Playboi Carti

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Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti August 2017.jpg
Carti performing in August 2017
Background information
Birth name Jordan Terrell Carter
Also known as
  • Sir Cartier
  • Cash Carti
  • Young Carti
  • A$AP Carti
Born (1996-09-13) September 13, 1996 (age 22)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website cashcarti.com

Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and model. Formerly signed to Atlanta-based underground label Awful Records, he is currently signed to A$AP Mob's AWGE Label and Interscope Records.[2] His eponymous debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017, and his debut studio album Die Lit was released on May 11, 2018.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Jordan Terrell Carter was born in Columbia, Mississippi, and grew up in Riverdale, Georgia. He attended North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs.[5] Carter skipped high school classes regularly to work on his music or go to his job at H&M.[6]

Carti shopped in thrift stores in his youth, something that has had an effect on his fashion and music style.[7]

Career[edit]

Carti began rapping at an early age under the name Sir Cartier. Much of his early work has been deleted from the Internet. He adopted the name Playboi Carti in 2012 and signed to rapper Father’s underground label Awful Records.[8] He began to attract attention in 2015 with his singles "Broke Boi" and "Fetti" featuring Da$h and Maxo Kream, both of which were published to Soundcloud.[9]

After falling out with Father, Carti signed to A$AP Mob's label AWGE. In 2016, he was featured on their single "Telephone Calls" from the album Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends.[6]

Carti released his eponymous debut mixtape in April 2017.[10] The release gained attention from various music publications, including XXL,[3] Pitchfork,[11] Spin,[4] HotNewHipHop,[12] and PopMatters,[13] and reached No. 12 on the Billboard 200.[14] The mixtape spawned two successful singles, "Magnolia,” which reached No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100,[14] and "Woke Up Like This" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, which reached No. 76.[14] Accompanying the mixtape's release, Carti embarked on a tour with Gucci Mane and Dreezy.[15]

On June 13, 2017, Playboi Carti was named as one of the ten of XXL's "2017 Freshman Class."[16] Around this time, he was featured on A$AP Mob's single "Raf" from their album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy and Lana del Rey's single "Summer Bummer" from her album Lust For Life.

Most recently, Carti and Lil Uzi Vert have teased a collaborative mixtape.[17] On May 11, 2018, Carti released his debut full-length album Die Lit.

Modeling[edit]

Carter's fashion style is one of the main features of his public image. GQ has defined Carter as the "leader of a youth style," and said that he represents a stylistic midpoint between the "fashion gloss of A$AP Mob, the punk-rock attitude of Uzi Vert, and the playful camp of Yachty."[18]

Carter's favorite brands include RAF Simons and Balmain. Carter met Simons at a fashion show in New York.[19] Carter is featured on the song "RAF" by A$AP Mob, which was dedicated to the RAF Simons brand. The music video for the song included Carter, A$AP Rocky, and Quavo wearing rare RAF Simons clothing.[20] Carter considers Kanye West and A$AP Rocky inspirations for his fashion style.[21]

Carter has modeled numerous times, including for Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5,[22][23] VFiles,[24][25] and Drake's OVO Lookbook, alongside Ian Connor and John Ross.[26]

Musical style[edit]

Playboi Carti performing in November 2016

Carter has been described as a "mumble rapper,"[27] and his music as "playful, hard-hitting, and very melodic."[28] Complex called his style of rapping "spare and repetitive, more concerned with flow and catchy phrases."[29] Briana Younger at Pitchfork said that "Carti’s music is less about lyricism and more about atmosphere," going on to say that "whatever Carti lacks in substance he makes up in sheer audacity."[30] Carter's music is influenced by rappers such as Gucci Mane, Young Thug, A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, Chief Keef, and Lil Wayne.[27]

The New York Times said Carti’s rapping made it appear as if he was "more at ease with the performance of the role than with the actual act of rapping."[31]

Personal life[edit]

Carter currently lives and works in and around Los Angeles.[6]

Legal issues[edit]

In July 2017, Carter was arrested for domestic abuse charges after arguing with his girlfriend outside of the Los Angeles International Airport and then grabbing her by her backpack and pulling her out of the terminal.[32] In August 2017, it was announced that Carter would not face domestic abuse charges.[33]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[34]
US R&B/
HH

[35]
US Rap
[36]
AUS
[37]
CAN
[38]
NZ
[39]
UK
[40]
Die Lit 3 2 2 49 9 27 27

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Mixtape details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[34]
US R&B/
HH

[35]
US Rap
[36]
CAN
[38]
Young Misfit[41]
(as Sir Cartier)
  • Released: November 12, 2012
  • Label: TFZ
  • Format: Digital download
Playboi Carti
  • Released: April 14, 2017
  • Label: AWGE, Interscope
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, CD
12 7 6 28
16*29
(with Lil Uzi Vert)
  • Scheduled: Unknown
  • Label: AWGE, Interscope, Generation Now, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[43]
US
R&B/HH

[44]
US
Rap

[45]
CAN
[46]
"Lookin'"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
2017 Playboi Carti
"Woke Up Like This"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
76 32 25
"Magnolia" 29 11 7 51
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[49]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[48]
"Love Hurts"[50]
(featuring Travis Scott)
2018 [A] Die Lit
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist and year released
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
R&B/HH
Bub.

[52]
CAN
[53]
"Action"[54]
(Joey Fatts featuring Playboi Carti and A$AP Nast)
2016 non-album single
"Telephone Calls"
(A$AP Mob featuring A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, Playboi Carti and Yung Gleesh)
Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends
"RAF"
(A$AP Mob featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean)
2017 10 82 Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy
"Summer Bummer"
(Lana Del Rey featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti)
80 Lust for Life
"Yo Pi'erre!"
(Pi'erre Bourne featuring Playboi Carti)
The Life of Pi'erre 4

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other charted songs, with showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[43]
US
R&B/HH

[44]
CAN
[46]
"Shoota"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
2018 46 25 67 Die Lit
"Poke It Out"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
[B]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Artist(s) Album
"Iknowuknow"[55] 2014 Ethereal Cactus Jack
"Peepin'"[56] 2015 Gucci Mane, 21 Savage N/A
"Fake AF" (Remix)[57] Father Papicodone
"2 Door"[58] Trap Money Benny, Lambs Trap Money Benny
"Saucin'" (Remix)[59] Lucki Freewave
"Plug"[60] Rich the Kid, Kodak Black Trap Talk
"Ghost"[61] Key! Martin Luther Key!
"Left Right"[62] 2016 Lil Uzi Vert N/A
"Dallas"[63] Joey Fatts I'll Call You Tomorrow
"Hard to Breathe"[64] Cash Out N/A
"Party Song"[65] Reese Before the Universe
"Spike Lee"[66] Maxo Kream, Rich the Kid The Persona Tape
"No Pressure"[67] Rich the Kid Rich Forever
"Booted Up"[68] DJ Twin Day 1
"Speedy Gonzales"[69] Justin Rose Water White
"Of Course We Ghetto Flowers"[70] Lil Uzi Vert, Offset The Perfect Luv Tape
"London Town"[71] A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends
"Lil Pill"[72] Famous Dex Different
"Str8 Up"[73] Rich the Kid, Famous Dex Keep Flexin
"Scorin'"[74] Murda Beatz, Offset Keep God First
"Green & Purple"[75] 2017 Travis Scott N/A
"YSL"[76] Gunna Drip Season 2
"Minute"[77] Nav, Metro Boomin, Offset Perfect Timing
"Mad Man" A$AP Ferg Still Striving[78]
"The Mattress" (Remix) A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Rich the Kid, Famous Dex
"Perry Aye" A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, Jaden Smith Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy[79]
"Blowin' Minds (Skateboard)" A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant, Chief Keef
"Walk on Water" A$AP Mob, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ferg
"Get the Bag" A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Ant, A$AP Nast, A$AP TyY, Smooky MarGielaa
"Frat Rules" A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, Big Sean
"FYBR (First Year Being Rich)" A$AP Mob, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ant, A$AP Ferg, Key!
"What Happens" A$AP Mob, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, Joey Badass, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice
"Check" Hoodrich Pablo Juan Designer Drugz 3
"Vlone Thug" Milan Makes Beats, Uno the Activist Wave 1
"Still Kickin' / On Go" Milan Makes Beats, Thouxan Ban Fauni
"Butterfly Coupe" Milan Makes Beats, Yung Bans
"Crumbs" DRAM Big Baby DRAM (Deluxe Version)
"Hit a Lick" Harry Fraud The Coast
"Ain't Doin' That" 2018 Young Sizzle Trap Ye: Season 2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Love Hurts" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, though did peak at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[51]
  2. ^ "Poke It Out" did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, though did peak at number 13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[51]

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