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Best local hip-hop staple

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2018 Critics Pick: Best local hip-hop staple BOA Award Winner

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Playboi Carti
In 2018, Playboi Carti took his signature brand of mumble rap and ran with it, creating the playful sing-rap style that defines his first proper album, Die Lit (Polydor). Carti, born Jordan Carter, possesses a high-pitched, scat-like rap style that sets him apart from his counterparts such as Lil Uzimore...
In 2018, Playboi Carti took his signature brand of mumble rap and ran with it, creating the playful sing-rap style that defines his first proper album, Die Lit (Polydor). Carti, born Jordan Carter, possesses a high-pitched, scat-like rap style that sets him apart from his counterparts such as Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, et al. Carti’s technique is fully on parade in songs such as “Right Now,” “Poke It Out,” and “Choppa Won’t Miss” feat. Yung Thug, creating infectious hooks and one liners like, “I'm on 'em beans for the real, I'm on the lean for real” in “Lean 4 Real” (feat. Skepta). Carti’s style is something to embrace. His energy and songs capture a snapshot of a young Atlantan in his prime. less...

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