Playboi Carti has officially released his new studio album titled “Whole Lotta Red.” After two years of anticipation and toying with his audience, he finally drops his third full project at midnight this past Thursday. What a more suitable day other than December 25, 2020, otherwise known as Christmas, for Carti to keep his word and gift his fans with the best present he could offer them.
While bringing light to his past life struggles and current family troubles you cannot deny hearing the multiple variations of his raw talent, over such melodic and futuristic beats. The project incorporates production from multiple outlets such as Wheezy, Richie Souf, Art Dealer, Pi’erre Bourne, and many more. He managed to exemplify his different styles and flows by maintaining a rhythmic, hard bounce within almost every track: definitely giving his fans a wide variety of ‘Carti’ sounds to choose from.
The album consists of an impressive 24 singles along with collaborations from Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Future. Giving us just three collaborative songs, in which 21/24 were independently completed, it’s clear that he did not want, or need to use big names to get the attention of his sought after audience. The release of one of the most highly anticipated projects of the year followed the drop of his most recent and independent track called “@MEH,” which was released as of April earlier this year. Also along with the rest of his short 2020 discography, we see Carti appear on Lil Yatchy’s single “Flex Up,” Tyer the Creator’s “Earfquake,” and “Pain 1993” by Drake.
Recently being trolled by the likes of Mario Judah, rumors have it that Carti only dropped this year because Judah would not let up on social media. Since September 2020 Mario Judah has been consistently calling out and releasing ‘Carti songs’ in order to gain the attention of the man himself. This of course was only in hopes that he would feel threatened by Judah’s purposely similar sound, and respond with the drop of his long awaited album. You can now listen to Playboi Carti’s “Whole Lotta Red,” or “Red” for short, on all streaming platforms.
Listen to the new album below: