“iPhone” by Trippie Redd
It has been ascertained that the song “iPhone” is a come up song, i.e. one which for the most part is centered on Trippie Redd celebrating his success. That is to say that in his youth, he “never thought (he) would make it up out of that ghetto”, as he was facing, like the average ‘hood residents, a life of perpetual financial hardship.
But instead Trippie, ‘his b–ch’ and indeed “the whole gang” are now chillin’. And with that fact established, the second half of the track’s singular verse focuses on a couple of other different topics, including the gang’s wherewithal to effectively deal with opps.
But as for the chorus it is largely most about wealth, i.e. Redd “rolling around in a Tesla” and his “big brother” moving “kilos”, coming up in the game from a point whereas he “started from a… pebble”. And even though this all may sound braggadocious, the rapper clarifies that this piece ain’t about “no ego”. Rather, as stated earlier, Trippie is able to celebrate himself and his loved ones having made it big despite coming from a challenging background.
Song’s Title (“iPhone”)
Meanwhile concerning the title of this piece, even though the ubiquitous iPhone is not mentioned, such a reference apparently was inspired by the refrain. Said segment revolves around two statements, “call me when you want” and “call me when you need me”.
These phrases are sort of reminiscent in tone to the expression that Tyler, the Creator’s recent album, Call Me If You Get Lost (2021), is based on. However, an independent researcher over at Genius has noted how Lil Nas X also used these selfsame lines on his own recent track, Montero (2021).
But in any event, the title/refrain doesn’t, at least on the surface, seem to necessarily have anything to do with the thesis sentiment of this track, which is one again Trippie Redd and co.’s come up.
Artist(s): Trippie Redd
Album/EP: “Trip At Knight”
Was “iPhone” one of the singles produced by “Trip at Knight”?
No. As of the release date (August 20, 2021) of the album (“Trip at Knight”), only the following 2 singles supported it:
- “Holy Smokes”
- “Miss the Rage”
In addition to Trippie Redd, there are two other writers of “iPhone”. They are: Young Cutta and Curtains. It should be noted that Young and Curtains aren’t just songwriters; they are also certified music producers. As such, the pair also worked on the production of “iPhone”.
The “Trip at Knight” Project
10k Projects and 1400 Entertainment released Trippie Redd’s fourth album, Trip at Knight, on August 20, 2021. The album is a progression of Trippie Redd’s first studio album; Life’s a Trip.
The rapper worked with many songwriters and producers to create the album. Some of these notable names include:
- Jarad Higgins
- Cashmere Cat
- Tobias Dekker
- Jasper Harris
- Cashmere Cat
- Taz Taylor
He also featured famous musicians on the album, including Drake, Playboi Carti, and Polo G.
Interestingly, before the album’s release, Trippie pointed out on his social media that he wished his new album would not feature any artist apart from Chris King. He further explained that he wanted to do this because he wanted people to believe he could make music to his fullest ability.
Trippie’s song with Drake, Betrayal, was initially not on the tracklist of album.
Trip at Knight received over 105 million streams in the first week of its release, making it one of 2021’s most commercially successful albums. Furthermore, it debuted at the second position on the Billboard 200 chart in its first month of release.