For as in-demand as drill music forefather Chief Keef has at all times been, getting a verse from him was never difficult. Getting him to executive-produce a whole project, nonetheless? To accurately assess the problem of that, you’d must ask Trippie Redd, the one man to successfully manifest it. Keef is credited as executive producer of Redd’s MANSION MUSIK, a project whose 25 songs sound like they were engineered explicitly to either explode speakers or rile festival-goers into an unending mosh pit.
The production here, overseen largely by longtime collaborator Igor Mamet, prioritizes delirium over any would-be hip-hop reverence. There are a bevy of reasons one might temper their raging, nonetheless, in contributions from of some contemporary hip-hop’s most beloved and buzzing MCs. Across the album are individual verses from Lil Durk, Travis Scott, G Herbo, DaBaby, Ski Mask the Slump God, Rylo Rodriguez, Wealthy The Kid, LUCKI, BIG30, Nardo Wick, Kodak Black, and Lil B, after which also multiple verses from Lil Baby, Juice WRLD, Future, and Chief Keef. What Redd has delivered, then, is a holistic dissolution of the “rock star rap star” line he’s walked since he first hurled his body into the music sphere. Which, if we consider MANSION MUSIK the apex of that mission, begs the query: Where does he possibly go from here?