Playboi Carti
6.22.2017

Watch Playboi Carti’s XXL Freshman Freestyle

Hot off the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” stage, Playboi Carti’s buzz continues. Celebrating his placement on the XXL Freshman cover, Young Carti releases a solo interview and freestyle for the mag.

In a short Q&A, the “Magnolia” rapper credited Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo, and Jeezy as major inspirations while describing himself as an artist.

“What makes me stand out as an artist is, I don’t know, the vibes, I’m cool,” he said. “Music is there and it’s great. I don’t know. I’m for the youth. For the culture. If I was to describe my sound, I would say lazy but confident, really hyphy, and I like to motivate.”

To kick off his Freshman freestyle, Playboi performed a portion of his “Magnolia” smash, before launching into a freeform verse. “I just got a new ho,” he raps. “That’s my favorite bitch / I just got a new watch, diamonds on my wrist / Ni**a watch this.”

Prior to Playboi, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie also dropped his Freshman freestyle and interview. The duo are joined on this year’s XXL Freshman cover by the likes of KYLE, Kamaiyah, and PnB Rock.