Who’s in Trippie Redd’s top 5?
The “Topanga” rapper is revealing which five rappers have influenced him most. During an interview with XXL, Trippie paid homage to GOATs like Lil Wayne and André 3000, while also naming Drake as one of his favorites.
“Aight, [Lil] Wayne, Drake… I’ma just say everything I really listen to,” said Trippie, who cited Wayne’s Tha Carter III and Tha Carter IV among his favorite albums. “Like, the most music I’ve ever listened to from an artist… These gotta be my favorites because I clearly listen to them more than everybody else.”
In addition to Wayne and Drake, he gave props to the legendary André 3000 for breaking the mold. “They made change OK,” he said. “Change is OK in every aspect because of them artists. Wayne kicked if off with the face tatts and the grills. Them ni**as kicked down the door on some whole other shit. Just being completely different. Just like André 3000 was weird. He was different, too. He’s a great guy, though. Wayne, too.”
Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti may not have been around as long, but they had an undeniable impact on Trippie. “Listening to Uzi’s shit back in 2015-16, that shit was different,” he said. “And Carti, at that time. They was on some other shit for the young ni**as. They did some crazy shit for us. They really opened doors for us to do a lot of shit that we do. You know, the ni**as from the SoundCloud era might not say it too much, but definitely, they some of the GOATs from our era.”
One of his top 5 rappers, Playboi Carti, is featured on his new single “Miss the Rage,” which drops Friday.