Carti performing in August 2017
|Jordan Terrell Carter|
September 13, 1996 |
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), known professionally as Playboi Carti, is an American rapper, songwriter 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. His eponymous debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017.
Jordan Terrell Carter was born in Atlanta, and grew up in Fairburn, Georgia. He attended Creekside High School (Fairburn, Georgia), and eventually transferred over to North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs. Carter skipped high school classes regularly to work on his music or go to his job at H&M.
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.
Carti 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 rapper Father's underground label Awful Records. He began to attract attention in 2015 with his singles "Broke Boi" and "Fetti" featuring Da$h and Maxo Kream, both of which were published to Soundcloud.
Carti released his eponymous debut mixtape in April 2017. The release gained attention from various music publications, including XXL,Pitchfork,Spin,HotNewHipHop, and PopMatters, and reached #12 in the Billboard 200. The mixtape spawned two successful singles, "Magnolia", which reached #29 in the Billboard Hot 100 and "Woke Up Like This" featuring Lil Uzi Vert, which reached #76. Accompanying the mixtape's release, Carti embarked on a tour with Gucci Mane and Dreezy. On June 13, 2017, Playboi Carti was named as one of the ten of XXL's "2017 Freshman Class." Around this time, he was featured on A$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.
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."
Carter's favorite brands include RAF Simons and Balmain. Carter met Simons at a fashion show in New York. 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. Carter considers Kanye West and ASAP Rocky inspirations for his fashion style.
Carter has been described as a "mumble rapper," and his music as "playful, hard-hitting, and very melodic."Complex called his style of rapping "spare and repetitive, more concerned with flow and catchy phrases." 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." Carter's music is influenced by Southern rappers such as Gucci Mane, Young Thug, and Lil Wayne.
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 backpack and pulling her out of the terminal. In August 2017, it was announced that Carter would not face domestic abuse charges.
|Title||Mixtape details||Peak chart positions|
(as Sir Cartier)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
|"Woke Up Like This"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
|"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Joey Fatts featuring Playboi Carti and ASAP Nast)
(ASAP Mob featuring ASAP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean)
|2017||10||82||Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy|
(Lana Del Rey featuring ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti)
|--||80||Lust for Life|
|"Peepin'"||2015||Gucci Mane, 21 Savage||N/A|
|"Fake AF" (Remix)||Father||Papicodone|
|"2 Door"||Trap Money Benny, Lambs||Trap Money Benny|
|"Plug"||Rich the Kid, Kodak Black||Trap Talk|
|"Ghost"||Key!||Martin Luther Key!|
|"Left Right"||2016||Lil Uzi Vert||N/A|
|"Dallas"||Joey Fatts||I'll Call You Tomorrow|
|"Hard to Breathe"||Cash Out||N/A|
|"Party Song"||Reese||Before the Universe|
|"Spike Lee"||Maxo Kream, Rich the Kid||The Persona Tape|
|"No Pressure"||Rich the Kid||Rich Forever|
|"Booted Up"||DJ Twin||Day 1|
|"Speedy Gonzales"||Justin Rose||Water White|
|"Of Course We Ghetto Flowers"||Lil Uzi Vert, Offset||The Perfect Luv Tape|
|"London Town"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ant||Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends|
|"Lil Pill"||Famous Dex||Different|
|"Str8 Up"||Rich the Kid, Famous Dex||Keep Flexin|
|"Scorin'"||Murda Beatz, Offset||Keep God First|
|"Green & Purple"||2017||Travis Scott||N/A|
|"YSL"||Gunna||Drip Season 2|
|"Minute"||Nav, Metro Boomin, Offset||Perfect Timing|
|"Mad Man"||ASAP Ferg||Still Striving|
|"The Mattress" (Remix)||ASAP Ferg, ASAP Rocky, Rich the Kid, Famous Dex|
|"Perry Aye"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Nast, Jaden Smith||Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy|
|"Blowin' Minds (Skateboard)"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Nast, ASAP Ant, Chief Keef|
|"Walk on Water"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Twelvyy, ASAP Ant, ASAP Nast, ASAP Ferg|
|"Get the Bag"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, ASAP Ant, ASAP Nast, ASAP TyY, Smooky MarGielaa|
|"Frat Rules"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, Big Sean|
|"FYBR (First Year Being Rich)"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Twelvyy, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ant, ASAP Ferg, Key!|
|"What Happens"||ASAP Mob, ASAP Rocky, ASAP Ferg, ASAP Twelvyy, Joey Badass, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice|