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Who is Playboi Carti?

by Carson Bingaman

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Who is Playboi Carti?
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Early Life
Jordan Terrel Carter aka Playboi Carti, Cash Carti, King Vamp, or Carti, is an Atlanta-based rapper born in 1996. He grew up in Riverdale, Georgia where he dreamed of going into the NBA. Unfortunately, he quit basketball in high school and began finding himself in the studio messing around with his friends. Soon after he began focusing on making music and committed all his time to rapping.
Playboi Carti's yearbook picture. He attended North Springs Charter highschool and barely graduated due to skipping class regularly.
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The Start to Fame
In late 2014 Playboi Carti left Atlanta to move to New York City and pursue rap full-time. Here, things began to take off as he met ASAP Rocky and started working with ASAP Mob. His first hit single dropped in 2015 titled "Broke Boi" and this created a mainstream outlet for his music. In 2016 Carti signed a major record label deal with Interscope Records helping him gain a larger platform.
Playboi Carti and ASAP Rocky. Carti's biggest mentor early in his career. Rocky helped him become known in the rap industry.
The First Album Drops
In 2017 Playboi Carti released his first album self titled "Playboi Carti". This album included some of his biggest hits still to this day, "Magnolia" and "Wokeuplikethis" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, both charting on the Billboard Hot 100. With mainstream exposure, Playboi Carti quickly gained a large cult-like following due to his new unique sound.
Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert. They both came up around the same time and have over 100 unreleased songs together.
In the following year, Playboi Carti released his second album titled "Die Lit". Reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 the album was a massive success. The album features major artists like Travis Scott, Chief Keef, and Lil Uzi. Currently one of the best new rappers in the game Playboi Carti now has a massive audience. About 6 months following this album Playboi Carti teases a new project is on the way.
Die Lit Era
In the following year, Playboi Carti released his second album titled "Die Lit". Reaching number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 the album was a massive success. The album features major artists like Travis Scott, Chief Keef, and Lil Uzi. Currently one of the best new rappers in the game Playboi Carti now has a massive audience. About 6 months following this album Playboi Carti teases a new project is on the way.
Carti and Travis Scott
The Whole Lotta Red Anticipation
Whole Lotta Red Drops
2018 to 2020 were some of the most anticipated years for Playboi Cartis's music by fans. In late 2018 Carti claimed his album was ready however this was just the first lie of many that he would tell to fans in the years to come. With fans mad that music was not dropping, many leaks of songs began appearing online. One leak called "Pissy Pamper" was so popular it charted number one on spotify as an unreleased song. Throughout this period Carti had big-time features on other rappers' songs such as Drake, Future, Tyler the Creator, and Lil Yachty, thus building even more excitement for a new album.
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