! (Trippie Redd album)

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!
Trippie Redd - !.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 9, 2019
Recorded2018–2019[1]
Length36:04
Label
Producer
Trippie Redd chronology
A Love Letter to You 3
(2018)
!
(2019)
A Love Letter to You 4
(2019)
Singles from !
  1. "Under Enemy Arms"
    Released: May 29, 2019
  2. "Mac 10"
    Released: July 24, 2019

! (pronounced “Exclamation Mark”) is the second studio album by American rapper and singer Trippie Redd, released on August 9, 2019.[2] The album features appearances from Diplo, The Game, Lil Duke, Lil Baby, and Coi Leray.[3]

Background[edit]

In January 2019, Trippie Redd announced that he had two more projects to be released soon in an Instagram live stream, his second studio album, Immortal and Mobile Suit Pussy, which is reportedly set to be his fourth commercial mixtape. He explained that Immortal would have tracks where deep and romantic concepts are present, while Mobile Suit Pussy contains tracks that are "bangers". Later in March 2019 in another Instagram live stream, Redd stated that his second album had "shifted and changed" and was no longer titled Immortal. He later revealed that the album would be titled !, and inspired by former collaborator XXXTentacion's ? album.[4]

Trippie released the first single to the album "Under Enemy Arms" on May 29, 2019. He confirmed in an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 Radio that the album would be titled ! and was already completed, but that he wanted to add several more features as well as videos.[citation needed]

Playboi Carti was removed off his album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork5.5/10[4]

Rachel Aroesti of The Guardian described the album as "compelling but contradictory emo-rap", noting lyrical contradictions and concluding it "is doubtless part of the genre's forward march – but it's hard to get past the sense that White has sacrificed a coherent artistic identity in the name of progress."[5] Writing for Pitchfork, Andy O'Connor wrote that the "songs touch on being true to oneself at all costs, but these half-baked lessons land flat since Redd himself doesn't really have an identity, musical or otherwise", further commenting, "Most of what happens here couldn't even realistically be considered rapping", calling the verses "dull and unimaginative on top of being restrictive in form" and "nonsense bars". O'Connor concluded that "the most enjoyable moments feel like controlled chaos. Redd [...] does at least sound more composed. That's to his credit as a person but it's not to his advantage as an artist."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

! debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 51,000 album-equivalent units, of which 7,000 were pure album sales.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Apple Music.[7]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."!"2:15
2."Snake Skin"
  • White II
  • Matthew Crabtree
  • Adrian Rupke
  • Hammad Beats
  • Crabtree
3:06
3."Be Yourself"3:16
4."I Try"
  • White II
  • Darrel Jackson
Chopsquad DJ2:41
5."Immortal" (featuring The Game)
  • Hammad Beats
  • Crabtree
3:24
6."Throw It Away"
  • White II
  • Yildirim
  • Ryan Martinez
  • Bryan Yepes
  • OZ
  • G. Ry
  • Bryvn
2:45
7."Keep Your Head Up"3:23
8."Riot"
  • White II
  • Kyle Stemberger
  • Demetric Franklin, Jr.
  • KD33
  • Stemberger
3:13
9."Mac 10" (featuring Lil Baby and Lil Duke)
2:07
10."Everything BoZ" (featuring Coi Leray)
  • White II
  • Coi Leray
  • Crabtree
  • Rupke
  • Hammad Beats
  • Crabtree
3:25
11."Under Enemy Arms"
  • White II
  • Crabtree
  • Rupke
  • Hammad Beats
  • Crabtree
2:42
12."Lil Wayne"
  • White II
  • Yildirim
  • Nils Noehden
  • OZ
  • Nils
1:42
13."Signing Off"
  • White II
  • Ryan Bogan
Staccato2:05
Total length:38:22

Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 24
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 44
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 51
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 10
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 27
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 11
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 37
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 60
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 79
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 20
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 51
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 19
US Billboard 200[6] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trippie Redd announces new album, releases new song". XXL. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Mendez, Marisa (July 24, 2019). "Trippie Redd Announces New Album". XXL. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Ivey, Justin (July 24, 2019). "Trippie Redd To Release "!" Album Featuring The Game, Playboi Carti & Lil Baby,". HipHopDX. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c O'Connor, Andy (August 14, 2019). "Trippie Redd: ! Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Rachel Aroesti (August 9, 2019). "Trippie Redd: ! review – compelling but contradictory emo-rap". The Guardian. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (August 18, 2019). "Slipknot Ties Up Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'We Are Not Your Kind'". Billboard. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "! by Trippie Redd". Apple Music. Retrieved July 24, 2019.
  8. ^ https://genius.com/a/trippie-redd-s-new-playboi-carti-collab-they-afraid-of-you-disappears-from-streaming-services
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Trippie Redd – !". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Trippie Redd – !" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Trippie Redd – !" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Trippie Redd – !" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Slipknot Has This Week's No. 1 Album". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 32, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Trippie Redd – !" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "Trippie Redd: !" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 33, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Trippie Redd – !" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 16 August 2019". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 33, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  22. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 33". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.