Just a few years after edging into Atlantas hip-hop underground, Playboi Carti delivered a self-titled mixtape that
debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200. His first release for Interscope Records, Playboi Carti features Magnolia
and wokeuplikethis*two chart-busting singles that embody the 21-year-old rappers deeply experimental
but hook-heavy sound. With both tracks climbing the Billboard 100 and appearing on Spotifys RapCaviar playlist, Playboi
Carti has fast emerged at the forefront of todays breakout hip-hop artists.
Within a month of its release, Magnolia amassed over 63 million streams on Spotify while earning acclaim from
outlets like Pitchfork (who praised the flute-accented track as gunning for the song of the summer). Featuring
Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Cartis follow-up track wokeuplikethis* has garnered over 42 million Spotify streams
and helped push Playboi Carti to #4 on the iTunes album charts.
Born Jordan Carter, Playboi Carti started making music at age 15 and soon found a mentor in Key!, an Atlanta rapper at the
epicenter of the citys underground hip-hop scene. By age 18 hed built a devoted online following, owing mainly
to a series of singles released through SoundCloud. His breakout hit Broke Boi arrived in spring 2015, around
the same time that Playboi Carti made his debut at SXSW and ended up crossing paths with A$AP Rocky. That meeting marked the
beginning of his musical partnership with A$AP Mob, which prompted Playboi Carti to relocate to the Bronx as part of his collaboration
with the New York-based collective.
Soon after signing to Interscope Records, Playboi Carti joined forces with up-and-coming producer Pierre Bourne and
set to work on his debut mixtape. Released in April, Playboi Carti has gained major momentum thanks partly to support from
heavyweights like Tyler, The Creator, Diplo, and Travis Scott. With the mixtapes release, Playboi Carti has proven to
be a driving force in the next wave of hip-hop superstars. We kinda switched it up, Playboi Carti says. Lil
Uzi Vert, Young Thug, and Lil Yachtywe showed other young rappers that you aint gotta trap to get on. You can
do this and have money in your pocket.
Now based in Los Angeles, Playboi Carti has also won recognition within the fashion world. Along with landing features in
Vogue and W Magazine, he holds the distinction of being the only rapper to feature in Kanye Wests Yeezy Season 5 show
at New York Fashion Week in February.
Having recently sold out headlining shows in New York, L.A., and Atlanta, Playboi Carti appeared onstage at this years
Coachella with Lil Uzi Vert and Gucci Mane and opened for the latter artist on his North American tour in April. With his
past live experience also including a support slot on ASAP Fergs winter 2016 tour, Playboi Carti continues his sold
out debut headlining tour of 36 shows across North America this summer.