AOTY 2018

Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 188 ratings
2017 Ratings: #492
April 14, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope, AWGE / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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Carti is focused more on the energy of his records rather than the deeper meaning. Nevertheless, the rapper delivers a debut opus indicative of his brand, where good vibes, an escape from reality and flexing can be found.


The young Atlanta rapper’s debut mixtape finds a cloudy and economical mood and stays there, but it’s Carti’s magnetic confidence that turns just enough into plenty.


Playboi Carti ... does not break new ground ... but as an exercise in the millennial id delivered in Cam’ronian laziness, it’s sure a hell of a lot of fun.


There’s not much range here, just an excess of swag, but it’s worth a listen solely for the moments where Carti seems to accidentally stumble upon a wild flow (“Dothatshit!”), or an irresistible infection (“Half & Half”).

Austin Powers would be proud

It's groovy baby
A step up indeed; this is alright. There are definitely better and more memorable tracks on here such as "Magnolia", "wokeuplikethis*", "New Choppa", and "Kelly K"; but many of these tracks and the rest of this album has it's problems. I do like the last two tracks I listed, but they don't have the same catchy appeal that the first two offer, that goes for the rest of this album as well. Many of the other tracks on this LP feel very surface-level and ... read more
This one won’t be for everyone, if you are a fan of old-school rap with cold flow and nice bars then look elsewhere because Playboi Carti won’t fit your taste. If, however, you like trendy songs with plenty of energy and some great beats then look no further. He will never write a masterpiece but Carti will get the party going and burn up the club 100 times out of 100. His Uzi and Rocky collab tracks are very solid and he could be the new wave of rap’s next breakout star, ... read more
Grown on me, considerably.
since its release it's only grown on me. a wonderful project, and almost every idea is executed to perfection. with the release of his second album i don't know if he can top this one, but the first was so good it doesn't really matter.

also i tagged this experimental hip hop because it is. fight me
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Track List

  1. Location
  2. Magnolia
  3. Lookin (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  4. Wokeuplikethis* (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  5. Let It Go
  6. Half & Half
  7. New Choppa (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  8. Other Shit
  9. No. 9
  10. Dothatshit!
  11. Lame Niggaz
  12. Yah Mean
  13. Flex (feat. Leven Kali)
  14. Kelly K
  15. Had 2
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thisisabtlgrnd, patton, nnxsgny
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Added on: April 13, 2017