Rapper Trippie Redd is known for his unique sound and past collaborations with artists such as JUICE WRLD and Travis Scott. Now, fans are hearing a new side to the rapper with the release of his new song “Dreamer.”
Filled with moody and distorted guitars, “Dreamer” is Trippie Redd’s first rock song to be released through his rap project.
Before starting his rap and hip hop career, Trippie Redd, whose real name is Michael Lamar White IV, recorded alternative rock music. According to a Rolling Stone article in 2017, the rapper cites rock groups including Nirvana and KISS as his inspirations.
For Trippie Redd, music, regardless of genre, has helped with his mental health struggles over the years.
“I was depressed,” he says in the Rolling Stone article. “I didn’t have nobody [and] was on my own type shit. Music took me from a real dark place to a real bright one.”
Now, Trippie Redd is returning to his rock roots with his latest song “Dreamer.” Led by guitar, the song offers a look into the rapper’s rock inspirations while also showing his versatility as an artist.
Produced by Yeezo, Trippie Redd released the new song in celebration of his 21st birthday. Since its release, “Dreamer” reportedly shot up to the top spot on Apple Music‘s Rock Song Chart alongside the Eagles and AC/DC.
The rapper took to social media to share the accomplishment. He also reveals that more rock-influenced music is on the way with a new song potentially called “NEON SHARK.”
“I promise ima be a rock legend,” he says. “I have the absolute best fans ever and that song was semi-Rock wait until u hear NEON SHARK.”
Machine Gun Kelly is another rapper to recently hit the top spot on the rock charts with his latest single “Bloody Valentine.” The track is off of his forthcoming album Tickets To My Downfall that is produced by blink-182‘s Travis Barker.
The visualizer for “Dreamer” is available to stream below.
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