Playboi Carti is the professional name of Jordan Terrell Carter, born on September 13, 1996. He is a model, rapper as well as a songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. His current projects constitute of the Interscope records and ASAP Rocky’s AWGE. On April 14, 2017, Carter released his onymous debut mixtape.
Growing up in Riverdale, Carter often bunked his high school classes in North Springs Charter High, in order to pursue his musical interests. In a Vogue interview with Liana Satenstein, he shared that he shopped from thrift stores; something that molded his music and fashion, contrary to when he was spotted various times in expensive-looking clothes.
Carter’s music career began at quite an early age, starting under an anonymous name, Sir Cartier, and later on, adopting the name “Playboi Carti” in 2012 when he signed to “Awful Records”. His singles published on Soundcloud brought him glory in 2015: Broke Boi and Fetti featuring Da$h and Maxo Kream.
When Carter lost his career in “Awful Records”, he signed to the next label of A$AP Mob’s AWGE, his first single being “Telephone Calls” in 2016. His latest eponymous mixtape became an extraordinary accomplishment for his music career as he hit the #12 in Billboard top 200 in April 2017.
He was contacted by various music publications including PopMatters and HotNewHipHop. His mixtape singles, “Magnolia” and “Woke up like this” earned fortune, hitting #29 and #76 on Billboard respectively.
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Carter embarked on a mixtape release tour accompanying Dreezy and Gucci Mane, then on June 13, 2017, he earned his name on XXL’s “2017 Freshman Class”. Triumph kept on following him as he got featured on Lana Del Ray’s single “Summer Bummer” from the album Lust for Life as well as on A$AP Mob’s “Raf” from Cozy Tapes Vol 2. Carti and Lil Uzi Vert have also released a duet mixtape recently.
The most highlighted feature is Carter’s fashion style, hence being defined as the youth’s style leader by GQ and that he depicts a cross between fashion gloss of A$AP and the punk-rock attitude of Uzi Vert.
RAF Simons and Balmain are the favorite brands of Carter, hence, he did not miss the opportunity of meeting Simons in the NY Fashion show. He also follows the fashion style of Kanye West and ASAP Rocky and modeled various times in Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 5 as well as in Drake’s OVO Lookbook, parallel to Ian Connor and John Ross.
Carter’s music is expressed as melodic and quite playful, having himself entitled as a “mumble rapper“. Complex appraised his rapping style saying it was spare and concerned with more catchy phrases, whereas Briana Younger said his music is more about the atmosphere rather than lyricism and that he makes up sheer audacity.
Carter’s music style is also inspired by certain Southern rappers such as Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne as well as Young Thug. The New York Times highlighted Carter’s rapping by making it appear as if he focused more on performance rather than the actual rapping.
Carter currently resides in Los Angeles and began dating Blac Chyna in October 2017, who is an entrepreneur, an American model, and a TV personality. However, he is currently in a relationship with rapper Iggy Azalea.
Playboi Carti Net Worth
The net worth of Playboi Carti in 2020 is $9 million.