Playboi Carti – Magnolia
Also known as Sir Cartier and Cash Carti, Playboi Carti is a sensation in U.S hip hop music industry who was born in Atlanta Georgia, in September 1996. His original name is Jordan Terrell Carter but he likes to be known by his stage name – Playboi Carti. He started his music career in 2011, released his first mixtape called Young Misfit in November 2012. But Playboi Carti was not that prominent until in 2015 “Broke Boi” gave him the major breakthrough.
In April 2017, Playboi Carti partnered with producer Pi’erre Bourne to produce a music hit “Magnolia”. It’s arguably the best single that’s been included in Carti’s self-titled mixtape that arrived in April 2017. The mixtape contains popular SoundCloud singles of the rapper, along with 6 credits from the Atlanta-based producer and “Magnolia” is among them.
According to Pitchfork, the atlanta-based rapper came up with song of the summer. The song is named after the housing project in New Orleans that’s meant for Southern rap royalty like Soulja Slim, Birdman and Juvenile used to live once. Magnolia is filled with booming grooves and rattling bass. Carti was once known as the “mumble rapper”, but experts appreciated how he showed up for this particular track. Experts appreciated how Playboi Carti used his nasal voice to meet the challenge.
The track was quite different from what we normally associate with Carti. He did an over-time performance by gifting his voice to every second of the instrumental track. His voice climbs, glides and slides throughout the instrumental just like the cold drink drips off beads of condensation.
“It’s a classically carefree rap anthem, all dancing, casual shit-talking (“that’s not your thotty”), and braggadocio (“I’m riding in a Mozzy/this ain’t even my Mozzy”). “Magnolia” crashes the party and starts the summer early.”
Magnolia was first previewed in March 2017 at SXSW when the producer of Southside asked the audience if they liked Carti to play something new. The fans liked it a lot. But the soundtrack received massive fan following after it was launched in the Playboi Carti mixtape. That’s not it, as when Playboi Carti went on to drop the promotional trailer of his mixtape on Twitter, his fans were ecstatic. So far, his tweet has received over 33,000 Likes and more than 23,000 Retweets.
— *^! (@playboicarti) March 20, 2017
Fans absolutely love that track. 72% of the users have rated this track as “Hot” while the editor suggests it’s “Very Hotttt”. Here’s another example how fans are loving this track:
Video URL: https://youtu.be/cdDaRUUBM48
Experts have been giving equal credit to Pierre Bourne, praising him for creating a bassline that “meets an infectiously catching hook from Carti”. When played in its original snippet form, the buzzing bassline still plays very well, making it possible for the rap track became an internet sensation of 2017.
Although Magnolia is a clear winner of the year so far, but still it’s a long way to go. The competition is quite tough and people have been eagerly waiting for new tracks. So, you never know if there’s another great track coming.