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Playboi Carti drops long- awaited debut album

Playboi Carti released his debut album

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Playboi Carti released his debut album "Playboi Carti" last week under ASAP Mob.

Jonathan Manjarrez, Staff Writer

“Playboi Carti is the Fashion World’s Latest Rapper Heartthrob” is the headline that was plastered on Vogue Magazine for their cover story  on young Atlanta rapper, Playboi Carti. Carti, who has been cosigned by ASAP Rocky and the ASAP Mob, has been under heat for not releasing a major mixtape since his career began. When Carti released his first singles “Fetti”and “Broke Boi,” he displayed exactly where the modern rap game is heading.

Carti has gone on to say in many interviews that he hasn’t released any music besides a couple of singles. Carti explained the delay, saying, “Honestly, I didn’t come in the game trying to make a mixtape. My mixtape too fire. I just been listening to other dude’s tapes and shit.”

Carti finally released his self- titled album “Playboi Carti”. The album is a 17- track trap star playlist. The album has very strong ties to the new age of Hip- Hop coming out of Carti’s hometown of Atlanta. The album starts off with arguably some of the best songs, which happened to be the highest selling singles for Carti.

The album is highlighted by the single “Magnolia” which is a viral hit and has taken the internet by storm. “Magnolia” is a song that stays true to Carti’s style that he describes as “turn-up” music. The song has an enigmatic chorus that is repetitive to most but is in cohesion with the beat, produced by Pierre Bourne.

Bourne and Carti link up and execute arguably the catchiest chorus of the new year,”In New York I Milly Rock, hide it in my sock/Running from an app, then I shoot at opp/And I’m on the block, and I’m on the block.”

The next two songs, “Looking” and “Wokeuplikethis*” are also viral hits with the help of Carti’s closest running mate, Lil Uzi Vert Both songs were released as singles prior to the release of his debut album. They express the strong connection between Carti and Uzi, which is shown throughout the songs while they exchange verses. Both songs seamlessly blend the two rappers, by exchanging ad- libs and verses.

The album is highlighted by Playboi Carti’s ad- libs and it cements his status as being his own personality, and not just being the trendy rapper that follows his mentor, ASAP Rocky, around. The two come together on the track “New Choppa.”

Rocky displayed his rap prowess and executes a flawless verse: “Let’s see who next on my homie list, Carti like, ‘Rocky you bodied this’/That’s my prerogative, shit on them that’s on my potty list/Accused of being bougie by a snobby bitch/Cops want to ID us, hope they as fast as my Adidas/She say I’m special that’s obvious.”

Rocky steals the show and gives the fans of both rappers a glimpse of his next upcoming album and his pulse on what the youth want to hear in their new music.

“My mixtape fire,” Playboi Carti proclaims about his debut album and, and it lives up to this statement.

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