“Wicked” is one of Playboi Carti’s latest tracks on Music, according to XXL. The song has “a bit of a different tone from what we’ve heard previously,” drawing attention to his new deep vocal range and his previous “baby voice.” Cardo, a producer, revealed on Instagram that he worked on the song.
Carter signed with Awful Records before signing with ASAP Mob’s AWGE Label under Interscope.
Carti’s stage name is Sir Cartier. This was a play on his surname and emphasized his growing interest in fashion. In May 2013, Playboi Carti changed his name to Awful Records. Carti’s early works were aided by Awful’s Ethereal, who helped Carti acquire a local audience. Carti worked with his cousin UnoTheActivist on “Whole Thing” and “Every Since.”
Carti, a 2014 North Springs High School alumnus, moved to New York. He ultimately worked for A$AP Rocky’s creative agency, AWGE. Carti followed up with the underground rap successes “Broke Boi” and “Fetti” a month later. On September 10, 2016, Rocky revealed Carti’s Interscope agreement.
On April 14, 2017, Interscope and AWGE released Playboi Carti. Carti’s breakthrough was aided by the singles “Magnolia” and “WakeupLikeThis.”
Carti’s first studio album, Die Lit, was released on May 11, 2018, after months of success with his first mixtape. Hit songs included “Love Hurts,” “Shoota,” and “Poke It Out.” Die Lit’s easy vibes and captivating rhythms serve as a reminder of how powerful simple can be. On “FlatBed Freestyle,” Carti employs voice effects and his Atlanta accent.
Carti established Opium in Atlanta in 2019. Whole Lotta Red, Carti’s second studio album, will be released on Christmas Day, 2020.