo", which features Travis Scott.[28] The song peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it White's first entry on the chart as a lead artist.[29] On December 25, 2017, White released the song "TR666" on his SoundCloud account, which features Swae Lee and was produced by Scott Storch.[30] The track was previewed on November 30.[31] White released "18" alongside Baauer, Kris Wu, Joji and Rich Brian.[32]

In an interview with Billboard in March 2018, White said his debut studio album would feature collaborations with Lil Wayne and Erykah Badu.[33] In July 2018, White announced his debut album would be titled Life's a Trip and be 26 tracks long; he later trimmed it to 16 tracks.[12] White released the singles "Me Likey" and "How You Feel" on June 22, 2018[34] and "Taking a Walk" on August 7, 2018.[35] Life's a Trip was released August 10, 2018[36][14] and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 Album Chart,[15] with the single "Taking a Walk" debuting at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Personal Life[change | change source]

White was briefly in a relationship with Coi Leray, an American rapper. White bought a house worth $300,000 for his mother out of his net worth that worth around $7 million in March 2017.[37]

Legal Issues[change | change source]

White was arrested in May 2018 as a result of a physical attack on rapper FDM Grady, in Georgia.[38]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "About Trippie Redd". Itunes Store. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  3. Daramola, Israel (September 19, 2017). "Lil Peep's 'Come Over When You're Sober' Is The Latest Stop On Hip-Hop's Road To Emo". Genius. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  4. Jon Caramanica (March 21, 2018). "Two SoundCloud Rap Outlaws Push Boundaries From the Fringes". The New York Times. Retrieved June 16, 2018. And yet something slightly different has been happening: Many of the sound's key players — Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, Trippie Redd — have been absorbed into the music industry, becoming a kind of farm team for hip-hop's mainstream.
  5. Dan Hyman (November 10, 2017). "Meet Trippie Redd, the Former Alt-Rocker Making Top 40 Rap Moves". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 30, 2018. Trippie first recorded alternative rock music before turning his attention to hip-hop,
  6. Krastz, Roger (June 28, 2018). "Trippie Redd Is Rap's New Rock Star". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  7. Jackson, Shawn (July 18, 2017). "Meet Lil Wop, 2017 Trapper of the year". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Moore, Jacob (August 1, 2017). "24 Hours in Miami With Trippie Redd". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  9. Weinstein, Max. "The Break Presents: Trippie Redd". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  10. "American certifications: Trippie Redd". Recording Industry of America. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  11. Burks, Tosten (June 13, 2018). "Trippie Redd and Travis Scott's "Dark Knight Dummo" Goes Platinum". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Trippie Redd Reveals Tracklist & Artwork for 'Life's A Trip'". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  13. "Trippie Redd Shares Release Date For 'Life's A Trip' Album". Complex. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Trippie Redd Announces Release Date For Upcoming 'Life's A Trip' Album". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Trippie Redd 'Life's a Trip' LP Debuts in Billboard 200 Top Five - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  16. Caulfield, Keith (November 18, 2018). "Kane Brown Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Experiment'". Billboard. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  17. Weinstein, Max. "The Break Presents: Trippie Redd". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  18. Moore, Jacob (August 1, 2017). "24 Hours in Miami With Trippie Redd". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  19. "Trippie Redd Is on the Way to Becoming Soundcloud Rap's Frank Sinatra". Noisey. August 11, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  20. "Welcome". Strainge Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  21. "Trippie Redd - A Love Letter To You". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  22. Pigeons & Planes (2017-06-25), Trippie Redd - "Love Scars" Official Music Video | Pigeons & Planes Premiere, retrieved 2017-09-12
  23. Love Scars/You hurt me [Produced by: Elliott Trent] </3, retrieved 2017-09-12
  24. "XXXTentacion – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  25. "XXXTENTACION - Fuck Love Feat. Trippie Redd". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  26. "Trippie Redd shares new mixtape A Love Letter To You 2". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  27. "Trippie Redd and Lil Wop Release Collab EP 'Angels & Demons' - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  28. "Trippie Redd and Travis Scott Drop New Song Dark Knight Dummo - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
  29. "Travis Scott Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  30. "Swae Lee & Trippie Redd Collab On "TR66"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  31. "Trippie Redd Previews New Song With Swae Lee". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  32. "Trippie Redd Joins Kris Wu, Rich Brian and More in 18 Video - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-03-15.
  33. "Trippie Redd Says Debut Album Will Include Features From Lil Wayne & Erykah Badu". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  34. "Trippie Redd Releases A New Song Called "Me Likey"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  35. "Trippie Redd Releases New Song 'Taking a Walk,' Reveals 'Life's a Trip' Track List". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  36. "Trippie Redd Shares Release Date For 'Life's A Trip' Album". Complex. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  37. "Trippie Redd Claims He Bought His Mom a New House - XXL".
  38. "Trippie Redd was reportedly arrested in Atlanta".