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It is a Christmas miracle lengthy within the making — Playboi Carti launched his oft-delayed second studio album, Entire Lotta Pink, within the early hours of Friday.
After dropping “@MEH” and an accompanying music video in April, his first solo work in two years, Carti teased followers with the album by tweeting, “i hAv3 a present four u :0” on Dec. 2. He formally introduced Entire Lotta Pink‘s launch date with an album cowl and preorder hyperlink by way of Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 22.
On the brand new 24-track album, Carti continues along with his signature unearthly sound. He opts out of being a standard lyricist and as an alternative acts a conductor of enjoyable. His bars bounce amongst synthy, fractured beats from numerous producers like Pi’erre Bourne, Artwork Seller, F1lthy, the top end result showcasing how comfy he’s toeing the road between riveting and repetitive. Carti takes on an aggressive edge as he turns away from his normal baby-like cadence on tracks like “M3tamorphosis” that includes Child Cudi.
The Atlanta rapper has remained elusive for the reason that 2018 launch of his debut studio album, Die Lit. He had two visitor verses this 12 months, making an look on Drake’s “Ache 1993” and Lil Yachty’s “Flex Up,” and solely a handful, together with Solange’s “Almeda” and Tyler, the Creator’s “EARFQUAKE,” in 2019.
Carti’s been engaged on (and constructing anticipation for) Entire Lotta Pink since mid-2018, simply after Die Lit. His fast-track to stardom started with the breakout 2017 self-titled mixtape, that includes hits like “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*,” and continues with Entire Lotta Pink standout tracks like “Go2DaMoon” that includes Kanye West and “ILoveUIHateU.”
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