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Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti August 2017.jpg
Carti performing in August 2017
Background information
Jordan Terrell Carter
  • Sir Cartier
  • Cash Carti
  • Young Carti
Born (1996-09-13) September 13, 1996 (age 21)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Rapper, songwriter
Instruments Vocals

Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia. A former member of underground Atlanta label Awful Records, he is currently signed to ASAP Rocky's AWGE and Interscope Records.[1] His eponymous debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017.[2][3]

Early life

Jordan Terrell Carter was born in Atlanta, and grew up in Riverdale, Georgia. He attended North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs.[4] Carter skipped high school classes regularly to work on his music or go to his job at H&M.[5]

Although he is mostly spotted in only luxurious clothing, Carti shared with Liana Satenstein of Vogue that, as a kid growing up, he had always been shopping in thrift stores, something that has had an effect on his fashion and music style.[6]


Carter 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 Father's underground label Awful Records.[7] 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.[8]

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.[5]

Carti released his eponymous debut mixtape in April 2017.[9] The release gained attention from various music publications, including XXL,[2]Pitchfork,[10]Spin,[3]HotNewHipHop,[11] and PopMatters,[12] and reached #12 in the Billboard 200.[13] The mixtape spawned two successful singles, "Magnolia", which reached #29 in the Billboard Hot 100[13] and "Woke Up Like This" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, which reached #76[13]. Accompanying the mixtape's release, Carti embarked on a tour with Gucci Mane and Dreezy.[14] On June 13, 2017, Playboi Carti was named as one of the ten of XXL's "2017 Freshman Class."[15] 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.[16]


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."[17]

Carter's favorite brands include RAF Simons and Balmain. Carter met Simons at a fashion show in New York.[18] Carter is featured on the song "RAF" by ASAP Mob, which was dedicated to the RAF Simons brand. The music video for the song included Carter, ASAP Rocky, and Quavo wearing rare RAF Simons clothing.[19] Carter considers Kanye West and ASAP Rocky inspirations for his fashion style.[20]

Carter has modeled numerous times, including for Kanye West's Yeezy Season 5,[21][22] VFiles,[23][24] and Drake's OVO Lookbook, alongside Ian Connor and John Ross.[25]

Musical style

Playboi Carti performing in November 2016

Carter has been described as a "mumble rapper,"[26] and his music as "playful, hard-hitting, and very melodic."[27]Complex called his style of rapping "spare and repetitive, more concerned with flow and catchy phrases."[28] 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."[29] Carter's music is influenced by Southern rappers such as Gucci Mane, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne.[26]

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."[30]

Personal life

Carter currently lives and works in and around Los Angeles.[5]

In October, 2017, Carti began dating American model, entrepreneur, and TV Personality, Blac Chyna[31]

Legal issues

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




Featured singles


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  2. ^ a b Ivey, Justin (April 14, 2017). "Best Songs of the Week Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti and More". XXL. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Servantes, Ivan (April 14, 2017). "Stream Playboi Carti's Self-Titled Debut Mixtape". Spin. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "Happy Birthday, Playboi Carti! - XXL". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ a b c Scanaro, Ross (April 14, 2017). "Almost Famous: Playboi Carti Talks His Come Up, First Mixtape, and Working With Lil Uzi Vert". Complex. Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ "Playboi Carti Is the Fashion World's Latest Rapper Heartthrob". Vogue. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Playboi Carti". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ Satenstein, Liana (April 17, 2017). "Playboi Carti Is the Fashion World's Latest Rapper Heartthrob". Vogue. 
  9. ^ Craighead, Olivia. "Listen to Playboi Carti's Self-Titled Debut Mixtape". The Fader. Retrieved 2017. 
  10. ^ Younger, Briana (April 22, 2017). "Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2017. 
  11. ^ Goddard, Kevin. "First Week Sales For Playboi Carti's Self-Titled Debut Project". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2017. 
  12. ^ Duricy, Bryan (April 19, 2017). "Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c "Playboi Carti Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  14. ^ Sacher, Andrew (April 18, 2017). "Playboi Carti mixtape out now ++ catch him in NYC after Gucci Mane tour". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 2017. 
  15. ^ "XXL Freshman 2017 Cover Revealed". XXL. June 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017. 
  16. ^ "Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert Might Be Working on a Mixtape Together - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ Martin, Jake Woolf,Matt (2017-05-11). "Playboi Carti Is Here to Own Your Summer Playlist". GQ. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "A$AP Rocky Pulled Up to Raf Simons's First Show in New York Looking Like a Rock Star". Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti & Quavo Stunt in Raf Simons for "RAF"". 2017-08-22. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "Playboi Carti Is the Fashion World's Latest Rapper Heartthrob". Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Playboi Carti Models For Newest Yeezy Collection This Past Week". 2017-02-16. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "Yeezy News, Collections, Fashion Shows, Fashion Week Reviews, and More - Vogue". Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "Playboi Carti Photos Photos: VFILES - Runway - September 2016 - New York Fashion Week". Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "On the Runway and Backstage at VFILES Spring 2016". 2016-09-08. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "OVO's Newest Lookbook Is Ultra-Clean And Features Playboi Carti". Retrieved . 
  26. ^ a b "Playboi Carti's "Playboi Carti" (Review)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved . 
  27. ^ Howard, Jackson. "Meet Playboi Carti, the Next Atlanta Rap Prodigy Taking Fashion By Storm". W Magazine. Retrieved . 
  28. ^ "Almost Famous: Playboi Carti Talks His Come Up, First Mixtape, and Working With Lil Uzi Vert". Retrieved . 
  29. ^ "Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti Album Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved . 
  30. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2016-02-28). "Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti, Oddball Rap's Children, at Play". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved . 
  31. ^ "Blac Chyna Hanging Out With Playboi Carti". 
  32. ^ "Rapper Playboi Carti Arrested at LAX for Domestic Battery of Girlfriend". Retrieved . 
  33. ^ "Playboi Carti Will Not Face Domestic Battery Charges: Report". 2017-08-06. Retrieved . 

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