Trippie Redd is a popular American rapper and a skilled songwriter who became famous for his debut album which broke several sales records in 2018.
He is also known as Lie 14 and Big14. He has many names and people know him because of his many songs that have only been getting more popular each day. Trippie Red is very much known for his persistent feud with another rapper named 6ix9ine which lasts very long and is very persistent.
He was born as Michael Lamar White IV on June 18, 1999, in the town of Canton, in the state of Ohio, in the United States. He said that growing up in the States was actually very fun and interesting and that he wanted to work in the industry of media since he was small because he was exposed to many superstars.
He grew up in an unstable home and at the time of his birth his father Michael Lamar White, whom he got his name, was serving a sentence in prison. This brought a lot of trouble into his life and he had a lot of things to make up for. It seemed like he will need emotional rehabilitiation later.
That means that his mother whose name was Tonya White had a very hard responsibility of raising him alone. He has great respect for her because he knows the amount of time and effort she put into him. She just wished for her children to be happy.
Being a single parent is always hard, especially in a family with a low income and in an insecure environment. This is why he has the need to help his family now that he is earning more cash. They are still pretty close.
Michael has spent a lot of his childhood on the streets, hanging out with his friends, playing basketball and similar. He said that many people have not had this experience and that is probably what changed them.
Michael junior has spent his entire childhood in his birth town of Canton but he had moved to Columbus a few times during that period.
After he finished high school and graduated from it he moved to Atlanta, a town known as the music center. He was very pleased to relocate to Atlanta because it was a town of big possibilities for musicians and people involved in hip hop music.
His mother was the biggest influence on him because she always played some music at home. He also has great respect for her because of this.
His mother had a hard life and music was her way to get away from her every day worries.
She was a huge fan of Beyonce, Nas and Tupac Amaru Shakur, Michael got interested in the world of music so he started listening to notable artists such as Gucci Mane, T-Pain, and Lil Wayne.
But Michael also liked listening to Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, and the Kiss. His first encounter with rapping was through Lil Tae, real name Kiss. He spent a lot of time researching all of these big influences and that’s why his music can be perceived as a mix of all genres.
Michael liked to listen to versatile musicians and genres and that is the reason why his music is different from the mainstream.
Michael decided to try himself in rapping career so he began recording and released two singles named ” New Ferrari” and “Sub-Zero” but he wasn’t satisfied with them later so he eventually deleted them.
His big career breakthrough came with his moving to Atlanta in the post-graduation period. He was introduced there to another rapper named Lil Wop.
Lil Wop became a very important person in Trippie’s life: he got him introduced to many known Atlanta’s rappers and music producers. They also became great friends and although the media always portrayed them as people who have beef together and spend a lot of time fighting, this is not true.
Lil Wop or Wopster is not from Atlanta just as him: he came from Chicago. His style which is often called as demonic is also highly influenced by Gucci Mane.
The result of this was that he managed to set him a deal with a record label. He also enabled him to start recording in a real professional studio and got producers to help him out.
This was a huge thing for him and he often mentions how he is grateful for Wopster’s support in the beginning. He said that working with other people in the industry helped him really get a close look at the industry itself.
The deal he gained from his first label was the result of his work with Kodie Shane. He said that he really enjoyed spending time with them, but saw the true colors of the art world.
She is a very young Atlanta based female rapper who was a protege of Lil Yachty.
They made three projects together: “Awakening My Inner Beast”, “Rock The World Trippie” and “Beast Mode”.
His new record label was named “Strange Entertainment” and was located in Los Angeles so Trippie also had to move to L.A. In the spring of 2017, White has released his first mixtape on which he worked very hard and wich satisfied him whit its quality.
It was titled “A Love Letter to You”, and was released through both Tenthousand Project and Caroline Distribution, which is really one of the labels owned by Universal.
This mixtape had 12 songs os White’s emo hip hop and pop combination genre. It was produced by several producers, from 12Hunna to Goose the Guru.
This mixtape was very well received and praised for its diversity. It went up to No.64 on the Billboard 200 and eventually reached 300k sales in 2018.
The leading song from this mixtape was “Love Scars” and trough SoundCloud. Trippie was featured on a single performed by XXXTentacion called “Fuck Love” which also received great ratings.
“Love Scars” was eventually certified gold due to its great sales.
In the fall of the same year, Trippie had made a new mixtape, titled simply “A love letter for You 2”. The album went very high on the Billboard 300 chart, on No.34. During the same month of the release, he has collaborated with Lil Wop on their EP titled “Angles &Demons”.
Another new single by Trippie Redd was released in December 2017, and it was featured by Travis Scott. It was named “Dark Knight Dummo”.
This song was considered to be one of his best and he finally entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it to No.72 as lead artists.
He released another song the same month again through SoundCloud. It was named “TR666” and it featured one of the most respectable young rappers Svuae Lee.
The single was produced by a former keyboard player of “The Roots”, Scott Storch. His next single was “18”, a track featured by Kris Wu and Rich Brian.
Baauer and Joji also appeared in the single. His debut album came out in August 2018 and had 16 singles on it. It was again released by Caroline Distribution and TenThousnd Projects.
This album was featured by Travis Scott, Young Thug, and Diplo, Diplo is also one of the producers, alongside OZ, honorable C.N.O.T.E, and Wezzy.
The album soon became the most listened new project and landed on No.4 on the Billboard 200 Album chart which was a great success for Trippie.
The hit single from the track was titled “Taking a Walk”, followed by “How You Feel and “Me Likey”. Trippie started beef with 6ix 9ine after he appeared in two of his songs: “Poles 1469” and “Owee”, due to a post which was uploaded on Twitter, and which started that 6ix 9ine is a pedophile.
White soon denounced him, starting that cannot promote people like him. One month before Christmas 2017, Trippie was attacked in a hotel while he was in New York and he later confirmed that he was attacked by one of 6ix9ine’s friends.
6ix9ine never confirmed his involvement in it but also he never denied it. Just the opposite, he provoked Trippie telling him to “put some ice on that chin”.
Three months later, 6ix9ine was also attacked, after visiting Los Angeles and just shortly after dissing Trippie on his Instagram.
The two of them traded insults trough all of their social media accounts. After another rapper named Tadoe began a feud with diss track on his behalf.
It was named “I Kill People” and it was featured by Taode. Chief Keef has also appeared on the track.
6ix9ine responded to him with a new accusation that White slept with Danielle Bregoli when she was minor but Bregoli denied these accusations herself.
His new feud came with a rapper XXXTentacion who was involved in a beef with Drake and who disliked his collaboration with Drake on Drake’s hit single “Gods plan”.
XXXTentacion even forbade him to come to Florida if he doesn’t want to be beaten. Later XXXTentacion apologized and they collaborated a lot after their beef was ended. XXXTentacion was killed in June 2018 and White decided to dye his hair in his honor.
He also released a single “Ghost Busters”, featured by XXXTentacion, Ski Master the Slump and Quavo. White was arrested in May 2018 after he was involved in a fist fight with a rapper named FDM Grady.
He has an online shop with his merchandise and clothing and he receives revenues from it.
He still hasn’t appeared in any movie or on the TV show.
Trippie Red has over 7 million followers on his Instagram account.
He was charged for fighting in public and simple battery. A short time after he was arrested again but this time for assaulting a woman and threatening her with a gun.
As for his personal life, Trippie had an older brother but he died in 2014, as a result of a car accident.
It was a very bad period for Trippie since he loved his brother very much. He once said that he got his love for Tupac because of his brother who was his huge fan. When asked he stated that his most favorite Tupac’s song is “Hail Mary”.
His first public relationship was with Mulan Vitton.
She is a gorgeous Instagram model but Trippie soon left her claiming that she cheated on him. After his break up with Mulan he started dating Aylek, known as Angvish on Instagram.
She is also a musician. Their break up was a result of his jealousy because he didn’t want people to post messages on her account and she was not happy about it.
He went back to Mulan, his prior girlfriend. After their new break up he started dating Coi Leray and they are still together. She is a singer and a rapper.
In 2018 he was taken into custody after he pistol-whipped a woman who yelled at his former girlfriend.
Trippie Red is a huge fan of tattoos and has a lot of them all over his body. The most interesting is positioned between his eyebrows and it is a number 14 tattooed there in red ink.
He has number 14 tattooed on his fingers and a lot of infinity tattoos of all kinds on his arms and body.
He also has number 8 tattooed on his nose in blue ink.
He has “Love Scars” tattoo on his left cheek.
He also has goldplated teeth which is something a lot of rappers have and it’s their way to show off their wealth.
Trippie is known for his dreadlocks and the fact that he often changes his hair color. He went to yellow, purple, green har or maybe even more
He loves anime and his favorite one is Inuyasha.
He loved to play video games and his favorites were Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat.
He spoke about his character in one interview and when he was asked to tell something his fans don’t know about him he stated that he doesn’t like people and that he is a loner to be exact.
He shared a funny story about his mother who reminds him still to brush his teeth, especially after he placed a set of 50 k worth grillz in his mouth.
She claims that it is more important now after he put grillz.
Trippie bragged on Instagram that he now has $7 million earned and that he has bought his mother a new “crib”.
It means that he had earned millions in just a few years.
Full name: Michael Lamar White IV
Date of birth: June 18, 1999
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Height: 168 cm
Net Worth: $7 million