Playboi Carti Shares 'Whole Lotta Red' Follow-Up Plans & Discusses Lil Wayne's Influence

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Whether you're still bumping 'Whole Lotta Red' or smashing the skip button every time "Slay3er" pops up on your queue, there's a whole batch of new music from Playboi Carti coming soon.

He returned to IG this week debuting a few blonde-haired selfies and point-and-shoot fit pics, casually flexing an all-white designer ensemble. He had some big news to share: "LeTs dr0p thiS new Album . w3 noT done ."

Remember? 'WLR' dropped on Christmas Day after fans waited more than two years for Carti's sophomore entry. The 24-track album had only 3 features ā€“ Kid Cudi, Future and Kanye West, who also acted as executive producer ā€“ and was subject to many mixed reviews. 

Some couldn't get enough of the darker, rockstar-inspired route he had adopted, while others missed Carti carelessly bouncing over endless video game loops and punchy drums crafted by his go-to beatmaker, Pi'erre Bourne.

Numbers: Nevertheless, Carti secured his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, pushing an even 100k copies across its opening week. Currently, it's sitting in the 99th position on the chart.

Noticeably absent on 'WLR' were the nonstop leaks ā€“ half of the album was online by August 2019 ā€“ that delayed its release, such as "Molly," "Want To" featuring Juice WRLD and "Kid Cudi / Pissy Pamper," which Cudi himself later hopped on.  

Learning from the greats: In an interview with Inked Magazine, Carti said that watching Lil Wayne documentaries to "see how he went through all this s**t" kept him "sane."

He continued,  "I used to be one of those fans downloading his music on Limewire and s**t because I was a diehard. And he went Platinum the first week off this s**t." Sounds like Carti isn't so different from his own diehard supporters after all.

He also credited Weezy with inspiring him to freestyle all of his songs. "Iā€™m right there in the moment,ā€ he said during a chat with Cudi for Interview Magazine. "Shout out Lil Wayne. I use whatever I bring with me that day."