Playboi Carti performs during the Astroworld Festival at NRG Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP) (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

Playboi Carti brings a Christmas present for us and finally released his oft-delayed second studio album, Whole Lotta Red on Friday, 25 December, on Christmas Day.

After dropping “@MEH” and an accompanying music video in April, his first solo add two years, Carti teased fans with the album by tweeting, ” I hAv3 a present 4 u :0″ on Dec. 2. He officially made announcement statement of Whole Lotta Red’s release date with an album cover and preorder link via Twitter and Instagram on Dec. 22.

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On the new 24-track album, Carti continues together with his signature unearthly sound. He opts out of being a standard lyricist and instead acts a conductor of fun. His bars bounce among synthy, fractured beats from various producers like Pi’erre Bourne, trader , F1lthy, the top result showcasing how comfortable he’s toeing the road between riveting and repetitive.
Carti takes on an aggressive edge as he turns faraway from his usual baby-like cadence on tracks like “M3tamorphosis” featuring Kid Cudi.
The Atlanta rapper is in limelight since the 2018 release of his debut studio album, Die Lit. He had two guest appearance this year.

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He makes an appearance on Drake’s “Pain 1993” and Lil Yachty’s “Flex Up,” and only a couple , including Solange’s “Almeda” and Tyler, the Creator’s “EARFQUAKE,” in 2019.

Carti’s been performing on Whole Lotta Red since mid-2018, just after Die Lit. Playboi Carti journey to stardom began with the breakout 2017 self-titled mixtape, featuring hits like “Magnolia” and “wokeuplikethis*,” and continues with Whole Lotta Red standout tracks like “Go2DaMoon” featuring Kanye West and “ILoveUIHateU.”