Jordan Terrell Carter, better known professionally by Playboi Carti, is a well-known American hip hop artist, singer, and musician. He is well known for his Gothic style, mumbled lyrics, and cryptic public persona. The most notable of his albums are the GothOtis records, which were Goth music and influenced the underground movement. He has also gained popularity with the release of Underoath’s self-titled debut album.
The subject matter of this Atlanta hip-hop singer’s music varies greatly between his self-titled mixtapes and Underoath’s self-titled mixtape. In terms of music, he specializes in creating dark, ominous tracks that incorporate various musical instruments. His beats are frequently atmospheric and feature keyboards, samples from nature, distorted vocals, and spoken word. Many of his songs have featured sounds of industrial drums and crushing guitars.
The music that draws listeners in on Playboi Carti’s lyrics is laced with heavy doses of darkness and grimy sentiments. Though he is originally from the New York City area, he gained international prominence when he was featured in the hit song “What You Need” by Cash Money Mafia. While this helped to solidify his place as an Atlanta rapper, it also marked a transition into other genres such as rap and hip-hop.
After a string of controversial guest appearances on popular television shows, including multiple appearances on The Late Night Show, he began to gain steady popularity in the late 90s. When his first self-titled album and follow up mixtapes failed to chart well, many blamed his lack of performance on a combination of high profile guest spots and a perceived lack of chemistry between him and his band. However, fate decided to smile on him when rapper Jay-Z decided to reunite Playboi Carti with Pharrell Williams for the second verse of their hit song “amins”. The new song, “Xxplosive”, quickly rose to the top of the charts and catapulted Carti to stardom status. In the coming months and years, many other artists including Migos and Wale would also reunite the platinum recording sensations that was Playboi Carti.
Since then, he has released several singles including the No I.D. single “Blueprint” and the A Day in the Life of the Lord self-titled mixtape. The most recent release from Playboi Carti is his sophomore album, Playboi Carti: Repelled, which was produced by Kanye West and Reebok. The sophomore album contains collaborations with fellow rappers such as Migos, Wale, Styles, Cube Da Doo, and more.
Throughout the past several months, Playboi Carti has been busy working with several different rappers including Wale, Migos, and several other producers from the rap game including The Fader and The Packaged Cells. His self-titled mix track, which was produced by longtime Rap Producer, Boi Segal was recently showcased at various events including The Source Awards and The Grammys. Aside from that, his Soundcloud account has also allowed fans to download files from his newly released project.
Recently, during the OVO Fest in Los Angeles, Playboi Carti performed alongside several other prominent rappers including Nas, Jay Z, Lil Kim, Slumberg, and several others. In fact, his appearance at the OVO Fest was met with great excitement by die-hard fans who are anticipating his appearance at the upcoming “Let’s Go” tour. During his performance, he showcased a number of his new songs including his collaboration with Migos, “Pi Erre”. The song, which was originally played on A&R radio, was not even played by Migos on their own channel because of its fresh & special blend of lyrical quality and musical style.
Based on the song,” Pi Erre”, which means “Redrum”, this new Migos song contains an incredible drum loop and high-pitched vocals. Also, it features a wide range of different samples including “Wyclefiled” by The Fader, “DeuceGTK” by Slumberg, “Deja Vu” by De La Soul, as well as multiple verses from other rappers. If you are looking forward to his next album, then you would do yourself a huge favor by downloading his whole new self-titled mixtape, which is expected to be dropping in the fall of 2020. This is also the song that features the sample of “Wyclefied” from The Fader’s album of the same name. So, if you love all things bright and colorful, then the only album that you should hear on next year’s lineup should be Playboi Carti’s self-titled debut.