The grind doesn’t seem to stop for Trippie Redd.
Since his SoundCloud-era stardom in 2017 with his A Love Letter to You mixtape, Trippie has dropped at least one project ever year, and at most times, multiple. In 2021 alone, he released his ambitious Neon Shark vs Pegasus Presented By Travis Barker in February, which was a deluxe of his October 2020 Pegasus album, as well as his fourth studio album Trip At Knight in August.
Over the course of these last few projects, Trippie has been highly experimental with his sound, bouncing from his trademark emo-heavy crooning and melodies to pop-punk/rock influence to synth-heavy rage beats. His work ethic and fearlessness is admirable, and the frequency at which he pumps out new music for his fans is unmatched by his peers.
He proved that once more Monday night (Dec. 20) by sneakily releasing a 9-track mixtape Hate Is Dead, making it his third project of the year and surprising fans with a gift from 1400 himself. Trippie released the tape through his manager hnrzhunter exclusively on SoundCloud, as that era of Redd’s sound — filled with his iconic raspy vocals and bombastic wordplay — oozes through each song upon first listen.
This group of tracks appears to have been crafted in the same sessions that gave fans Trip At Knight, as a majority of them contain the same playful, vintage video game inspired synths from the prior album. However, as opposed to most of those songs, Hate Is Dead presents a more toned down Trippie Redd, as he provides a good combination of his newfound raging energy like on the song “Mud” and classic melancholic vibe like on “Ready For Love” and “R3D LIN3.” Tapping the coveted DotCom Nirvan for the visual to “So Thankful,” Redd continues to lead the charge for the new wave’s rage in every respect.
The only features on the mixtape appear on the bonus track “Hate,” as Trippie’s 1400/800 artist and frequent collaborator K Suave and fellow Ohio native Zelly Ocho join him.
Check out Trippie Redd’s new surprise mixtape ‘Hate Is Dead’ below!