Today, Canton, OH, rapper and singer Trippie Redd releases his single “Topanga.” Written by Trippie, the song was produced by DJ ChopSquad and premiered as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
The song comes fresh off the release of his August, 2018, debut studio album, Life’s a Trip, and ahead of his highly-anticipated A Love Letter to You 3. ‘Taking a Walk’ from Life’s A Trip has already been RIAA certified Gold, and XXL wrote of the album “’Life’s a Trip’ succeeds by placing Redd’s narrative at its core and leaning into the inventive melodies that initially put the young rapper on the map. Lyrically, Trippie is direct. Vocally, his balance between restrained and bombastic delivery is unmatched.’
In addition to generating 2.5+ billion global streams, Trippie was named a Spotify “Rise Artist,” Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone, and landed on the cover of the 2018 XXL “Freshman Class.”
“Singing real shit that people all over the world can relate to— timeless,” says Trippie. “Timeless music literally is a concept I can live on.”
Trippie Redd’s singles “love scars” and “Dark Night Dummo” [feat. Travis Scott] are RIAA certified platinum. His songs “Poles 1469” and “Bust Down” are certified gold. He has collaborated with everyone from Travis Scott, Diplo, Julia Michaels, Lil Yachty, D.R.A.M., Alison Wonderland, 88 Rising and Rich The Kid.
Trippie’s breakout mixtapes A Love Letter To You and A Love Letter To You 2. hit the stratosphere in 2017. Praised for his lyrics as well as his style, he chronicles love and heartbreak from the streets and experience. Trippie became serious upon becoming a rapper upon encouragement from his older brother. Trippie Redd would later get a scar tattoo on his face to honor him after his brother died in a road accident in 2014 — pushing Trippie to work harder on his music. He grew up being raised by his single-parent mother (his father was incarcerated since Trippie’s birth). Life’s A Trip continues to share Trippie’s eccentrically-wild world as seen through Trippie’s eyes. He finds influences from Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, Drake, Marilyn Manson, Tupac, Nirvana, and Lil Wayne (among others).