Trippie Redd has opened up about the process of recording and putting out his newest album entitled “Mansion Musik” in a brand new interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe.
The controversial rapper shared how the project was inspired by wanting to “touch bases on all types of rage” and translate these emotions into music. Once he had recorded the project, however, he bumped into an unexpected obstacle.
Redd revealed that he had been hacked and his unreleased music, spanning 25 songs across the LP, was held for ransom by the hackers, who threatened to drop it if he didn’t pay them $1 million USD.
“I was held for ransom on my project,” he stated. “They wanted me to pay them a million dollars because they had all my records. Every single last one. All the features.”
Redd’s third studio album, 2020’s “Pegasus”, had also been leaked online, but this time, he decided to beat the hackers to the punch and “rush the project out.”
He went on to say that he learned from the “Pegasus” leak, which occurred about two months before its scheduled release but still performed well on the charts.
“I was like, ‘If I don’t drop it now, then it’s going to be out there and they’re going to hear it regardless. They’re going to hear the bad mix regardless, so I’m going to put it out unmixed and see what they think.’”
“Mansion Musik” arrived on January 20, more than a year after the artist unleashed its predecessor, “Trip At Knight”. The album spanned 25 tracks and was filled with big-name guest artists, including Lil Baby, Chief Keef, Future, Ski Mask the Slump God, Kodak Black, and the late Juice WRLD.