Open Space: Trippie Redd
Although Trippie Redd has recently blown up in Atlanta’s rap scene, he still reps him hometown of Canton, Ohio, which he says is one of the most dangerous small cities in America.
“I love Ohio, don’t get me wrong that’s where I’m from, I die for Ohio,” he told MASS APPEAL in our latest episode of Open Space. “But they really don’t support or fuck with people until they get the fuck out,”
Recently Redd has been making waves on the internet by not just rapping but singing his heart out on his viral hit songs such as “Romeo and Juliet.” And despite what everyone thinks about this current generation of rappers, Redd makes it clear that he is trying to be nobody but himself.
“I go into the studio and I think Trippie Redd and I just do whatever comes to my head. If I hear a beat, that I think is timeless, I’m going to do a groundbreaking record.”
And when asked about his influences, Redd mentioned Lil Wayne, T-Pain and the rock band Kiss.
“I was definitely in tune with it. I liked Psycho Circus, that shit is hard. I try to mix alternative rock, R&B, rap and pop in one,” he told MASS APPEAL. “We the new pop basically, hip hop is becoming the new pop.”
And Redd is truly one of hip hop’s biggest rockstars today. Check out the full Open Space video above where Redd talks about his long term goals, the importance of the number 14 and how his late brother, who was also a rapper, affected his own career.
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