Whenever rappers give their picks for their rap Mount Rushmore, fans are always ready to debate the selections. During an interview with XXL recently, Trippie Redd revealed who his top five rappers of all-time were, and fans were buzzing over his picks.
“Aight, Wayne, Drake, I’ma just say everything I really listen to, Trippie Redd said. “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. So, Wayne, Drake, I gotta put André  in there. [Lil] Uzi [Vert] and [Playboi] Carti. I listen to they shit a lot.”
The Ohio native continued to explain that Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti are trendsetters, and opened the door for many of the artists now to be themselves with their music like Trippie Redd.
“Listening to Uzi’s shit back in 2015-16, that shit was different,” Redd explained. “And Carti, at that time. They was on some other shit for the young niggas. 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 niggas from the SoundCloud era might not say it too much, but definitely, they some of the G.O.A.T.s from our era.”
Of course, Redd’s selections caused an uproar on social media with many thinking his picks were outlandish.
“Lol Young thug pioneered the change not that wack playboi carti,” one fan tweeted.
Another person said, “All these dudes are some shit at rapping.”
“My n-ggas this Trippie Red we talkin bout of course Carti and Uzi his favorite rappers,” a third fan tweeted.
Regardless of how fans may feel, they can’t deny the impact both Uzi and Carti had on the SoundCloud generation of Hip Hop between the years of 2014 and 2017.
Trippie Redd recently joined forces with Soundcloud and Rico Nasty to launch the streaming platform’s new artist accelerator program, First on SoundCloud.
Per their description, First on SoundCloud is “a culture-shifting program designed to amplify artists breaking on SoundCloud.” Nine artists will be chosen each year to be amplified by the popular streaming service.