Playboi Carti - Die Lit
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #194 / 308
User Score
Based on 135 ratings
2018 Ratings: #235
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The Atlanta rapper’s official debut is an album that works almost completely from its own lunatic script. It is a perversely infectious sugar high, rap that fundamentally recalibrates the brain’s reward centers.

Tiny Mix Tapes
Like its predecessor, it’s an album of party records; these are songs that will be played ad infinitum at functions until the hooks, the breaks, and, of course, the bass are burned into the brain of every attendee.

Playboi Carti crafts a cloudy, effervescent piece of rap workmanship, chock full of moody pleasures.

The Needle Drop

Playboi Carti's debut album is intoxicating in its simplicity.

Spectrum Culture

While the borders of his music expand, Carti only truly invests in what works best for him now, and he continues to persist impressively while sticking to such a singular direction.


Thanks to the lack of coherence or variety though, nothing on Die Lit really sticks. It's fun enough but, save for a few keepers, has the lifespan of a mayfly. Rock to it for the summer and forget most of it by September.

Although gauging Carti’s pen game overlooks the reason for his music’s existence, his songwriting (for lack of an eloquent description) is pretty terrible.
May 11, 2018*
If you put all the songs on this album into a Google algorithm they would all combine into one song consisting solely of Pi'Erre Bourne's recycled drum preset and Carti mumbling wat wat wat wat wat before imploding and creating Skynet, who will then proceed to deactivate Soundcloud, restoring hearing to millions in the process.

EDIT: +10 because i was writing the hardest chemistry exam of my life today when all of a sudden my brain started screaming "MILEY CYRUS, CATCHIN BODIES" and ... read more
May 11, 2018*
expect my score to nose dive when my medication wears off

Edit: this is the dumbest album I have ever heard in my entire life. I cannot stop smiling. Someone come save me
May 11, 2018
this album makes me want to give birth
May 12, 2018
could he have trimmed a couple songs? yeah. and although it largely occupies the same territory as the s/t, carti himself makes this an enjoyable listen. i think people don't realize no one else could do what he does with these beats and make it sound good. if this album doesn't make you want to move then i don't know what to tell you. it's infectious.
May 11, 2018*
when he said "whah", i felt that shit.

EDIT: Pull Up will make you lose braincells fr tho
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Track List
  1. Long Time
  2. R.I.P.
  3. Lean 4 Real (feat. Skepta)
  4. Old Money
  5. Love Hurts (feat. Travis Scott)
  6. Shoota (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  7. Right Now (feat. Pi'erre Bourne)
  8. Poke It Out
  9. Home (KOD)
  10. Fell in Luv (feat. Bryson Tiller)
  11. Foreign
  12. Pull Up
  13. Mileage (feat. Chief Keef)
  14. FlatBed Freestyle
  15. No Time (feat. Gunna)
  16. Middle of the Summer (feat. Red Coldhearted)
  17. Choppa Won't Miss (feat. Young Thug)
  18. R.I.P. Fredo (feat. Young Nudy)
  19. Top (feat. Pi'erre Bourne)

Added on: May 11, 2018