Playboi Carti Talks "Whole Lotta Red" Album and Working With Solange in New Interview
"I’m just trying to top shit."
Playboi Carti appears on the latest FADER cover story.
The 22-year-old Atlanta rapper discusses his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Whole Lotta Red, working with Solange on When I Get Home, his relationship with Iggy Azealia, and how he believes Atlanta is cultivating elite rap talent.
Carti revealed that he recorded much of his new album at his dining room table and created around 50 songs for the album. A song that fans have been calling “Molly” or “No Stylist” reportedly appears on the project. “I could be done if I wanted to," he says. "I’m just trying to top shit. I might make the hardest song ever tomorrow.”
He also discusses how Atlanta pushes him to make his best music, distancing himself from people and his time on the internet, as well as the decisions he’s made to help him become recognized as a modern hip-hop icon of sorts.
On his recent recording session with Metro Boomin he reveals they're working on a separate project, saying, “I got a whole ‘nother tape with this nigga. That’s why my head’s fucked up. This shit could go on my album, but if it goes on the album, then we gotta change the whole thing.”
On connecting and collaborating with Solange he said, “Honestly, she fuck with me and I fuck with her, but I think it be her kids, bro. Solange asked me a question and her son knew the answer.”
On the burgeoning talent in Atlanta he says, “This is the home of the whole hip-hop. Niggas ain’t fucking with us on this music shit, and I ain’t just talking about me. I’m talking about the next nigga that we don’t even know about right now, making a song. He’s from Atlanta.”
Carti also opens up about dating rapper Iggy Azalea saying, “Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody. it was over with.” When asked if he plans to make music with her, he responds, “That’s a whole ‘nother thing. I support everything she does.”
On his relationship with the internet he says, “I just look, then I get off, ‘cause I get upset. I always let my phone die."
On growing up he says, “I distanced myself from everybody. I’m grown as hell. I can’t be hanging around. I gotta grow up, and I gotta stay focused on what the fuck I got...I don’t need no niggas around me. I be inspiring niggas too much and they be taking from me. It’s only halfway. I don’t win.”
“I think my fans think I’m such a fucknigga, it’s not me. I’m not the fuckin’ problem. As I grow up, friendships is gonna be over. Y’all was in elementary, cool with the whole school. Middle school, niggas start acting funny. In high school, you stop fucking with them niggas. You grow out of shit.”
Read the full interview here.