Trippie Redd, born June 18, 1999, is an American rapper and songwriter. He gained popularity after releasing his mixtape “A Love Letter To You,” and its lead single, ‘Love Scars.’ Years later, he released several albums that performed well on the “Billboard” 200. Three of his singles, ‘Dark Knight Dummo,’ ‘Taking a Walk,’ and ‘Topanga’ all reached the “Billboard” 100. We will help you celebrate his birthday right here.
Michael Lamar White IV, popularly known as Trippie Redd, was born in Canton, Ohio, amidst harsh conditions. His father was sent to prison before his birth, leaving his mother, Tonya White, to raise him alone. Tonya struggled to make ends meet, but this was not enough to keep White off the streets. He got involved in petty crimes from a young age. His mother was a big music fan and listened to Beyonce and Tupac. This made White develop an interest in creating music.
White had an elder brother interested in making a career out of music. However, he died in a car accident, forcing White to take his musical interest seriously. When he was 15, he created his first two songs — ‘New Ferrari’ and ‘Sub-Zero’ and uploaded them online. The songs were successful, but White wasn’t happy with them, so he took them down. Following his high school graduation, White moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he met Lil Wop and found his first breakthrough.
Lil Wop introduced White to the world of rap and music production. White worked on three projects titled “Awakening my Inner Beast,” “Beast Mode,” and “Rock the World Trippie.” The success of these projects allowed White to move to Los Angeles. He signed a contract with Elliot Grainge Entertainment, formerly known as Strainge Entertainment. In 2017, he released his debut mixtape, “A Love Letter To You.” The mixtape debuted at the 64th spot on the “Billboard” 200 charts. ‘Love Scars,’ a single from the mixtape, became a popular hit, earning more than eight million views on YouTube.
White loses his brother in a car accident, forcing him to pursue his music career.
White moves to Atlanta following his high school graduation, where he meets Lil Wop and understands how the rap industry works.
White releases “A Love Letter To You,” and its lead single ‘Love Scars,’ which receives more than eight million views on YouTube, putting him in the spotlight.
White releases the album, ”Mac 10,” which debuts at number three on the U.S. “Billboard” 200 with 51,000 album-equivalent units.
Why We Love Trippie Redd
He is one of the best dark emo rappers
White has joined the list of these unique rappers. He has been compared to Lil Uzi Vert and the late X.X.X. Tentacion.
His music is diverse
White is a unique rapper. His music is a combination of Alternative Rock, R&B, Pop, and Rap.
He is an anime fan
White loves watching anime. His favorite series is “Berserk.”
5 Surprising Facts
He suffered from depression
When White lost his brother in 2014, he felt alone and would escape through music.
His mother was doubtful
White’s mother did not believe that he would make it through music and constantly advised him to take up a job with a regular income.
He loves the number 14
White has a huge liking for the number, which represents the 14th Street where he grew up.
His music inspiration
White cites Lil Wayne as one of his favorite artists, but his real inspiration came from his late brother.
His grills cost a lot
White paid $100,000 for his diamond-encrusted grills.
Trippie Redd FAQs
Is Trippie Redd black or white?
White is of Native American, African American, and Irish ancestry.
How old was Trippie Redd when he made his first song?
White made his first song when he was 15.
Does Trippie Redd have siblings?
White grew up with two siblings, the late Dirty Redd and Hippie Redd.
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