Trippie Redd is one of the new school’s loudest characters. With his signature coloured dreadlocks and face tattoos, Redd is definitely one of the kookier rappers out there at the moment, considering that the rainbow-haired clown that was Tekashi 6ix9ine is now in hiding.
Trippie Redd, despite his brash and sometimes arrogant attitude, is undoubtedly a popular figure with the new generation of hip hop fans and has had hits in the past with tracks such as ‘POLES1469’ featuring Tekashi 6ix9ine and ‘Dark Knight Dummo’ featuring Travis Scott.
Now, having recently released his track ‘Ain’t Safe’ featuring Don Toliver, it looks as if the rapper is back and ready to see the charts again. However, many commentators and observers of hip hop culture have declared that mumble rap and cloud rap are dead due to Tekashi 6ix9ine.
When Tekashi 6ix9ine was in his prime around 2018, he was unstoppable, annihilating all of the other new school rappers, and had one hundred per cent of the limelight. However, many believe that with his case consistently in the blogs, all eyes were on 6ix9ine as his case developed, and people forgot about other spitters while fixated on the ‘Gummo’ rapper.
Upon his release in 2020, the rapper broke the Instagram record for the number of people he had in his life as he attracted over 2 million users to his profile to see what he was going to say during his Instagram live, fresh from prison after snitching. He also broke the YouTube record for the most-watched hip hop video in 24 hours. Many say that after his snitching and return, followed by his retirement that 6ix9ine took the whole genre of cloud rap down the drain with him.
However, regardless of whether or not mumble rap is still alive, Trippie Redd still has a cult fan base and has millions of fans listening to his music, so when he named his favourite five rappers in an interview with XXL, fans were compelled to see who they were.
Speaking to XXL, when asked who his favourite rappers were the rapper quickly reeled off the first artists that came to his mind saying, “Aight, Lil Wayne, Drake… I’m a just say everything I really listen to…Like, the most music I’ve ever listened to from an artist… These gotta be my favourites because I clearly listen to them more than everybody else. So, Wayne, Drake, I gotta put André 3000 in there. Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti. I listen to they shit a lot.”
The former 2018 XXL Freshman has just released a new track also. You can watch the visuals for the song in the video below.