The Fader, interviewed “Magnolia” rapper Playboi Carti for their 2019 Summer Music Issue. Carti delved into an array of topics including his highly anticipated album Whole Lotta Red, growing up in Atlanta, his relationship with Iggy Azalea, and working with Solange.
Throughout the interview we learn about Carti’s process when making an album. He states that he created most of the album in the dining room of his new home. You can tell he’s always looking to outdo himself because when asked when Whole Lotta Red will be finished he replies, “I could be done if I wanted to. I’m just trying to top shit. I might make the hardest song ever tomorrow.”
After living in various places like New York, LA, Houston, and Miami, Carti moved back home to Atlanta to create Whole Lotta Red. His reasoning is that that atmosphere pushes him to make his best music. This moves also allows him to be away from the industry and politics that goes along with it.
We learn that his girlfriend, Iggy Azalea also lives with him and does most of the interior decorating. They met last year while Carti was on tour and he said, “Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody.” He’s not one to mix business with pleasure because he doesn’t plan on making any music with the “Fancy” rapper. This decision doesn’t stop him from supporting her and her endeavors.
With goals of being a household name, Carti is already getting cosigns from Houston royalty, Solange. He was featured on the “Cranes in the Sky” singer’s latest album, When I Get Home. “Honestly, she f*** with me and I f*** with her, but I think it be her kids, bro…Solange asked me a question and her son knew the answer.”
The Fader interview gave Playboi Carti and rap fans alike their much needed fix on the reclusive rapper. Who knows the next time we’ll hear from Carti? While we’re patiently waiting for Whole Lotta Red to drop you can read the full interview here.