Trippie Redd releases long-awaited Pegasus album

The Ohio rapper shows his versatility through 26 songs


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26 year old rapper, Trippie Redd dropped his third studio album since his come-up in the rap industry. “Pegasus” includes 26 songs with 17 feature including appearances from Future, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, and Quavo.

Noah Walls, Staff Reporter

Diversity has long been the strength of the Canton, Ohio, rapper and that doesn’t stop with his third studio album “Pegasus.” Trippie Redd, 26 years old and at the peak of his rap career, dropped “A Love Letter to You 4” last November which debuted at number one on US Billboard Top 200. The album sold 104,000 album-equivalent units and was on the top charts for weeks. 

Trippie Redd waited one whole year before dropping his next album, but he was sure to remind fans that “It’s well worth the wait guys. It takes you place to place as far as genre goes. Pegasus soon.” Trippie Redd posted on Twitter late August. The release date for “Pegasus” was October 30, the album is full of 26 songs with 17 features including big name artists like Future, Lil Wayne, Swae Lee, Young Thug and more.

“Pegasus” starts slow with the first five songs sounding like the younger Trippie Redd with more singing than rapping. “Let It Out,” “Moonlight,” “Love Scars 4,” “The Nether” and “So Stressed (feat. Yung Lb),” are not club bangers, but instead a soft listen. The love songs resemble 2018 Trippie Redd where singing about relationship problems and heartbreak take the spotlight.

The next five songs start to pick up the pace as guest spots from some of Atlanta’s hottest rappers appear on the album. “Personal Favorite (feat. Rich The Kid)” is the first song where Trippie Redd shows his rapping talent. He continues it straight into the next one with Young Thug on “Spaceships.” The two have multiple charting songs together, and once again, they didn’t disappoint. Young Thug takes his verse on a trip through versatility with different sounds and melodies. This song is easily one of my favorites on the album because I think Young Thug and Trippie Redd match up perfectly on any beat, and they mastered this one. Back-to-back Trippie Redd hit the jackpot with the perfect features, this time from trap music’s head honcho, Future. After the two talk about fast cars and jewelry they pair up in a verse to finish the song which sounds great over the Metro Boomin beat.

Trippie Redd continues the album with the next six songs turning up the energy with the fast rapping and catchy flows. “No Honorable Mention (feat. Quavo),” catches my attention as one of the better songs on the album because I believe Trippie Redd crushed it and told the perfect story behind Quavo’s hook. The next 6 songs are singles as Trippie Redd finds himself and tries to tell his story through rapping on beats. “Too Fly” and “Sleepy Hollow” are two outliers with different types of flows from Trippie Redd that I really enjoyed listening to. 

Finishing the album, Trippie Redd brought back his vocals and made more of his classic love songs. “TR666 (feat. Swae Lee)” was earlier released on SoundCloud by a leaker in 2018, but Trippie Redd still decided to include the song in the album. It’s a good song with a long verse from Swae Lee, the two have perfect voices and it really showed in this song. “HellRain (feat. Lil Wayne)” was the last song on the album, and it was the perfect conclusion. Lil Wayne is an idol for most rappers and especially Trippie Redd. They were able to make this song and show the real talent, and it’s definitely one of my favorites on the album. 

       As always, I love this Trippie Redd album. I always seem to have fun when I listen to Trippie Redd, and he did it again with “Pegasus.” The whole album takes you through multiple genres, and the production of everything is on point. Trippie Redd knocked this one out of the park, and he has a classic album on his hands.