Carti is coming.
After much anticipation, Playboi Carti appears to have announced a release date for his second studio album Whole Lotta Red. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the Atlanta rapper posted a slideshow of photos, but it was his caption that had fans most excited.
“<48hours! locked in," he wrote. Fans immediately started speculating that the release of his long-awaited album was near. According to his countdown, the project will arrive this Friday, Oct. 18. "It's finally otw," wrote one hyped fan, while another added, "DROPPING IN 48 HOURS MY HEART."
Over the summer, Carti previewed the album, including a song that “sounds like it could soundtrack a 2019 Miami Vice remake,” while other track titles include “Cancun” and a song that fans have been calling “Molly” or “No Stylist.” Trippie Redd and Gunna also make appearances.
“I could be done if I wanted to,” he told The FADER. “I’m just trying to top shit. I might make the hardest song ever tomorrow.”
With this album, Carti hopes to bridge the gap between his 2018 debut Die Lit and 2017 self-titled mixtape, which spawned the 3x platinum hit “Magnolia” and 2x platinum “Woke Up Like This.”
“Let me give it out the way I wanna give it out. I don’t say a lot, so when I do say something, I just want people to take me serious,” he said.