Originally from Canton, Ohio, rapper Trippie Redd first emerged in 2015 with a series of online tracks that hinted early on at the versatile style he would come to develop, one that blended elements of cloud rap, emo rap, and trap influenced by T-Pain, Gucci Mane, and Lil Wayne with the energy of punk and metal inspired by Kiss and Marilyn Manson. Born Michael Lamar White IV in 1999, he was still a teenager when his rap career started, and he began releasing mixtapes and videos that would eventually lead him to viral Internet success and a deal with the Universal-distributed label Strainge Entertainment. After working on mixtapes like 2016's Beast Mode and Awakening My InnerBeast, Trippie Redd delivered his most involved work with 2017's A Love Letter to You, which reached the Top 100 of the Billboard 200. He soon relocated from Ohio to Atlanta as his fame grew. A Love Letter to You 2 followed, and debuted in the Top 40 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. That same month, Trippie joined with Lil Wop for the EP Angels & Demons. Before the end of the year, he scored his first Hot 100 entry with the Travis Scott-assisted single "Dark Knight Dummo." In 2018, Trippie Redd issued several singles in anticipation of his debut studio album, Life's a Trip. The LP placed the artist's voice at the center of many songs, highlighting his unique vocal style as both a rapper and singer. Just a few months later, he returned with the mixtape A Love Letter to You 3, another chapter of depressive and angsty lyrics on both sung and rapped tracks. His second studio album, !, arrived in 2019. Its title was inspired by the album ? by the late rapper XXXTentacion and continued Trippie's emo rap musings. ~ Fred Thomas & Neil Z. Yeung
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released November 9, 2018 | TenThousand Projects, LLC
Emo rapper Trippie Redd presents the third volume in his Love Letter mixtape series following 2017's Volume 2. Mixing smooth '80s and '90s pop and R&B samples with his trademark unique vocal style, he takes the listener on another strange trip. ~ John D. Buchanan
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