Trippie Redd has been a household name in the rap world since 2017. An alumni of the SoundCloud rap era, Trippie has proven he is far more than just a flash in the pan like many of his contemporaries who emerged during that same time period. Four of his projects have made it to the Billboard charts. Still only 22 years of age, Trippie has already compiled an impressive catalog of music and has worked with some of the biggest names in rap including Drake, Xxxtentacion, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti. He’s able to masterfully blend rock and emo elements into his vocals and beats, making it difficult to classify him in any one subgenre of hip-hop, as he continuously reinvents his sound. Lately, however, he has leaned into the hyperpop wave, popularized by artists like Lil Uzi Vert. Today, if you type in “Trippie Redd type beat” into YouTube, the top results will mostly contain hyperpop beats. As such, this article will break down the elements that go into this latest iteration of the Trippie Redd type beat.
Trippie Redd type beats are on the faster side of the spectrum, normally ranging from 150-190 BPM. They don’t stick to particular keys, but some of his biggest songs are in the A major and F major scales.
Futuristic synths are the name of the game when it comes to current Trippie Redd type beats. Hyperpop beats are immediately recognizable as they uniquely combine common EDM-style melodic elements with conventional trap drums. Busy lead synth melodies supported by electronic evolving pads and distorted sub basses are prevalent. These beats have a lot more going on melodically than the typical trap beat, especially when you add Trippie’s singing voice on top of it. Despite how crowded these beats are, Trippie always masterfully finds a pocket for his melodic vocals.
Trippie Redd type beats feature many of the common drum elements you find in most modern trap music. Since the melodies in his beats are so busy and overpowering at times, the drums are kept quite simple. The 808 and hi hat patterns are very repetitive, sometimes featuring only a four bar loop throughout the track. The Zay 808 is used primarily, along with very basic hi hat and clap sounds available in almost every trap drum kit on the market.
Captain Chords is a great resource for producers looking to make Trippie Redd type beats. Hyperpop provides producers with an opportunity to branch out and explore different electronic music subgenres that are all within Captain Chords’ wheelhouse. Captain Plugins contains a ton of great synth presets as well, making life quite easy for producers of all skill levels. Once a chord progression is created, load up Captain Melody with a synth preset and create a catchy top melody.
Watch as luke4pres creates a Trippie Redd type beat with help from the Captain Plugins product suite.
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