This week, Ohio born and raised, world renown recording artist, Trippie Redd, born Michael White, made the day of 1,500 families, with a generous donation of thanksgiving meals, mainly turkeys, to schools, churches, and shelters in his hometown of Canton, Ohio. Together with his mother, Tonya McClain and Cousin, Annette Goodman, they helped get the staple thanksgiving meals to children and people in need right in time for the holiday season. They were dispersed strategically around town to ensure they went to those who directly needed them most in the area.
“I’m happy to be able to give back to the people and communities that have given so much to me,” said Michael White, a.k.a. Trippie Redd. “I have a lot of community service plans for this year and am excited to do as much as I can for my people.”
“We called our local churches, schools, shelters, friends, and families to make sure we went straight to the source of who needed what,” said Tonya McClain, Trippie’s mother. “We wanted to make sure everyone was accounted for, fairly.”
The multi-platinum rapper, signed to 1400 Entertainment, named off the Canton Ohio Street he grew up on, is best recognized for hit songs “Topanga” and “Miss The Rage”, but this kind act is not the first or last of his philanthropic acts he does behind closed doors. He is known for helping around this time of year and he, along with mother Tonya and cousin Annette, have plans to get involved in a new, even bigger way this coming Christmas.
“I know [Trippie] is famous around the world for blowing up stages and playing music, but I want the world to see how he adds value as a young black man, giving back to his hometown,” said cousin Annette Goodman. “My [cousin] cares so much…he loves doing this, this time of year.”
At only 23 years old, Trippie has amassed a fan base of over 13 million IG followers, 4M YouTube subscribers and 18M Spotify monthly listeners. He’s had six consecutive projects debut in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and has racked up over 18 billion streams. He was just included in HITS’ “Top 100 Streamed Artists of 2022”. He has recently collaborated with artist such as Drake, Playboi Carti, JuiceWRLD, and Lil Uzi Vert and his song with the late XXXTENTATCION, “Fuck Love”, is now certified 9x Platinum, adding to several of his own Platinum and Gold