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whole lotta red: playboi carti

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Whole Lotta Red is the sophomore studio album by Playboi Carti. The project aims to prove Carti’s skill in music: I’m ready. I’m more ready than y'all. I’m trying to prove to these folks that I can rap. I got bars. That’s what Whole Lotta Red is about. The album title was discovered on August 18, 2018, when a recording of Carti surfaced, in which he was conversing about the project. The title refers to Carti’s affiliation with the Bloods, as well as his affinity for Wockhardt’s red codeine-promethazine syrup, commonly known as lean. In a Spring 2019 GQ story

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68%

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Whole Lotta Red is the sophomore studio album by Playboi Carti. The project aims to prove Carti’s skill in music: I’m ready. I’m more ready than y'all. I’m trying to prove to these folks that I can rap. I got bars. That’s what Whole Lotta Red is about. The album title was discovered on August 18, 2018, when a recording of Carti surfaced, in which he was conversing about the project. The title refers to Carti’s affiliation with the Bloods, as well as his affinity for Wockhardt’s red codeine-promethazine syrup, commonly known as lean. In a Spring 2019 GQ story

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whole lotta red - playboi carti

@jasonrp6

This is how you get creative in a genre severely lacking in the department, Playboi Carti’s best work appears as a drag to some being 24 tracks and an hour, but to me it’s one of the most consistent works I’m yet to hear in the genre, 9/10

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67

Beats Per Minute

For all intents and purposes, Eminem isn’t allowed to just put out an album.
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83

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50

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whole lotta red will probably be appreciated more for its boldest ideas than its overall execution.
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70

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Well, it’s a Whole Lotta Something at least...