Last Updated on March 15, 2021
Who Is Trippie Redd?
Michael Lamar White IV, better known by his stage name Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Lamar is best known for hits like ‘Dark Knight Dummo’ (featuring Travis Scott), ‘Taking a Walk,’ ‘Love Scars,’ and ‘Topanga.’
|Full Name:||Michael Lamar White IV|
|Popular Name:||Trippie Redd|
|Birth Date:||June 18, 1999|
|Parents:||Michael Lamar White III and Tonya White|
|Siblings:||2, including a younger brother nicknamed ‘Hippie Redd’ and an older brother nicknamed ‘Dirty Redd’ (deceased)|
|Birth Place:||Canton, Ohio|
|Ethnicity:||Native American, and African American|
|Education:||McKinley Senior High School|
|Marital Status:||Single, but has been associated with a woman named Aylek$|
|Net Worth:||USD 7 million (as of March 1, 2021)|
|Source of Wealth:||Rapping, Singing, Songwriting, Endorsement Deals, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 7″ (1.7 m)|
|Weight:||65 kg; In pounds: 143 lbs.|
Early Life and Career Information
Michael Lamar White IV was born on June 18, 1999, in Canton, Ohio, to Michael Lamar White III and Tonya White. Lamar’s father was incarcerated at the time of his birth, and he was mostly raised by his mother.
Lamar’s interest in music began as a child, when his mother would frequently play songs by popular artists like Tupac Shakur, Nas, Ashanti, and Beyoncé. He later became a fan of artists like T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, The Offspring, and Marilyn Manson. However, his greatest influence was a rapper named Taevion Williams, who went by the stage name ‘Lil Tae.’
Michael Lamar officially kicked off his rapping career in 2014 by releasing the tracks ‘Sub-Zero’ and ‘New Ferrari.’ After graduating from high school, Lamar moved to Atlanta to pursue his rapping ambitions full-time. There, he met and befriended rapper Lil Wop, who helped him find a serious recording studio. The duo teamed up with Kodie Shane and recorded three tracks, Awakening My Inner Beast, Beast Mode, and Rock the World Trippie. Lamar White was eventually signed to the Strainge Entertainment record label (now called Elliot Grainge Entertainment), and moved to Los Angeles.
On May 26, 2017, Lamar released his debut mixtape titled ‘A Love Letter to You.’ The lead single off the mixtape, ‘Love Scars,’ garnered over 8 million views on YouTube within a few months.
Banking on the success of his first mixtape, Lamar released his second mixtape on October 6, 2017, titled ‘A Love Letter to You 2.’ The mixtape was also well-received, debuting at the #34 spot on the US Billboard 200. The same month, Lamar released a collaboration Extended Play (EP) album with Lil Wop titled ‘Angles & Demons.’ He went on to release a few more hits that year, including ‘Dark Knight Dummo’ (featuring Travis Scott), ‘TR666,’ and ’18’ (alongside Baauer, Joji, Kris Wu, and Rich Brian).
In 2018, Trippie Redd released his debut studio album, Life’s a Trip. He has since followed up with two more albums, including! (2019) and Pegasus (2020).
Trippie Redd’s Net Worth
Trippie Redd has become incredibly famous since he kicked off his professional rapping career in 2014. Besides the fame, Redd has also made fortunes from his musical endeavors.
As of March 1, 2021, Trippie Redd had a net worth of $7 million. Redd’s net worth has increased considerably fast. Just two years ago, the rapper had an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
The following are some of Redd’s most successful musical projects to date:
• The single ‘Love Scars’ (off the mixtape ‘A Love Letter to You’ released on May 26, 2017) – Garnered over 8 million YouTube views and 13 million SoundCloud views within a few months of release
• The single ‘Dark Knight Dummo’ featuring Travis Scott (released on December 6, 2017) – Peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
• The single ‘Life’s a Trip’ (released on August 10, 2018) – Debuted at the number 4 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart
• The single ‘Talking a Walk’ (off his debut studio album ‘Life’s a Trip,’ released on August 6, 2018) – Debuted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
• The mixtape ‘A Love Letter to You 2’ (released on October 6, 2017) – Debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 chart
• The second album ‘!’ (released on August 9, 2019) – Debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200
It’s also worth noting that while most of Trippie Redd’s earnings come from record and album sales, the rapper maintains a few other income streams too. For instance, Redd earns huge paychecks from merchandise sales, both from his concerts as well as online. The rapper also has a vibrant social media presence, especially on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Instagram, where he reportedly makes millions from monetized videos and sponsored ads. He’s said to demand as much as $20,000 for every sponsored post on his Instagram account.
Last but not least, Trippie Redd also earns from endorsement. He has since signed endorsement deals with Gucci and Hulu for undisclosed but potentially high figures.
Lessons from Trippie Redd
1. In the hip hop industry, every publicity is good publicity
Trippie Redd understands that to make it in the highly competitive hip hop industry, you’ve got to harness every kind of publicity to your advantage. That explains why Redd doesn’t mind starting feuds with fellow rappers. Since 2017, he has been involved in an on-and-off beef with rapper 6ix9ine. More recently, Redd has been involved in feuds with rappers Chief Keef and Tadoe, as well as the late XXXTentacion.
2. Collaboration is a key ingredient for success
Redd also understands that success in the hip hop industry relies heavily on collaborating with fellow rappers. He has since partnered with several renowned rappers, including Busta Rhymes, Travis Scott, Future, and Young Thug.
3. Ambition may get you to the top, but you need consistency to stay there
Trippie Redd has released music consistently since he broke into the rap scene in 2014. No wonder his fan base and fortunes have also been on a consistent growth trajectory.
Famous Quotes by Trippie Redd
“All I do is get better.”
“Don’t worry about what other people say, you could be doing what they’re doing or even better than them.”
“I don’t really care what type of beat it is. As long as it appeals to my ear, I’m gonna do a song to it.”
“I wanna prevail at everything”
“No artist that beefs with me or talks down on my name has that many platinum songs. They’re all gold.”
Michael Lamar White IV is a rapper, singer, and songwriter with an industry presence spanning nearly seven years. Despite his relatively young age, Lamar is already considered one of the most influential rappers in the world. He currently has a net worth of $7 million.